Tonight on the Tube: NCIS, Fringe Finale & My Boys Talk Facebook

by Jason the TVaholic on May 12, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Fringe Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, FOX has the 300th episode of American Idol and the first season finale of Fringe and NBC has the three-hour seventh season finale of The Biggest Loser.

Over on cable, Bravo has a The Real Housewives of New York City reunion special, History has the first season finale of How the Earth Was Made, HBO has part-two of The Alzheimer’s Project special, Oxygen has the first season finale of Pretty Wicked, and Sundance has a Fighting Goliath special.

In late night, Bravo has the series premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

On Episode 28, “To Accentuate or Not to Accentuate,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae and I talk about accents and whether or not actors should be hiding them, like Hugh Laurie on House, Simon Baker on The Mentalist, Tim Roth on Lie to Me and others. We also hit on some recent news and talked about the previous week of primetime.

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): New. The team is working with ICE and the FBI to track down the killer of an ICE agent during a security breach.

Fringe (FOX): Season Finale. Someone that is close to Fringe Division gets attacked. Starts four minutes after the hour and runs 56 minutes.

Cupid (ABC): New. Trevor tries to match a radio disc jockey with one of his listeners. Claire falls for a good-looking statistician. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Solid Selections

Reaper (The CW): New. Sam is tasked with sending his former biology teacher back to hell.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. A student in a program for troubled teens gets murdered and the team investigates. Runs 61 minutes.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. Jack’s daughter’s boyfriend runs away and the team searches for him. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton helps you find the best cutlery before making some sausage. Both episodes play again later.

Food Detectives (Food Network): Repeat. Food myths are tested. Plays again later.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff makes a cake for Jay Leno. Plays again later.

The Office (TBS): Repeat. The “Night Out” episode replays, where Michael and Dwight head to New York to surprise Ryan. “Did I Stutter?” replays right after My Boys.
My Boys (TBS): New. The gang discusses the pros and cons of Facebook and Bobby learns that P.J. stays in touch with her exes. Runs 31 minutes. Plays again late night tomorrow and Friday.

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): New. Liam asks Naomi to prom. Kelly warns Ryan about Jen. Navid and Ty get into it and Adrianna goes into labor.
  • American Idol (FOX): New. The remaining three contestants sing two songs each. Runs 64 minutes.
  • Reaper (The CW): New. Sock throws a bachelor party at the Work Bench.
  • Rescue Me (FX): New. Tommy goes to Ground Zero. Sean’s back pain is getting worse. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • TNT has doubleheader second round NBA playoff action with the Orlando Magic at the Boston Celtics followed by the Houston Rockets at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Sunday night’s episode, “Rubble With a Cause,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 14 episodes of The Real Housewives….
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Dark Angel early.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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