Tonight on the Tube: NCIS, The Mentalist, Glee & My Boys

by Jason the TVaholic on May 19, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get the Glee Pilot Episode via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the two-hour eighth season finale of Dancing With the Stars, CBS has the sixth season finale of NCIS, the first season finale of The Mentalist and the seventh season finale of Without a Trace, The CW has the first season finale of 90210, FOX has the series premiere of Glee, and MyNet has the second season finale of Street Patrol and the second season finale of Jail.

Over on cable, Oxygen has a Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood special and Sundance has a How to Cook Your Life special.

Giveaways: Two CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Complete First Season sets on Blu-ray and One Designing Women – The Complete First Season set on DVD.

FOX announced their Fall 2009 TV schedule yesterday. ABC announces theirs later today.

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): Season Finale. Gibbs is forced to make a decision. Ziva meets with her father.

The Mentalist (CBS): Season Finale. It looks like Red John might be back, but Lisbon thinks the Jane is being drawn into a trap. Runs 61 minutes.

Without a Trace (CBS): Season Finale. A man goes missing after an ocean dive. Danny and Elena make take things to the next level. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Reaper (The CW): New. The gang tries to get Nina to go back to hell and get info from Sam’s father.

Glee (FOX): Season Premiere. An optimistic teacher thinks he can overhaul the school’s fledgling glee club. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. I’ve heard that this is good, but either way we’ll have to wait until fall for new episodes.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): New. Benson and Stabler are asked by a judge to see if they can get the location of his son’s body from a convicted serial killer.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton brews up some soup stock and then makes some soups. Both episodes play again later.

Food Detectives (Food Network): Repeat. The “Effects of MSG” are tested. Plays again later.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang make a moon cake. Plays again later.

The Office (TBS): Repeat. “Goodbye, Toby, Part 1” replays, where Michael wants to really celebrate Toby’s departure. “Goodbye, Toby, Part 2” replays right after My Boys.
My Boys (TBS): New. P.J. makes friends with one of Stephanie’s friends, while the guys try to introduce a new friend to the group. Runs 31 minutes. Plays again late night tomorrow and Friday.

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): Season Finale. Navid takes Adrianna to the hospital. Naomi has the after-prom party at her house. Ethan and Dixon get into it. This episode ratchets things up a bit from a regular episode. A lot happens, which included a couple of things that didn’t make sense, well at least to me. If you like the show, you’ll probably like this episode.
  • American Idol (FOX): New. The final two contestants sing for your votes. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Bones (TNT): Repeat. The “Cinderella in Cardboard” from earlier this season on FOX replays.
  • Rescue Me (FX): New. Tommy and Janet have to spend the weekend together. Teddy and Maggie get an indecent proposition. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has game one of the NBA Western Conference Finals with the Denver Nuggets at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Sunday night’s episode, “Aguna Matatala,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives….
MTV has 10 episodes of Next.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Tori & Dean:….
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Tru Calling early.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
USA has six episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent early followed by 11 episodes of House.

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