Tonight on the Tube: Reaper, Mental & My Boys

by Jason the TVaholic on May 26, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Reaper Season 2 on DVDTonight, ABC has part two of Diamonds miniseries, The CW has the second/series season finale of Reaper and the series premiere of Hitched or Ditched, FOX has the series premiere of Mental, and NBC has the TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases.

Over on cable, Discovery Health has the series premiere of I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, Logo has the series premiere of Beautiful People, Oxygen has the fourth season premiere of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Science has the series premiere of Science of the Movies, Sundance has the first season finale of Carbon Cops, TBS has the third season finale of My Boys, and TLC has the series premiere of The Little Couple.

Giveaways: Today is the last day to enter for the two CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Complete First Season sets on Blu-ray, but still a week left to enter for the Designing Women – The Complete First Season set on DVD.

Prime Picks

Reaper (The CW): Season/Series Finale. Andi and Sam are looking for Tony in hopes that he can help decipher a scroll brought back from hell by Nina. The CW has cancelled this show.

Mental (FOX): Series Premiere. A doctor takes his new position as head of the psychiatric department of a Los Angeles hospital, but has an approach that is different from what everyone expects. I haven’t seen this one yet, but have heard from others that have that it isn’t very good. If so, it’s too bad, cause we can use all the scripted shows we can get over the summer.

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. In “Live to Regret” from this past season, Jack gets reinstated as the head of the team. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases (NBC): New Special. Check out the countdown of TV catchphrases. Runs two hours.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. In this past season’s premiere episode, “Trial,” has a rape case getting reopened after an abused foster child is found driving a runaway van.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton makes Buffalo wings and then pork tenderloin. Both episodes play again later.

Dear Food Network (Food Network): New. Alton does some “Grilling: All American,” where he goes door-to-door in Florida helping people with their grilling questions. Plays again later.

The Office (TBS): Repeat. “Job Fair” replays, where Michael goes to Pam’s alma mater looking to hire a summer intern. “Phyllis’ Wedding” replays right after My Boys.
My Boys (TBS): Season Finale. Everyone goes to Arizona for Spring Training and P.J. is looking for something unique to write about. Runs 31 minutes. Plays again late night tomorrow and Friday.

Other Options

  • Diamonds (ABC): Part two. The story of a ruthless businessman, U.S. Senator, a model and an orphan and how the African diamond trade affects their lives continues. Runs two hours.
  • Rescue Me (FX): New. Tommy has some trouble at the bar. Damian gets to ride with the crew. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Tuesday Night Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals at the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • TNT has game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Orlando Magic.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of Cold Case Files that play twice.
Bravo has 13 episodes of The Real Housewives….
History has five episodes of Life After People that play twice.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The Sentinel early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern tonight.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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