Tonight on the Tube: Throwdown, Leverage & The Philanthropist

by Jason the TVaholic on June 24, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Leverage Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has a Primetime: Questions for the President: A Prescription for America special and NBC has the second season finale of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and the premiere of the Wednesday edition of America’s Got Talent.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has the second season finale of Time Warp and Survive This, MTV has the 22nd season premiere of The Real World, and Science has a Exodus Earth special.

Giveaway: Two Reba – Season Six DVD sets.

Prime Picks

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. The Top 16 dancers compete. Runs two hours.

The Philanthropist (NBC): Series Premiere. A very successful tycoon decides that he wants to use his money and power to help those less fortunate around the world.

Solid Selections

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. In “Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner” from this past season, Christine finds she has something in common with her always-critical mother.
Gary Unmarried (CBS): Repeat. In “Gary Moves Back In” from this past season, Gary is staying at Allison’s after she accidentally floods his house.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Country Captain Chicken” competition followed by a replay of the “Chicken Pot Pie” competition. Both play again later.

Leverage (TNT): Repeat. In “The Bank Shot Job” from this past season, Nate and Sophie end up in a hostage situation along with their mark and the rest of the team must figure out how to fix the problem by helping the desperate bank robbers.

Other Options

  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): Repeats. Four episodes replay leading up to the two new episodes of Meet the Browns.
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (TBS): New. Two new episodes follow four repeat episodes of House of Payne.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has Game 3 of the NCAA World Series Championship.
  • ESPN2 has Wednesday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the Atlanta Braves.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Who’s Bugging Mary,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of Top Chef.
Oxygen has 19 episodes of Roseanne.
Sci Fi has the three-part, six hour Tin Man miniseries.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation that play twice.
USA has 12 episodes of NCIS.

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