Tonight on the Tube: Samantha Who?, Burn Notice & Royal Pains

News & Notes

Download Burn Notice Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC begins burning off Samantha Who? and In the Motherhood episodes.

Over on cable, A&E has a Crime 360 special, Bravo has a The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, Science has a Titan: A Place Like Home? special and a Exodus Earth special, Showtime has the seventh season premiere of Penn & Teller: Bullshit, and TLC has a Paint Misbehavin’ special.

Barring any Internet difficulties on the host’s part, I am planning to be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac at about 4:00 p.m. PT on today along with Amrie from Seat42f, among other places. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and runs two hours. You can listen live or find it at iTunes later on.

Prime Picks

Samantha Who? (ABC): New. Sadly, this show won’t be back for a third season, but at least we get to see the rest of this one. Tonight, Samantha begins dating a rock star and Regina remembers back when Howard used to play. Runs 30 minutes.

Burn Notice (USA): New. Michael attempts to take down one of Miami’s most wanted in an attempt to get the police off his back. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “End Run,” replays earlier in the day.

Royal Pains (USA): New. The head chef at a trendy new spot gets ill and Hank must help her, but she goes missing before the treatment can be administered. Plays again later. The first three episodes of the series replay earlier in the day.

Solid Selection

30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. In “Tracy Does Conan” from season one, Jack replaces Jenna with Tracy for an appearance on “Late Night.”
The Office (NBC): Repeat. In “Frame Toby” from this past season, Michael is dealing with staff changes in the office.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. In “The Surplus” from this past season, Oscar tells Michael that they have money they need to spend or they won’t have access to it in next year’s budget. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. In “Generalissimo” from this past season, Liz wants to meet her handsome single neighbor. Jack tries to impress Elisa’s grandmother.

tosh.0 (Comedy Central): New. Comic Daniel Tosh pokes fun at stuff found on the Internet, such as videos and things posted to Twitter, etc. Runs 30 minutes.

Other Option

  • American Chopper (TLC): New. The gang attempts to build a natural gas powered bike. Plays again later.
  • Make It or Break It (ABC Family): Repeat. Last Monday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Dinner at Ina’s,” replays. Plays again later.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. Two of the Top 16 get sent packing.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has the 2009 NBA Draft.

Late Night

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

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of Cold Case Files that play twice.
History has five episodes of Gangland that play twice.
Oxygen has 19.5 hours of Snapped episodes.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Dark Angel early.
Spike has 10 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
USA has 10 episodes of NCIS.

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