Tonight on the Tube: Kings, Doctor Who, Harper’s Island & Eli Stone

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Get Harper's Island Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Animal Planet has a Groomer Has It special followed by the second season finale, BBC America has a Doctor Who: The Next Doctor special, Biography has a Bio Remembers: Michael Jackson special, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of The Mutant Chronicles, TBS has a Ellen’s Bigger, Longer and Wider Show comedy special, and VH1 has a VH1 Storytellers: ZZ Top.

Early today, USA is replaying this past Thursday’s episode of Burn Notice and the last three episodes of Royal Pains, and TNT is replaying this past Monday’s episode of The Closer.

Giveaway: Two Reba – Season Six DVD sets.

Prime Picks

Kings (NBC): New. The King takes David on a pilgrimage, where he learns a lot about the king’s life outside the palace. Both Jack and Michelle’s secret loves are on the verge of being exposed and the queen has to step in.

Harper’s Island (CBS): New. What’s left of the gang makes a “Splash.” Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Eli Stone (ABC): New. Eli and Maggie have to face off against each other in court, which is awkward given recent events, and Matt tries to help the firm he used to work for.

Solid Selections

Primeval (BBC America): New. Another dinosaur comes through and anomaly, but this time with a medieval knight that thinks he is after a dragon. Plays again later.

Doctor Who: The New Doctor (BBC America): New Special. The Doctor ends up in 1851 London on Christmas Eve and runs into another man that calls himself the Doctor. Plays again later.

World’s Funniest Commercials 2009 (TBS): Repeat. See some of the funniest commercials from around the world.

Other Options

  • Castle (ABC): Repeat. In “Nanny McDead” from this past season, a nanny is found dead stuffed inside a dryer in the basement of an apartment building.
  • Ellen’s Bigger, Longer and Wider Show (TBS): New Special. Ellen hosts a variety show with appearances by Kanye West, David Blaine, and Nick Cannon. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Camping World RV Sales 200.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • NBC has coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Moving Out,” replays.
  • The Cleaner (A&E): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s second season premiere episode, “Hello America,” replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Family Values,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. James Franco hosted with musical guest Kings of Leon.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Discovery Channel has 10 episodes of Man vs. Wild.
History has nine episodes of Life After People.
Oxygen has seven episodes of Snapped early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Treasure Hunter: Kirsten Gum.
truTV has seven episodes of World’s Wildest Police Chases.
VH1 has the five-part 100 One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s.

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