News & Notes
Over on cable, BET has the BET Awards ’09 special, Discovery Channel has a Prehistoric: New York special, HBO has the series premiere of Hung, HGTV has the third season premiere of HGTV Showdown, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Hostile Makeover, and TBS has a Comedy You Can Believe In With David Alan Grier special.
In late night, History has the first season finale of Patton 360.
Giveaway: Two Reba – Season Six DVD sets.
Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake makers design cakes based on the movie Ice Age. Plays again later.
The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): New. The remaining finalists have to give their own twist on the classic hamburger. Plays again later. Last week’s episode plays before Food Network Challenge tonight. Do you have a favorite? So far I’m not sure I am really pulling for anybody.
In Plain Sight (USA): New. Mary has a new witness whose visitation with his son depends on his testimony, but she finds out that the boy is missing and sets out to find him. Plays again later.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Nichols and Wheeler are up first tonight with an episode, “Solome in Manhattan.” Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Family Values,” replays earlier in the day.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Goren and Eames are up in the second new episode of the night about a “Lady’s Man.” Plays again later.
Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Pamela and Chase get a new house. Michael is trying to patch things up with Emmalin. Roland gets a job offer. Plays three times. Last week’s episode, “Moving Out,” replays right before.
- Comedy You Can Believe In With David Alan Grier (TBS): New Special. Comics Bruce Bruce, Jo Koy, Mark Curry, Aries Spears, and Marina Franklin perform. Plays again later.
- Impact (ABC): Miniseries Conclusion. A giant meteor hits the moon and knocks it off its normal orbit, which causes much havoc for the residents of Earth, as they now have only 39 days before the moon collides with the Earth. Part two of two. Runs two hours. I had heard that the ending was lame, but I had fewer problems with how it ends then with all the lame side stories. Too many stupid things happen.
- Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Philippe Excoffier battles against Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Plays again later.
- Merlin (ABC): New. Two episodes play. In the first, a witch poisons the water and Gwen’s father gets sick, as do many others. Merlin risks exposure to try and help. In the second, the witch returns to get Merlin.
- True Blood (HBO): New. A mysterious creature attacks Sookie and Bill needs Eric’s help in tracking it down. Plays again later.
- ESPN has the FIFA Confederation Cup final with USA vs. Brazil early, which also replays tonight on ESPN2, and later has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the New York Mets.
- NBC has Wimbledon coverage.
- TBS has MLB action early with the Boston Red Sox at the Atlanta Braves.
- TNT has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Lenox Industrial Tools 301.
- Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Disease,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
Oxygen has eight episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike has 12 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die tonight.
USA has nine episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Versus has five episodes of Lance Armstrong: The Look Back.