News & Notes
Over on cable, Discovery Channel has three Wild Pacific specials, HBO has a Teddy: In His Own Words special, MTV has the sixth season finale of Run’s House, and Travel Channel has the fifth summer season premiere of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family): New. George and Ashley are trying to help Amy deal with her schedule. Plays again later two more times.
The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda and her squad have to deal with a police impersonator, while investigating the murder of a Internet “Hook-up King.” Plays again Saturday morning and next Monday before the next new episode. Last week’s episode, “Half Loaded,” replays right before. This is another great episode. I tend to gravitate to the more comic episodes of this show and this is one of those, which change things up from last week’s very sad and highly dramatic episode.
Weeds (Showtime): New. Things have jumped ahead six months. Nancy is fully showing and Esteban proposes. But, Nancy finds that he has another woman on the side. Plays again later.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. A friend of Jackie’s checks in to the hospital with terminal lung cancer. Dr. Cooper’s mother reveals a family secret. Plays again later.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
Make It or Break It (ABC Family): New. The girls’ new coach finds out about them attending a party and puts them through and even harder practice than they were expecting. Plays again late night tomorrow and Friday evening.
Raising the Bar (TNT): New. Jerry takes on the case of a guy who ran over his crooked lawyer. Plays again later.
- Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Family Readiness,” replays. Plays again late night Saturday.
- Unwrapped (Food Network): New. See how “Lots of Chocolate” is made. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- ESPN has the 2009 State Farm Home Run Derby.
- The Cleaner (A&E): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “The Projectionist,” replays.
- Royal Pains (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “No Man Is an Island,” replays.
Bravo has five episodes of The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of A Haunting early.
Disney Channel has 13 episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place.
History has five episodes of Tougher in Alaska that play twice.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Syfy has six episodes of Special Unit 2 early.
Travel Channel has eight episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
USA has four James Bond movie early.