News & Notes
Over on cable, ABC Family has the TV movie premiere of Labor Pains, Discovery Channel has aDeadliest Catch special followed by a Deadliest Sea special, ESPN has the 2009 Espys, Food Network has the seventh season premiere of Ace of Cakes, HGTV has the third season finale of HGTV Showdown and the fourth season premiere of Design Star, History has the series premiere of Pawn Star$, Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Hellhounds, TV Land has the TV Land Prime Presents the AFI Life Achievement Award, and WE has the series premiere of Most Popular.
Merlin (ABC): New. Morgana thinks there may be something wrong with Arthur after he and Merlin save a young woman in the forest.
The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): New. The four remaining contestants give cooking demonstrations on a Miami morning show. Plays again later. Last week’s episode plays before Food Network Challenge tonight.
In Plain Sight (USA): New. Mary attempts to be the technical advisor on a new training video. Marshall is taking an old mobster to his son’s funeral. Plays again later.
Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Four cake makers compete in a “Disney Classic Cakes” competition. Plays again later.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): New. Deb finds what it is really like to be plus-sized Jane and a case involving a man that is suing his wife for his kidney back. Plays again later.
Hung (HBO): New. His neighbor accuses Ray of indecent exposure and the kids can’t wait to get back to their dad’s place. Plays again later.
Entourage (HBO): New. Eric invites Sloan as his date to Vince’s premiere. It’s Turtle’s first time on the red carpet. Plays again later.
- Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Pamela doesn’t like how her son’s football coach is teaching sportsmanship. Denise and Frank are seeking relationship help. Plays again later.
- Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Season Premiere. Duff goes to Alaska to make a cake for Alaska’s 50th anniversary. Plays again later.
- Dark Blue (TBS): Repeat. The series premiere episode from last Wednesday replays on TNT’s sister station TBS.
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Goren and Eames are on the case and poker is involved. Plays again later.
- ABC has final round coverage of The British Open golf tournament.
- ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Mets at the Atlanta Braves followed by the 2009 Espys, which plays again later.
- TBS has MLB action early with the Detroit Tigers at the New York Yankees.
- Versus has Stage 15 coverage of the Tour de France, which plays multiple times.
- Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “The Hunter,” replays.
- Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Inititiation,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
Discovery Channel has eight episodes of Deadliest Catch.
MTV has eight episodes of World’s Strictest Parents.
Nickelodeon has SpongeBob SquarePants episodes all day.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
TLC has six episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R.
Travel Channel has 12 episodes of Food Paradise.
USA has nine episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.