Tonight on the Tube: Merlin, Drop Dead Diva & Mad Men

News & Notes

Download Mad Men Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, The CW has the series finale of Easy Money.

Over on cable, A&E has the fourth season finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, AMC has the third season premiere of Mad Men, Comedy Central has a Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices special, E! has the series premieres of Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and Reality Hell, G4 has the series premiere of 2 Months, $2 Million, MTV has the series premiere of P. Diddy’s Starmaker, and VH1 has the season premiere of My Antonio.

Prime Picks

Merlin (NBC): New. This is the second of two episodes tonight. In the first, Merlin’s mothers shows up in Camelot. In this episode, Arthur has to pass a bunch of tests to save the kingdom after killing a unicorn.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): New. Jane takes on the case of soccer mom that is accused of jumping bail. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): Season Premiere. Pete and Ken find themselves being affected by changes at Sterling Cooper. Don and Sal are off on a business trip. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC): New. Rachael Ray plays for charity.

Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV): New. Do you have a favorite crew? Plays again later.

Defying Gravity (ABC): New. The crew has its first major disaster, as everything turns chaotic when many of the ship’s systems start malfunctioning.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Roland is trying to figure out how to comfort Joan leading up to her deployment. Roxy is trying to impress a private school principal. Plays again later.
  • Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake artists decorate cakes that are inspired by the fall line of a fashion designer. Plays again later.
  • Entourage (HBO): New. Eric is pondering his recent job offer and trying to figure out how to apologize to Ashley. Plays again later.
  • Hung (HBO): New. Ray is starting to develop real feelings for Jemma. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has final round coverage of the PGA Championship.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Carfax 400 and later has Sunday Night Baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies at the Atlanta Braves.
  • NBC has coverage of the 2009 Visa Gymnastics Championships.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the Boston Red Sox at the Texas Rangers.
  • TNT has final round coverage of the PGA Championship early.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. The season two premiere episode, “Seven Thirty-Seven,” replays.
  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s season finale episode, “Don’t Cry for Me, Albuquerque,” replays.
  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “David,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.

TV Marathons

A&E has 10 episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
E! has 12 episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Snapped early.
Spike has Rocky I-V.
TLC has five episodes of 48 Hours: Hard Evidence.
Travel Channel has 10 episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
truTV has six episodes of Black Gold.

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Jason the TVaholic
2 comments… add one
  • Lisa Aug 16, 2009, 12:09 pm

    Why no mention of True Blood?

  • Jason the TVaholic Aug 17, 2009, 3:59 am

    Lisa, I guess I could mention it under Other Options, but mostly it doesn’t cause I don’t particularly care for it. While I don’t watch everything mentioned in each Tonight on the Tube post, although I watch a lot of them, pretty much everything mentioned is something I might watch, find interesting, or think is worth checking out. Tonight on the Tube isn’t just a reminder of what is on that night, but what I think is worth, or might be, worth your time. But, that’s also what the comments section is for. If you think there is something that is worth checking out, then feel free to leave a comment and let us all know why we should be watching it.

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