Tonight on the Tube: Secret Life, The Closer & Triple D

by Jason the TVaholic on August 17, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download The Closer Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, A&E has the series premiere of Hoarders, BBC America has the seventh season premiere of Top Gear, ESPN has a preseason Monday Night Football game, HBO has a Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi special, History has a Woodstock: Now & Then special, and Nickelodeon has the series premiere of Glenn Martin, DDS.

Prime Picks

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family): New. Ricky gets in the middle of Adrian and Amy’s continued fighting. Plays again later two times.

The Closer (TNT): New. The squad is trying to determine who the intended victim was after a spree shooting leaves two dead and another injured critically. Plays again Saturday morning and next Monday before the next new episode. Last week’s episode, “Smells Like Murder,” replays right before.

Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy deals with the arrival of Esteban’s daughter. Celia is being plotted against. Plays again later.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. A machine replaces Eddie and the parents come to claim the baby. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton talks about the “Apple of My Pie” and then gets “Switched on Baklava.” Both play again later.

Make It or Break It (ABC Family): New. Carter tells of his cheating. The girls end up looking for Kaylie on the night before they are to leave for nationals. Plays again late night tomorrow.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy attempts to “Name That Cook.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Operation: Tango,” replays.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Second Chances,” replays. This show gets better and better with each episode.
  • Raising the Bar (TNT): New. Jerry takes on the case of an inmate that stabbed another inmate. Plays again later.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has preseason Monday Night Football with the Carolina Panthers at the New York Giants.
  • ESPN2 has Monday Night Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Late Night

  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “It Like It That Way,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s season premiere episode, “Out of Town,” replays two times.
  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mr. Monk & the Foreign Man,” replays.
  • Royal Pains (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Am I Blue?,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Flipping Out.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of A Haunting.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has six episodes of All Souls early.
TLC has 12 episodes of Cake Boss.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations tonight.
USA has four James Bond movies.

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