Tonight on the Tube: Summer Finales of Make It or Break It & The Closer

News & Notes

Download The Closer Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the first season finale of Dating in the Dark and NBC has the first season finale of The Great American Road Trip.

Over on cable, ABC Family has the first season summer finale of Make It or Break It, Bravo has the second season premiere of The Rachel Zoe Project, Discovery Channel has a couple Out of Egypt specials, HBO has a Which Way Home special, Showtime has the first season finale of Nurse Jackie, TLC has the first season finale of Cake Boss, and TNT has the fifth summer season finale of The Closer and the second summer season finale of Raising the Bar.

Prime Picks

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family): New. Amy is attempting to keep the attention of Ben. Plays again later two times.

The Closer (TNT): Summer Finale. The squad learns that a woman that was stabbed by a person in a ninja suit could be linked to a similar case in Texas. Plays again Saturday morning and next Monday. Last week’s episode, “Maternal Instincts,” replays right before, as does the previous 10 episodes of the season for a total of 12 episodes today.

Weeds (Showtime): New. Andy, Nancy and Cesar are looking for Esteban. Dean and Doug get back at Celia. Plays again later.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime): Season Finale. Eddie learns of Jackie’s family and the film critic wakes up. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton cooks with crabs and then clams. Both play again later.

Make It or Break It (ABC Family): Summer Finale. The girls try to make the national team, but of course not everything goes as planned. Plays again late night tomorrow. The first nine episodes of this first season replay today leading up to tonight’s episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy goes for foreign flavors in a search for “Global Grub.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “First Response,” replays.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Magic Bullet,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Love Among the Ruins,” replays.
  • Raising the Bar (TNT): Summer Finale. Jerri takes over a case that Bobbi was handling and Roz takes the case of a carriage driver. Plays again later.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has preseason Monday Night Football with the New York Jest at the Baltimore Ravens.
  • ESPN2 has Monday Night Baseball with the Detroit Tigers at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Late Night

  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “The Coffee Maker,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Love Among the Ruins,” replays.
  • Royal Pains (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Nobody’s Perfect,” replays.

TV Marathons

ABC Family has nine episodes of Make It or Break It or the entire 1st season with tonight’s summer finale.
Bravo has six episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of A Haunting.
Oxygen has 20 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has six episodes of First Wave early.
TNT has 12 episodes of The Closer, which entails the complete fifth summer season.
Travel Channel has seven episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations tonight.
USA has four James Bond movies.

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