Tonight on the Tube: Skins, Ace of Cakes & Royal Pains

by Jason the TVaholic on August 27, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Royal Pains Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, FOX has a preseason NFL game.

Over on cable, Biography has a Biography Remebers: Ted Kennedy special, History has the series premiere of Marked, MTV has the second season premieres of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Bully Beatdown and Nitro Circus and the series premiere of Pranked, Showtime has the seventh season finale of Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t, and USA has the first season finale of Royal Pains.

Should be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac today at about 4:00 p.m. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and runs two hours. You can listen live or find it at iTunes later on.

Prime Picks

30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. In “Succession” from season two, Jack’s promotion is in jeopardy when Don Geiss falls ill before naming his replacement. Runs 30 minutes.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. In “Cafe Disco” from last season, which was one of my favorite episodes of the season, Michael turns his old company’s office into a place for the employees to take a break. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. In “Mama Mia” from last season, has Jack beginning to search for his real father and Liz and Jenna fighting for the spotlight.

Royal Pains (USA): Season Finale. A woman who is hallucinating is the patient of the week, while Divya is fretting about her impending nuptials. Plays again later. The previous 10 episodes replay earlier in the day.

Solid Selection

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Cora vs. Farmerie,” replays. Plays again later.

Skins (BBC America): New. Pandora throws an all girls sleepover party that quickly gets out of hand. Plays again later.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang make a tribute video. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.

Other Option

  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeat. The “Second Chances” episode from two weeks ago replays.

Sports Notes

  • FOX has a preseason NFL game with the Miami Dolphins at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Golf Channel has first round coverage of The Barclays.

Late Night

  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mr. Monk and the UFO,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Rides.
Oxygen has 39 episodes of Snapped.
Syfy has eight episodes of Jericho early and the three-part, six-hour Stephen King’s Rose Redminiseries tonight.
USA has 10 episodes of Royal Pains early.

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