Tonight on the Tube: Food Network Challenge, Drop Dead Diva & Mad Men

by Jason the TVaholic on August 30, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Mad Men Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, The CW has The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and NBC has a preseason Sunday Night Football game.

Over on cable, Biography has the second season finale of I Survived…, Comedy Central has parts one through four of Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, Syfy has the TV movie premiere of High Plains Invaders, and VH1 has the second season premiere of Tool Academy.

Prime Picks

Challenge (Food Network): New. Four pastry chefs build bridges out of cereal. Plays again later.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): New. Jane is trying to prove her client isn’t crazy. Grayson and Kim don’t agree on their latest case together. Plays again later.

Mad Men (AMC): New. The writers are working late. Roger is throwing a party and so is Joan and Greg. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

The Simpsons (FOX): Repeats. “Father Knows Worst” and “Four Great Women and a Manicure” replay.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Jahangir Mehta battles Iron Chef Morimoto in Kitchen Stadium. Plays again later.

Defying Gravity (ABC): New. A crewmember ends up in a life-threatening situation after an accident.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Claudia Joy doesn’t want to tell people about her medical problem. Trevor is working as a recruiter. Plays again later.
  • Entourage (HBO): New. ???. Plays again later.
  • Hung (HBO): New. ???. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the championship game of the Little League World Series.
  • CBS has final round coverage of The Barclays.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Atlanta Braves at the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: NAPA Auto Parts 200.
  • Golf Channel has final round coverage of The Barclays.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the Chicago White Sox at the New York Yankees.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. The season two episode, “Bit by a Dead Bee,” replays.
  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Jump,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has seven hours of Planet Earth.
History has 11 episodes of Ax Men.
Travel Channel has 13 episodes of Bizarre Food With Andrew Zimmern.
USA has a “Six Faces of Bond” marathon today with On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldfinger, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, and License to Kill. So, that’s George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, and Timothy Dalton.

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