Tonight on the Tube: TV Marathons, Secret Life, Greek & Durham County

by Jason the TVaholic on September 7, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Greek - Chapter Three at AmazonTonight, ION has the series premiere of Durham County.

Over on cable, ABC Family has the second summer season finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Discovery Health has the sixth season premiere of Mystery Diagnosis, HBO has a The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant special, History has a Manson special, and Oxygen has a Dance Your Ass Off reunion special.

There are a lot of TV marathons today, as you can see by the list of 33+ below, which includes some really good ones. Like, Criminal Minds, The Golden Girls, NCIS, and Torchwood: Children of Earth.

Premiering next Monday, The CW has One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl and NBC has The Jay Leno Show.

Prime Picks

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family): New. Amy and Ben are trying to work on things, while Jack and Grace have hit a roadblock. Plays again later two times. Nine episodes from this season replay leading up to this episode.

Greek (ABC Family): New. The girls are fighting over what Rebecca did and it’s ZBZ Dads and Daughters weekend. Rusty has a little trouble impressing Jordan’s father. Plays again late night tomorrow. This episode is excellent. There are so many great lines and situations that I laughed a lot at this episode. I’d say it’s one of the best episodes of the series.

Durham County (ION): Series Premiere. A police detective uproots his family after he loses his partner and move to Durham County. Where he begins to think that his next-door neighbor is the serial killer that took his partners life. Stars Hugh Dillon (Flashpoint). Plays twice.

Solid Selections

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeats. Both “The Three Day Rule” and “Right Place Right Time” from last season replay.

Unwrapped (Food Network): New. See how some of your favorite donut treats are made. A repeat episode about sugary treats follows. Both play again later.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. Wolowitz figures out that his project for his NASA project has a flaw, in “The Classified Materials Turbulence” from last season.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. “You Picked ’em” and Guy is visiting them. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.

Other Options

  • Castle (ABC): Repeats. Three episodes, including the last two of the first season, replay tonight. “A Chill Goes Through Her Veins,” “Little Girl Lost,” and “A Death in the Family.” Season two premieres in two weeks on September 21st.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
  • ESPN has college football action with Cincinnati at Rutgers followed by Miami at Florida State.
  • ESPN2 has coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
  • NBC has final round coverage of the Deutsch Bank Championship golf tournament.

Late Night

  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Repeats. This past Saturday night’s two episodes, “Car Trouble” and the season finale “Trash Talk,” replay.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “The Arrangements,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Monk (USA): Repeat. “Mr. Monk and the UFO” from two weeks ago replays.

Labor Day TV Marathons

A&E has 12 episodes of Criminal Minds.
ABC Family has 10 episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. That’s nine episodes from this season leading up to tonight’s summer finale episode.
Animal Planet has 11 episodes of Whale Wars.
BBC America has the five episode Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries early.
BET has 28 episodes of The Game.
Biography has nine episodes of Biography.
Cartoon Network has 18 episodes of Ben 10: Alien Force.
Discovery Channel has 14 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Fine Living has 10 episodes of From the Ground Up early.
Food Network has six episodes of Chopped.
G4 has 32 episodes of Cops.
GSN has 20 episodes of Catch 21.
Hallmark Channel has 38 episodes of The Golden Girls.
History has 13 hours of Gangland episodes.
ID has seven episodes of Solved early.
Military Channel has 11 episodes of Great Planes early followed by nine episodes of Ultimate Weapons.
MSNBC has 17 hours of Caught on Camera episodes.
MTV has eight episodes of 16 and Pregnant.
The N has 23 episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
National Geographic has 13 episodes of Dog Whisperer.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Dance Your Ass Off early.
G4 has 32 episodes of Cops.
Science has nine hours of Popular Science’s Future Of episodes.
Speed has five episodes of Pinks – All Out and then two more an hour later for a total of seven.
Spike has 10 episodes of Pros vs. Joes.
Style has 21 episodes of Supernanny.
Syfy has 11 episodes of Ghost Hunters.
TLC has nine episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 early and later 12 episodes of Cake Boss.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order.
Travel Channel has 12 episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations tonight.
TV One has 20 episodes of Lincoln Heights.
UniversalHD has 24 episodes of Hack.
USA has 15 episodes of NCIS.
WE has 12 episodes of The Golden Girls and then an hour later another 10 episodes.

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