Tonight on the Tube: TBL, Glee & Dark Blue

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Tonight, ABC has the second season finale of Wipeout and the third season finale of Primetime: The Outsiders, The CW has the series premiere of The Beautiful Life, and NBC has the fourth season finale of America’s Got Talent.

Over on cable, BBC America has the fourth season premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s F Word, History has the series premiere of MysteryQuest, MTV has a The Real World reunion special, Showtime has the series premiere of Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League, Spike has the 10th season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter, TLC has the first season finale of Truth Be Told, and TNT has the first season finale of Dark Blue.

Premiering next week, ABC has new shows Modern Family, Cougar Town and Eastwick, CBS has The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds and CSI: NY, and NBC has new show Mercy and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Prime Picks

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. Auditions continue.

Glee (FOX): New. Will decides to put together an all male group called the Acafellas. The glee club wants to hire a well-known choreographer. Plays again on Friday.

Dark Blue (TNT): Season Finale. A DEA agent is dead and Carter is the prime suspect. Melissa continues to pressure Ty to start a family. Jaime’s boyfriend has gotten a job offer in San Francisco. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “Love: A Cautionary Tale,” replays. The fifth season premiere is next week.
Gary Unmarried (CBS): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “Gary Fixes Allison’s Garbage Disposal,” replays. The second season premiere is next week.

The Beautiful Life: TBL (The CW): Series Premiere. A young model makes quite the impression during fashion week, but she has a secret past. Another model is trying to reclaim her place on the catwalk after being away. A young man from Iowa is being recruited to become a model. Plays again Friday and Sunday. I’ve seen what amounts to about two-thirds of this episode, as the screener was about 25 minutes of the show. It’s not great, but there was enough in what I saw that I want to see the complete episode before passing judgment. It stars Mischa Barton (The O.C.) and Sara Paxton (Darcy’s Wild Life).

Dinner: Impossible (Food Network): New. Robert is cooking a meal for 400 Ben and Jerry’s employees and only has nine hours to do so. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (TBS): New. Two new episodes, “Meet the Troublemaker” and “Meet the Naked Truth,” play.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader Wednesday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at the Boston Red Sox followed by the Colorado Rockies at the San Francisco Giants.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader WNBA playoff games.

Late Night

  • Ruby & the Rockits (ABC Family): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “50 Ways to Heave Your Mother,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 10 episodes of Top Chef.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
History has five episodes of MonsterQuest that play twice.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike has the five-part UFC’s Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights.
Syfy has eight episodes of Scariest Places on Earth early.
USA has six episodes of NCIS tonight.

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