Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, Dollhouse & Psych

News & Notes

Download Dollhouse Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has the fifth season premiere of Ghost Whisperer, the sixth season premiere of Medium, and the sixth season premiere of Numb3rs, The CW has the ninth season premiere of Smallville, FOX has the series premiere of Brothers and the second season premiere of Dollhouse, and NBC has the 20th season premiere of Law & Order.

Over on cable, Sundance has the first season finale of Brick City, and TLC has the first season finales of Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah and Masters of Reception.

Premiering next Friday, Cartoon Network has Star Wars: The Clones Wars, FOX has ‘Til Death, and Syfy has Stargate Universe.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): Season Premiere. Clark has decided that he wants to start his training with Jor-El. Chloe creates a wedge between her and Clark after making a request of him. Will be interesting to see how this does on Friday night.

Dollhouse (FOX): Season Premiere. Echo is married off to a wealthy British businessman, who happens to be connected to one of Ballard’s open cases. Adelle and Ballard make a deal. Will be interesting to see where this show heads in the second season.

Psych (USA): New. A member of Gus’ college signing group has been murdered, so he teams up with the other two and Shawn to solve the case. Guest stars Keenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live) and Jaleel White Family Matters. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

FlashForward (ABC): Repeat. Last night’s series premiere episode, “No More Good Days,” replays.

Monk (USA): New. Voodoo dolls seem to be predicting who and how people are dying, but Monk doesn’t buy it. Plays again later.

Numb3rs (CBS): Season Premiere. The team is protecting a political activist and it turns into a manhunt for a sniper out to get him.

Other Options

  • Brothers (FOX): Series Premiere. A former NFL player returns home to deal with some family problems and then learns that it may be permanent after he gets some bad news about his financial situation. I’ve heard this is pretty bad, like this review over at The Fien Print.
  • Cougar Town (ABC): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
  • Law & Order (NBC): Season Premiere. This is the start of the show’s 20th season. Bernard and Lupo investigate when a young war veteran is found murdered.
  • Medium (CBS): Season Premiere. Allison is coping with the outcome of her brain surgery. A popular local sportscaster may have a stalker and Scanlon and Devalos check it out. I don’t normally watch this show, well ever, but I found this to be a really good episode that is put together really well. Should make a good bridge between Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs, but I think there will be few better options in the time period.
  • Modern Family (ABC): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college football action with Missouri at Nevada.
  • Golf Channel has second round coverage of The Tour Championship.

Late Night

  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Fix,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has 12 episodes of Chasing Classic Cars.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike has nine hours of Spike’s Most Amazing Videos episodes.
Syfy has 22 episodes of Stargate SG-1.
USA has six episodes of Monk early.

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3 comments… add one
  • Kyle Sep 25, 2009, 12:39 pm

    I am so excited for Brothers and ‘Til Death tonight… something that I don’t expect to hear from anyone. ;) Looking forward to the return of Medium and Dollhouse. And new Monk and Psych’s are always welcome. Still have 2.5 seasons of Smallville to catch up with on blu-ray, so that will probably wait until the season 9 blu-ray release.

  • Jason the TVaholic Sep 28, 2009, 3:02 pm

    Kyle, Brothers not withstanding, it’s kind of hard to believe how much actually good TV is on Fridays and Stargate Universe gets added to the mix on Oct. 2nd as well.

  • Kyle Sep 28, 2009, 4:00 pm

    Yeah–can’t wait for SGU and the return of Sanctuary. It’s nice that you get those from 6-8pm and don’t have to delay until late night reruns due to network shows/DVR slots.

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