Tonight on the Tube: FlashForward, Grey’s Anatomy & The Mentalist

by Jason the TVaholic on October 15, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Fringe Season One on DVD at AmazonTonight, NBC has the fourth season premiere of 30 Rock and PBS has the second season premiere of Keeping Score.

Over on cable, Food Network has an Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin special, MTV has the second season premiere of Bully Beatdown and the first season finale of Pranked, TLC has a Police Women of Broward County special and a Mall Cops special, and truTV has the second season finale of Speeders Fight Back.

Scheduled to be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac today at about 4:00 p.m. PT. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and runs two hours. You can listen live or find it at iTunes later on. Update 2:53 p.m. PT: Apparently, there is no TV Talk today, which I just found out while going to get a link to today’s show to post on Twitter.

Prime Picks

FlashForward (ABC): New. Mark wants Demetri to stop letting his fear of the future take over. Nicole tells of her vision that includes a murder.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Residents from both hospitals begin to compete as the merger begins. Callie’s father returns with a father to try and get her daughter to go back to dating men. Runs 61 minutes.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. The team has to deal with one of the worst motorcycle gangs in California while investigating a case.

Solid Selections

Bones (FOX): New. Brennan and Booth investigate what they think are charred remains, but turns out to be a mummy. Brennan dates Booth’s boss.

Fringe (FOX): New. The team heads to Seattle to investigate a case, where a man thinks his boss was a ram-horned demon.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Bailey from Seattle Grace visits Oceanside Wellness when she brings a patient to California. Addison’s affair with Noah has consequences. Everyone finds out who is the father of Violet’s baby. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): Season Premiere. Jack sets out to make some changes to keep TGS at the top during these down economic times. Liz and Pete are looking for some new talent for the show. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Community (NBC): New. There seems to be a cheater in Chang’s class and he is threatening to fail everyone unless they come forward. Runs 30 minutes.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. The CSIs are investigating whether a shooting of an officer by another one was premeditated or not.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. The “Flay vs. Gordon” battle from this past Sunday replays. Plays again later.
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Dee tries to keep the waitress from getting married because she doesn’t like that she is not the first one to the altar. Runs 30 minutes. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • The Office (NBC): New. Dwight and Andy are messing with Michael. Erin ruins a painting by Pam on accident. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC): New. Leslie hosts the representatives from Pawnee’s sister city in Venezuela. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Supernatural (The CW): New. A string of murders that look like fairy tales are investigated by Sam and Dean.
  • The Vampire Diaries (The CW): New. Stefan gives Elena the background on his feud with Damon. Damon has taken control of Vicki. The mayor and the sheriff try to protect the town. Get ready for some flashbacks. Really starting to like this show and the slow pace at which it is moving.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Cincinnati at South Florida.
  • TBS has Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.

Late Night

  • Monk (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 13 episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
Oxygen has Snapped episodes all day.
Syfy has 22 episodes of Tales From the Darkside.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s.

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