Tonight on the Tube: Simpsons Cakes, Dexter & Mad Men

News & Notes

Download Mad Men Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOver on cable, Discovery Channel has a Nostradamus Decoded special, MTV has the series premiere of Styl’d, Science has a Jack the Ripper: New Evidence special, and VH1 has the series premiere of Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew.

The second season of Legend of the Seeker premiere next weekend. Find out where it’s playing in your area.

Prime Picks

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake artists compete in “The Simpsons Mystery Cakes” competition. Yeardley Smith is a guest judge. Plays again later.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter is trying to stay in front of the Trinity investigation. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

Mad Men (AMC): New. Peggy begins to think about how she chooses men. Pete comes to a big decision. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Breakdowns happen and secrets are revealed.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO): New. Larry is having a little trouble on the golf course. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Kitty is happy for a surprise visitor. Sarah needs to tell her kids about her new guy. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • Californication (Showtime): New. Hank is having trouble with Becca, which messes up Karen’s visit. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Cold Case (CBS): New. The squad is looking into the 1944 murder of a female Air Force pilot that flew non combat missions.
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree is falling for Karl. Katherine still wants Mike. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Paul Virant takes on Iron Chef Morimoto. Plays again later.
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): New. The remaining contestants compete to show they can perform under “Pressure.” Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Amp Energy 500.
  • CBS has NFL action.
  • ESPN has college football action with Marshall at Central Florida.
  • FOX has NFL action and then Game 4 coverage of the MLB World Series.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. The season two episode, “Phoenix,” replays.
  • House (USA): Repeat. The “Brave Heart” episode from a couple weeks ago on FOX replays, where a cop believes he will die at 40, just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Briggitte Reinholt,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Potlatch,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Threads,” replays.

TV Marathons

Cartoon Network has 12 episodes of Teen Titans.
CMT has the four-part, eight-hour Lonesome Dove miniseries.
MTV has 10 episodes of Nitro Circus tonight.
Oxygen has episodes of Snapped all day.
Spike has 13 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has five and a half hours of V followed by six hours of V: The Final Battle followed by V again.
TLC has 10 episodes of 48 Hours: Hard Evidence.
TNT has parts three through six of the six-part Into the West miniseries.
USA has five episodes of House tonight.

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Jason the TVaholic
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  • Kyle Nov 1, 2009, 9:24 am

    Been watching the original V TV series this weekend in prep for the new show (already re-watched the Final Battle a month or so ago). I’m assuming the production value will be much better on the new show–this definitely has the feeling of an 80’s action show. It’s amazing that this show is 25 years old–I remember watching it as a kid and being scared by the Alien baby/forked tongue in the original miniseries. It’s strange to see a whole bunch of actors I recognize from other things now–only they look super-young.

    Looking forward to Amazing Race and Dexter tonight. Looks like no football on cbs right before it–so hopefully things will be on time.

  • Jason the TVaholic Nov 1, 2009, 3:05 pm

    Kyle, I haven’t seen the original V since it originally aired in 1983. It can be fun, yet strange, to see so many familiar faces in something from quite some time ago. And, yes the new V has significantly better production value.

    I still need to watch last week’s Dexter, but I’m liking the season so far.

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