Tonight on the Tube: House, HIMYM, Big Bang Theory & Castle

by Jason the TVaholic on November 23, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Castle's Bestselling Heat Wave Novel at AmazonTonight, ABC has the series premiere of Find My Family.

Over on cable, Food Network has the eighth season premiere of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, History has a Surviving the Holidays With Lewis Black special, and TLC has the series finale of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Prime Picks

House (FOX): New. It’s the day before Thanksgiving and a the reassembled team is treating a brilliant physicist with a myriad of systems. Runs 61 minutes.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie learns that he hasn’t been satisfying Chelsea. Meanwhile, Alan is trying to fix his thinning hair. Runs 31 minutes.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Kripke plays a prank on Sheldon while he is doing a radio interview and Sheldon sets out to get revenge. Wolowitz doesn’t know what to do about his relationship with Bernadette. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. This episode is great, especially after the only half funny episode last week. I found both storylines to be really funny this week. The Wolowitz storyline includes an extended cameo from Katee Sackoff (Battlestar Galactica).

Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle investigate a man stuffed in a garbage chute, which gets really interesting when the man’s wife and fiancée show up to identify the body.

Solid Selections

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. It’s Slapsgiving once again, as Marshall has given Ted and Robin the fourth slap of Barney. Plus, Lily’s father comes for a visit.
Accidentally On Purpose (CBS): New. Another film critic is hired at the paper and Billie sets out to prove that she is the better of the two.

Lie to Me (FOX): New. Lightman is sent to Afghanistan during the holidays to help save a couple of missing Marines. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

CSI: Miami (CBS): New. It looks like jellyfish may have been the murder weapon. A woman from Jesse’s past shows up.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Season Premiere. Guy sets out for places that do medium rare “Burgers, Steaks & Chops” the right way. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Good Eats (Food Network): New. Alton investigates cooking with alcohol. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime): New. Two new episodes play after last week’s two episodes replay. Tonight’s new episodes replay next week.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football with the Tennessee Titans at the Houston Texans.
  • NBA TV has the Chicago Bulls at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

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  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “The Portrait,” replays. This was my favorite episode since the “Pilot.”
  • TV Marathons

    Bravo has eight episodes of Flipping Out.
    Nickelodeon has 18 episodes of George Lopez tonight into late night.
    Oxygen has 15 episodes of Living Single.
    Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
    TLC has seven episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
    USA has eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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