News & Notes
On cable tonight, Animal Planet has an Echo: Queen of the Elepants special, BBC America has a The Truth About Binge Drinking special, Cartoon Network has the second season finale of Total Drama Action, Discovery Health has a Dwarf Adoption Story special, Food Network has the eighth season premiere of Ace of Cakes, MTV has the series premiere of Jersey Shore, TLC has the series premiere of BBQ Pit Masters, and truTV has the first season finale of It Only Hurts When I Laugh.
I’m 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.
FlashForward (ABC): New. Mark and Demetri decide not to listen to their orders and take off to try and get some answers from the woman that told Demetri about his death. Zoey finds out what her flashforward was all about.
The Office (NBC): New. Michael can’t keep a promise he made to a bunch kids a decade ago. Jim thinks it is time to institute an employee of the month program.
30 Rock (NBC): New. The Dealbreakers show goes into production and Jack is feeling pressure to make sure it is a hit. Tracy tries to show his devotion to his wife.
Private Practice (ABC): New. The second of two episodes tonight has Addison’s mother coming for a visit and Dell dealing with his wife and daughter being in the hospital after an explosion at his house.
Bones (FOX): New. Booth and the gang are on the case after a competitive gamer is found in a grease truck. Sweets, Hodgins and an intern camp out for tickets to a movie opening.
Fringe (FOX): New. Bodies that are hosting squid like creatures wash up on shore after a cargo ship crashes.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Season Premiere. Duff and the gang make Christmas themed cakes. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- Community (NBC): New. Jeff is challenged to find himself a date. Britta and Shirley try to help Annie with a health fair presentation. Runs 30 minutes.
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX): New. Dee gets a part in a movie and the guys think they have found a way to sell their movie. Runs 31 minutes. Plays again later.
- Private Practice (ABC): New. The first of two episodes tonight has Addison having to complete a tough surgery while Sam and Naomi come to realize that their daughter is growing up too fast.
- ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Oregon State at Oregon.
- ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action.
- NFL Network has Thursday Night Football with the Buffalo Bills at the New York Jets.
- TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the San Antonio Spurs followed by the Miami Heat at the Denver Nuggets.
E! has the five-part 100 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
Hallmark Channel has five Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies.
Oxygen has 30 episodes of Snapped.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
USA has six episodes of White Collar early.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.