Tonight on the Tube: NCIS, Better Off Ted & The Good Wife

by Jason the TVaholic on December 15, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Better Off Ted Season 1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, FOX has a Gordon Ramsay cooking special.

Over on cable, A&E has the second season premiere of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal and the fourth season premiere of Paranormal State, BET has the first season finale of Monica, TBS has a Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2009, Sundance has the first season finale of E2 Design, and WE has a Lisa Nichol’s Breakthrough special.

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): New. The team thinks the death of an enlisted man that was the son of a former Colonel that is now a preacher might be a hate crime. Gibbs’ father visits for the holidays.

Scrubs (ABC): New. J.D. and Turk go to a student party while the wives are away.
Better Off Ted (ABC): New. Veronica is trying to get information from Rose about possible layoffs at the company. A character in Linda’s children’s book looks like Phil. Tonight is another solid episode of this show. Overall, it wasn’t one of my favorite episodes of the series, but even a down episode is better than a lot of what is out there. There was still plenty to like though, especially the Lem storyline. Once again, if you like great comedy, then give this show a shot. You won’t be disappointed. It’s very funny. If you haven’t watched, let me know why not? I’d really be interested to hear.

The Good Wife (CBS) New. Alicia negotiates a plea deal that the judge then overturns, so she tries to figure out why. Diane gets a really good offer.

Solid Selections

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The classic animated special has Linus helping Charlie Brown to find the true meaning of Christmas.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. A Marine dies after his cell phone explodes, so the team is trying to track down members of his old unit.

Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2009 (TBS): New. Kevin Nealon spotlights the funniest commercial of the year.

Other Options

  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike works as a “Fireworks Technician.” Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.
  • Outer Space Astronauts (Syfy): New. Two new episodes play tonight. Both play again later.
  • The Sing-Off (NBC): New. The six remaining groups compete with two more leaving the show. Runs two hours.
  • The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Repeats. Episodes three and four, “Friday Night Bites” and “Family Ties,” replay tonight.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the New Jersey Nets at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Late Night

  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Benny Nilsson,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover tonight.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of A Haunting.
Hallmark Channel has six Christmas/Holiday themed TVmovies.
Oxygen has episodes of The Bad Girls Club all day.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has eight episodes of Early Edition early.
USA has 15 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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