Tonight on the Tube: Dollhouse, Sanctuary & Numb3rs

by Jason the TVaholic on January 8, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Dollhouse Season 1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the return of Shark Tank on its new night.

Over on cable, BBC America has the 17th season finale of Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Food Network has the second season premiere of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Planet Green has the series premiere of Operation Wild, Science has the sixth season finale of How It’s Made, and TLC has the eighth season premiere of What Not to Wear.

In late night, Comedy Central has the series premiere of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.

Next Friday Law & Order returns with new episodes.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. In “Roulette” from earlier this season, Oliver is caught in a deadly game. The “Crossfire” episode replays following this one. New episodes return January 22nd.

Dollhouse (FOX): New. Topher is attempting to put Echo’s original personality and memories together. We learn who the head of Rossum Corp is.

Sanctuary (Syfy): New. A group of passengers on a sinking ship are rescued and taken to Sanctuary headquarters for medical treatment. Plays again later. The previous three episodes replay right before this episode. Next week is the two-hour season finale. The show has been picked up for a third season.

Solid Selections

Bones (FOX): Repeat. In “The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” from earlier this season, Booth and Brennan are investigating after human remains are found at a block party.

Medium (CBS): New. Allison is asked by the ghost of a suspected murderer to clear his name.

Numb3rs (CBS): New. Don and the team are investigating the theft of lottery tickets.

Other Options

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Stars of the Food Network talk about their favorite foods from their hometowns. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC): Season Premiere. A woman that has recently dropped over 150 pounds gets help from Clinton and Stacy in putting a new look together. Plays again later.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Atlanta Hawks followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Denver Nuggets.

Late Night

  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. The seventh season premiere episode, “Dan Daly,” replays. Runs 62 minutes.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Swords: Life on the Line.
HGTV has 10 episodes of House Hunters….
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has eight episodes of Stargate Atlantis early.
WE has 10 episodes of Platinum Weddings early.

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