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

by Jason the TVaholic on January 12, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Better Off Ted Season 1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the 150th episode of NCIS and FOX has the ninth season premiere of American Idol.

Over on cable, Bravo has the second season finale of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Discovery Health has the first season finale of I’m Pregnant and…, ID has the series premiere of I (Almost) Got Away With It, Spike has the series premiere of Blue Mountain State, TNT begins replaying Southland, and WE has the second season premiere of Little Miss Perfect.

Next Tuesday is the return of White Collar on USA.

Prime Picks

Scrubs (ABC): Repeat. The “Our Drunk Friend” episode from earlier this season replays.
Better Off Ted (ABC): New. A memo goes out at Veridian Dynamics that has a typo in regards to the use of inappropriate language, which leads to problems.

Scrubs (ABC): New. Everyone is dealing with the reality of things. J.D. and Elliot having a baby and Lucy having to operate on real people.
Better Off Ted (ABC): New. A work rival comes up with a project that is close to one that Ted has been working on and Veronica tries to get the upper hand before the project goes forward.

The Good Wife (CBS): New. Alicia is put in charge doctor’s case, after a high school athlete he prescribed painkillers to overdoses dies. Alicia also gets some bad news at home.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. DiNozzo’s father, guest star Robert Wagner, comes for a visit and gets involved in the case, causing Gibbs to question DiNozzo’s ability to do his job.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. A convict that has been recently released is murdered and Callen goes undercover using an old alias for the investigation.

Southland (TNT): New-peat. A rookie cop deals with his training officer. Other detectives are looking for a missing girl. This is the series premiere episode that played last Spring on NBC, but extended and will play commercial free. Plays again later. I don’t particularly care for many of the storylines, but I do really like the rookie cop/trainer story. Really wish that were what the show was about. Even though I don’t like the other stories much, the actors are all really great. I also don’t particularly care for the documentary style filming.

Other Options

  • Chopped (Food Network): New. Four chefs that came in second return to take a second shot at winning the prize. Plays again later.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike farms some crickets. Plays again later. A repeat episode replays right before.
  • the forgotten (ABC): New. The world of medical trials is explored while looking for the identity of a man found dead in a seepage pit.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the Los Angeles Lakers at the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Til It’s Gone,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 12 episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
MTV has five episodes of True Life early.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike has seven episodes of UFC’s Ultimate Knockouts.
Syfy has eight episodes of Highlander: The Raven early.
USA has 19 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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