Tonight on the Tube: Better Off Ted, Human Target & White Collar

by Jason the TVaholic on January 26, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download White Collar Episode via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, FOX has a new Human Target due to the State of the Union Address tomorrow night.

Over on cable, MTV has the first season finale of Teen Mom, Science has a Seeking Black Holes special, and truTV has a Disorder in the Court special.

Next week, ABC has the two-hour sixth, and final, season premiere of Lost. The two-hour fifth season finale replays tonight.

Enter our White Collar and Burn Notice giveaways. The first prize pack includes a cashmere scarf, flask and t-shirt and the second prize pack includes DVDs, a logo flashlight and t-shirt.

Prime Picks

Scrubs (ABC): New. It’s “Hell Week” and Dr. Cox has made Lucy his leader. Turk feels threaten by a visiting surgeon.
Better Off Ted (ABC): New. Ted attempts to help his brother get a job and Veronica is getting an award from a girls’ charity that the company supports.

Human Target (FOX): New. Chance is seeking the killer of a friend when he gets tangled in an international arms deal. This episode was originally scheduled to play tomorrow on its regular night, but due to State of the Union Address it was bumped up a day. Will begin playing on Wednesdays beginning next week.

White Collar (USA): New. Peter and Neal find a connection between Fowler and a corrupt judge and set in motion a plan they hope will bring them both down. Plays again later. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway that includes a cashmere scarf, flask and t-shirt. What did you think of last week’s episode and how it resolved the fall finale cliffhanger?

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. The key witness in a case has a contract out on them and the team must keep the assassin from getting to the target.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. The team rushes to protect an agent that is in danger.

Southland (TNT): Repeat. Ben tells his training officer and his therapist about his past. Dewey gets into trouble after partying with an actor. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Caprica (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday’s two-hour series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Chopped (Food Network): New. The chefs show what they can do “In a Pinch.” Plays again later.
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike works at the Soo Locks in Marie, Michigan. Plays again later. A repeat episode replays right before.
  • Lost (ABC): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “The Incident,” replays. Runs two hours. The sixth, and final, season premieres next week.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has Australian Open tennis coverage and college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the Los Angeles Lakers at the Washington Wizards.
  • Versus has NHL action.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of Million Dollar Listing.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
Oxygen has 25 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has eight episodes of Twilight Zone early.
USA has 16 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has five episodes of Little Miss Perfect early.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kyle January 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

Nice light nights tonight and tomorrow–I was getting worried as the free space on my TiVo enters the single digit range. I think I will need to drop some shows that are piling up–like Men of a Certain Age and the entire second season of Crash.

Any idea if ABC will be airing all 13 episodes of Scrubs and Better Off Ted? Perhaps they will return to finish them up the week after the 3-hour Lost premiere (or have they already given the 8-9 slot to reruns of the previous week of Lost)?

2 Jason the TVaholic January 26, 2010 at 6:45 am

Kyle, I could never get into Crash and Men of a Certain Age has been more miss than hit. But, if you are going to get rid of MoaCA, at least watch Ep.6, “Go With the Flow.” It is by far the best of the series thus far, as it built to one of the funniest moments I’ve seen in quite some time.

As for Better Off Ted and Scrubs, I’m not sure what they are going to be doing with the pre-Lost timeslot for the rest of February.

3 Kyle January 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

Over lunch, decided to watch that MoaCA episode as it was the next one sitting on the TiVo–the ending was great! Will still probably drop the show–like you said–a lot more miss than hit.

4 sprspndx January 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

I think men of a certain age is one of my faves this season. Realism on tv I believe. But it does not matter because next week.

LOST

5 Jason the TVaholic January 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

sprspndx, Yes, There is some realism in Men of a Certain Age, too much maybe. Much like a day can seem to drag on forever without much happening, so too does most episodes of MoaCA.

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