News & Notes
On cable tonight, A&E has the first season finale of Steven Seagal: Lawman, Bravo has the first season finale of Launch My Line and the third season premiere of Shear Genius, Planet Green has the series premiere of The Woman Who Stopped Traffic and the third season finale of Living With Ed, and Travel Channel has a two-hour Man v. Food: Live special.
On satellite, Direct TV 101 has the series premiere of Underbelly following Friday Night Lights.
Human Target (FOX): New. A thief that has changed their ways needs protection from past accomplices that are out for vengeance.
Modern Family (ABC): New. Claire is dealing with feelings of inadequacy after an old friend, played by Minnie Driver (The Riches), comes for a visit.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Laurie goes to Travis for advice. Andy and Grayson try to help Bobby with his re-broken heart. Runs 31 minutes.
Psych (USA): New. Shawn and Gus go on a rafting trip, but Shawn thinks something is not right when a fellow rafter goes overboard. He suspects foul play. Plays again later. The previous two episodes replay in the morning.
Life Unexpected (The CW): Repeat. Monday’s episode, “Rent Uncollected,” replays, where Lux meets her extended family. How great was the casting of the parents/grandparents?
Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A con artist with mental health problems is escalating his crimes as his condition worsens. The team attempts to track him down.
Leverage (TNT): New. A fake psychic, played by Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210), is conning his clients out of everything they have while in pursuit of his own national talk show. Plays again later. Parker, played by @BethJRiesgraf, has become my favorite character on this show and tonight’s episode shows examples of why. While a lot of fun is had on this show, we get a segment tonight where we learn a little more about Parker’s past that shows there is plenty of drama as well. The episode is also put together well by Amy Berg (@bergopolis) and Chris Downey, who wrote the episode. There is a line early in the episode that hints how things are going to end, but even though I heard it, it still didn’t click for me until the end. That’s solid writing and something I’m always glad to see, especially on a show where you know they are going to get the bad guy. Next week is part one of a two-part season finale, which is frakkin fantastic as well.
- Being Erica (SOAPnet): New. Erika is babysitting Max for the first time and Judith is less than thrilled that she doesn’t follow the strict instructions left for her. Plays again tomorrow afternoon, Saturday evening and late night Sunday.
- CSI: NY (CBS): New. A woman’s body is found sans blood, which leads the team into the subculture of vampirism.
- The Inbetweeners (BBC America): New. Will somehow gets the popular girl at a party. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both play again later.
- nip/tuck (FX): New. What should be a simple procedure turns into a worst-case scenario. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice.
- Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. A brownie challenge is waged. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the Boston Celtics followed by the Phoenix Suns at the Denver Nuggets.
- ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
- NBA TV has the Los Angeles Lakers at the Indiana Pacers.
- Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Friendly Fire,” replays.
- Damages (FX): Repeat. This past Monday night’s, “The Dog Is Happier Without Her,” replays.
- White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Vital Signs,” replays.
Bravo has six episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Verminators.
Oxygen has 18 episodes of Roseanne.
Syfy has eight episodes of Friday the 13th early.
Travel Channel has the five-part 101 Chowdown Countdown.
USA has nine episodes of NCIS.
WE has five episodes of 20/20 on WE tonight.