News & Notes
Over on cable, E! has the first season finale of Bank of Hollywood, HBO has Vol. 3 of The Black List, TLC has the second season finale of Cake Boss, Travel Channel has a Samantha Brown’s Vancouver special, truTV has the sixth season premiere of Operation Repo and the series premiere of NFL Full Contact, and VH1 has a For the Love of Ray J 2 reunion special and the seventh season premiere of Celebrity Fit Club.
If you think Thursdays are bad because of the number of good shows all on the same night, well Mondays are worse. I will be attempting to watch 15 shows tonight and it would be 16 if Men of a Certain Age was on this week. How many shows will you be attempting to watch from tonight?
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Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck and Hannah, guest star Kristin Kreuk (Smallville), get mixed up in Shaw’s latest operation. Ellie and Morgan begin looking into Chuck.
Life Unexpected (The CW): New. Lux gets suspended from school and Cate tries to fix it. Baze finds out that Cate’s radio show is hosting an event at a bar across the street from his. Plays again Wednesday night.
Greek (ABC Family): New. Casey and Ashleigh go out on a double date. Things get heated during a softball game. I’m having a little trouble with this fire storyline and its seeming resolution. It just seems like something too big for this to be the result given the path the writers decided to go down. It’s brought one of my favorite shows down a level from its could-not-miss status in the first half of this season. What do you think of the first couple episode of the second half of this season?
House (FOX): New. We get a look at how the hospital works from the point of view of Dr. Cuddy.
24 (FOX): New. The international delegates are reconvening and President Taylor’s goodwill is coming into question.
Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle are investigating the murder of a former baseball player. Alexis is doing a genealogy project at school, which forces Castle to take a look at who his father was.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Leonard is invited to visit the Large Hadron Collider, but on Valentine’s Day, which leaves him to have to choose who he brings with him. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
- CSI: Miami (CBS): New. The CSIs are on the case of a man that seems to have been murdered in space.
- Damages (FX): New. Patty is trying to keep a witness in her case against Tobin from leaving the country. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later, plus replays multiple times throughout the week.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy is checking out some viewer favorites. Plays again later.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Lily and Marshall were supposed to fix Ted up on a blind date for Valentine’s Day, but forget. Runs 31 minutes.
- Make It or Break It (ABC Family): New. The girls are aloud to attend their first prom. Lauren finds out that her dad is dating Emily’s mom.
- One Tree Hill (The CW): New. Brooke and Julian are trying to find the right balance between work and personal. Quinn gets some news she wasn’t expecting.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie’s jealousy is threatening to ruin his relationship with Chelsea. Runs 31 minutes.
- ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
- ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball action.
- TNT has NBA action with the Charlotte Hornets at the Orlando Magic followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Versus has NHL action.
- Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Noble Causes,” replays.
- Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers,” replays.
- White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Vital Signs,” replays. Also replays earlier in the day along with the previous week’s episode.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Overhaulin’.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Syfy has six episodes of Early Edition early.
USA has eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent early.
WE has five episodes of Bridezillas early and 14 episodes of The Golden Girls today.