Tonight on the Tube: Community, The Office & FlashForward

by Jason the TVaholic on March 18, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download The Office Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the spring season premiere of FlashForward.

Over on cable, FX has the first season finale of Archer, HBO has an Afghan Star special, and HGTV has the series premieres of My First Sale, Selling New York and Tough as Nails.

Scheduled to be on TV Talk today at 4:00 p.m. PT to talk about the week in TV with host Shaun Daily. The show runs from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT and I am usually on right about the halfway point.

On Episode 62, “The One With the Psych Debate,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae and I talk about the week in TV, which included some Chuck, Greek, Lost, and the season finale of Psych.

Prime Picks

Community (NBC): New. Jeff is getting extremely completive in his pottery class. Meanwhile, Pierce takes some of the rest of the group for a ride in his boating class.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) guest-stars as the head ranger that Leslie goes to for help in improving security after Jerry gets mugged in the park.

The Office (NBC): New. The group is letting some new Sabre policies go to their heads.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz bumps into Wesley over and over again, which makes her reassess their original decision about each other. Jack is trying to make a place for himself in the new company.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang are commissioned to make a Harry Potter cake for the premiere of the movie. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

FlashForward (ABC): New. Mark is sent to an FBI therapist before he can get his badge back. Demetri is partnered with CIA agent Vogel, whom he doesn’t like after recent events in Hong Kong. Janis learns some things about Simon. Runs two hours and one minute. I was starting to join the many that started to not like this show anymore. I wasn’t quite there yet, as I was still watching and others had already given up. But, tonight’s two hours has sucked me back in. There are lots of reveals over the two hours, some that are kind of filling time, but others that answer major questions posed in the first part of the season. Some are answered for the audience, but not necessarily the investigators looking into the blackout. Mark finding out more about his flash-forward really helped drive the episode. Ricky Jay (Kidnapped, Deadwood) is excellent as the bad guy. Altogether, there was enough to get me interested in the show again, almost as much as when it first began. Looking forward to seeing where they take things over the course of the rest of the season.

Private Practice (ABC): Repeat. The “Strange Bedfellows” episode from earlier this season replays, where Violet is asked to face her attacker in court. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has round one NCAA Tournament college basketball action all day.
  • ESPN2 has a second round NIT Tournament game.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Orlando Magic at the Miami Heat followed by the New Orleans Hornets at the Denver Nuggets.

Late Night

  • Caprica (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “The Imperfections of Memory,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 13 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Discovery Channel has eight episodes of Man Vs. Wild.
Spike TV has 10 episodes of CSI….
Syfy has eight episodes of Invasion early.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Ghost Adventures.

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