Tonight on the Tube: Chuck, 24, Nurse Jackie & United States of Tara

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Tonight, The CW has One Tree Hill returning to finish out its season and NBC has the season finale of Trauma.

Over on cable, BBC America has the 14th season finale of Top Gear, Food Network has the ninth season premiere of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, National Geo Wild has a My Life Is a Zoo special, and Travel Channel has the fifth season premiere of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.

In late night, A&E has the first season finale of Runaway Squad.

Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck and Sarah figure out they are traveling through Europe with a pair of Spanish spies. Beckman orders Casey and Morgan to find the missing couple. So happy to have Chuck back on my TV for six more episodes.

24 (FOX): New. President Taylor asks a private contractor to complete a task. Jack goes to an old friend before embarking on his own mission.

Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. Jackie wants Eddie to stop being friends with her husband. A pharmaceutical rep does what Jackie needs. Plays again later.
United States of Tara (Showtime): New. Shoshana appears while everyone is trapped in a basement riding out a storm. Plays again later. This episode is outstanding, so much gets revealed and the way it happens is something to watch.

Solid Selections

House (FOX): New. A woman that is in an open marriage falls ill while on a date with her boyfriend. House sets out to test Wilson and Sam’s relationship.

Trauma (NBC): Season Finale. Medics are being sent to the wrong locations because of problems at dispatch. Nancy is pondering her relationship future. This is likely to be the series finale.

Castle (ABC): Repeat. The “Fool Me Once” episode from earlier this season replays, where Castle and Beckett are investigating the death of an artic explorer.

Other Options

  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family): New. Kat lets jealousy drive her to join Cameron in the school talent contest. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Season Premiere. Guy checks out some “Surf ‘n’ Turf” places. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Nate and Serena are having problems. Dan gets some news he doesn’t like. William Baldwin guest stars as Serena’s father.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): New. Haley is having trouble dealing with her mother’s death. Skills finds out what Lauren has been up to while he was gone.
  • Romantically Challenged (ABC): New. Rebecca wants to know why her sister just broke up with a nice guy. Starts after a 92 minute Dancing With the Stars and runs 28 minutes. This episode was originally intended to be the third episode. I’ve seen last week’s first episode and what was originally the fourth episode and was going to be the first episode and is now going to be the fifth episode. All that is to say that ABC isn’t showing a lot of confidence in the show. So far, I like the cast much more than the show.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff gets roped into attending a party with Audrey, where he attempts to get through the night without learning the score of the game he would rather be watching.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the New York Mets.
  • NBA TV has NBA Playoffs action with Game 4 of the Atlanta Hawks at the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA Playoffs action with Game 4 of the Orlando Magic at the Charlotte Bobcats followed by Game 5 of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Phoenix Suns.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Whistle Stop,” replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Delicate,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Overhaulin’.
History has five episodes of MonsterQuest that play two times today.
Oxygen has 15 episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Spike TV has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Travel Channel has nine episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has nine episodes of The Locator early followed by 14 episodes of The Golden Girls.

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