Tonight on the Tube: Chuck, House & How I Met Your Mother

News & Notes

Download Chuck Season 3 Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has a new The Big Bang Theory a half-hour earlier than normal in the Two and a Half Men timeslot.

Over on cable, A&E has an Intervention special, Bravo has the second season premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Discovery Health has a The Woman With 15 Personalities special, truTV has the first season finale of Southern Fried Stings, TLC has the series premiere of Best Food Ever and an Ultimate Chili Challenge special, and WE has a Women on Death Row 5 special, and VH1 has the first season finales of The Price of Beauty and Transform Me.

Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck and Sarah are receiving training by a married CIA team that has been the best at what they did. Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies) and Fred Willard (Back to You) guest star as the couple. Today is Chuck FlashMob day. There have been four organized around the country in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Seattle. You can find out more over at

24 (FOX): New. Jack will stop at nothing to get revenge for the death of Renee. The President keeps trying to keep the peace agreement on track.

Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle are investigating the death of a well-known New York chef. Castle is attracted to a former classmate of Beckett’s.

Solid Selections

House (FOX): New. A groom ends up in the hospital and the team tries to figure out what is wrong with him. House, Chase and Foreman have a rowdy night out at a karaoke bar.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): New. Leonard and Penny have stopped talking to each other and Sheldon is trying to keep both of them happy.
Romantically Challenged (ABC): New. ABC seems to have decided to actually air episodes in their originally intended order. In the episode, Rebecca is gearing up for her high school reunion and to confront the guy that stood her up at their senior prom.

Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. Coop insults a hospital donor in a way that only he can. Jackie begins to once again reconsider her affair with Eddie. Plays again later.
United States of Tara (Showtime): New. A social worker’s visit messes up Max. Tara starts becoming friends with Kate’s friend Lynda. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family): New. Kat starts following Patrick around after he begins behaving oddly in an attempt to find out what is up with him. Runs 30 minutes. Sadly, ABC Family has decided not to renew this show for a second season. So, enjoy the last five episodes beginning tonight. The worst part of it, is that apparently the now series finale will end on a cliffhanger.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places with “Homegrown and Homemade” items. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Jenny and Serena’s relationship has become strained. Dan finds out that Vanessa has been keeping something else from him.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Robin comes to the conclusion that she is officially over both Barney and Ted. Marshall and Lily are thinking about getting twin beds.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): New. Brooke is dealing with her mother and Alexander. Alex finds something out that could really hurt Julian’s film.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) guest stars as a potential surrogate mother being interviewed by Jeff and Audrey.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Get a look at how some “American Classics” are made. A repeat episode plays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Baseball with the Anaheim Angels at the Boston Red Sox.
  • 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 2 of the Boston Celtics at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by Game 1 of the San Antonio Spurs at the Phoenix Suns.
  • Versus has NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Fish or Cut Betta,” replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Gods & Insects,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County followed by seven episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Overhaulin’.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Spike TV has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has eight episodes of Joan of Arcadia early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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