News & Notes
On cable tonight, AMC has the series premiere of Rubicon, Discovery Channel has a Ultimate Air Jaws special and a Into the Shark Bite special, and TLC a Killer on Campus special and the first season finale of Strange Sex.
Challenge (Food Network): New. Four competitors compete in three rounds of an ultimate cookie battle and a chance at $10,000. Plays again later.
Leverage (TNT): New. The team sets out to take down a crooked car dealer played by guest star Bill Engvall and his ring of car thieves. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “The Gone Fishin’ Job,” replays earlier in the day. This is another really fun episode that focuses a bit more on @BethJRiesgraf’s Parker. I have enjoyed this season’s expansion of the characters and since Parker is my favorite, I always enjoy when an episode focuses on her.
The Glades (A&E): New. A businessman’s body is found in a sugar field. Plays twice and again later twice. The previous two episodes replay earlier in the day.
- Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Emmalin is allowed back out on the ice. Denise can’t sleep. Pamela tries speed dating. Plays again later.
- Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): New. Jane is representing a designer that is about to have a tell-all book written about her by a former assistant. Plays again later two times.
- Entourage (HBO): New. A porn star impresses Vince. Drama is showing signs of anxiety over his new series. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
- The Gates (ABC): New. Nick goes to Dillon for help after a vampire murder. Andie goes off her medicine.
- Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Seattle Chef Maria Hines takes on Iron Chef Morimoto. Plays again later.
- Man Men (AMC): New. A last minute guest may ruin the Christmas party. Plays twice and again later.
- My Boys (TBS): New. Stephanie’s book is getting some interest from a movie producer. Mike wants to be surprised for his birthday. Plays again later.
- The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): New. The remaining five must cook a favorite dish using an ingredient they don’t like that is selected for them. Plays again later.
- Rubicon (AMC): Series Premiere. The first two hours play, which includes the hour preview that has been playing for weeks now. In the second hour, it is Will’s first day on the job as the boss. The second hour plays again later.
- True Blood (HBO): New. Sookie goes all out to save Bill. Eric is seeking some information. Plays again later.
- Unnatural History (Cartoon Network): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Public School Enemies,” replays.
- ESPN has final round coverage of the Women’s British Open golf tournament followed by NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Pennsylvania 500 and later Sunday Night Baseball MLB action with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the San Francisco Giants.
- ESPN2 has coverage of the X Games.
- NBC has final round coverage of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament.
- TBS has MLB action with the New York Yankees at the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Blackout,” replays.
A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds.
Discovery Channel is all sharks all the time.
History has seven episodes of Top Shot.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has eight episodes of Jesse James Is a Dead Man.
TNT is playing the three The Librarian movies that star Noah Wyle.
Travel Channel has 10 episodes of Food Paradise.
USA has seven episodes of House.
WE has six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera followed by six episodes of Bridezillas.