Tonight on the Tube: The Closer, The Big C and Rizzoli & Isles

by Jason the TVaholic on August 23, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get The Closer Season 5 on DVD at AmazonTonight, NBC has the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant.

Over on cable, Bravo has the second season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, CMT has a Invitation Only: Miranda Lambert special, HBO has the If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise, Part 1 documentary, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Bond of Silence, MTV has the first season finale of The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Nat Geo Wild the first season premiere of Wild Nights, and TLC has a Chainsaw Ice Sculptors special.

Prime Picks

House (FOX): Repeat. The “Open and Shut” episode from last season replays, where House is trying to test Wilson’s relationship with Sam.

The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda and the squad are investigating a bank robbery that left a security guard dead that may have been committed by a known gang, but the crime doesn’t fit their normal pattern. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Off the Hook,” replays right before.

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. Jane and Maura try to keep their investigation underwraps so there isn’t mass panic when someone seems to be shooting at Boston Marathon runners. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Food Network personalities talk about the best “Sliced” and “Hot & Spicy” things they’ve eaten. Both play again later.
  • The Big C (Showtime): New. Cathy gets her prognosis from Dr. Todd and begins to appreciate her body for the first time. Her husband wants to start seeing a counselor. Plays again later. Laura Linney is just a treat to watch in this role.
  • Big Break Sandals Resorts (Golf Channel): New. The final two contestants compete for the championship. Replays multiple times throughout the week.
  • Lie to Me (FOX): New. Foster’s boyfriend is abducted and Lightman goes to his mysterious former partner to try and get help tracking him down.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Get a look at how some of our favorite “Supersized” foods are made. Follows a repeat episode. Both play again later.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy and her family decide that they are going to run to Canada. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has preseason Monday Night Football NFL action.
  • ESPN2 has Monday Night Baseball MLB action with the Cincinnati Reds at the San Francisco Giants.

Late Night

  • Covert Affairs (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Houses of the Holy,” replays.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Good Grief,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Viagra Falls,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “In the Red,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 13 episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
History has episodes of Pawn Stars most of the day.
Nickelodeon has 12 episodes of The Nanny in late night.
Oxygen has 15 episodes of Roseanne.
Syfy has eight episodes of Primeval early.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has five episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.

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