Tonight on the Tube: Leverage, Drop Dead Diva S.2 Finale & The Glades

News & Notes

Download Leverage Season 3 Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, NBC has the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has a The Cove special, BBC America has a Leaving Home at 8 Years Old special, HGTV has an HGTV Design Star: Secrets From a Stylist special, Lifetime has the second season finale of Drop Dead Diva, National Geographic has the second season premiere of Border Wars, truTV has the second season finale of Las Vegas Jailhouse, and WE has the third season premiere of Amazing Wedding Cakes.

Prime Picks

Challenge (Food Network): New. Competitors build vehicles out of chocolate. Plays again later.

Leverage (TNT): New. Sophia has to confront her past as a job takes the team to London to stop an auction house scam that involves using refugee children to smuggle artifacts. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “The Rashomon Job,” replays earlier in the day.

The Glades (A&E): New. Longworth investigates the murder of a divorce attorney. Plays twice and again later twice.

Other Options

  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Season Finale. Two episodes play to close out the second season. In the first, Jane represents a young girl who is being cyber bullied. In the second, Jane and Grayson represent a woman that wants to be cryogenically frozen. Plays twice.
  • Entourage (HBO): New. Vince wants a part of Sasha in his new movie. Ari learns that Amanda may have landed a deal he was after. Eric’s assistant tries talking Drama into considering the animated series idea. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network): New. The five remaining trucks have to start all over again in a new city. Plays again later.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Vegetarian Chef Amanda Cohen challenges Iron Chef Morimoto. Plays again later.
  • Man Men (AMC): New. Peggy is not getting along with her new creative partner. Don makes a pitch under unusual circumstances. Plays twice and again later.
  • My Boys (TBS): Repeats. The first two episodes of this season replay, “Addition By Subtraction” and “Gourmets and Confused.”
  • True Blood (HBO): New. Bill is trying to get Sookie to trust him. Eric tries to tempt Russell. Sam is embracing his dark side. Plays again later.
  • Unnatural History (Cartoon Network): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Maximum Insecurity,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Little League World Series championship game.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball MLB action with the Boston Red Sox at the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing action with the Nationwide Series: Napa Auto Parts 200 and later has WNBA Playoffs action.
  • FOX has preseason NFL action.
  • TBS has MLB action with the New York Yankees at the Chicago White Sox.

Late Night

  • Haven (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Ain’t No Sunshine,” replays.
  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Goodbye,” replays.
  • Royal Pains (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s second summer season finale episode, “Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Criminal Minds.
Bravo has six episodes of House
History has 12 episodes of American Pickers.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has eight episodes of DEA.
Travel Channel has 16 episodes of Man v. Food.
truTV has 10 episodes of Las Vegas Jailhouse.
USA has 10 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera followed by six episodes of Bridezillas.

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3 comments… add one
  • Georgia Aug 29, 2010, 10:46 am

    I so look forward to receiving your daily blog!! Thanks for all your insight and information. The repeat info is especially helpful. I have a question: I’m wondering why you aren’t listing AMC’s Rubicon? In our household, it’s a must-see every Sunday right along with Madmen. We’re enjoying the mystery of Rubicon with all the twists and turns.

  • Viola Daugherty Aug 29, 2010, 8:47 pm

    I have a small complaint. When you listed the Emmy Awards, you should have put in big letters, “THIS SHOW STARTS TWO HOURS BEFORE PRIME TIME!” I sat down at 6:45 pm with your column, like always, and started to program my DVR. Of course, I missed most of the Emmy Awards. Otherwise I love, love, love, you website!!

  • Jason the TVaholic Aug 30, 2010, 6:17 am

    Georgia, Thanks for the kind words and you are very welcome. As for your question: For the most part what is listed in the Prime Picks, Solid Selections (which will return once the fall season begins), and Other Options sections are recommendations for shows I think our worth watching each night. These are shows that I watch or would watch if I had the time. I tried watching Rubicon and the pacing just left me wanting and it just didn’t click for me and thus dropped off the recommendations for Sunday nights.

    Viola, Sorry about that. Should have mentioned that it was going to be broadcast live across all time zones, which is early on the west coast.

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