Tonight on the Tube: 48 TV Marathons, The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles

News & Notes

Get The Closer Season 5 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has their CBS Fall Preview and PBS has the eighth season finale of History Detectives.

Over on cable, A&E has the third season finale of Hoarders, ABC Family has the third summer season finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Animal Planet has a Whale Wars special, BIO has the first season finale of Shatner’s Aftermath, Bravo has the series premiere of Thintervention With Jackie Warner, Cartoon Network has the series premieres of Regular Show and MAD, Food Network has the third season finale of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, HGTV has a HGTV Urban Oasis 2010 special, ID has the first season finale of Unusual Suspects, Nat Geo Wild has the series premiere of The Lion Rangers, Nickelodeon has a Nickelodeon’s Mega Music Fest 2010 special, TLC has the sixth season premiere of Little People, Big World, and Travel Channel has an Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations special followed by the 100th episode.

In late night, A&E has the second season finale of Obsessed.

Prime Picks

House (FOX): Repeat. The “Baggage” episode from last season replays, where House is going over a case of a woman that came into the hospital with no memory of who she was and a mysterious illness.

The Closer (TNT): New. The squad is investigating the murder of an aspiring actress that had been dating online. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “War Zone,” replays right before.

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. Jane is investigating the murder of an identity thief. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): Season Finale. Food Network personalities talk about the best thing they have ever drank. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy visits some places that have been around for decades. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. The 100th episode, “Girls vs. Suits,” from last season replays, where Barney is thinking about giving up wearing a suit to get with a good looking bartender.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
  • ESPN has doubleheader college football action with Navy vs. Maryland followed by Boise St. vs. Virginia Tech.
  • ESPN2 has coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Late Night

  • Covert Affairs (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “What Is and What Should Never Be,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “The Suitcase,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Shawn 2.0,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Company Man,” replays.

Labor Day TV Marathons

A&E has 15 episodes of Hoarders.
ABC Family has 10 episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Animal Planet has 14 episodes of Whale Wars.
BBC America has five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation super early.
BET has 26 episodes of The Game.
Bravo has 12 episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Cooking Channel has 10 episodes of Unique Eats.
Discovery Channel has 14 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Discovery Health has eight episodes of 911: The Bronx.
DIY has 12 episodes of Yard Crashers super early and later 14 episodes of Desperate Landscapes.
E! has 10 episodes of Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
FX has 24 episodes of Two and a Half Men.
G4 has episodes of Cops pretty much all day.
GSN has 20 episodes of Baggage followed by eight episodes of High Stakes Poker.
Hallmark Channel has 40 episodes of I Love Lucy.
HGTV has 27 episodes of House Hunters International.
History has 26 episodes of Pawn Stars.
ID has 10 episodes of Deadly Women.
ION has seven episodes of Shark.
MSNBC has 11 episodes of Lock Up: …
MTV has six episodes of Jersey Shore.
MTV2 has 12 episodes of High School Stories followed by 14 episodes of RENO 911!
Nat Geo has 11 episodes of World’s Toughest Fixes early.
Nat Geo Wild has 12 episodes of World’s Deadliest: …
NickToons has 16 episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Oxygen has five episodes of The Bad Girls Club early.
Planet Green has 12 episodes of Everest: Beyond the Limit.
Science has episodes of How It’s Made all day.
Sleuth has 12 episodes of White Collar.
SOAPnet has seven episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Spike TV is playing Star Wars: Episode IV-VI.
Syfy has seven episodes of Destination Truth.
TBS has 20 episodes of The Office.
TLC has 30 episodes of Little People, Big World.
TNT has eight episodes of Bones.
Travel Channel has 14 episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
truTV has 14 episodes of Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel.
TV Land has 11 episodes of Bewitched super early followed by 16 episodes of The Nanny.
TV One has 10 episodes of Lincoln Heights early.
Universal HD has episodes of Six Feet Under that continue to play all day like yesterday.
USA has nine episodes of NCIS.
VH1 has 10 episodes of The T.O. Show.
WE has 10 episodes of Ghost Whisperer followed by 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.

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