News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the first season finale of Bachelor Pad and the second season finale of Dating in the Dark, The CW has the third season premiere 90210 and the fourth season premiere of Gossip Girl, and FOX has the second season finale of Lie to Me.
Over on cable, Discovery Health has a Tourettes Uncovered special, ESPN has the 41st season premiere of Monday Night Football, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The 19th Wife, Sundance has the second season finale of The Day Before, TLC has a Quints by Surprise special, and TNT has the sixth summer season finale of The Closer and the first season finale of Rizzoli & Isles.
90210 (The CW): Season Premiere. Everyone is dealing with an earthquake. Dixon and Annie deal with their dad being gone. Teddy gets injured. Arianna is back from her summer tour.
The Closer (TNT): Summer Finale. Brenda is forced to work with another candidate for the chief position as the murder of two paramedics is investigated and there is the possibility that it could be the precursor to a terrorist attack. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “War Zone,” replays right before.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Season Finale. Maura, Jane, and Frankie Jr. get trapped by the killers of an undercover cop. Plays again later.
- Gossip Girl (The CW): Season Premiere. Dan is trying to keep Georgina a secret. Serena is trying to postpone a decision. Chuck doesn’t want to be found. The first couple episodes back of this season are actually really good. My favorite part is how much fun they have with how ridiculous the show can be, quite self-referential. It’s pretty much more of what you would expect from this show.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy visits some “Timeless” places. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- Lie to Me (FOX): Season Finale. Cal’s relationship with the FBI is put to the test after a journalist friend is murdered.
- ESPN has doubleheader Monday Night Football action with the Baltimore Ravens at the New York Jets followed by the San Diego Chargers at the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Covert Affairs (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Fool in the Rain,” replays.
- Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “The Summerman,” replays.
- Psych (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s fifth summer season finale episode, “One, Maybe Two, Ways Out,” replays.
- White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s second summer season finale episode, “Point Blank,” replays.
Labor Day TV Marathons
Bravo has six episode of The West Wing early followed by eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Oxygen has eight episodes of Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency early.
Syfy has eight episodes of Early Edition early followed by seven episodes of Ghost Whisperer.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.