News & Notes
Over on cable, Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Sharktopus and WE has the first season finale of The Cupcake Girls.
In late night, NBC has the 36th season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
On Episode 79, “Unexpected Hellcats Lie to Chef Nikita in Philadelphia Haven,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae, and I spend our second anniversary episode talking about the latest TV related news, making some TV on DVD recommendations, and then discussing last week’s episodes of Lie to Me, Life Unexpected, Hellcats, Top Chef: Just Desserts, Nikita, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Haven.
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): Repeat. This past Monday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
Blue Bloods (CBS): Repeat. Last night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s 12th season premiere episode, “Locum,” replays.
The Event (NBC): Repeat. This past Monday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays. Also, replays late night on USA.
Chase (NBC): Repeat. This past Monday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s episode, “Cocktail With a Twist,” replays.
- Sharktopus (Syfy): TV Movie Premiere. It’s just what you’d expect. It’s a giant half shark, half octopus that starts killing people. Eric Roberts (Heroes, Less than Perfect) stars and is produced by Roger Corman, who has been producing movies since the 1950s. Runs two hours and five minutes. Plays again later.
- ABC has college football action this afternoon and later Saturday Night College Football action with Oregon State at Boise State.
- CBS has SEC on CBS college football with Alabama at Arkansas.
- EPSN has three college football games.
- EPSN2 has a college football game, NASCAR racing action with the Nationwide Series: Dover 200, and then two more college football games.
- FOX has FOX Saturday Baseball MLB action.
- NBC has college football action with Stanford at Notre Dame.
- Versus has a college football game.
- The Event (USA): Repeat. This past Monday’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” from NBC replays on its sister cabler. Also, replays on NBC in primetime tonight.
- Saturday Night Live (NBC): Season Premiere. Amy Poehler hosts with musical guest Katy Perry.
AMC is playing the Mad Max Trilogy twice.
Animal Planet has seven episodes of Pit Boss.
BBC America has episodes of Top Gear most of the day today and tomorrow.
MTV has six episodes of Made.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has five episodes of Gangland.
Syfy has water based monster TV movies all day leading up to the premiere of Sharktopus.
TV Land has 26 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
TV One has episodes of Sanford and Son almost all day.
VH1 has nine episodes of Saturday Night Live.
WE has seven episodes of Ghost Whisperer early followed by eight episodes of Raising Sextuplets.