Tonight on the Tube: House, Chuck, Lone Star, The Event, Hawaii Five-0 & Castle

by Jason the TVaholic on September 27, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get House Season 6 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, BBC America has the 15th season premiere of Top Gear, Cartoon Network has the first season finale of Adventure Time With Finn and Jake, Food Network has the fourth season premiere of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, HBO has the Teenage Paparazzo documentary, ID has the first season finale of Chasing Justice With Dan Abrams, MTV has the second season premiere of The Buried Life, Nat Geo Wild has the second season premiere of Expedition Wild With Casey Anderson, truTV has the first season finale of Hard Core Pawn, and VH1 has the second season finale of Scream Queens.

Prime Picks

House (FOX): New. A young skateboarder falls ill. Cuddy and House try to figure out how to handle things at work now that they are seeing each other. Runs 63 minutes. Three things make this an outstanding episode. The case of the week is very compelling, especially how it resolves. Watching Cuddy and House trying to figure out their working and romantic relationship and how to combine them. And, it has one of the funniest scenes on the show in awhile.

Lone Star (FOX): New. Bob is trying to lessen suspicions. Lindsay begins to question how well she knows Bob. Cat’s brother gets into trouble. Starts three minutes after the hour and runs 57 minutes. Last week’s premiere ratings were very low and without a big improvement tonight, it might not be around much longer. Were you one of the few who watched? Will you be watching tonight?

Castle (ABC): New. After a supposed psychic gets murder, Beckett and Castle investigate the case. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck and Sarah are headed to Milan during Fashion Week to retrieve a secret weapon. Morgan discovers a fatal flaw in the new Buy More.

The Event (NBC): New. The president’s staff is dealing with things. An FBI agent and a mercenary end up in the middle of the conspiracy. What did you think of The Event? Last week’s premiere episode replays tonight on Syfy.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. A former NSA cyberterrorism expert gets taken and the team sets out to rescue him and prevent a major security breach. What did you think of last week’s premiere?

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): New. Naomi continues to try and cope. Dixon finds out something about Ivy.
  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): Season Premiere. Food Network personalities talk about the best “Bang for the Buck” they ever got. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • The Big C (Showtime): New. Cathy calls Lenny for a ride home after surgery. Cathy’s brother moves into her backyard. Paul admits an indiscretion.
  • Chase (NBC): New. Annie and the team track down a fugitive that is out to get what he thinks is rightfully his.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Blair deals with some surprise on her first day at Columbia. Serena has some suspicions about Juliet. Rufus decides he needs to help Dan.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places with “Wings, Dogs and Claws.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. The gang helps Barney’s mom move and find out that she has been lying to him for years. Ted goes on a blind date setup by Robin.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS): New. Molly gets a cold before her first date with Mike. Looking forward to finding out if this will become more than just rapid fire fat jokes.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff gets in trouble after bragging that he keeps a list of the mistakes that Audrey makes.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie tries to get Alan to move in with Lindsey after she makes the offer for him to move in. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. See how some tasty “Galactic Goodies” are made. A repeat episode plays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Green Bay Packers at the Chicago Bears.

Late Night

  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Hands and Knees,” replays.
  • Men of a Certain Age (TNT): Repeat. The first season begins replays in late night on Mondays with the “Pilot” episode tonight.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has nine episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
SpikeTV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has seven episodes of Destination Truth.
USA has nine episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has seven episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Seth September 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I watched lonestar – thought it was just ok. The characters were interesting, though I am not sure how much play they will get out of the conflicts/the absurdity of situations that would be required for them to progress. Hawaii 5-0 was really good, but the pilot looked like it was expensive to make. I hope there is enough in the budget to maintain it long term.

2 Seth September 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm

p.s. The Event was really good too, the last minute guaranteed me watching at least two more episodes. The chase on the other hand was trying to do too much in a single episode, it gave me whiplash. Not to mention the horrible HORRIBLE fake southern accents.

3 Jason the TVaholic October 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Seth, What did you think of The Event after watching the second episode?

4 Seth October 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

I liked it! It could be the next Persons Unknown or it could be the next 4400, who can tell? I dig the slight Sci-fi angle and the actors and writing seem good. I am waiting to watch the third episode which the trailers promised: “The last minute will get you to watch all season” so we’ll see.

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