Tonight on the Tube: House, Chuck, Lie to Me S.3 Premiere & Castle

News & Notes

Get House Season 6 on DVD at AmazonTonight, FOX has the third season premiere of Lie to Me.

On cable tonight, Bravo has the third season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, HBO has the Sins of the Father documentary, ID has the second season premiere of Disappeared, Logo has the series premiere of The A-List, MTV has the third season finale of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Syfy has the fourth fall season premiere of Scare Tactics, TLC has the first season finale of Quints by Surprise, truTV has the second season premiere of Southern Fried Stings, and VH1 has the first season finale of Money Hungry.

Prime Picks

House (FOX): New. An author of children’s books has a seizure while about to commit suicide. House and Cuddy go on a date with Wilson and his girlfriend.

Lie to Me (FOX): Season Premiere. Lightman ends up in the middle of a bank robbery and tries to stop it. Sad that Lone Star got canceled, but happy for the early return of this show, which really came into its own over the second half of season two, which played over the summer. Tim Roth is just fun to watch and this episode does a good job of setting up the new season and new additions to The Lightman Group.

Castle (ABC): New. A coded document attracts Castle’s attention and Beckett tries to steer the case back to the many potential suspects that surrounded the vicitm. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck and Sarah’s romantic mission get changed. Big Mike surprises Morgan.

The Event (NBC): New. The administration attempts to put a plan in action to get Sophia to reveal the plan of the detainees. I like this show and the cast, but I have one big problem that needs an explanation soon or I might be out soon.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. A gang war turns deadly at a high school football game.

Other Options

  • 90210 (The CW): New. The guys appear in an auction for charity. Annie and Adrianna try to find out the truth about Mr. Cannon.
  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Food Network personalities talk about their “Local Favorites.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • The Big C (Showtime): New. Sean learns of Cathy’s news. Adam gets sick in Marlene’s yard after drinking too much.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Nate tries to figure out Juliet’s secret. Blair is trying to mess things up for Chuck. Dan can’t decide between his feelings for Vanessa and Serena.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places where you food gets “Sauced and Spiced.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Barney is trying to get Ted to design the new GNB building.
  • Mike & Molly (CBS): New. Mike and Molly go on a second date. Because of the cast this could potentially turn into something if they stop relying so much on the fat joke, but I have a feeling that isn’t going to happen.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff doesn’t like that Audrey has given a rug away to Adam and Jenn, so he tries to get it back.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Alan continues to see two women at the same time after moving in with one of them. Runs 31 minutes.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. See how some tasty “Zoo Foods” are made. A repeat episode plays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the New England Patriots at the Miami Dolphins.

Late Night

  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Chinese Wall,” replays.

TV Marathons

Syfy has 30 episodes of Scare Tactics.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has seven episodes of Bridezillas early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.

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4 comments… add one
  • Alatea Oct 4, 2010, 7:03 am

    I watched the opening episode of The Event twice. I started to watch the second episode and gave up after 10 minutes. The style of the show may be new and hip – but it gives me a serious headache. I don’t care about any of the characters and am not interested in wasting my time trying to follow the disjointed narrative to figure out what’s going on.

    I would be interested to know what problem might drive you out.

  • Jason the TVaholic Oct 4, 2010, 7:20 am

    Alatea, The time shifting storytelling style worked well in the first episode, but in the second it led to a bunch of predictable reveals that were less than satisfying. But, my big problem revolves around what happened to the plane, but I’m kind of saving it to talk about on the next TVtimesThree podcast, which we are recording later today.

  • Mike Oct 5, 2010, 8:18 am

    Jason, I can’t find the podcast link you referenced. We have some of the same issues with the Event. They have a lot of holes in their storyline and if they don’t answer some soon – we are out.
    Thanks for your work!

  • Jason the TVaholic Oct 5, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Mike, The podcast is at, but the episode (Ep.81) where we discuss The Event was just recorded yesterday afternoon and will be out later this week.

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