News & Notes
On cable tonight, A&E has the seventh season premiere of Dog the Bounty Hunter and the second season premiere of Steven Seagal Lawman, Cartoon Network has the third season premieres of Dude, What Would Happen and Destroy Build Destroy, Comedy Central has the 14th fall season premiere of South Park and the first fall season premiere of Ugly Americans, Discovery Channel has the eighth fall season premiere of MythBusters and a Bad Universe: Alien Attack! special, MTV has the 20th season premiere of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, and TV Land has the series premiere of Harry Loves Lisa.
Undercovers (NBC): New. Steven and Samantha are sent on a mission after an informant says he knows of a device that could leave CIA agents’ identities exposed. Unless tonight’s episode is a vast improvement over the first two, this is likely my last mission with this show. What about you?
Modern Family (ABC): New. Claire ends up stuck in the bathroom with the plumber after an earthquake. Mitchell and Cameron try to use the earthquake as an excuse to get out of going to a party. Runs 31 minutes.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Grayson becomes the center of Jules’ life now that Travis is away at college. Travis attempts to reinvent himself. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
Terriers (FX): New. Hank and Britt are attempting to deal with the ever-widening scope of the Lindus conspiracy while trying to avoid a murder rap. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
The Middle (ABC): New. Frankie is humiliated by a store clerk’s assumption. Sue has a crush on one of Axl’s friends.
Better With You (ABC): New. Ben gets left out of the Putney’s family Christmas card photo.
Criminal Minds (CBS): New. Rossi thinks a string of murders may be the work of a killer from a case 25-years-ago.
The Defenders (CBS): New. Nick is defending a stripper accused of prostitution. Pete has to take a case he doesn’t want after losing at poker.
- Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC): New. Winters’ wife gets questioned in connection with a case of a cult member that gets stabbed to death. Plays again Saturday night.
- MythBusters (Discovery Channel): Fall Premiere. Some shaggy dog myths are tested. Plays again later.
- The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): Repeat. This past Sunday’s third season premiere episode, “Ingenuity,” replays. Plays again later.
- ESPN has College Football action with Alabama (Birmingham) at Central Florida.
- TBS has tripleheader MLB Playoffs action with the Texas Rangers at the Tampa Bay Rays followed by the Cincinnati Reds at the Philadelphia Phillies and then the New York Yankees at the Minnesota Twins.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
USA has nine episodes of NCIS.