Tonight on the Tube: Luther Series Premiere, Dexter & Mad Men S.4 Finale

News & Notes

Get Dexter Season 4 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, A&E has the fifth season premiere of Paranormal State and the third season premiere of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, AMC has the first season finale of Rubicon and the fourth season finale of Mad Men, BBC America has the series premiere of Luther, TLC has the first season finale of Sister Wives, and VH1 has the first season finale of La La’s Full Court Wedding.

Prime Picks

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Teams are volunteering at a school in Ghana and then one team makes a decision at the artic circle that could be game changing.

Dexter (Showtime): New. Dexter must actually save a life. Quinn keeps looking into the similarities between Dexter and Kyle Butler. Plays again later.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Rebecca and Justin try to come to terms with where their relationship is now. Holly has a mental breakdown. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Four cake designers compete in a “Horror Cakes” competition. Plays again later.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. The company Susan has been secretly working for makes her their billboard model. Gabrielle shares the secret she has been keeping. Runs 61 minutes.

CSI: Miami (CBS): New. A blind man is the only witness to the abduction of a child.

Other Options

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO): New. Nucky’s attempt to have a joyous St. Patrick’s Day is undermined. Plays again later.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Marc Vetri challenges Iron Chef Michael Symon. Plays again later.
  • Luther (BBC America): Series Premiere. Det. Luther, played by Idris Elba (The Wire, returns to work after some time off because of a traumatic capturer of a serial killer. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Man Men (AMC): Season Finale. Don and Peggy have an opportunity arise. Plays twice and again later.
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): New. The eight contestants remaining must show their “Resourcefulness“ with some fish they caught. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL football action.
  • FOX has NFL football action and later MLB Playoffs action with the San Francisco Giants at the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • NBC has Sunday Night Football with the Indianapolis Colts at the Washington Redskins.

Late Night

  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “The Push,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 13 episodes of Paranormal State.
Oxygen has nine episodes of Snapped tonight.
Spike TV has six episodes of CSI: NY followed by five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
TBS is playing
The Matrix Trilogy.
USA has 15 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has six episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes followed by six episodes of Bridezillas.

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  • kaliel2000 Oct 17, 2010, 7:29 am

    My picks of the night would be Dexter (even though I haven’t seen any of it this season yet) and Luther, Luther looks interesting if nothing else because Idris Elba is a talented dude. I’ve liked everything i’ve seen him in thus far.

    I almost forgot about BoardWalk Empire. I hear everyone say its great but haven’t seen any episodes yet.

  • Jason the TVaholic Oct 17, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Kaliel2000, Dexter has been great so far this season. Heard that Elba is good, but show isn’t. Haven’t got a chance to check out Boardwalk Empire as of yet, but most seem to think it is great.

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