News & Notes
Over on cable, ABC Family has the first winter season premiere of Pretty Little Liars and the fourth, and final, season premiere of Greek, Cartoon Network has the second season premiere of Regular Show, Food Network has the 11th season premiere of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and the fourth season finale of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, ID has the third season premiere of Disappeared, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The Craigslist Killer, OWN has the series premiere of Enough Already With Peter Walsh and the series premiere of In the Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman, TLC the series premiere of The Opener, TNT has the sixth season finale of The Closer, and VH1 has the first season finale of My Big Friggin Wedding and the first season finale of Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby.
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family): Winter Premiere. Everyone is dealing with the aftermath of the events at Camp Mona. Plays again later and again next week before the next new episode. Nine of the first 10 episodes replay leading up to tonight’s new episode. This show really does the creepy twisty thing really well and tonight’s episode is no exception.
The Closer (TNT): Season Finale. A crack addict’s arrest leads to a bad rehab facility and a missing woman. Gabriel is questioning his boss. Fritz reveals some more about his past. Plays again later. The last three episodes replay leading up to tonight’s finale episode.
Castle (ABC): New. Castle’s first novel is being turned into a movie and the actress that is going to play Nikki Heat wants to follow Beckett and Castle around to learn about her character. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Lily and Marshall go to a fertility specialist. Robin starts her new job.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Jeff doesn’t like that Audrey is getting private pilates sessions at home.
Greek (ABC Family): Season Premiere. Casey decides to look into why she was rejected from CRU law school. Calvin and Rebecca are trying to get used to being president. Sadly, this is the beginning of the final season, but at least they new it going in, so we should get a conclusion to the goings-on at CRU. In that respect, tonight’s episode is really good. It sets things up nicely to put us on the path to the finale. I can’t wait to follow that path. Have you been looking forward to the return of Greek?
Men of a Certain Age (TNT): New. Joe finds something out about his former bookie. Terry has started to get into having a regular job. Owen goes forward on a business idea without talking with his father first. Plays again later.
- The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): Season Finale. Food Network personalities talk about their favorite “Reinvented Classics.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Season Premiere. Guy checks out some great “Pub Grub and More.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. McGarrett comes across some new evidence in his mother’s case after his sister gets abducted.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Alan doesn’t like that Lyndsey is getting friendly with Charlie.
- ESPN has the Orange Bowl with Stanford vs. Virginia Tech.
- ESPN2 has college basketball action.
ABC Family has 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars.
Bravo has nine episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
History has five episodes of Modern Marvels that play twice.
Oxygen has six episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has episodes of the original V all day.
TLC has six episodes of Four Weddings.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has seven episodes of Downsized early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.
How great is it to have some new TV shows back?