News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the series premiere of Off the Map and NBC has Chase on its new night.
Over on cable, BBC America has the first season finale of I’ll Do Anything, History has a 10.0 Megaquake special, and ID has the first season finale of The Will and a I Was Conned special.
Human Target (FOX): New. Chance and Ilsa are attempting to protect her sister-in-law when a hostage situation happens at the opera.
Human Target (FOX): New. Guerrero gets framed for the murder of a friend.
Off the Map (ABC): Series Premiere. Some young doctors arrive in a small South American town, where they are to work in a clinic and learn from the former chief of surgery at UCLA. If you’ve heard that this is just Grey’s Anatomy in the jungle, well then you’ve heard correctly. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as Grey’s has had many more great seasons than not so great ones. Stories are told in the same format, where the cases/patients they are assigned mirrors where they are in their lives and the problems they are dealing with personally. It also has that “Doctor MacGyver” thing similar to Royal Pains, where doctors have to use whatever is at their disposal to help save a patient. They are in the jungle working at a less than well-stocked clinic and have to improvise. The locales, the interesting improvisations, etc. will provide a different type of excitement that you won’t see at Seattle Grace, but the storytelling is much the same.
The Middle (ABC): New. Mike gets pissed after Frankie accidentally drop $200 on some eye cream. Sue and Brick are trying to repair a hole in the wall.
Better With You (ABC): New. Casey’s ex wants her couch back. Maddie is updating mom and dad’s wills.
Modern Family (ABC): New. Gloria is attempting to make some new friends. Mitch bumps into an old girlfriend while out with Cam. Runs 31 minutes.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Jules lets Laurie stay at her place. Bobby doesn’t like it when he hears the Travis went to Grayson for some advice instead of him. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
The Defenders (CBS): New. Nick is defending a young guy that has been charged with sexual assault. Pete ends up with jury duty. Blue Bloods moves into this timeslot starting next week and then moves back to Fridays on February 11th. The Defenders will be moving to lead off Friday nights as of February 4th.
- ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action.
- ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
- The Cape (Syfy): Repeat. The two-hour series premiere replays.
- Southland (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Punching Water,” replays.
Bravo has 13 episodes of Top Chef…
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has 11 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
USA has six episodes of NCIS tonight.
What will you be watching?
Human Target doesn’t seem to be on right now like it should be — an episode of Raising Hope started when Human Target should have. Any idea why that is? (I’m in Nashville.) I love Human Target and I was really looking forward to 2 new episodes again tonight.
Human Target was preempted due to the President’s speech at the Tucson memorial service tonight. Better With You and Cougar Town on ABC and Chase on NBC were preempted as well. Live to Dance on CBS was played at a later time in certain time zones.
Nothing has been announced yet, but the Human Target episodes will likely play Friday night.
Thanks. I couldn’t figure out why Raising Hope was on instead, until the coverage of the press conference started about 30 minutes later. That makes sense. Thanks for the info! (I have been hoping Human Target won’t be canceled, and preemptions like this don’t help, but of course it can’t be helped. Back in the days of Freaks and Geeks, a big re-launch was planned as a final push to see if they could get higher ratings … and the first episode in the big re-launch was preempted by the Korean Airlines crash that year. Sometimes great shows miss their chance because of circumstances beyond their control like that.)