What to Watch Tonight: Modern Family, Justified & Being Erica

by Jason the TVaholic on February 23, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Justified S.1 on DVD or Blu-ray at AmazonTonight, The CW has the 16th season premiere of America’s Next Top Model and the series premiere of Shedding for the Wedding.

Over on cable, Animal Planet at the fourth winter season finale of I Shouldn’t Be Alive, Syfy has the seventh season premiere of Ghost Hunters and TLC has the third season finale of Toddlers & Tiaras.

Prime Picks

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. Bobby competes in a “Cuban Sandwich” battle. Plays again later.
Throwdown with Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Grinders” competition in Philadelphia.

Modern Family (ABC): New. Phil and Claire get in a big argument and Jay and Gloria try to help. Runs 31 minutes.
Mr. Sunshine (ABC): New. Ben goes out on a group date with Heather’s sister, Heather and Roman. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. Can’t wait for Cougar Town to come back.

Justified (FX): New. A bus full of drugs gets hijacked and Raylan is after the murdering suspect. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later. I liked where this case goes and how it ties in to previous events. Lots of good stuff.

Solid Selections

The Middle (ABC): New. The Hecks are off to New York and everything that can go wrong does.
Better With You (ABC): New. Ben finds out that the owner of his favorite bar is New York Yankee Nick Swisher, whom he once prevented from catching a fly ball.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team is searching for the missing parents of an autistic child. Reed’s connection with the boy may prove helpful.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS): New. The team is after someone killing single businessmen in Ohio. I like Criminal Minds, but the first episode of this spinoff was terrible. We’ll see if things get any better.

Other Options

  • Hot in Cleveland (TV Land): New. The ladies are still in LA and Elka is searching for the movie star of her dreams. Plays again later.
  • Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network): New. Robert tries to help a cafe in Florida succeed in the breakfast and lunch market with some new dishes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the team that shall not be named at the San Antonio Spurs followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at the New Orleans Hornets.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.

Late Night

  • Being Erica (SOAPnet): New. We head back into Adam’s past for him to try and change a regret that lead him into a life of violence. Plays again tomorrow afternoon and Saturday morning.
  • Fairly Legal (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “The Two Richards,” replays.
  • Lights Out (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Crossroads,” replays.
  • Royal Pains (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Fight or Flight,” replays.
  • Southland (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Fixing a Hole,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of Top Chef early and later five episodes of Top Chef: All-Stars tonight.
Spike TV has 13 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die.
Syfy has 13 episodes of Ghost Hunters.
USA has 12 episodes of NCIS.

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