News & Notes
On cable tonight, Bravo has the eighth season finale of Top Chef, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of South Beach Classics, E! has a True Hollywood Story: Holly Madison special, G4 has the third season premiere of Web Soup, History has a Secret Access: The Vatican special, Spike TV has the 13th season finale of The Ultimate Fighter and the series premiere of Coal, and TBS has the seventh season premiere of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Throwdown with Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. Bobby competes in a “Lobster Mac & Cheese” battle. Plays again later.
Throwdown with Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Fondue” competition. Plays again later.
Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team is after a gang that is targeting a new victim nightly.
Justified (FX): New. Raylan is assigned protection duty for a representative of the mining company that is looking to buy up property around a new mining area and needs to negotiate with the Bennett family. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later. There is so much stuff going down with the Bennett family, Boyd, the mining company, and Raylan over the next couple of episodes. Plus, lots more stellar work from Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett, especially in this episode.
- ESPN has NBA action with the New Jersey Nets at the New York Knicks.
- Being Erica (SOAPnet): New. Erica gets an outstanding job opportunity. Plays again tomorrow afternoon and Saturday morning.
- Lights Out (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Sucker Punch,” replays.
Bravo has 17 episodes of Top Chef: All-Stars.
Syfy has seven episodes of Dead Like Me.
USA has five episodes of House early followed by 10 episodes of NCIS.