What to Watch Tonight: Franklin & Bash and Men of a Certain Age

by Jason the TVaholic on June 8, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Men of a Certain Age Season 1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has a 20/20: Reality Rule$: When TV Gets Real special.

Over on cable, CMT has the 2011 CMT Music Awards special, Comedy Central has the 15th spring season finale of South Park and the first season finale of Workaholics, MTV has a The Real World season 25 reunion special, Science has the second season premiere of Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman, and truTV has ninth season premiere of Operation Repo.

Today is the last day to enter our Burn Notice S.4 DVD set giveaway. You still have until next Tuesday to enter our The Glades S.1 DVD giveaway. And, posted the winner of the White Collar S.2 DVD giveaway.

Prime Picks

The Middle (ABC): Repeats. The “Friends, Lies and Videotape” and “Taking Back the House” episodes from this past season replay.

Franklin & Bash (TNT): New. The guys use whatever antic they can to help a woman accused of killing her husband with sex. Plays again later. Yes, there isn’t much to this show, but it’s fun. I quite enjoyed this episode, as I did with the premiere last week. Or, it could’ve just been the presence of Natalie Zea (Justified, Dirty Sexy Money) as the defendant.

Men of a Certain Age (TNT): New. Joe helps out Manfro, but it may lead to trouble. Terry is having trouble dealing with his breakup. Plays again later. Scott Bakula’s Terry reverts back to his old womanizing ways as he turns 50 in an effort to deal with the heartbreak he suffered last week. This is a great storyline of a man that finally found what he didn’t even know he was looking for, only to have it torn away from him. How he deals with it and the repercussions make for compelling drama. Have you been watching? If not, why not? I’d be interested in hearing in the comments.

Other Options

  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys test various ways to fix a flat tire without using a spare. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both play again later.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. The past Sunday’s seventh season premiere episode, “Lights, Camera, Cook,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Switched at Birth (ABC Family): Repeat. The past Monday’s series premiere episode, “This Is Not a Pipe,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Wednesday Night Baseball MLB action with the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees.
  • Versus has Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals with Vancouver Canucks at the Boston Bruins.

Late Night

  • Covert Affairs (USA Network): Repeat. Last night’s second season premiere episode, “On Guard,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA Network): Repeat. Last night’s third season premiere episode, “Begin the Begin,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of Top Chef…
Oxygen has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Syfy has eight episodes of Ghost Hunters International early.
USA has 10 episodes of NCIS.
WE tv has seven episodes of Bridezillas early.

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