On cable tonight, DIY has the fourth season finale of House Crashers, HBO has the documentary premiere of Mann v. Ford, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, style has the fourth season premiere of Giuliana & Bill, and TeenNick has the 11th season premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Eureka (Syfy): New. A new rocket scientist is in town. Fargo develops some fighting moves. Carter agrees to watch Allison’s kids while she goes out of town for a conference. @feliciaday joins the cast for an arc that starts tonight. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Liftoff,” replays earlier in the day. This is one of my favorite episodes of the series thus far. I briefly mentioned on the last podcast what I loved so much about this episode. But, the more I think about it, even knowing that is too much given how the story works out. So, here I will just say that something gets used in the episode in such a clever way that I thought it was one of the best uses of that thing I’d seen in quite some time.
The Closer (TNT): New. The LAPD is undergoing some big changes. Brenda and her team are investigating the murder of a housesitter. Plays again later. Last week’s seventh season premiere episode, “Unknown Trouble,” replays right before.
Alphas (Syfy): New. A former patient of Rosen’s escapes and the team is trying to adjust to achieve some balance in their lives. Plays again later. Last week’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays earlier.
Bravo has six episodes of America’s Next Top Model followed by eight episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Oxygen has six episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike TV has 20 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations tonight.
USA Network has six episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has five episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.