News & Notes
Over on cable, BBC America has the 17th season premiere of Top Gear, Food Network has the fifth season finale of Best Thing I Ever Ate, TLC has the first season finale of Surprise Homecoming, truTV has the first summer season premiere of Lizard Lick Towing and the series premiere of Bear Swamp Recovery, and VH1 has the second season premiere La La’s Full Court Life and the third season premiere of The TO Show.
Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.106, “CBS Fall Preview 2011.” This week @CarlaDay joined @mytakeontv and I to take a look at the CBS Fall TV lineup, talk about their new shows, White Collar and The Lying Game, and some cancellation and renewal news.
Eureka (Syfy): New. Things go really bad during a visit by a Department of Defense auditor’s visit. Plays again later. The previous two episodes replay right before.
The Closer (TNT): New. The squad is investigating the murder of a police officer’s daughter. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Home Improvement,” replays right before.
Alphas (Syfy): New. Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly) guest stars as an Alpha with the ability to create just about any type of device and may be dangerous. Plays again later. The previous four episodes replay earlier in the day. Another solid episode to go along with last week’s that shows this team coming together as an actual team that all want to be there. It’s taken a few episodes but this show is starting to really come together. I’m actually starting to look forward to the next episode and I wasn’t with the first few. What about you? What do you think of Alphas so far?
- The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Food Network personalities talk about their “Childhood Favorites.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): New. A modern witch-hunt is being investigated. Plays again later.
- The Lying Game (ABC Family): New. Emma has yet to hear from Sutton, so continues pretending to be her. Last week’s “Pilot” episode and tonight’s episode both replay tomorrow night. Last week’s episode also replays earlier today.
- Warehouse 13 (Syfy): New. Leo escapes with a time stopping device after Myka finds him. Plays again later.
- Weeds (Showtime): New. Zoya attempts to takeover the bike shop. Some rivals come to Silas. Plays again later.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football preseason action with the Chicago Bears at the New York Giants.
- MLB Network has a game.
- Haven (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Audrey Parker’s Day Off,” replays.
- The Protector (Lifetime): New. The death of a lab researcher is investigated. Last week’s episode, “Affairs,” replays earlier in the day.
- Suits (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Undefeated,” replays.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike TV has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation followed by 18 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die.
USA Network has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent early.
WE has 10 episodes of Cupcake Girls early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.