What to Watch Tonight: Strike Back, Torchwood, Haven & More

by Jason the TVaholic on August 26, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Haven Season 1 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, Animal Planet has the series premiere of Rat Busters NYC, Discovery Channel has the seventh season finale of Man vs. Wild and the second season finale of Surviving the Cut, and IFC has the first season finale of Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings.

Prime Picks

Friends With Benefits (NBC): New. Two episodes play. In the first, Sara doesn’t want to go visit her family after getting into a fight with her sister. In the second, A doctor wants Sara’s help to impress Riley.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. The second two of four episodes replay tonight in this time period and revolve around burgers. All four play again later.

Haven (Syfy): New. They are looking into some mysterious drowning in a town that seems to have children that also keep disappearing. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Strike Back (Cinemax): New. Scott goes undercover as a computer hacker. Latif is tracked to South Africa. Plays again later.
  • Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz): New. Jack comes face to face with a man he thought had already died. Plays twice. The last few episodes all seem like mostly filler. Not impressed with this season as it goes along. What do you think about the season thus far?

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL preseason action with the Green Bay Packers at the Indianapolis Colts.
  • ESPN has NASCAR racing action with the Nationwide Series: Food City 250.
  • MLB Network has a game tonight.

Late Night

  • Alphas (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “Catch and Release,” replays.
  • Louie (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Duckling,” replays.
  • Royal Pains (USA Network): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s episode, “Me First,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
ABC Family has five episodes of America’s Funniest Home Videos tonight.
BET has 16 episodes of Baldwin Hills.
Syfy has five episodes of Primeval early.
USA Network has eight episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit early followed by five episodes of NCIS tonight.

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