What to Watch Tonight: NCIS, Ringer, Sons of Anarchy & More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 11, 2011

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News & Notes

Find Sons of Anarchy Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the series premiere of Last Man Standing and PBS has the ninth season finale of History Detectives and the 30th season premiere of Frontline.

Over on cable, BET has the Hip Hop Music Awards ‘11 and the series premiere of Reed Between the Lines, Cooking Channel has the second season premiere of Eat St., the third season finale of Food(ography) and the second season finale of United Tastes of America, DIY has the third season premiere of I Hate My Kitchen, and MTV has the second season premiere of I Used to Be Fat.

In late night, MTV has the series premiere of Chelsea Settles.

Last day to enter our How I Met Your Mother Season 6 DVD giveaway. Still have some time left to enter our The League Season 2 DVD giveaway.

Next Tuesday, ABC has the series premiere of Man Up!

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): New. A Navy lieutenant commander is targeted by a contract assassin and the team investigates.

Ringer (The CW): New. Gemma needs a favor. Henry gets some bad news regarding his writing career. Andrew’s relationship with his daughter remains difficult.

Sons of Anarchy (FX): New. An important package is compromised and the club is put in a bad spot with the cartel. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

Last Man Standing (ABC): Series Premiere. Tim Allen returns to TV in a new sitcom that is very similar to his last one. In this one he works at an outdoors store and has three daughters. It premieres tonight with two episodes, which makes for a solid hour that will probably do well. It falls somewhere near the bottom of the top half of new sitcoms this fall.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): New. Hetty finally lets Callen in on some of his past. Runs 61 minutes.

Parenthood (NBC): New. Krisitna gets some unexpected help. Sarah’s ex returns.

Other Options

  • Body of Proof (ABC): New. A body presumed dead gets up and walks away, but leads them to an even more shocking discovery. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Chopped Champions (Food Network): New. Previous winners return to compete again. Plays again later.

Sports Note

  • FOX has Game 3 of the ALCS with the Texas Rangers at the Detroit Tigers.

TV Marathons

A&E has 24 episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
History has five episodes of Top Shot that play two times.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has six episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has 11 episodes of Moonlight.
TNT has five episodes of Bones tonight.
USA Network has 18 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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