What to Watch Tonight: Criminal Minds, CSI, Psych & More

News & Notes

Get Psych Season 5 on DVD via AmazonTonight, ABC has the Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011.

Over on cable, A&E has the first season finale of Lady Hoggers, MTV has the 26th season premiere of The Real World, Showtime has a Debra Digiovanni: Single, Awkward, Female comedy special, TBS has the Funniest Commercials of the Year 2011, Travel Channel has the series premiere of America Caught on Camera, and USA Network has the sixth fall season finale of Psych.

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Prime Picks

Up All Night (NBC): Repeat. The “Hiring and Firing” episode replays. New episodes return Thursday, January 12th.
Suburgatory (ABC): Repeat. The “Charity Case” replays, where Tessa is attempting to get her fellow students interested in charity work. New episodes return January 4th.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team is tracking a serial bludgeoner in Philadelphia and the team ends up in the boxing scene while pursuing the case.

Psych (USA Network): Midseason Finale. Shawn and Juliet go away on a romantic weekend, but a robbery and a dead body get in the way of their plans. Plays again later. This season has been mostly great and this episode is the best of this first half of the season. I love it when they mix things up and in this episode Shawn and Juliet are together and Gus, Henry and Lassiter end up hanging out together, which leads to some very funny moments. Also, guest stars Jason Priestly (Beverly Hills, 90210), Jennifer Finnigan (Better With You) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development) are all used very well.

Solid Selections

The Middle (ABC): Repeat. The “Major Changes” episode from earlire this season replays. Runs 30 minutes. New episodes return January 4th.

Modern Family (ABC): Repeat. The “Dude Ranch” episode replays, where the whole family takes a vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Runs 31 minutes. New episodes return January 4th.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Dr. Robbins’ wife finds a nude corpse their bedroom and the team investigates.

Other Options

  • Leverage (TNT): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “The Girls’ Night Out Job,” replays.
  • State of Play (BBC America): Repeat. Cal learns of Stephen’s lies. Delia finds that she is in danger. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has college basketball action with Florida International at Maryland.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Cincinnati at Wright State followed by Tennessee at College of Charleston.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Acceptable Loss,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Top Chef: Texas.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of Sons of Guns tonight.
Syfy has nine episodes of The Twilight Zone.
USA Network has 11 episodes of NCIS.

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