News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the fifth season premiere of The Middle, the series premiere of Back in the Game, the fifth season premiere of Modern Family and the second season premiere of Nashville, CBS has the ninth season premiere of Criminal Minds and the 14th season premiere of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The CW has the first season finale of Capture, and NBC has the two-hour second season premiere of Revolution and the 15th season premiere of Law & Order: SVU.
Over on cable, BBC America has the first season finale of Broadchurch, Bravo has the fifth season finale of Top Chef Masters, Comedy Central has the 17th season premiere of South Park, and MTV has the 24th season finale of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge followed by a reunion special.
Revolution (NBC): Season Premiere. It is some six months after the events of the tower, which we learn about in flashbacks, and Aaron, Myles and Rachel are living in a small town. Charlie is off on her own mission and Neville is searching for his wife along with his son. I’ve seen the first two episodes of season two and it does look like they have fixed a few problems and added in some interesting elements of what is exactly going on now that it looks like the power is off for good. It may be playing early in the night, but it has a much darker tone than at any point last season. I stuck with it through the first season and was ready to jump ship. But, after hearing show creator Eric Kripke talk about problems with the show last season and what they needed to do to fix them during an interview at Comic-Con this summer I was interested again. And, after seeing the first couple, I think they may have done so. I am least going to stick around for a few episodes to see for sure. I talked about the return of Revolution and the rest of the NBC Fall Schedule with @mytakeontv and @ShowPatrol on the TV times Three Podcast. Also, check out some video interviews with the cast about the new season and a photo gallery from Comic-Con 2013.
Modern Family (ABC): Season Premiere. Phil and Claire attempt to put together a kid free week amongst all the kids’ scheduled activities over the summer.
Modern Family (ABC): New. Luke and Manny attend their first day of high school. Claire goes back to work. Today is the last day to enter our Modern Family Season 4 Blu-ray giveaway.
Broadchurch (BBC America): Season Finale. Many in the town are coming together to mourn Danny. Hardy comes across a piece of evidence that finally leads him to the killer. Plays again later.
The Middle (ABC): Season Premiere. The whole family helps Axl move into his dorm at college, even though he doesn’t want them there. Brick can’t seem to keep a handle on his new cell phone.
Back in the Game (ABC): Series Premiere. Terry and her son move back in with her father. After her son doesn’t make the local little league team, she offers to coach a new team that includes her son and the rest of the kids that were left out. I really like the cast with Maggie Lawson (Psych) as Terry and James Caan (Las Vegas) as her father. There might be a fun sitcom in here, but a few elements of this first episode are over the top. Plus, how much is it really going to revolve around baseball in each episode. I will be checking out more episodes to find out, as it presently sits on my “to be determined” list. I talked about Back in the Game and the rest of the ABC Fall Schedule with @mytakeontv and @raelee on the TV times Three Podcast.
Criminal Minds (CBS): Season Premiere. The BAU team is tracking a quickly devolving killer. Everyone thinks that Hotch is up for the unit chief position.
The Bridge (FX): New. Sonya tries to repair her relationship with Marco. Charlotte makes an unlikely alliance. Runs 70 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
- Arrow (The CW): Repeat. The first season finale episode, “Sacrifice,” replays. Season two premieres in two weeks on October 9th.
- Dexter (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s series finale episode, “Remember the Monsters?,” replays.
- Nashville (ABC): Season Premiere. Deacon may be heading to jail and Rayna lies in a coma. Teddy is dealing with Peggy’s pregnancy news. Gunnar complicates things with Scarlett.
- Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. This past Friday night’s episode replays. The previous four episodes replay right before.
- ESPN has MLB doubleheader Wednesday Night Baseball action with the Tampa Bay Rays at the New York Yankees followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the San Francisco Giants.
- MLB Network has an early game today.
- Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Poenitentia,” replays.
Wednesday TV Marathons
Breaking Bad (AMC): All seven first season episodes and the first two of season two replay tonight and into late night. The rest of season two and the first two episodes of season three replay tomorrow with five more in late night. The second half of season three and all of season four replay on Friday and into late night. On Sunday, the fifth season replays all 15 episodes thus far leading up to the series finale that night.
Castle (TNT): Seven episodes tonight.
Flashpoint (ION): Six episodes tonight and into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (ION): Seven episodes today.
NCIS… (USA Network): Has 14 episodes.
NCIS: Los Angeles (USA Network): Seven episodes tonight and into late night.
Sanford and Son (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.