Tonight on the Tube: Friday Night Lights, Veronica Mars, Boston Legal and Preseason NBA Basketball

Boston Legal: Season 2The Friday Night Lights “Pilot” episode replays tonight on Bravo so you can catch the first episode before tonight’s new one. NBC has been playing many of their new shows on their sister cable stations (Bravo, Sci Fi, USA) during the first few weeks of the new fall season. What do you think of that practice? Have you caught an episode replay that you missed the first time?

Prime Picks

Friday Night Lights (NBC): New. The little used second-string quarterback is thrust into the spotlight after last week’s loss of star quarterback Jason Street to a serious injury. The team seems to be sticking together and they pledge to win for their teammate.

Veronica Mars (The CW): New. Veronica heads to the sororities to investigate the latest rape on campus during rush week. How great is it to have super sleuth Veronica back on TV?

Boston Legal (ABC): New. Denny helps Bethany try her case against the big HMO while Alan finds himself more and more attracted to Shirley.

Solid Selections

Gilmore Girls (The CW): New. Lorelai comes to the conclusion that she has based most of her life’s decisions on the opposite of what her parents would have done.

The Unit (CBS): New. A terrorist who is wanted has an attack plan and the team must hunt him down. Meanwhile the ladies back home worry that a stranger may be putting their families in danger.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): New. Watch Jerry Lewis guest star as a homeless man who is suspected in the rape and murder of a mother and daughter.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Emeril shows you some delicious finger foods that are great for a party.

Eureka (Sci Fi): Repeat. A woman thought to be dead shows up in Eureka at the Sheriff’s office. This is a fun show and has been renewed for a second season.

Nip/Tuck (FX): New. Sean learns that Monica has no intention of getting out of his life. Christian’s therapist lets loose a secret. Runs 65 minutes and plays twice.

Other Options

  • Dead Like Me (Sci Fi): Repeat. This was a strange but good show that lasted two seasons on Showtime.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): New. A firefighter is found stabbed to death and Logan and Wheeler investigate but find themselves on opposite sides of most of the fire department.
  • NCIS (CBS): New. A petty officer involved in an undercover arms deal is found dead and the team investigates.

Sports Notes

  • FOX has Game 1 of the ALCS with the Oakland A’s vs. the Detroit Tigers.
  • ESPN2 has preseason NBA Basketball with the Phoenix Suns at the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Versus, which was formerly OLN, has NHL Hockey with the Philadelphia Flyers at the New York Rangers.

What will you be watching tonight on the tube?

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