Tonight on the Tube: NBC Comedies, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, Burn Notice & Mad Men

Download My Name Is Earl Episodes at Amazon UnboxNothing looks to be premiering tonight. Maybe they are just making way for the big series debut of the new Flash Gordon on Sci Fi Channel tomorrow night. If you are a fan of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, check back later today, as I will be on a conference call with Stan Lee and executive producer Andy Scheer later this morning and should have a few tidbits about the show to share with you.

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Christian Slater plays the next person on Earl’s list that now lives on an eco-friendly commune.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. Liz gets flowers from a secret admirer while Pete completely forgets about Valentine’s Day when the cast pulls an all-nighter.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Michael and Jan go public with their relationship at a party while the staff heads out for happy hour.
Scrubs (NBC): Repeat. Elliot talks Keith into letting her plan their engagement after the ring he bought for her doesn’t fit.

Men in Trees (ABC): Repeat. Marin has gone back to New York, but is starting to miss her life in Elmo.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. A doctor tries to blackmail Lex with telling Lana the truth about her baby while Clark contemplates telling Lana his secret.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. George meet’s his father-in-law and interviewing candidates for the chief positions begins.

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. Danny and Martin head out to search when a thug abducts Elena’s son, while the rest of them look for a missing tourist.

Cable Choices

Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (Sci Fi): Repeat. Last week’s episode replays where they face their first villain.

Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (Sci Fi): New. The superheroes are paired off to face Dr. Dark. Plays again later.

Burn Notice (USA): New. Michael joins a criminal organization run by a beautiful and brutal woman in an attempt to help a storeowner that is being put out of business. Plays again later. USA announced yesterday that they have picked up the series for a second season, which is very good news.

Other Options

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Get a behind the scenes look at when Duff, Mary Alice and Geoff judged the Extreme Cake Challenge. Plays again later.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Last Sunday’s battle between Chef Tony Liu and Iron Chef Mario Batali replays with one of the nastiest looking fish I have ever seen as the secret ingredient. Plays again later.
  • Mad Men (AMC): New. Don is alienated while Pete’s life becomes more difficult. Plays twice and then again later. Last week’s episode plays earlier in the day.

Sports Notes

  • FOX has NFL preseason action with the Indianapolis Colts at the Dallas Cowboys.
  • TNT has the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament.

Late Night

  • The 4400 (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday night’s episode, “No Exit,” replays.
  • The Dead Zone (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode where Johnny sees a building explode and everyone is a suspect replays.
  • Saving Grace (TNT): Repeat. Monday’s episode, “Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of Top Chef early.
Oxygen has episodes of Snapped almost all day.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of The Outer Limits early.

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1 comment… add one
  • Jaynee Aug 9, 2007, 10:23 am

    If you’re gonna watch Mad Men, you should check out the very funny recap of last week’s episode on this site. Written as a short play, and just a wee bit of sarcasm. I actually like them more than the show itself.

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