Tonight on the Tube: Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Closer, The Middleman & Saving Grace

News & Notes

On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has a Raging Nature special followed by the series premiere of Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein, HBO has a Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House special, and MTV the fourth season premiere of The Hills followed by the series premiere of Busted and Spike has part two of the Kung Fu Killer miniseries.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. Penny decides to plan a surprise party of Leonard after she finds out that he doesn’t usually celebrate his birthday, in “The Peanut Reaction.”
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Marshall gets verbally emasculated by his new boss and wonders why he took this job in the first place, in “The Chain of Screaming” from this past season.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX): Repeat. The Stranger with a connection to them fights for his life and remembers what the future was like before he was sent back, in “Dungeons & Dragons.” This is episode six and episodes seven and eight play tomorrow and Wednesday and the first season finale episode replays on Sunday.

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. Alexx’s son becomes a suspect in a murder case, in “Rock and a Hard Place” from this past season.

Solid Selections

Prison Break (FOX): Repeat. Michael has to move up the escape because of the heavy rains and another inmate gets added to the escape, in “Under & Out” from this past season.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Alan thinks that Charlie may be out of control with his womanizing, in “Rough Night in Hump Junction” from this past season.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. Christine is trying to get over breaking up with Mr. Harris, in “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” from this past season.

Summer Olympics (NBC): Day 11. Gymnastics, track & field and beach volleyball play during the four hours of coverage tonight.

Cable Choices

Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Mothers & Wives,” replays. Plays again Saturday late night and Sunday right before the next new episode.

The Closer (TNT): New. Brenda is trying to figure out whether a missing 12 year old has been abducted or ran away. Last week’s episode, “Dial M for Provenza,” replays right before. Plays again later.

Saving Grace (TNT): New. A murder woman’s son has been kidnapped and the team searches for him. Ham is still having trouble with his recent loss. Plays again later. Read an interview with Holly Hunter.

Other Options

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel): New. Anthony explores “Spain.” Plays again later.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy finds places with great food in “Totally Unexpected” places. A repeat episode follows. Both episode play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): Repeat. Serena starts to fall back into old habits with the return of Georgina and Rufus’ band gets invited to play at an event, in “Woman on the Verge.”
  • The Middleman (ABC Family): New. A demonic puppet is on the loose. Was about to give up on this show about half way through the season, but it has really come into its own in the last couple of episodes. Plays again later.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): Repeat. Lucas gets some bad news and Haley is struggling with making a new album, in “Hate is Safer Than Love” from this past season.
  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy finds that the tunnel is being used for another purpose than transporting drugs. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Little League World Series action followed by preseason Monday Night Football with the Cleveland Browns at the New York Giants.
  • ESPN2 has Little League World Series action followed by Monday Night Baseball with the Houston Astros at the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • NBC along with other various NBC Universal owned cable outlets will have Olympic coverage. Checkout for listings of what events are playing when and where over the next seven days.

TV Marathons

E! has the five-part 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments.
MTV has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Wolf Lake early.

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