Tonight on the Tube: Scrubs, Better Off Ted, Lost & Damages

News & Notes

Get Lost Episodes via iTunesTonight, ABC has Scrubs on its new night followed by the series premiere of Better Off Ted.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has an Inside the FBI special followed by a Global Warming: The New Challenge With Tom Brokaw special, HGTV has the first season finale of Income Property, Spike has the first season finale of Toughest Cowboy, and truTV has The Atocha Adventure special.

Prime Picks

Scrubs (ABC): New. The show moves to its new day and time tonight. Turk believes that a paralyzed teenager may be able to walk again after a undergoing a risky procedure. Dr. Cox and Janitor are having problems in the romance department.
Better Off Ted (ABC): Series Premiere. The company Ted works for wants him to convince one of its research scientists to be cryogenically frozen. This is one of the best comedy new comedies to come along recently. It has an offbeat comedy style, one that makes me think that it will be hard for it to do well ratings-wise. So, if you were a fan of Arrested Development or became one after it was cancelled by watching the series on DVD, then you should watch this show. I don’t want to see another half-hour comedy struggle and end up on the great, but short-lived, comedy scrap heap. I found this episode and another I’ve seen to be very funny. If it maintains this level of comedy goodness in future episodes, I could see it easily being added to my list of favorite must watch comedies.

Lost (ABC): New. Sawyer has to continue with his lie after some old friends drop in unannounced. Runs 62 minutes.

Life on Mars (ABC): New. Sam has to show his dark side while working undercover to expose a truck-hijacking ring. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes.

Solid Selections

Lie to Me (FOX): New. Lightman may be letting friendship get in the way of seeing what is really going on while investigating a possible conspiracy around a new drug at a pharmaceutical company.

Life (NBC): New. Det. Seever, played by Gabrielle Union, is assigned to be Crews’ new partner while Reese is away. They get assigned the clubbing death of a court reporter. Love Crews and Reese together, but am interested to see how he plays off and breaks in a new partner.

CSI: NY (CBS): New. The team finds a big clue in the death of a former medical examiner.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton goes “Cubing a Round” for something to cook on “The Man Food Show.” Both episodes play again later.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a “Shrimp and Grits” battle and then against “Paula Deen” in a chicken fried steak battle repeat that follows. Both play again later.

Damages (FX): New. Claire tries to oust Walter Kendrick as CEO and risks everything to do so. Ellen learns something about Patty’s past. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • American Idol (FOX): New. One of the final 11 gets sent home.
  • Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A notorious New England serial killer has killed again after a 10 year hiatus, so the BAU travels to Boston to try and track him down.
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS): New. Allison is hanging around Gary’s place too much, so he sets out to find her a new boyfriend.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. Christine and Richard reminisce about Ritchie’s birth when they help Lindsey and Marly after they go into labor.
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): Repeats. Six episodes replay tonight.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action with the Miami Heat at the Boston Celtics followed by the Detroit Pistons at the Houston Rockets.
  • ESPN2 has NIT tournament action followed by a World Baseball Classic game.

Late Night

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “Grilled,” replays.
  • Trust Me (TNT): Repeat. Last night’s two episodes, “What’s the Rush?” and “Odd Man Out,” replay.

TV Marathons

Bravo has seven episodes of Top Chef.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Living Single.
Sci Fi has seven episodes of Dark Angel early.

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