Tonight on the Tube: Human Target, Modern Family, Leverage & Psych

News & Notes

Get Psych Season Three on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, Logo has the series premiere of The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi, Showtime has the 33rd season finale of Inside the NFL and the series premiere of Inside NASCAR, Spike has the third season finale of Manswers, and Travel Channel has a Samantha Brown Fan-a-thon special.

On satellite, Direct TV 101 has the third season finale of Friday Night Lights.

In late night, G4 has the first season finale of Campus PD.

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Prime Picks

Human Target (FOX): New. A district attorney looking into an organized crime family needs Chance’s protection.

Modern Family (ABC): New. Claire and Phil catch a bit of a snag in the Valentine’s Day plans. Jay takes Gloria out on her favorite holiday.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Jules doesn’t want to be alone on Valentine’s Day. Runs 31 minutes.

Psych (USA): New. Juliet wants Gus to help her track down an old boyfriend. Plays again later. The previous two episodes replay in the morning.

Solid Selections

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. Christine gets jealous of Richard and New Christine and their new baby they are about to bring into the world.
Gary Unmarried (CBS): New. Gary is trying to do something big for Valentine’s Day, at least bigger than what Sasha is doing for him. Allison is trying to bond with her kids.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The BAU team is after a serial killer that is taking people out in public places and causing mass fear.

Leverage (TNT): New. The team sets out to take down a corrupt mayor, guest star Richard Kind (Spin City), but end up in the middle of a much bigger problem. Plays again later. This is part one of the two-part season finale. Part two airs next week. Tonight’s episode is great, but it mainly serves to setup next week’s outstanding conclusion to the season. Co-creator and writer John Rogers (@jonrog1) and executive producer and director Dean Devlin (@Electric44) have put together a great pair of episodes to close out the season with lots of twists and surprises. Even as great as it is though, it still hard for me to pick it over an unseen episode of Psych, which has been one of my favorite shows since it debuted.

Other Options

  • Being Erica (SOAPnet): New. Erica gets sent back to the summer she went to Taiwan. Plays again tomorrow afternoon, Saturday evening and late night Sunday.
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine (ABC): Repeat. Charlie Brown tries to get up the nerve to ask a girl to the St. Valentine’s Day dance. Runs 30 minutes.
  • CSI: NY (CBS): New. A legendary racecar driver is killed and it looks like someone tampered with his car to do so. Danica Patrick guest stars as a rival driver.
  • The Inbetweeners (BBC America): New. Jay gets the rest of the guys to go to the Camber Sands meeting of the Caravan Club. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both play again later.
  • Life Unexpected (The CW): Repeat. Monday’s episode, “Bong Intercepted,” replays, where Lux gets suspended and Cate tries to fix it.
  • nip/tuck (FX): New. Christian and Sean have started seeing a therapist together. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Connecticut at Syracuse followed by Duke at North Carolina.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the Boston Celtics at the New Orleans Hornets.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s episode, “Noble Causes,” replays.
  • Damages (FX): Repeat. This past Monday night’s, “Flight’s at 11:08,” replays.
  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Home Invasion,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
MTV has 10 episodes of Silent Library.
Oxygen has 18 episodes of Roseanne.
Syfy has eight episodes of Jericho early.
USA has nine episodes of NCIS.
WE has five episodes of Raising Sextuplets early and later five episodes of 20/20 on WE tonight.

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