Jenny’s This Week on TV

Welcome to a new week for This Week on TV! Big stuff happening this week, including the season finales of The Amazing Race, George Lopez, The Unit, Jericho & others plus the premiere of Traveler on ABC, super-sized episodes of Thursday comedies on NBC and much more! So check it out!


Sunday, catch the season finale of The Amazing Race on CBS at 8/7c. It is down to Mirna and Charla, Eric and Danielle & Dustin and Kandice. I quit watching this season a few weeks in because I had read that M&C and D&K were 2 of the final 3 teams and I can’t stand either team. So I didn’t care who won. But for those that do, I hope you enjoy tonight’s ep! πŸ™‚

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Cold Case – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Saturday Night Live in the 90s: Pop Culture Nation – NBC @ 9/8c – (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*7th Heaven – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Dad – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Blood Ties – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Celebrity Fit Club – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Entourage – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Family Guy – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Footballers’ Wives – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*King of the Hill – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*Mind of Mencia – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Reno 911 – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Sopranos – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Springer Hustle – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Tudors – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c
  • America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 9/8c
  • The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • The Simpsons – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c


Monday is the season finale of 2 comedies. First up is The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS at 8:30/7:30c. When we last left Christine, she and Richard had spent the night together and Richard and New Christine were not together anymore. What does this mean for Christine, Richard and their son Richie? Find out tonight!

Also tonight is the season finale of Girlfriends on the CW, starting at 9/8c. There are 2 new episodes. Joan gets a long-awaited marriage proposal; Maya and Darnell find their dream house, but another opportunity arises, and Darnell must make a choice.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*24 – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*All of Us – CW @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*CSI: Miami – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars – ABC @ 8/7c til 9:31/8:31c – (91 Minutes)
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Everybody Hates Chris – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Falcon Beach – ABC Family @ 7/6c
  • *New*Heroes – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8/7c – (Check out my REVIEW of the last 2 episodes of the season!)
  • *New*IFL Battleground – MyNetworkTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Run’s House – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bachelor – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c til 11/10c (89 Minutes)
  • *New*The Black Donnellys – NBC.COM – (New Previously Unaired Episode)
  • *New*The Game – CW @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The King of Queens – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Real Wedding Crashers – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*The Riches – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Two and a Half Men – CBS @ 9/8c
  • House – FOX @ 8/7c


Tuesday is the one-hour season finale of George Lopez at a special time, starting at 8/7c. George is worried about Max and puts him to work in the factory to emphasize the importance of education, then in the 2nd half of the hour, Edward James Olmos guest stars as a multi-millionaire that buys Powers Aviation and asks George to stay on board if he’s willing to consider making some major life changes. What, become a woman? heh Wonder what it could be!

Also tonight is the season finale of another of my favorite shows, The Unit on CBS at 9/8c. As the Unit member’s world comes crashing down, some members disappear, others are locked up and one finds himself being pressured to betray his team. Crazy! I really hope it comes back next season, as this would be a sucky way to end it!

I had bad information and apparently the season finale of Tori & Dean: Inn Love is tonight on Oxygen at 10:30/9:30c and not last week.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Work Out – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Hooters Dream Girl Challenge – MyNetworkTV @ 8/7c – (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Boston Legal – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bullrun – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Driving Force – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gilmore Girls – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*House – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Law & Order: Criminal Intent – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Living Lahaina – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*NCIS – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Scarred – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Shield – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Veronica Mars – CW @ 9/8c
  • Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Punk’d – NBC @ 9/8c


Wednesday is the season finale of Jericho on CBS at 8/7c. Johnston leads a heavily outnumbered army of citizens from Jericho into battle against New Bern, where one of Jericho’s own will be lost during this fight for survival. Here’s hoping it’s Gray. πŸ˜› The last few episodes have been fantastic and back to the Jericho that I loved earlier in the season. I’m sad it’s ending and have my fingers crossed HARD that it comes back next season!

Also on tonight:

  • *New*According to Jim – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Heiress – MyNetworkTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bones – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Crossing Jordan – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
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  • *New*CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Halfway Home – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Hustle – AMC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lost – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Medium – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Notes From the Underbelly – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c & 9:30/8:30c – (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*One Tree Hill – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Road Rules – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Saints & Sinners – MyNetworkTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shear Genius – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Thank God You’re Here – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • According to Jim – ABC @ 9/8c


Thursday is the series premiere of Traveler on ABC at 10:01/9:01c. Starring Aaron Stanford as the title character, Will Traveler, and Logan Marshall-Green (Trey on The OC) and Matthew Bomer (hottie Luc on Tru Calling) as Will’s friends Tyler and Jay respectively, and finally Steven Culp (Rex Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives) as Agent Fred Chambers. ABC has already cut down on the series order from 13 to 8, so it doesn’t bode well, but watch cause it looks good!

Tonight is more super-sized episodes on NBC of the comedies My Name is Earl from 8/7c til 8:40/7:40c, The Office from 8:40/7:40c til 9:20/8:20c and Scrubs from 9:20/8:20c til 10:01/9:01c.

If you are a fan of Without a Trace, don’t miss the season finale on a special night on CBS at 10/9c. The team searches for a missing 13-year-old girl whose mother fears fell prey to a fierce neighborhood drug dealer, and Jack tries to figure out how to protect Elena from her vindictive ex after her legal case against him falls apart.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Adventures in Hollyhood – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c – (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*CSI – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*ER – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Human Giant – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Penn & Teller: Bullshit – Mount Rushmore – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pimp My Ride – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Supernatural – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Showbiz Show with David Spade – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Ugly Betty – ABC @ 8/7c


Friday is the season finale of Ghost Whisperer on CBS at 8/7c. Fearing that the dark side is becoming more powerful than the light, Melinda searches for the meaning behind mythological clues before another tragedy strikes Grandview. Then stick around at 9/8c for the season (& probable SERIES) finale of Close to Home. While the D.A.’s office attempts to put an end to the web of police corruption plaguing the city, the case takes an unexpected turn when someone close to them is murdered. Eek!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Acceptable TV – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Law & Order – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Numb3rs – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Painkiller Jane – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Six Degrees – ABC.COM – (New Previously Unaired Episode)
  • *New*Stargate Atlantis – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Stargate SG-1 – SciFi @ 8/7c
  • Bones – FOX @ 9/8c
  • Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 8/7c
  • Nanny 911 – FOX @ 8/7c

Looks like a great week for tv! Have a good week everyone!

— Jenny

For all the latest TV news and reviews

  • Common Sense

    What’s with ABC? They cut “Traveler’s” eps before it even premieres? The promos look very intriguing, and anything with Matt Bomer is great. I certainly don’t care for the explosive premise of the show—reminds me too much of 9/11 and hate to give copycats any ideas. But we’ll see where it goes from there.

    Consider giving King of Queens some big play next week. Thinking about it this week, I believe it’s one of the 10 best sitcoms produced in the last quarter-century (in company with Seinfeld, The Office, Friends, Raymond, Arrested Development), and maybe the last of the great ones to ever reach 200 episodes.

  • Grace

    If Johnston Green (Gerald McRaney) dies on JERICHO, it won’t matter if there is a second season because I won’t be watching it. HOW DUMB would CBS be to kill off JOHNSTON GREEN played brilliantly by McRaney?????????

  • Jenny

    I agree Grace. I think they would be stupid to do it, especially so soon after killing off April and bringing that grief to that family.

    Common Sense, I will. πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely feature KoQ and its finale!

  • LAN3

    Nice to see that Stephen Culp is getting a regular job; I’m glad to see his rest period is over after he was on, what, 4 shows just a few seasons ago. He’s a good character actor, and should keep some steady work, hehe.

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