McCain and Obama debate dominate TV tonight

Oct 7, 2008 at 6:16 p.m. ET

Dancing with the Stars was interesting last night, wasn't it? One top couple is out of the running and Cloris hits on a barely-legal teen. Live TV, there's nothing like it. I'll be covering all that in detail with my Dancing recap later today.

Last night's episode of Sarah Connor was heavy on Reese and John, which is just the way I like it. I think there was a plot, something about protecting a kid at a military academy, but I was too distracted by the good-looking guys to really notice.

"You broke the doctor" was the running gag on Life last night, when a medical researcher is found frozen to death thanks to a dose of liquid nitrogen. Nice twists and turns in this one and as always, Charlie cracks me up. Who knew cop shows could be so amusing?

And speaking of amusing, more presidential debates tonight, so if you're a Dancing with the Stars fan be sure to check your listings carefully as it will air at different times across the country.

This does not look good for this NCIS actor!

Tonight On TV - Tuesday, October 7

McCain and Obama answer America's toughest questions in a town-hall format this evening on the second 2008 Presidential Debate. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will be covering the Q&A so check your local listings as the times do vary.

Due to it being a live results show, Dancing with the Stars on ABC will bump from 9:00 to 8:00 in some places so be careful that you don't miss it. (DVR's work wonders in these situations.) West coasters will also get an episode of Opportunity Knocks.

On CBS a new NCIS has Gibbs investigating the murder of a female navy officer after a prominent Senator asks for his assistance and some states will get an episode of The Unit after that.

On the CW tonight, new dramas ensue as Naomi makes a bad decision in regards to Adrianna's regular drug use on 90210. Then, on Privileged, Megan bails out on plans with Jacob so she can keep order at Sage and Rose's pool party. Somehow, Lauren Conrad (of Hills fame) finds herself in the mix of teen angst in this evening's episode.

Fox's House is a repeat.

NBC goes with part one of a two-part episode of Biggest Loser: Families, one group visits home, while the other endures 24 hours with a trainer.

Whatever Rachel's up to is always good!

Over on cable

Lincoln Heights and Greek are both new on ABCFamily and it's the season finale of Making of the Band on MTV. After, everyone's favorite heiress has her "dolls" partying all night and writing thoughtful toasts on a new Paris Hilton's My New BFF.

Bravo puts on the glam tonight with the the opener of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Then on a new episode of the Rachel Zoe Project, Rachel prepares for the Oscars, plans an anniversary party for Rodger and guides the style of Molly Sims.

Food myths are accepted or debunked on Food Detectives and goat-cheese tarts are put to the taste test on Road Tasted with the Neelys, both new on the Food Network.

The Style Network has a football player and his future Mrs., planning a wedding on the 50-yard line and HGTV has new episodes of Spice Up My Kitchen and Secrets That Sell.

News and notable

TBS's My Boys are celebrating a third season pickup as are the folks on FX's Sons of Anarchy who just got season two.

CBS has given The Mentalist their vote of confidence, ordering up six more episodes of the new series.

Fox is working on an American version of the Brit series Absolutely Fabulous, which is affectionately known as AbFab. Not seeing how that's going to work but...okay...

Lifetime is in development on a movie based on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Should be interesting to see how that plays out.

If you're in New York this coming Thursday, watch out for Starter Wives handing out free coffee, biscotti and logo goodies to promote the new season of The Starter Wife on USA.

Photo Credit: Capitol Offense - McGee (Sean Murray) search for clues into the murder of a young Naval officer on NCIS Tuesday Oct. 7 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Photo by: Cliff Lipson/CBS
Photo Credit: The Rachel Zoe Project -- Rachel Zoe
Bravo Photo by: Kurt Iswarienko

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