(a look at what PTR is watching tonight)
Friday Night Lights (8 p.m. NBC) - "Upping the Ante." Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) struggles between preparing for the game and dealing with the situation with Smash (Gaius Charles) as the town of Dillon piles on the pressure. Relationships also begin to form as Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) and Julie (Aimee Teegarden) start an unlikely friendship and Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) reconnects with his estranged father. Jason (Scott Porter) and Lyla (Minka Kelly), on the other hand, have problems of their own as Buddy (Brad Leland) finds out news of their engagement. Be sure to click on over to nbc.com to catch the 2-Minute Replay to see what you've been missing.
Bones (8 p.m. Fox) - "The Man in the Cell." This show finally returns tonight!!! Brennan and Booth are called to the scene of a deadly fire at a D.C. prison to investigate what they believe is the death of Brennan's incarcerated adversary, serial killer Howard Epps, whose body was found burned beyond recognition. But Brennans examination leads to a chilling realization.
Medium (10 p.m. NBC) - "Very Merry Maggie." If dreams of child abuse weren't disturbing enough, Allison (Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) becomes spooked by a young boy's doll, who seems to have urged it's owner to kill. Meanwhile, with project deadline looming, Joe (Jake Weber) becomes concerned about his health.
About Last Night...
BIGGEST RATINGS WINNERS: American Idol, NCIS (r), House, The Unit (r), Boston Legal
For more on last night's ratings, visit Zap2it.
And finally, it's Nielsen Wednesday! Here's a look at last week's Top 10 shows courtesy of USA Today:
1. American Idol (33.9 million viewers)
2. American Idol (32.6)
3. Grey's Anatomy (21.5)
4. CSI (21.2)
5. CSI: Miami (18.9)
6. Deal or No Deal (17.6)
7. Two and a Half Men (15.8)
8. Cold Case (15.1)
9. Heroes (14.9)
10. NCIS (14.8)
11. Hallmark's Valley of the Light (14.8)
PTR faves in the Top 20: Men in Trees (#19)
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