Tonight on the Tube: NCAA Basketball, West Wing, Housewives and Next Food Network Star

2006 NCAA March Madness Final Four Bracket TeeThe NCAA Men’s Tournament has been spectacular. Well except for my Huskies losing to those other Huskies on Friday. More teams have come from behind to win or push the game to overtime than I can ever remember seeing before. Yesterday in the Texas versus LSU game was one of the most spectacular 20 seconds of hustle and scrambling by both teams ending in a game tying shot for Texas. This has been a great tournament so far. Hopefully we will see two more good games today. What have you thought of the NCAA Men’s Tournament so far?

Prime Picks

The West Wing (NBC): Toby is pressed by the Attorney General to give up his source of information regarding the shuttle leak.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Bree joins AA to foil her son’s attempt to extort her. Susan introduces Dr. Ron to Carl now that he knows of their arrangement. Gaby and Carlos look for just the right woman to adopt a baby from.

Crossing Jordan (NBC): The team isn’t sure whether a young girl just found her father or had something to do with it.

Solid Selections

Cold Case (CBS): The battle of the sexes is looked at when new evidence comes to light about a 1973 murder involving a female tennis player’s murder. She had played a man and won and soon after was found dead.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Goren and Eames investigate a case involving a man who was killed while trying to steal some evidence that is part of a lawsuit.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Decisions, decisions, decisions. Repeat where Meredith awaits Derek’s decision regarding them and the surgeon have to decide on who has the best chance of living as to patients are stuck together by a pole after a train accident.

Other Options

The Simpsons (FOX): The family wins a trip to the Fox Studios after Marge enters a contest.
The War at Home (FOX): An attractive saleswoman hits on Dave leaving him to believe that he is still a catch.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat where they investigate a case at a convention for overweight people.

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat where Martin witnesses a boy get kidnapped and the fact that he was not able to stop it causes him trouble during the investigation.

Cable Choices

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat of the second episode with the contestants getting show tips from Rachael Ray and the first episode plays right before this one.

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): New episode where another elimination is made at the end of the show. The first three episodes are repeated again an hour after this showing ends.

The Shield (FX): Repeat of Postpartum the season finale from last week. Runs 90 minutes.

Sports Notes

ABC has some NBA action with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Indiana Pacers followed by some IndyCar Racing with the Toyota Indy 300 from Homestead, FL. NBC has final round coverage of The Players Championship golf tournament with Sergio Garcia just one shot back of the lead. CBS has the final two Elite 8 games from the NCAA Men’s Tournament to see which two teams complete the Final Four. FOX has NASCAR with the Food City 500 from Bristol, TN. ESPN has an NCAA Women’s Tournament game followed by PBA bowling followed by figure skating followed by the New Jersey Nets at the Detroit Pistons for some more NBA action. ESPN2 has a NCAA Women’s Tournament game followed by tennis followed by two more NCAA Women’s Tournament games.

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