Tonight on the Tube: The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, What About Brian and Food Network Stars

by Jason the TVaholic on April 16, 2006

in Tonight on the Tube

The West Wing - The Complete First SeasonTonight The Food Network has a marathon of the entire run The Next Food Network Star that concludes with the final two episodes. On network TV tonight is the funeral episode for Leo McGarry. It promises to be an emotional episode with the return of many past season regulars. It is the most prime of picks tonight. What will you be watching?

Prime Picks

The West Wing (NBC): Tonight is the funeral for Leo and many former characters will be returning tonight.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Susan is dealing with Karl while Carol Burnett guest stars as Bree’s stepmother who comes to mediate things. Runs 61 minutes.

What About Brian (ABC): ABC tries to kick off this new show staring Barry Watson (7th Heaven) by showing it after Desperate Housewives. Tomorrow night the shows second episode can be seen in it’s regular time period.

Solid Selections

Cold Case (CBS): A death penalty case is looked at after the man pleads with Jeffries to take another look before his execution that is just days away.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): The detectives investigate the death of a bridesmaid found in her hotel room dead.

Crossing Jordan (NBC): Jordan gets pulled off a case involving a baseball player accused of rape.

Other Options

The Simpsons (FOX): Marge is shunned in this repeat after Homer has an incident with the Easter Bunny at an Easter egg hunt at the mayor’s house.
The War at Home (FOX): Hillary lies to her parents so she can go skiing and ends up in the emergency room. Another new episode airs after a repeat Family Guy.

Robert Ludlum’s Covert One: The Hades Factor (CBS): Part Two as the agents continue their search for the deadly virus. Runs two hours.

Cable Choices

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat of last week’s episode with Alton Brown working with the wannabes. This episode is preceded by the first four episodes of the competition. The next two new episodes follow.

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): The three finalists are chosen after each contestant presents a dish to the editors of TV Guide.

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): The three finalists work with Paula Deen on pitches for their pilots.

Sports Notes

ABC has an NBA doubleheader with the Chicago Bulls at the Miami Heat followed by the Phoenix Suns at the Los Angeles Lakers in a possible first round playoff preview. NBC has Arena Football. CBS has final round coverage of the Verizon Heritage golf tournament. ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the San Francisco Giants at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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