Tonight on the Tube: American Idol, Scrubs, 30 Rock and The Black Donnellys

Kellie Pickler - Small Town GirlTonight most everything on the networks is a repeat. ABC and The CW are all repeats. CBS has a new Survivor: Fiji with the rest of the night in repeats. NBC has new episodes of Scrubs and 30 Rock while everything else is repeats, which includes a second chance at The Black Donnellys premiere episode from Monday. FOX is all new episodes with the American Idol results show and an hour long Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Prime Picks

American Idol (FOX): New. Two more guys and two more gals get sent packing. Kellie Pickler performs.

Scrubs (NBC): New. A patient has lost their memory and the staff looks back on their pasts while trying to help.
30 Rock (NBC): New. LL Cool J guest stars as a hip-hop producer who Jack wants to endorse his families wines. This show will be taking a break in a couple of weeks. Starting March 15th, the new Andy Richter vehicle, Andy Barker, P.I., will fill in for a few weeks.

The Black Donnellys (NBC): Series Premiere. This is a new show from writer/producer/director Paul Haggis. He has been behind such movies as Crash and Letters from Iwo Jima and former short lived TV shows like Michael Hayes and EZ Streets. He takes another stab at television with a story about a group of Irish American brothers who are involved in mob activity in their neighborhood and live by the motto of “family first.” Episodes normally air in the last hour of primetime on Monday nights.

Solid Selections

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Earl does #91 on his list after seeing Catalina give a fellow maid a face wax.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. The “Branch Closing” episode from earlier this season replays.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX): New. It will be interesting to see if the show has a better flow in the hour long format than in the half hour format we have seen the last couple of nights.

Shark (CBS): Repeat. Jami Gertz guest stars as a married woman who says she shot her lover in self-defense after she ended the affair. This episode had some pretty good twists.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Go nuts with these recipes tonight.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. This is a replay of the episode from last Sunday where Iron Chef Bobby Flay squared off against Chef Lynn Crawford with secret ingredient peanuts.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): Repeat. A chowder battle is waged.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Watch as Duff and his staff make a cake for the Baltimore Fire Department.

Other Options

  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The episode where the guys all go camping is replayed.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has a college basketball doubleheader with Virginia Tech at Virginia in the first game.
  • ESPN2 has a college basketball doubleheader with North Carolina at Georgia Tech in the second game.
  • Golf Channel has the first round of the Honda Classic.
  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Dallas Mavericks followed by the Los Angeles Clippers at the Seattle Sonics.

What will you be watching tonight?

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