Tonight on the Tube: American Idol, Scrubs, 30 Rock and a Whole Bunch of Repeats.

Scrubs - X-Ray Logo T-ShirtEverything is a rerun tonight on ABC, CBS, The CW and NBC, except Survivor: Fiji on CBS and Scrubs and 30 Rock on NBC. FOX has a new American Idol results show followed by another excruciatingly slow moving new episode of Are Your Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Prime Picks

American Idol (FOX): New. Tonight we find out who makes the Top 12. Who do you think it will be? I have a bad feeling that at least one and probably both Sanjaya and Antonella make another week. Carrie Underwood performs.

Scrubs (NBC): New. A Pvt. Dancer is told that he cannot return to the military due to his injuries. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Nathan Lane guest stars as Jack’s brother and Liz needs to cut some staff at the show. The show takes a few weeks off starting next week, so NBC can give former Conan cohost Andy Richter and his new show Andy Barker, P.I. a shot.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. “The Convict” episode replays where they all start comparing working there to being in prison.
30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. The “Tracy Does Conan” episode replays where Jack bumps Jenna for Tracy to appear on the Conan’s show.

Solid Selections

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Earl runs into both 50 and 51 on his list while Joy is doing community service.
The Office (NBC): Repeat. “The Merger” episode replays where the Scranton and Stamford branches merge.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The “Staring at the Sun” episode replays where Meredith wants to be more positive and Derek and Addison have agreed to be civil to each other.

Men in Trees (ABC): Repeat. “The Buddy System” episode replays. The show will be taking a couple of weeks off starting next week, so ABC can try and kick start a new show called October Road in the post Grey’s Anatomy timeslot.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril gets crabby, but in a good way.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Sunday’s episode with Iron Chef Mario Batali taking on a challenger where both have a mixologist teamed with them. The secret ingredient was Mango, which had to be in both the food and the drinks. Each drink was to complement the dish it was served with.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. Bobby competes in a meatloaf battle.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. A cake is made to look like an Olympic ski slope.

Other Options

  • American Chopper (TLC): Repeats. The two episodes where the guys build a Caddyshack inspired bike for Bill Murray are replayed.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN & ESPN2 have college basketball conference tournament action.
  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the Chicago Bulls at the Orlando Magic followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Sacramento Kings.

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