Tonight on the Tube: The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Entourage and NBA Playoffs

Entourage - Season Three, Part 1The Apprentice: Los Angeles has its finale tonight on NBC, so if you care, you can find out who is getting hired. Speaking of caring, or not, the second season finale of The War at Home plays tonight on FOX before new episodes of King of the Hill and The Simpsons. The NBA Playoffs continue with four more games tonight. A game on TNT then one on ABC and then two more on TNT. What looks good to you?

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Marge starts playing an online fantasy game after she learns to use the Internet. Homer plays referee for Lisa’s soccer match.
The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Homer plays front man to Marge’s newfound carpentry skills.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Susan is having second thoughts about marrying Ian while Gaby is thinking about getting married. Runs 62 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): Repeat. The one where Kitty and Nora end up using a matchmaker replays.

Solid Selections

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): New. A man and his son who are both paralyzed get a completely new and fully accessible home built by the team.

Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness (CBS): Released 2007. After a man loses his wife and daughter in car accident to a teen that was illegally racing, he wants justice. Runs two hours.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Emeril cooks with lots and lots of garlic.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Mario Batali takes on Chef Chris Cosentino in a garlic battle. Plays again later.

Entourage (HBO): New. Amanda makes Vince an offer he might not be able to refuse after she gets mad at them for avoiding her. Ari has to fire someone at his firm. Runs 30 minutes.

Other Options

  • Blood Ties (Lifetime): New. Mike helps Vicki try to save Henry after putting him in danger in the first place. Plays again later.
  • The Riches (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Reckless Gardening,” replays.
  • The Sopranos (HBO): New. Junior plays a little poker and Tony and Paulie go south.
  • TV Land Awards 2007 (TV Land): New. Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis & Kelly) hosts the show, as they give out awards for TV shows past. Runs 90 minutes and plays twice and then again later on Nickelodeon.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Los Angeles Lakers at the Phoenix Suns in NBA Playoff action.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the Boston Red Sox.
  • NBC has NHL Playoff action.
  • TNT has three NBA Playoff games. The first game of the day is the Washington Wizards at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then there is a game on ABC. Later there is a doubleheader with the Denver Nuggets at the San Antonio Spurs followed by the Golden State Warriors at the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Versus has NHL Playoff action.

Late Night

  • Painkiller Jane (Sci Fi): Repeat. This past Friday’s new episode, “Toy Soldiers,” replays.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s new episode, “Back to One,” replays, where Vic tracks down Lem’s killer.

TV Marathons

Cartoon Network has 16 episodes of Futurama late.
Discovery Channel has episodes of Planet Earth playing all day long.
ESPN2 has nine hours of the U.S. Poker Championship.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Snapped today.
Sci Fi Channel has the three-part, six-hour Dinotopia.

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