Tonight on the Tube: American Idol, House, Boston Legal and The Shield

The Medical Science of House, M.D.The next one gets chosen tonight on the season finale of Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. The best part about that is that the show is done and Veronica Mars will be back with new episodes starting next week. U2’s Bono gives tutelage to the Top 6 tonight on American Idol. That has to be one of the all time biggest gets for a mentor the show has ever had. Will you be watching tonight?

Prime Picks

American Idol (FOX): New. The Top 6 performs songs of hope and inspiration with guest mentor Bono. Tonight is the first night of “Idol Gives Back” where your votes will do more than just put your favorite through to next week.

House (FOX): New. A young scammer passes out while working a card trick and Foreman thinks it is because of drug use. In other news, Cuddy and Wilson go on date.

Boston Legal (ABC): New. Alan is once again going up against Jerry Espenson in a truly weird case of a woman suing a store for selling pornographic dolls to children. Denny says something stupid and Paul and Shirley must figure out what to do with him.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. Gibbs and his team have to act when the director meets with an informant and things don’t go as planned.

The Unit (CBS): New. Bob has to make a difficult decision while out in the field and Mack makes a bad choice when he thinks his wife is cheating on him.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. Disc Jockey in 1958 was killed and the team reopens the case when they get new direction.

Cable Choices

Jake 2.0 (Sci Fi): Three episodes play tonight before wrestling, which makes no sense on the Sci Fi Channel. Well, the fiction part, not so much the science.

The Shield (FX): New. Claudette gives Vic a way to keep his position at the Barn. Runs 66 minutes and plays twice with an episode of The Riches playing in between.

Other Options

  • Gilmore Girls (The CW): New. Lorelai goes to Luke’s diner and things are awkward. Rory gets a shocking piece of mail and Paris gets accepted to both law and medical schools.
  • Taste of America With Mark DeCarlo (Travel Channel): New. Get a look at some NYC pizza and some red eye gravy in South Carolina.
  • Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels (Food Network): New. Dining family style.

Sports Notes

  • TNT has NBA doubleheader playoff action with the Miami Heat at the Chicago Bulls and then the Los Angeles Lakers at the Phoenix Suns.

Late Night

  • Painkiller Jane (Sci Fi): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “Toy Soldiers,” replays.
  • The Riches (FX): Repeat. Monday’s episode, “Virgin Territory,” replays where the family heads back to the traveler camp for a funeral. Runs 61 minutes and plays between two showings of tonight’s episode of The Shield.

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