Tonight on the Tube: Season Finales, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters and Iron Chef America

Desperate Housewives - The GameTonight The Amazing Race and Cold Case have their season finales on CBS, Without a Trace has its season finale this coming Thursday, May 10th. The series finale of 7th Heaven on The CW is next Sunday, May 13th. Also next Sunday is the season finale of Survivor: Fiji on CBS. The Sunday night lineups on ABC and FOX will have their season finales on Sunday, May 20th.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Marge throws out Maggie’s pacifier to the determent of the house. Homer gets to be a fireman. Sunday, May 20th is the season finale and will have Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub voicing their 24 characters, Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian, on a case in Springfield.
The Simpsons (FOX): Repeat. Moe gets some help from Lisa with his poetry, but then takes all the credit for himself when his work gets recognized.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Susan heads out into the woods to find Mike and, of course, gets lost. Gaby gets put behind bars. Lynette might be falling for another man.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Chaos reigns supreme at a launch party for Tommy’s new business venture with Holly.

Solid Selections

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): New. Mother who was trying to fix up a house for her kids gets a new one from the team.

Cold Case (CBS): Season Finale. The team has to deal with a suicidal killer after they reopen a case.

Without a Trace (CBS): New. A girl goes missing at a prom after she leaves to go rest in her hotel room upstairs from the event. The season finale for this show is its former timeslot on Thursday night after CSI.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Emeril goes all “Southern Comfort.”

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef David Meyers takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora. Plays again later.

Entourage (HBO): New. Ari negotiates a deal between Amanda and the studio, while Eric thinks that Amanda and Vince’s new relationship may be hindering things in that department. Runs 30 minutes.

Other Options

  • Blood Ties (Lifetime): New. A missing corpse is the case this week. Plays again later.
  • Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s: Pop Culture Nation (NBC): New. Interviews and clips from Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Cheri Oteri, Molly Shannon, David Spade and more. Runs two hours.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Haunts,” replays. Runs 64 minutes.
  • The Sopranos (HBO): New. AJ is struggling with depression and a new feud is developing between Paulie and Christopher.
  • Spider-Man Tech (History Channel): New. Watch as scientist ponder clips of the movies and comic books and then analyze what of his exploit might actually be possible. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has an NBA Playoff doubleheader with the New Jersey Nets at the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Phoenix Suns, both in Game 1 of their respective second round series.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies at the San Francisco Giants.
  • NBC has NHL Playoff action.

Late Night

  • The Riches (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “X Marks the Spot,” replays. Runs 63 minutes.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has five episodes of MythBusters.
TLC has eight episodes of Miami Ink.
VH1 has 5½ hours of Australia’s Next Top Model.

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