Tonight on the Tube: Primetime Basketball and NASCAR, Robin Hood and Saturday Night Live

Robin Hood - Season 1Talkshow With Spike Feresten on FOX after MADtv has been renewed for another season. MADtv on the other hand is presently in negotiations between the production companies and FOX for another season and will be back if they can come to an agreement. Saturday Night Live will have its season finale next week with host Zach Braff (Scrubs) and musical guest Maroon 5.

Prime Picks

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. When a pair of POW tags is found, the team reopens a case of a Vietnam prisoner of war who was shot in 1972.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. When a large individual is found dead in a trash dumpster, the CSIs use his stomach contents to figure out what happened to him on Thanksgiving night.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. When the son of a tabloid queen dies of a brain tumor, the autopsy shows it was as a result of a bone that was replaced in his leg.

Solid Selection

NBA Basketball (ABC): A little primetime basketball playoff action for a Saturday night. Tip off is at about 8:15 p.m. ET. Watch as the Phoenix Suns take on the San Antonio Spurs in game three of their series, which is tied at one game apiece. Scheduled for about 2½ hours.

Cable Choices

Emeril Back Home in Fall River (Food Network): Repeat. See how it all began for Emeril.

Robin Hood (BBC America): New. Robin and Little John see a bad tax collection where John’s son is arrested along with their bow maker. Last week’s episode replays right before this one.

Wild at Heart (BBC America): New. Even runs away with his sister after upsetting everyone in the family.

Other Options

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. When a student dies at a party, four honor students are charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Phoenix Suns at the San Antonio Spurs in NBA Playoff action.
  • ESPN has an NBA Playoff game with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the New Jersey Nets.
  • FOX has FOX Saturday Baseball and then NASCAR racing with the Nextel Cup: Dodge Avenger 500 for some nighttime racing action.
  • NBC has coverage of the third round of The Players Championship.
  • Versus has NHL Playoff action.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) guests and participates in sketches.
  • The Riches (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Cinderella,” replays where the Malloys need to through a spectacular dinner party. Runs 68 minutes.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Molly Shannon hosts with musical guest Linkin Park.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. Bobby Lee (MADtv) is the guest. FOX has already announced that Spike will be back again next season.

TV Marathons

BBC America has five episodes of Cash in the Attic.
BET has 20 episodes of The Parkers.

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