Tonight on the Tube: American Idol, Jericho, Miss Guided & The Riches

News & Notes

Download Jericho Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, ABC has series premiere of Miss Guided after the second night of the Dancing With the Stars season premiere and The CW has the 100th episode of One Tree Hill.

Over on cable, FX has the second season premiere of The Riches.

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Prime Picks

American Idol (FOX): New. The top 11 perform tonight and it looks like they will be singing more songs from the Lennon/McCartney songbook. Runs two hours.

Jericho (CBS): New. Maj. Beck is going to extreme to show that he is still in control after last week’s events. Hawkins is told that it is time to move the bomb. Next week is the season, hopefully not series, finale.

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. The team tries to clear the name of a decorated Marine veteran that died.

One Tree Hill (The CW): New. It is the 100th episode and Lucas and Lindsey’s wedding day. Peyton is trying to figure out whether to try and stop the wedding or not. Nathan is still trying to get back with Haley. Dan shows up in Tree Hill.

Miss Guided (ABC): Season Premiere. The show gets a special premiere after Dancing With the Stars tonight. It will normally leadoff Thursday nights starting this week. It is about a woman that gets a job at her old high school as a guidance counselor, only to find that her nemesis from back then has been hired as the new English teacher.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton cooks under pressure and then cubes some steak. Both episodes play again later.

Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Food Network): Repeat. The “Burgers” episode from a couple of weeks ago replays. Plays again later.

The Riches (FX): Season Premiere. The first season of this show was very intriguing, with great performances by Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver in the lead roles. It is the story of a family of Irish Travellers that decide to steal the American. In the season-two opener, Doug has sent his family off on the road to resume their previous life while he stays behind to clean up the mess that he created while they were living the normal life they had stolen. Yet, he really doesn’t want to leave the existence they created for themselves there. Plays twice and again later. Go behind the scenes of season two or, check out a video preview below. (RSS and eMail subscribers may need to click to the site to view the video)

Other Options

  • It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. Linus is telling everyone about a beagle that will give out candy on Easter.
  • The Office (TBS): Repeats. It is “Diversity Day” and then Dwight gets everybody mad when he gets to choose the new “Health Care” plan.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has the NCAA Tournament play-in game followed by NIT action.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader NIT action.
  • TNT has NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the streaking Houston Rockets.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • Dirt (FX): Repeat. Sunday’s episode, “God Bless the Child,” replays, where Lucy wants to take down a music mogul.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family): Repeat. The season two finale from last night replays, where the whole gang is trying to create the perfect prom night.

TV Marathons

Bravo has nine hours of The Real Housewives of … episodes.
Oxygen has 14 hours of The Bad Girls Club episodes.
Sci Fi has the last eight episodes of Battlestar Galactica season three early.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation tonight.

Will you be traveling with The Riches, transporting to Jericho, getting some Miss Guided counseling, or singing along with American Idol tonight?

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