Tonight on the Tube: Men & Women’s NCAA Tournament Action, Kids’ Choice Awards & Torchwood

News & Notes

Captain Jack Harkness Action Figure - TorchwoodOn cable tonight, Nickelodeon has the 2008 Kids’ Choice Awards.

As usual, not much to watch tonight, especially if you aren’t a basketball fan, so why not watch the season two premiere of The Tudors before it airs tomorrow night on Showtime.

Prime Picks

NCAA Championship Tournament (CBS): Elite 8 – Day 1. Hopefully, the games tonight will be better than last night’s games. Blowouts, even if it is by this year’s Cinderella, are not what you are looking for when tuning in. Tonight, UCLA vs. Xavier and Louisville vs. North Carolina are trying to make the Final Four.

Solid Selections

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. In the episode “Depth” from earlier this season, the detectives probe the world of deep-sea treasure hunting.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. A girl is found in the trunk of a stolen car, in the episode “Blinded” from earlier this season.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. Connie seems to have an admirer in the jury pool, as the trial of a prostitute in the murder of a schoolgirl is prosecuted, in the episodes “Tango” from earlier this season.

Cable Choices

The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): Repeat. The history of pizza is explored. Plays again later.

Torchwood (BBC America): New. When an old theater reopens, a mysterious horror from the past returns to Cardiff. Last week’s episode, “Something Borrowed,” replays right before.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. Ashton Kutcher was the host with musical guest Gwen Stefani. Plays again later. “The Best of Will Ferrell, Vol. 2” plays right before.

Other Options

  • Nickelodeon’s 2008 Kids’ Choice Awards (Nickelodeon): New Special. Jack Black hosts the festivities where awards are handed out to favorites voted on by kids. Runs 90 minutes and plays again later.
  • Trading Spaces (TLC): New. The Joneses are chased after. Plays again later.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Marc Summers tells you the history of the hot dog and how they are made. Plays again later. Three repeat episodes follow.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has the NCAA Division II Tournament final and later Elite 8 action from the NCAA Championship Tournament.
  • ESPN has two NCAA Women’s Championship Tournament games early and another later with pre-season MLB action in the middle.
  • ESPN2 has Arena Football and later the NCAA Division II Women’s Tournament final.
  • NBA TV has the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Detroit Pistons.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): New. Sketches the poke fun at recent events.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. The Ellen Page hosted episodes from a few weeks ago replays.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. Spike’s guest is actor Nick Swardson (Reno 911!).

TV Marathons

ABC Family has The Cutting Edge, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream.
BET has 10 episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show early, followed by 10 episodes of The Wayans Bros.
CMT has eight episodes of Trading Spouses: Meet You New Mommy.
G4 has 16 episodes of Unbeatable Banzuke early and five episodes of Attack of the Show! tonight.
History Channel has six hours of The Universe episodes.
Spike TV has 15 hours of The Ultimate Fighter episodes.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

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