Tonight on the Tube: Desperate Housewives, Eli Stone, Dirt, John Adams & The Tudors

by Jason the TVaholic on April 13, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Desperate Housewives Episodes at iTunesTonight, ABC has Desperate Housewives back with new episodes and Eli Stone on a special night.

Over on cable, Comedy Central has the Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education special, FX has the second season finale of Dirt, TLC has the first season finale of I Can Make You Thin With Paul McKenna and VH1 has the second season finale of Rock of Love With Bret Michaels and the series premiere of Viva Hollywood!

In returning show news, ABC will have Brothers & Sisters back with new episodes next week.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Lisa goes through the town’s books and finds out why they are having a money shortfall.
King of the Hill (FOX): New. Dale’s son has become the star quarterback at Landry High and then he wants him to play for a private school that is offering a cash contract.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Katherine is finding it hard to keep all her secrets hidden, while a surprise wedding reveals a few secrets of its own.

Eli Stone (ABC): New. Eli has another vision of an earthquake that does damage to the Golden Gate Bridge and sues the city to shutdown it down to try and keep people safe, but his last vision of an earthquake has yet to come true. Really hoping this timeslot will give the show a shot in the ratings that will carry over to Thursday’s season finale. Otherwise, this isn’t likely to make it to a second season, which would be too bad.

Solid Selections

Monk (NBC): Repeat. Monk seems to have a new rival, played by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), as he seems to have all the answers in Monk’s latest case, in this episode from season four.

Cold Case (CBS): New. New evidence has been found in the murder of an ex-con and the team reopens the case. Runs 61 minutes.

Dexter (CBS): Repeat. In episode nine, “Father Knows Best,” Dexter finds out that his biological father has died.

Cable Choices

Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. The “Gilroy Garlic Cook-Off” competition is held. Plays again later.

John Adams (HBO): New. Part six of seven, “Unnecessary War,” has President Adams trying to keep the country out of war and later not being reelected to a second term. Runs 90 minutes and plays multiple times throughout the week. Am about to watch last week’s episode after I finish this post. For some reason, Comcast didn’t have the HD version available via On Demand until Wednesday and I haven’t gotten a chance to watch it yet. Have you been watching, what do you think of this miniseries?

Other Options

Sports Notes

  • ABC has a NBA doubleheader with the Toronto Raptor at the Detroit Pistons followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • CBS has the final round of the Masters golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the Boston Red Sox.
  • NBA TV has the Orlando Magic at the Chicago Bulls.
  • NBC has NHL playoff action.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the Chicago Cubs at the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Six of One,” replays. How awesome was that opening scene?
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Episode 13, the season finale, “The Wheel,” replays, where work is getting in the way of Don’s home life.
  • The Riches (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Slums of Bayou Hills,” replays, where Dahlia finds living honestly much harder than anticipated.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of Top Chef.
Cartoon Network has 18 episodes of Ben 10.
Discovery Channel has 18 hours of Deadliest Catch episodes.
Food Network has five episodes of Chefography that include the four new ones from last week.
MTV has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Sci Fi has the three-part six-hour Dinotopia miniseries.
TLC has nine episodes of What Not to Wear.
TV Land has 18 episodes of Leave It to Beaver.

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