Tonight on the Tube: Back to You, Law & Order, MythBuster & Men in Trees

by Jason the TVaholic on April 23, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download MythBusters Episodes at Amazon UnboxTonight, The CW has the season finale of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious and NBC has Law & Order back with new episodes.

Over on cable, Comedy Central has the spring finale of South Park.

In next Wednesday news, ABC has Boston Legal moving nights to make room for Women’s Murder Club taking over its Tuesday timeslot, which means Men in Trees will be taking a few weeks off, CBS has the return of The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular for a four week run, and The CW has the series premiere of Farmer Wants a Wife (a review is forthcoming).

Prime Picks

‘Til Death (FOX): New. Eddie and Joy have a pregnancy scare and then she wants him to get a vasectomy.
Back to You (FOX): New. Kelly is having trouble with the idea of telling her newly cast daughter that Chuck is her father. That is one of the most bizarre things that happened over the strike, the daughter got recast and looks much younger.

American Idol (FOX): New. Andrew Lloyd Weber performs and one contestant get sent home. I think that Brooke White’s time is up. What about you?

Men in Trees (ABC): New. Marin wants Cash to stay with her and Jack after he gets out of the hospital, but Jack doesn’t trust him. Patrick begins his journey in New York and Buzz takes over working at the inn to pay off his debt. Boston Legal is replacing the show on the schedule starting next week. It is presently scheduled to be back on May 28th.

Solid Selections

Deal or No Deal (NBC): New. A dude from New York and a woman from Minnesota go after the cash.

Law & Order (NBC): New. Det. Green’s past comes into play when a known hustler is found dead and it looks like Green was the shooter. Internal Affairs takes over the case. This is the last episode for Jesse L. Martin, Det. Green, and the first appearance of Anthony Anderson (K-Ville), who will be taking his place.

Cable Choices

Diner Paradise (Travel Channel): New. American diners are visited and foods like omelets, meatloaf and shakes are profiled. Plays again later.

MI-5 (BBC America): Repeat. Episode seven from the third season, “Outsiders,” replays, where an Islamic hacker is causing problems. You may have seen this show on A&E at some point. The show is known as Spooks in the UK.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS): New. Malik wants to be a cheerleader to get some girls’ phone numbers in the first and then the guys at the station are objectifying women in the second. Two repeats replay right before these two new episodes.

Other Options

  • Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. The team is hunting a serial killer that abducted two teens and has killed one. They must figure things out before he kills the second one, in this episode from earlier this season.
  • CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. The 333-killer is close to being found and a member of the team is abducted, in this episode from earlier this season.
  • John Ratzenberger’s Made in America (Travel Channel): New. John visits the Elgin Street Sweepers in the first and then the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in the second. Both play again later.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys test some Alaska anecdotes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Wednesday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the Chicago White Sox.
  • ESPN2 has Wednesday Night Fights.
  • NBA TV has NBA playoff action with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Detroit Pistons.
  • TNT has a NBA playoff doubleheader with the Atlanta Hawks at the Boston Celtics followed by the Denver Nuggets at the Los Angeles Lakers.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
Bravo has seven episodes of Top Chef.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Roseanne.
Sci Fi has six episodes of Odyssey 5 early.

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