Tonight on the Tube: Simpsons, Jesse Stone & Brothers & Sisters

News & Notes

Get Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 1 on DVDTonight, CBS has the TV movie premiere of Jesse Stone: Thin Ice and NBC has eighth season premiere of The Apprentice.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the second season finale of Orangutan Island, E! has the fifth season finale of The Girls Next Door, HGTV has the second season finale of HGTV Showdown, Style has series premiere of Running in Heels and WE has the third season finale of Rich Bride, Poor Bride.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Bart gets a perfect score on a practice test, so is exempt from having to take the real one. Homer hasn’t paid his insurance, so tries to keep from getting into accidents.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. A baby is on the way and someone may have a life threatening illness. Rebecca may have uncovered something that can harm the Walker family business and put somebody in jail. Runs two hours.

Solid Selection

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Teams are looking for buried coffins in the Transylvanian countryside. A front running team has a setback due to an unexpected plane landing.

Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (CBS): TV Movie Premiere. Tom Selleck is back as the small town police chief that gets in trouble after a shootout on the streets of Boston. Runs two hours.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Four big time caterers compete to win the right to cater a gala event. Plays again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Mourad Lahlou takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora. Plays again later.

United States of Tara (Showtime): New. Charmaine decides to get her breasts fixed and asks Tara help her during her recovery, unfortunately Buck shows up instead. Plays again later.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. Hannah tries to get a real job so she can try and get Alex back. Ben is thinking about telling Hannah how he really feels about her. Plays again later.

Other Option

  • Flight of the Conchords (HBO): New. Murray is trying to put together a presidential meeting for the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA doubleheader action with the Detroit Pistons at the Boston Celtics followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Phoenix Suns.
  • CBS has tripleheader college basketball action with Marquette at Louisville followed by Missouri at Kansas and then Michigan State at Illinois.
  • ESPN has NBA action with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Atlanta Hawks.
  • ESPN2 has women’s college basketball action with Vanderbilt at Tennessee.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Shelby 427.
  • NBC has the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship golf tournament finals.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “They Had to Tweeze That out of My Kidney,” replays. Runs 61 minutes
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Allegra Caldarello,” replays.
  • Psych (USA): Repeat. The season finale episode, “An Evening With Mr. Yang,” from two Fridays ago replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
BET has 11 episodes of Sunday Best.
Hallmark Channel has 37 episodes of The Golden Girls.
History has 13 episodes of Ax Men.
MTV2 has eight episodes of Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Sci Fi has the three-part six-hour Stephen King’s Storm of the Century miniseries.
TLC has six episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R..
TNT The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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