Tonight on the Tube: American Idol, Being Erica, The Beast & Burn Notice

by Jason the TVaholic on March 5, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Burn Notice via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Animal Planet has the first spring season finale of Animal Armageddon, Cartoon Network has a League of Super Evil special, MTV has the thirds season finale of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew, and USA has the second season finale of Burn Notice.

I will be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac today at about 4:00 p.m. PT along with Amrie from Seat42f, among other places. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and runs two hours. Kate O’Hare of Hot Cuppa TV is usually on in the first hour. You can listen live, call in or join the chat room.

On this week’s TV times Three podcast, you can listen to episode 18, “The Sci-Fi Element,” where we talked about the future of shows that include an element of science fiction. We also touched on some recent TV news items. Lastly, we recapped the previous week in primetime by talking about Dollhouse, The Amazing Race, Chuck, Privileged, Lost, and America’s Best Dance Crew. You can now also follow TVtimesThree on Twitter to easily keep up with when new episodes go live.

Prime Picks

American Idol (FOX): New. Find out who the Top 12 are going to be.

The Office (NBC): Repeat. Michael meets a woman of mystery. Jim and Pam have a weird lunch with Bob and Phyllis. Runs 31 minutes.
30 Rock (NBC): New. Liz tries making friends with a pregnant teen in hopes of being able to adopt her baby. It’s almost Jenna’s birthday and she wants attention because of it. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

Eleventh Hour (CBS): New. People in Philly seem to be exhibiting signs of toxic exposure, so Hood is called in to investigate. Starts one minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selection

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Earl and Randy are harkening back to the time they went to space camp as kids. Darnell tries to help Joy make some online friends. Runs 30 minutes.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. Nick puts a case together regarding three murders that happened at the same motel over the course of the past year. Runs 61 minutes.

ER (NBC): New. The hospital staff is being interviewed for a documentary about emergency medical services.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton has a “Stew Romance” and then starts “Hittin’ the Sauce.” Both episodes play again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. The Chef Mourad Lahlou vs. Iron Chef Cat Cora battle from Sunday replays. Plays again later.

Burn Notice (USA): Season Finale. Michael finds out some information about Victor and then takes on Carla. Runs 62 minutes. Plays again later. The previous nine episodes of the season replay earlier in the day.

Other Option

  • Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang build a grill cake for the King of the Hill season finale party. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • The Beast (A&E): New. Barker is going undercover as a homeless man to catch a killer. Plays twice and again later twice.
  • Being Erica (SOAPnet): New. Erica gets Ethan to pretend to be her boyfriend for her high school reunion. Plays again Saturday afternoon and late night Sunday.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action with Tennessee at South Carolina followed by Illinois at Penn State.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action with Providence at Villanova followed by Dayton at Xavier.
  • Golf Channel has Round 1 action from the Honda Classic.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Dallas Mavericks at the New Orleans Hornets followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Denver Nuggets.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Oxygen has Snapped all day.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital early.
USA has nine season two episodes of Burn Notice early to get you caught up before tonight’s season finale.

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