Tonight on the Tube: Desperate House Wives, The Unit, Secret Diary & Breaking Bad

News & Notes

Get Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 1 on DVDTonight, NBC has Saturday Night Live: Just Game Show Parodies and Saturday Night Live: Just Commercials specials.

Over on cable, AMC has the second season premiere of Breaking Bad, BET has the second season premiere of Sunday Best, Comedy Central has a Russell Brand in New York comedy special, E! has the third season premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the series premiere of Candy Girls, History has an Ancient Aliens special, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of War Wolves, Showtime has series finale of The L Word and the second season finale of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and WE has a Disney’s Dream Weddings special.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Homer and Marge have to try and sell their house when their adjustable rate mortgage goes up.
King of the Hill (FOX): New. Hank breaks his nose at football practice and has to get it fixed by a plastic surgeon.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree wants to help Tom find a job. Edie begins to look into Dave’s past. Gaby in gets in a predicament because of Carlos’ boss. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Robert still wants to run for governor, even after his heart attack and the birth of his son. Saul and Sarah try and keep Tommy’s legal problems from Nora. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selection

Saturday Night Live: Just Commercials (NBC): New. Some of the best commercials from the show’s 30 years are shown. Saturday Night Live: Just Game Show Parodies plays right before.

Cold Case (CBS): New. The team reopens the 1976 case of a murdered 17-year-old that may have had a connection to a notorious gang.

The Unit (CBS): New. The team gets a new member and Jonas is doing some media coaching before Betsy makes the rounds on the news programs.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four cake decorators design cakes for a Disneyland celebration. Plays again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Chef Fortunato Nicotra takes on Iron Chef Morimoto. Plays again later.

United States of Tara (Showtime): New. Max is dealing with having Alice instead of Tara around. Plays again later.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): Season Finale. Hannah is struggling and gets some advice from Ben. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Everyone is headed for Siberia and a new twist in the game is revealed.
  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Season Premiere. Walt and Jesse need to get out of their partnership with Tuco. Hank tries to get Marie and Skylar to makeup. Plays twice and again later.
  • Flight of the Conchords (HBO): New. The guys get hooked on hair gel to try and look cool for a gig.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action with the Phoenix Suns at the San Antonio Spurs.
  • CBS has tripleheader college basketball action with Purdue at Michigan State followed by the MVC Tournament final and then Duke at North Carolina.
  • ESPN has World Baseball Classic games.
  • ESPN2 has women’s college basketball action with three conference tournament finals.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Kobalt Tools 500.
  • NBA TV has the Philadelphia 76ers at the team that shall not be named.
  • NBC has NHL action followed by final round coverage of the Honda Classic golf tournament.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. The second season premiere episode, “For Those Who Think Young,” replays. The second season begins replaying after Breaking Bad on Sundays.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s season finale episode, “Giselle Blaylock and Legend Chandler,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.

TV Marathons

ABC Family has Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
E! has 18 episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
History has 12 episodes of Gangland.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
truTV has 14 episodes of Inside American Jail.

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