Tonight on the Tube: Cold Case, The Tudors, Breaking Bad & The Unit

by Jason the TVaholic on April 12, 2009

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News & Notes

Download The Unit Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Discovery Channel has a Bear Attack! special, Showtime has the second season premiere of Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union, TBS has a World’s Funniest Office Commercials special, and VH1 has the third season finale of Rock of Love Bus With Bret Michaels.

In where did that show go news, NBC has decided to move Kings from Sunday nights to Saturday nights, to finish out its run of episodes, starting this week, April 18th.

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Prime Picks

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. Many of the teams lose their packs at a roadblock. A detour involving a karaoke-theme is traversed. A team gets sent home.

Cold Case (CBS): New. A Cuban baseball star that was in trouble with his government escaped to the U.S. and ends up dead in a Philadelphia alleyway, so the team investigates.

The Unit (CBS): New. Sam attacks Bridget and the team goes after him.

Solid Selection

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): New. A man battling brain cancer, his wife and their special needs children get a new home built by the team. Stevie Wonder performs. Runs two hours and one minute.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. The “There’s Always a Woman” episode from earlier this season replays, where Lynette thinks Tom is stepping out on her and Mrs. McCluskey enlists her sister’s aid in getting some info on Dave. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choices

World’s Funniest Office Commercials (Food Network): New Special. ???. Plays again later.

The Tudors (Showtime): New. Henry sends Brandon to deal with and uprising. He also takes a new mistress. Plays again later.

Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Walt goes back to work. Gretchen is paying for Walt’s treatment and Skyler wants to thank her. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union (Showtime): Season Premiere. Sketches include Laura Bush having a garage sale in Crawford, Celine Dion going to New Orleans, and Arrianna Huffington trying to get an ambassadorship. Plays twice.
  • In Treatment (FOX): New. Two new episodes involving April and then Mia play tonight.
  • Food Network Challenge: Last Cake Standing (Food Network): New. The competitors meet a couple about to elope and design them a cake. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action with the Dallas Mavericks at the New Orleans Hornets followed by the Boston Celtics at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • CBS has final round coverage of The Masters golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • NBA TV has the Philadelphia 76ers at the Toronto Raptors.
  • NBC has NHL action.
  • TBS has MLB action early, with the New York Mets at the Florida Marlins.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s fifth season premiere episode, “Baptism,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. The “Maidenform” episode from season two replays.

TV Marathons

BET has seven episodes of Sunday Best.
Discovery Channel has nine episodes of Deadliest Catch.
Lifetime has Nora Roberts’ Carolina Moon, Nora Roberts’ Montana Sky, Nora Roberts’ High Noon, Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou, Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights, and Nora Roberts’ Tribute.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Travel Channel has 12 episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
TLC has six episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R.
USA has 13 episodes of NCIS.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the -’80s.

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