Tonight on the Tube: Kings, Southland & The Best of Amy Poehler

by Jason the TVaholic on April 18, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, FOX has NASCAR racing and NBC has Kings on its new night.

Over on cable, CMT has the fourth season premiere of Nanny 911 and the series premiere of World’s Strictest Parents and HBO has the TV movie premiere of Grey Gardens.

The NBA Playoffs start today.

Prime Picks

Kings (NBC): New. David is trying to get his brother’s case heard by the King.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. In “Babes” from earlier this season has Stabler and Munch investigating a high school student’s death and coming across a chastity club.

Southland (NBC): Repeat. Thursday’s episode, “Mozambique,” replays, where a baby is found abandoned. I’m glad, cause I accidentally set the DVR to record something else instead.

Solid Selection

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (ABC): Released 200?. An orphan tries to piece together how his parents died while attending a school for witchcraft and wizardry. Runs three hours.

Cable Choices

Chopped (Food Network): Repeat. Four chefs try to make a tasty dish out of macaroni & cheese, cola, and bacon. Two more repeat episodes follow. All three play again later.

Ashes to Ashes (BBC America): New. The victim of a shooting and robbery is the only witness and Alex tries to get info out of him before Gene lets fists fly in an effort to do so. Plays again later.

National Heads-Up Poker Championship (CNBC): New. The title pretty much says it all.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has first round NBA playoff action with the Detroit Pistons at the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1. This is the second of four games today.
  • ESPN has first round NBA playoff action with the Chicago Bulls at the Boston Celtics, which is the first game of the day, then the ABC game, then later the Dallas Mavericks at the San Antonio Spurs and then capping off the day with the Houston Rockets at the Portland Trail Blazers. All in Game 1 of their series.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball and then in primetime has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Subway Fresh Fit 500.
  • NBC has NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Tennis player Serena Williams joined in the fun.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. It’s “The Best of Amy Poehler,” which should be better than what we’ve been getting on Parks and Recreation.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. Spike has actor J.B. Smoove (‘Til Death) on tonight.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
TNT has The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Spike has Star Wars Episode II-VI.
USA has seven episodes of In Plain Sight followed by six episodes of House.

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