Tonight on the Tube: Ashes to Ashes, Southland & MADtv

by Jason the TVaholic on April 25, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has a Streisand: Live in Concert special.

Over on cable, BBC America has the first season finale of Ashes to Ashes, CMT has the third season finale of My Big Redneck Wedding and the fifth season finale of Trick My Truck, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Chasing a Dream, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of Carny, and WE has the series premiere of I Want to Save Your Life.

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Prime Picks

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. In “Lunacy” from earlier this season, the body of an astronaut is found in the fountain at Battery Park.

Southland (NBC): Repeat. Thursday’s episode, “See the Woman,” replays.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. In “Crimebusters” from earlier this season, DA Jack McCoy making a very unpopular decision.

Solid Selection

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (ABC): Released 2002. Harry and his friends are investigating the dark force that is terrorizing the school. Runs three hours.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Amateur grillers participate in a steak-grilling contest. Plays again later.

Ashes to Ashes (BBC America): Season Finale. Alex tries to stop her parents from dying in a car bombing. Plays again later.

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

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NASCAR racing action with the Nationwide Series: Aaron’s 312.
  • ESPN has first round NBA playoff action with the Denver Nuggets at the New Orleans Hornets followed by Day 1 coverage of the NFL Draft 2009 that is followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Utah Jazz.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • NBC has NHL playoff action.
  • ESPN has doubleheader first round NBA playoff action with the San Antonio Spurs at the Dallas Mavericks followed by the Atlanta Hawks at the Miami Heat. These two games play between the two games on ESPN.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s eighth season premiere episode, “Playing Dead,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): New. Coach Hines says goodbye to his school kids.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Dwayne Johnson hosted with musical guest Ray LaMontagne.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. Spike has actor Tony Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) on tonight.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of CSI: Miami.
ABC Family has The Sandlot, The Sandlot 2, and The Sandlot: Heading Home starting early.
Bravo has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of Rampage!.
Disney Channel has 13 episodes of Phineas and Ferb.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Snapped.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Dhani Tackles the Globe.
USA has six episodes of NCIS tonight.

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