Tonight on the Tube: Harper’s Island, Southland & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on May 9, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Harper's Island Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has NBA Playoffs and FOX has NASCAR racing, both in primetime.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the first season finale of Mostly Outrageous and Travel has a Today Celebrates America With Samantha Brown special and the second season premiere of Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends.

Prime Picks

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. In “Baggage” from earlier this season, the death of an artist puts the detectives on the trail of an elusive serial killer.

Harper’s Island (CBS): New. The wedding rehearsal takes an unexpected turn. Abby finds out that her dead has a secret obsession.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. In “Bailout” from earlier this season, the detectives learn of a kidnapping and extortion plot while investigating the death of a bank executive’s mistress.

Solid Selection

NBA Playoffs (ABC): Game 3. The Cleveland Cavaliers at the Atlanta Hawks in what so far has been a series of blowouts. The game probably won’t be close, but you’ll probably get a chance to see LeBron James do something spectacular. Broadcast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Cable Choices

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang make a cake for the Harry Potter premiere. Plays again later.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang make a cake for the Kung-Fu Panda premiere. Plays again later.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): New. Duff and the gang travel to Hawaii to make a special cake of the TV show Lost. Plays again later.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang make a cake for the of Boba Fett’s ship. Plays again later.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Duff and the gang make a cake for the Lebowski-Fest. Plays again later.

Other Option

  • Southland (NBC): Repeat. Thursday’s episode, “Two Gangs,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has second round NBA playoff action with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Atlanta Hawks.
  • ESPN has second round NBA playoff action with the Denver Nuggets at the Dallas Mavericks.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball followed by NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Southern 500.
  • NBC has third round golf action from The Players Championship.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Identity Crisis,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Bits inlcude a Family Feud sketch.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Justin Timberlake hosts with musical guest Ciara.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. Spike has new Hanson on tonight. FOX announced that they will not be bringing Spike back for another season.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has six episodes of MythBusters.
MTV has nine episodes of Tool Academy.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Snapped early.
Travel Channel has 10 episodes of John Ratzenberger’s Made in America.
truTV has 12 episodes of Forensic Files.
Sci Fi has four Children of the Corn movies.
Spike has six episodes of The Ultimate Fighter.

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