Tonight on the Tube: The Mentalist, Primeval & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on May 16, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS is replaying two episodes of The Mentalist, which both involve a “Red John” storyline, to get you ready for the season finale this Tuesday. This means that there is no new Harper’s Island this week, but it will be back again next Saturday.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the series premiere of Beverly Hills Groomer, BBC America has the third season premiere of Primeval, and HBO has a Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God special.

In late night, FOX has the series finales of MADtv and Talkshow With Spike Feresten and NBC has the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

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Prime Picks

The Mentalist (CBS): Repeat. See how it all began with the “Pilot” episode, as it looks like the team may be on the trail of a serial killer named Red John.

The Mentalist (CBS): Repeat. In “Red John’s Friends,” Jane goes out on his own to investigate the claims of a convicted murderer that says he’s innocent, but also says he has info on Red John that he will divulge, if Jane can get him out of jail.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. In “Take-Out” from earlier this season, the detectives are lead to a closed case while investigating the murder of a writer.

Solid Selection

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. In “Crush” from earlier this season, nude pictures being spread through school of a teenager leads to her being beaten.

Southland (NBC): Repeat. In “Westside” from this past Thursday, the detectives take on a case of jewelry thieves that start robbing Bel Air homes.

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): New. The story surrounding a murdered stepfather and how it put siblings at odds is told.

Cable Choices

Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Marc takes a look at the secret world of snacks. Plays again later. Four more half-hour episodes follow and also replay again later.

Primeval (BBC America): Series Premiere. A relic that looks like an Egyptian god comes through and anomaly in a museum and starts causing problems. Plays again later.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. Paris Hilton hosted with musical guest Keane. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN & ESPN2 play the Kobe: Doin’ Work documentary multiple times.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball followed by NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Southern 500.
  • NBC has coverage of the Preakness Stakes.
  • Speed has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Sprint All-Star Race.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “In Treatment,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Series Finale. Lots of previous stars from the show return for this farewell episode, so look for the return of some of your favorite characters from the past..
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Season Finale. Will Ferrell hosts with musical guest Green Day.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Series Finale. Spike has on the two guys behind the Tim and Eric Awesome Show.

TV Marathons

Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of American Loggers tonight.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Snapped early.
truTV has six episodes of Dominick Dunne: Power, Privelege & Justice.
Spike has seven episodes of DEA.
USA has 12 episodes of NCIS.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s.

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