Tonight on the Tube: The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives & In Plain Sight

by Jason the TVaholic on May 17, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download In Plain Sight Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the two-hour sixth season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the two-hour fifth season finale of Desperate Housewives, CBS has the two-hour 18th season finale of Survivor followed by a reunion special, FOX has the 20th season finale of The Simpsons, the 13th season finale of King of the Hill, the seventh season finale of Family Guy and the fourth season finale of American Dad, and NBC has a new Saturday Night Live Just the Shorts special.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the first season finale of River Monsters, Comedy Central has a Dane Cook: ISolated INcident special, E! has the third season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, HBO has the first season finale of Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices, HGTV has the first season finale of Leader of the Pack, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Do You Know Me, and History has a two-hour How Bruce Lee Changed the World special.

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Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): Season Finale. Homer decides to try and keep unemployed people from a neighboring town out of Springfield.
King of the Hill (FOX): Season Finale. Boomhauer trades his home with a Canadian family for the summer, leaving the whole gang to have to deal with the visitors.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Season Finale. Tom has come up with a new idea that Lynette is not too keen on. Orson says that he will blackmail Bree. Gaby’s niece comes to Wisteria Lane. Susan and M.J. are in danger from Dave. Runs two hours.

Solid Selection

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): Season Finale. A family gets a new home built for them. Runs two hours, starting an hour before it normally does.

Saturday Night Live Just the Shorts (NBC): New. Andy Samberg hosts this special featuring many fan favorite short films. Runs two hours.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Four eligible bachelors team up with four cake designers to make a cake for four single females. Plays again later.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Goren and Eames are on the case when a devout celebrity doctor is found dead. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays early.

In Plain Sight (USA): New. A mysterious man, played by Richard Schiff (The West Wing), is following one of Mary’s witnesses. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays early.

Other Options

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Skyler finds out something at work that is shocking. Jesse decides to let Jane in on what he does. Plays twice and again later.
  • Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union (Showtime): New. Dog walkers and piano bar performers are among the sketches. Plays twice.
  • The Tudors (Showtime): New. France and Spain are aligning against England. Henry says he will marry Anne of Cleaves. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has second round NBA playoff action with the Houston Rockets at the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the New York Mets at the San Francisco Giants.
  • NBC has NHL Conference Finals action.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the Minnesota Twins at the New York Yankees.
  • TNT has second round NBA playoff action with the Orlando Magic at the Boston Celtics in Game 7.

Late Night

  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Perspective,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. The “The Jet Set” episode from season two replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Crime 360.
History has five episodes of Life After People.
MTV has 10 episodes of Rob Drydek’s Fantasy Factory.
MTV2 has six episodes of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew early.
Oxygen has eight episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
TruTV has seven episodes of World’s Wildest Police Videos.
USA has seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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