Tonight on the Tube: Diamonds, Tudors & Breaking Bad

by Jason the TVaholic on May 24, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Download Breaking Bad Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the miniseries premiere of Diamonds and CBS has the return of Million Dollar Password.

Over on cable, HGTV has a Kitchens & Baths 2009 special and Showtime has the thirds season finale of The Tudors and the second season finale of Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union.

Giveaways: Two CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Complete First Season sets on Blu-ray and One Designing Women – The Complete First Season set on DVD.

Prime Picks

Million Dollar Password (CBS): New. William Shatner and Aisha Tyler are the celebrity guests.

Diamonds (ABC): Miniseries Premiere. Part one of two tells the tale of a ruthless businessman, U.S. Senator, a model and an orphan and how the African diamond trade affects their lives. Runs two hours. Part two plays Tuesday night.

Solid Selection

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): Repeat. A 200-year-old farmhouse is redone.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. In “Roller Girl” from this past season, the detectives reopen the case of dead teen found in 1978.

The Unit (CBS): Repeat. In “Sex Trade” from this past season, Jonas sees that the team’s contact in the hunt for stolen weapons is also selling young girls.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Four pastry chefs compete in an “Ice Cream Clash.” Plays again later.

The Tudors (Showtime): Season Finale. Henry wants to annul his marriage to Anne of Cleves while taking a new mistress. Plays again later. The show has been picked up for a fourth and final season.

Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Walter Jr. puts out his new website. Jesse’s addiction is getting out of control. Plays twice and again later.

Other Option

  • Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union (Showtime): Season Finale. An old teacher that tries seducing students, a doctor that gives out prescriptions too easy, and an Olympic trainer factor into the sketches. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has IndyCar racing with the Indianapolis 500.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers at the Minnesota Twins.
  • ESPN2 has early round action from the French Open tennis tournament early.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Series: Coca-Cola 600.
  • NBC has NHL Conference Finals action.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the New York Mets at the Boston Red Sox.
  • TNT has NBA Eastern Conference Finals action with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Orlando Magic in Game 3.

Late Night

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

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
BBC America has six episodes of Top Gear early.
Cartoon Network has 14 episodes of Total Drama Island.
Discovery Channel has 11 episodes of Deadliest Catch.
FOX Reality has 10 episodes of Hell’s Kitchen early.
G4 has 10 episodes of Cops.
Green has 24 episodes of Renovation Nation.
ID has seven episodes of 48 Hours: Hard Evidence tonight.
ION has 10 episodes of M*A*S*H tonight.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Sci Fi has made for TV disaster movies all day.
Spike has eight episodes of The Ultimate Fighter.
TLC has 26 episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
TruTV has six episodes of World’s Dumbest….
TV One has six episodes of A Man Called Hawk.
USA has five episodes of In Plain Sight early followed by nine episodes of House.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Song of the ’80s.
WE has nine episodes of Bridezillas.

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