Tonight on the Tube: Criminal Intent, Breaking Bad & In Plain Sight

News & Notes

Download Breaking Bad Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, AMC has the second season finale of Breaking Bad, Discovery Channel has a couple more Nature’s Most Amazing Events specials, HBO has the TV movie premiere of Into the Storm, HGTV has the series premiere of HGTV’s $250,000 Challenge, History has the third season premiere of Ice Road Truckers and the series premiere of Expedition Africa, Lifetime has part two of the Maneater miniseries, MTV has the 5th spring finale of The Hills followed by the 2009 MTV Movie Awards special, Spike has the first season finale of Deadliest Warriors and the series premiere of Jesse James Is a Dead Man, and WE has the fourth season finale of Platinum Weddings.

In late night, IFC has the second season finale of The IFC Media Project and MTV has a DJ & Fro preview special.

Giveaway: Designing Women – The Complete First Season set on DVD.

Prime Picks

Million Dollar Password (CBS): New. Jaime Kennedy and Norm MacDonald are the celebrity guests.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. In “Shore Leave” from this past season, has the team investigating the death of a marine after he had gone AWOL.

The Unit (CBS): Repeat. In “The Conduit” from this past season, Bob poses as a scientist and gets taken hostage by a drug cartel.

Cable Choices

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): New. Watch 10 competitors compete in an “America’s Best Burger” challenge. Plays again later.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): New. Nichols and Wheeler are on the case when the partner of a con man shows up dead weeks after a suspected job. Play again later.

In Plain Sight (USA): New. One of Stan’s first witnesses is found dead and Stan becomes a suspect, so Mary and Marshall investigate the case to find out what really happened. Play again later.

Other Options

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): Season Finale. Skyler finally can’t take Walt being so secretive anymore. Jesse loses it. Donald’s grief turns into tragedy. Plays twice and again later.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Sam Mason comes into Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Morimoto. Plays again later.
  • Maneater (Lifetime): Part Two. Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) stars in this two part, four-hour miniseries based on the Gigi Levangie Grazer bestseller. Chalke plays a shallow socialite that has dated just about everyone and has the Hollywood connections to prove it, but starts to see her window coming to a close, as she nears her 32nd birthday. So, she sets out to find her a nice rich man to marry in the next three months and sets her target on a new producer in town that seems to be the next big thing. Plays again later and again both parts play again tomorrow. I really like Chalke and co-stars Judy Greer (Miss Guided, Love Monkey) and Marla Sokoloff (The Practice), but not necessarily in these roles. Yet, this is definitely a cut above the average Lifetime movie.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Chicago Cubs.
  • NBC has third and fourth round action from the French Open tennis tournament and later Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the New York Mets at the Boston Red Sox.

Late Night

  • Rescue Me (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Iceman,” replays. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. The “Meditations on an Emergency” episode from season two replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of CSI: Miami tonight.
Animal Planet has eight episodes of River Monsters.
Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives….
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Nature’s Most Amazing Events.
History has 14 episodes of Ice Road Truckers.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike has nine episodes of Deadliest Warrior.
TLC has 10 episodes of 48 Hours: Hard Evidence.
Travel Channel has 12 episodes of Extreme….
USA has 10 episodes of NCIS.
VH1 has 10 episodes of Brooke Knows Best tonight.

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