Tonight on the Tube: Simpsons, Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters

News & Notes

Get The Simpsons Season 20 on DVD at AmazonTonight, FOX has the fifth winter finale of American Dad and NBC has Day 10 coverage of the XXI Winter Olympics.

Over on cable, BBC America has The British Academy Film Awards, BET has the series premiere of The Family Crews, Comedy Central has a Sinbad: Where U Been? comedy special, Discovery Channel has a King Tut Unwrapped special, E! has the fourth season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and a The Spindustry special, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Sins of the Mother, and truTV has the first season finale of Las Vegas Jailhouse.

In late night, VH1 has the first season finale of Secrets of Aspen.

Prime Pick

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Lisa is looking into her family’s past and finds that they have ancestors from the South. Runs 30 minutes.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Susan stirs things up by inviting Robin to live with her family. Bree is trying to get Orson to notice her. Gaby needs some help with Ana. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Holly finally makes a decision regarding her shares of Ojai. Luc is back in California. Kitty prepares to announce her run for the Senate. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. This is a solid episode with lots of developments, but for some reason they fell flat for me. Yet, it did leave me wanting to see where they go with some of them, as they look to be setting up the story arcs for the rest of the season. So, kind of an odd episode for me, as I felt the events should have had more impact, yet I want to see where they go from here.

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. A moody cow and newly formed alliances cause problems for the racers.

Big Love (HBO): New. Bill heads to Mexico for an emergency. Nicki gets some shocking news from a doctor. Plays again later.

Cold Case (CBS): New. The squad looks into the death of a circus aerialist. Meanwhile, Rush may have problems with charges stemming from another case.

Other Option

  • Being Erica (SOAPnet): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Yes We Can,” replays, where Erica gets a do-over day.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader NBA action with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Orlando Magic followed by the Boston Celtics at the Denver Nuggets.
  • CBS has a college basketball game followed by the WGC Match Play Championship< .em> final.
  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the Atlanta Hawks at the Golden State Warriors followed by the Utah Jazz at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup Series: Auto Club 500.
  • NBC has XXI Winter Olympics coverage.

Late Night

  • Caprica (Syfy): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode, “Gravedancing,” replays.
  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “Don’t Throw That at the Chicken,” replays.
  • House (USA): Repeat. The “5 to 9” episode from a couple weeks ago on FOX replays, where everything takes places from Dr. Cuddy’s perspective. Great episode.
  • nip/tuck (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Christian Troy II,” replays.

TV Marathons

BET has 14 episodes of Everybody Hates Chris
Bravo has five episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker.
Disney Channel has 11 episodes of Hannah Montana.
E! has episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians or Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami all day.
Oxygen has 23 episodes of Snapped.
Spike has six episodes of DEA.
TLC has five episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R.
TNT has 10 episodes of Law & Order.
TV Land has 10 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
TV One has six episodes of Man Called Hawk.
WE has 10 episodes of Platinum Weddings.

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