Tonight on the Tube: Parenthood Replay, The Guard & Survivors

by Jason the TVaholic on March 13, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get the Survivors Book by Terry Nation at AmazonTonight, ION has the series premiere of The Guard.

Over on cable, CMT has a True Blue: 10 Years of Blue Collar Comedy special and a Blue Collar Comedy: 10 Years of Funny special, HGTV has the first season finale of The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Dinoshark.

Prime Picks

Parenthood (NBC): Repeat. The “Man vs. Possum” episode from this past Tuesday replays, where Zeek is encouraging Sarah to go big in looking for a new job and Crosby is trying to bond with his newly discovered son. The show is no longer scheduled to replay on Saturday nights after this week.

Survivors (BBC America): New. A self appointed spiritual leader named John arrives at the groups doorstep with followers in tow. Many of the group are suspicious of him, but Abby agrees to take a pregnant member of the group in until her baby is born. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC): Repeat. The “After the Academy Awards” special replays with guest Robert Downey, Jr. and musical performance by Keith Urban. Also includes the “Handsome Men’s Club” bit, which is very funny.

Solid Selections

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. The “Lovely” episode from earlier this season replays, where Susan invites Robin to live in her home while the ex-stripper gets back on her feet. A replay of “The Chase” follows, where Gaby hides out while her daughter has the chickenpox.

The Guard (ION): Series Premiere. Stars David James Elliot (JAG) as a member of the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team. In this episode a member of the team can’t save a Sikh woman and her children. Two episodes are set to play each Saturday night for the next few weeks. Will probably at least check out tonight’s two episodes. Any Canadian readers want to fill us in on whether this is worth checking out or not, as I believe the season has already aired for you?

The Guard (ION): New. A rescue of a man in an overturned lifeboat is attempted.

Other Option

  • Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (Lifetime): TV Movie Premiere. Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) stars as German con artist named Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter that once posed as a member of the Rockefeller family among others. Based on a true story. Runs two hours. Plays twice and again twice tomorrow night and once more on Monday night.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has a quadruple-header college basketball conference tournament action.
  • ESPN has four college basketball conference tournament games throughout the day.
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball conference tournament games.
  • NBA TV has the Orlando Magic at the Washington Wizards.
  • Versus has the men’s and women’s college basketball championship games for the Mountain West.

Late Night

  • Saturday Night Live (USA): New. Jude Law hosts with musical guest Pearl Jam. In SNL news, Betty White has been scheduled to host on May 8th.
  • White Collar (USA): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s season finale episode, “Out of the Box,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of House tonight.
Discovery Channel has nine episodes of Swamp Loggers.
History has 15 hours of Ice Road Truckers episodes.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has Star Wars Episode I-III .
Syfy has TV movies involving water monsters all day.
truTV has 12 episodes of Forensic Files.
USA has six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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