Tonight on the Tube: The Simpsons, The Pacific & Breaking Bad

News & Notes

Get Desperate Housewives Season 5 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has part two of the Thin Ice sports special and the series premiere of Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Over on cable, A&E has the fifth season premiere Gene Simmons Family Jewels and the series premiere of Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, AMC has the third season premiere of Breaking Bad, Animal Planet has a River Monsters special, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of Life and an Atlas 4D special, Style has the third season premiere of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane and the series premiere of Jerseylicious, and truTV has the series premiere of Over the Limit.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Bart gets flirty with a classmate, voiced by Sarah Silverman. The First Lady, voice by Angela Bassett, comes to the defense of Lisa.

The Pacific (HBO): New. Basilone as part of the 7th Marines have arrived on Guadalcanal to reinforce the 1st Marine Division and defend an air base. Basilone suffers a loss. The exhausted 1st Division is evacuated. Plays again later.

Breaking Bad (AMC): Season Premiere. Walt must figure out what he wants to do now that he is in remission. Jesse realizes something about himself. Skyler is figuring out what to do next. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

The Amazing Race (CBS): New. The racers compete in challenges in the next leg of the race.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Angie’s ex comes to Wisteria Lane looking for her. Gaby and Susan get into a ridiculous competition. Runs 61 minutes.

Cold Case (CBS): New. Det. Vera has hit bottom and gone missing, but a lead in an old arson case may actually help them find him.

Other Options

  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Julieta Ballesteros takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora. Plays again later.
  • Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Food Network): New. Four competitors attempt to create some original “Party Foods.” Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has a college basketball conference tournament game followed by NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • CBS has second round coverage of the NCAA Tournament college basketball games.
  • ESPN has an NCAA Women’s Tournament college basketball game early and later doubleheader NBA action with the San Antonio Spurs at the Atlanta Hawks followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at the Phoenix Suns.
  • ESPN2 has an NCAA Women’s Tournament college basketball game.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup Series: Food City 500.
  • NBC has NHL action early.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s episode, “I Look Like Frankenstein,” replays.
  • House (USA): Repeat. The “Private Lives” episode from a couple weeks ago on FOX replays, where a blogger played by Laura Prepon (That 70s Show) is the patient of the week.
  • Justified (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s series premiere episode, “Fire in the Hole,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 12 episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
ABC Family is playing four Harry Potter movies.
BET has 11 episodes of The Game.
Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of…
Discovery Channel has 11 episodes of Deadliest Catch.
History has seven episodes of How the Earth Was Made.
MTV has seven episodes of 16 and Pregnant.
MTV2 has eight episodes of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew.
TNT has seven episodes of Law & Order early.
truTV has 12 episodes of Speeders Fight Back.
TV One has nine episodes of UnSung.
WE has 10 episodes of Platinum Weddings.

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2 comments… add one
  • Kyle Mar 21, 2010, 8:52 am

    That Breaking Bad premiere just snuck up out of nowhere. I had no idea it was going to be starting back up so soon. Just noticed it the other day when i was looking at my TiVo To Do list, but never saw any ads or tweets about it. I love that show!

  • Jason the TVaholic Mar 21, 2010, 2:58 pm

    Kyle, Breaking Bad is one show that I’ve tried to watch, but it always falls to the end of the list and then dropped off that list last season a couple episodes in. Was thinking about trying to catch-up before the premiere, but it did kind of sneak up. So, looks like it will drop off again.

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