Tonight on the Tube: Lost, V & Justified

by Jason the TVaholic on March 30, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Lost Season 5 on DVD via AmazonTonight, ABC has the first Dancing With the Stars: Results episode for this season and the first spring premiere of V.

Over on cable, History has a The Real Face of Jesus special, Planet Green has the series premiere of Future Food, Spike TV has the first season finale of Blue Mountain State, TLC has series premieres of My First Home and The Chocolatiers, and USA has the ninth season premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. The “Endgame” episode from earlier this season replays, where the team helps deal with a killer from his past that is out to hurt him and his family.

Lost (ABC): New. Sun and Jin are looking for each other. Fake Locke goes up against an enemy.

Justified (FX): New. Raylan gets stuck dealing with a new informant that goes missing, which puts him up against two violent criminals out for cash. Plays twice and again later. This episode is really good. I just really like this show and the Marshal Givens character, as it and he are just fun to watch. I think he may just be hanging around Kentucky for quite some time.

Solid Selections

90210 (The CW): New. Naomi doesn’t like the Blaze’s new faculty advisor. Dixon continues to bond with his birth mother. Liam walks in on his stepfather with another woman.

Survivors (BBC America): New. Jenny gets ill after the birth of her baby. Paul attempts to get some needed equipment to save her life. Plays again later.

Parenthood (NBC): New. Drew tries to help Adam after Max gets back on the baseball team. Sarah becomes friendly with Amber’s English teacher. Julia attempts to get Sydney to standup for herself.

Other Options

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Season Premiere. This is part one of two, which serves as the exit episodes for Det. Goren, Det. Eames, and Capt. Ross. It’s actually a really good pair of episodes for the original detective duo at Major Case. Det. Nichols joins in the case after one-of-their-own is shot. Part two plays next week. Plays again later. Beginning with the third episode of the season, Jeff Goldblum’s Det. Nichols and his new partner played by Saffron Burrows (My Own Worst Enemy, Boston Legal) takeover fulltime as the detectives on the show.
  • Southland (TNT): New. A detective’s daughter ends up a witness to a shooting at a nightclub. Sammy confronts his wife about photographing gang members. Plays again later.
  • V (ABC): Spring Premiere. Erica has to defend herself in her home. Ryan is concerned about Val’s pregnancy. Georgie searches for Father Jack. Anna decides to recruit a new member of the resistance. This is a solid return for the show that serves to reset things to finish out the season. Erica is put in an interesting position regarding her son, her job, and the resistance. Events around the pregnancy are very interesting and include a great scene that fans of the original will love. The episode tries to grab you right off the bat, but falters a little in the middle, yet ends with another scene that gives you a flash of information about the visitors. There is a lot going on in this show. They return tonight. It will be interesting to see if the audience returns tonight as well after such a long hiatus.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament action.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader NIT Tournament basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the Phoenix Suns at the Chicago Bulls.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Tell Me I’m Not Racist,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has three Kathy Griffin comedy specials followed by six episodes of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Overhaulin’.
Oxygen has five episodes of The Bad Girls Club two times today.
Spike TV has nine episodes of CSI:….
Syfy has five episodes of the original V series followed by the three-part V: The Final Battle miniseries.
USA has 16 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has five episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera early.

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