Tonight on the Tube: Chuck, 24 & Castle

News & Notes

Find Chuck Season 2 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the NCAA Basketball Championship final and FOX has two new episodes of 24.

Over on cable, A&E has the series premiere of Runaway Squad, Bravo has a Christian Siriano special, History has the first season finale of American Pickers, ID has the first season finale of Disappeared, National Geo Wild has the series premiere of Expedition Wild With Casey Anderson and a Mystery Gorillas With Mireya Mayor special, Oxygen has the fifth season premiere of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, TLC has the sixth spring season premiere of Little People, Big World, and VH1 has the seventh season premiere of Celebrity Fit Club.

Will be on a conference call with the co-creators/executive producers, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, of Glee tomorrow. This means the opportunity to ask a question or two, so what do you want to know? What would you ask? Leave your questions in the comments, via the contact form, or on Twitter @theTVaholic.

Prime Picks

Chuck (NBC): New. Shaw having found out who was behind the death of his wife seems to have lost it. Morgan might leave the Buy More once again. According to pretty much everyone I follow on Twitter that was at the Chuck Wonder Con panel, where this episode was screened yesterday, this is the best episode of the season thus far. This included many that are not ones to go in for hyperbole, so I am really looking forward to tonight’s episode.

Trauma (NBC): New. Nancy is treating a high school cheerleader and goes against protocol to do so. Rabbit and Marisa are exposed to meningitis and have to be quarantined together. Boone and Tyler’s partnership is tested.

Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle are investigating the death of a museum curator when they learn he isn’t the only one from a recent expedition to have died. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs 58 minutes. ABC has picked the show up for a third season, which is great news.

Solid Selections

24 (FOX): New. Two new episodes play tonight. President Taylor deals with a big setback. President Hassan makes a fateful decision. Some that have been trusted become enemies of the state.

Saving Grace (TNT): New. Grace continues to deal with the aftermath of her fall off the building. The squad investigates a double homicide. Rhetta finds out something about her daughter. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family): New. Kat has Patrick over for dinner. Cameron becomes “Mr. Dependable.” Chastity reacts to finding out about Bianca and Joey. Runs 30 minutes. Last week’s season premiere episode replays right before.
  • Damages (FX): New. Patty makes an unexpected deal after her potential star witness is arrested. Frobisher tells too much of his story. Plays twice and again later, plus replays multiple times throughout the week. This has been a most excellent season so far. Can’t wait to see how it wraps up. There is talk that Sony, the production company behind the show, is seeking a deal with DirectTV, similar to the Friday Night Lights deal NBC struck with them, to share the expense of producing a fourth season of the show.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out three places in Hawaii. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Blair and Chuck face a decision to save his hotel that could ruin their relationship. Jenny is attempting to sabotage Serena’s efforts to put on a surprise party for Nate.
  • Life Unexpected (The CW): New. Cate wants to take a road trip to find her father and wants Lux to go with her. Lux asks Baze to come along as well. Bug’s friends trash Baze’s bar.
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. O’Hara offers to setup a college fund for Jackie’s kids. Jackie finds out about her husbands friendship with Eddie. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey tells one of her friends that she is on the list of women Jeff would want to hook up with, if he were not with Audrey. Scheduled to play before or after the basketball game tonight depending on your time zone.
  • United States of Tara (Showtime): New. The truth about Tara’s alters re-emerging gets out. Neil finds out about Charmaine engagement. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later. There is a great twist coming up in this episode or maybe next week regarding Tara’s alters.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Get a look at favorite brunch items. A repeat episode plays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has the NCAA Basketball Championship final tonight.
  • ESPN has doubleheader MLB baseball starting early.
  • ESPN has an MLB game early and a doubleheader tonight.

Late Night

  • In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s third season premiere episode, “Father Goes West,” replays.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s ninth season premiere episode, “Loyalty, Part I,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 15 episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Spike TV has nine episodes of CSI:….
Syfy has 15 episodes of the original Ghost Whisperer.
TLC has 12 episodes of Little People, Big World.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent early.
WE has nine episodes of The Locator early.

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