Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, Stargate Universe & Merlin

by Jason the TVaholic on April 16, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Stargate Universe Season 1.0 on DVD at AmazonTonight, NBC has the premiere of Secrets of the Mountain, which looks like a movie of the week, but apparently is, or was, a “Pilot” for a potential series.

Over on cable, Starz has the first season finale of Spartucus: Blood & Sand, Sundance has the first season finale of Chandon Pictures, and TLC has a The What Not to Wear Awards special.

On Episode 65, “The One With the Disliking of the 100th Bones Ending,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae, and I talk about the week in TV, which included some The Amazing Race, Chuck, Life Unexpected, Lost, and the 100th episode of Bones.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): New. Zod is trying to get Lois to investigate one of Tess’ secret projects by posing as The Blur. Red kryptonite infects Clark and Tess goes to Chloe for help.

Stargate Universe (Syfy): New. Dr. Rush attempts to figure out why Destiny has no record of a star system. A team takes a shuttle down to a planet. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Divided,” replays right before. Given where things on the ship ended up after last week’s episode, I have been looking forward to see how this new dynamic plays out.

Merlin (Syfy): New. Morgana is leading Merlin down a dangerous path as her powers begin to emerge. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

House (FOX): Repeat. The “5 to 9″ episode from earlier this season replays, where we follow Dr. Cuddy around and see how the hospital runs from her perspective.

The What Not to Wear Awards (TLC): New. Stacy and Clinton recap and reminisce about past makeovers. A repeat episode replays right before. Both play again later.

Miami Medical (CBS): New. A wedding party is brought into the hospital. A flirtation between Zambrano and Deleo has been brought to the attention of hospital staff.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has second round coverage of The Masters golf tournament.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Bashas’ Supermarkets 200.
  • NBA TV has a doubleheader with the Detroit Pistons at the Miami Heat followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Versus has lots of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

Late Night

  • Justified (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “The Lord of Ward and Thunder,” replays.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Extreme Peril early.
History has five episodes of Lock N’ Load With R. Lee Emery that play two times today.
Oxygen has 14 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike TV has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has seven episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.
TLC has eight episodes of What Not to Wear.
WE has five episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera early and later five episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes tonight.

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