Tonight on the Tube: Patricia Cornwell’s The Front & Doctor Who

by Jason the TVaholic on April 17, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get a Tardis 4-Port USB Hub at AmazonTonight, CBS has a Strikeforce Saturday Night Fights sports special.

Over on cable, BBC America has a new Doctor Who special followed by the fifth season premiere of Doctor Who and the seventh season premiere of The Graham Norton Show, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Patricia Cornwell’s The Front and Planet Green has a The Age of Stupid special.

Prime Pick

Doctor Who (BBC America): New Special. It’s “The Ultimate Guide” to the universe and the mythology of the series. Plays again later.

Doctor Who (BBC America): Season Premiere. The new Doctor and Amy Pond have only 20 minutes to save the world. Runs 70 minutes. Plays again later.

Castle (ABC): Repeat. In “The Third Man” episode from earlier this season replays, Beckett and Castle are investigating a dead body found by a family at their house. Castle is on the newspaper’s list of the most eligible bachelors in New York.

Solid Selections

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): Repeat. In “Hand-to-Hand” from earlier this season, Sam goes undercover at a mixed martial arts gym for an investigation of murdered Marine.

Patricia Cornwell’s The Front (Lifetime): TV Movie Premiere. Andie MacDowell stars as Monique Lamont, an ambitious district attorney in Massachusetts. Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) stars as state investigator Will Garano in this second outing of this franchise in TV movie form. She sets out tie and old case to the Boston Strangler and needs Garano’s help to do it. Based on the novel by Patricia Cornwell. Runs two hours. Plays twice.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has first round NBA Playoffs coverage with Game 1 between the Chicago Bulls at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • CBS has third round coverage of The Masters golf tournament.
  • FOX has FOX Saturday Baseball MLB action.
  • ESPN has tripleheader NBA Playoffs action with Game 1 of the Milwaukee Bucks at the Atlanta Hawks followed by Game 1 of the Miami Heat at the Boston Celtics and lastly Game 1 of the Utah Jazz at the Denver Nuggets.
  • NBC has NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage early.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

Late Night

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Ryan Phillippe hosts with musical guest Ke$ha.

TV Marathons

BBC America has 13 episodes of Doctor Who.
Bravo has six episodes of House tonight.
MTV2 has 10 episodes of Rob & Big early.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has seven episodes of UFC Unleashed followed by UFC 110.
TLC has seven episodes of 48 Hours Mystery.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order super early.
truTV has six episodes of Murder by the Book followed by five episodes of Most Shocking.
TV One has 12 episodes of Martin, a movie and then another 12 episodes of Martin.
WE has 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kyle April 17, 2010 at 10:01 am

I thought I would never like another doctor after David Tennant left–but the 5th season premiere is wonderful! I’m a huge fan of the new doctor and his new companion. I highly recommend the new Doctor Who tonight!

2 Morjana April 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Thank you for the info on Doctor Who, Jason.

I wasn’t aware of the special. I would have missed that without your column!

Best wishes.

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