Tonight on the Tube: The Simpsons, The Tudors & The Pacific

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Get Army Wives Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the TV movie premiere of When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the second season premiere of River Monsters, Discovery Channel has a How the Universe Works special followed by a couple of Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking specials, History has the series premiere of America the History of Us, TV Land has the 2010 TV Land Awards, and WE has the series premiere of Girl Meets Gown.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. The family puts up a wind turbine in their backyard. Runs 30 minutes.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Get a look at the Fairview Strangler’s past, which included moments with each of the ladies on the lane. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. More than one Walker woman thinks she may be pregnant. Nora and Saul have to make some tough decisions regarding their mother. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Challenge (Food Network): New. Four competitors compete to make the best cake for a high school’s 10th reunion. Plays again later.

The Pacific (HBO): New. This is Part 7 of 10. The Marines are determined to finish the job no matter what. Sledge is on the verge of collapse morally. Plays again later.

Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Claudia Joy is putting on a breakfast for the Spouse of the Year finalists. Roxy and Trevor tell the kids about the new baby. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Walt is settling into his new surroundings. Walt, Jr. wants to know what is up with his parents. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
  • The Tudors (HBO): New. Henry decides to forgive the rebellion of the North. Catherine starts having an affair with Culpeper. Plays again later.
  • Treme (HBO): New. Albert finds out something shocking. Davis is using piano lessons in exchange for freedom. Annie gets a birthday job. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader first round NBA Playoffs action with Game 4 of the Boston Celtics at the Miami Heat followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Chicago Bulls.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Atlanta Braves at the New York Mets.
  • FOX has NASCAR racing with the Sprint Cup: Aaron’s 499 at Talladega.
  • NBC has NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the Chicago Cubs at the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • TNT has doubleheader first round NBA Playoffs action with Game 4 of the Dallas Mavericks at the San Antonio Spurs followed by Game 4 of the Denver Nuggets at the Utah Jazz.
  • Versus has NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action tonight.

Late Night

  • Damages (FX): Repeat. Last Monday’s third season finale episode, “The Next One’s Gonna Go in Your Throat,” replays. Runs 90 minutes.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeats. The fifth episode, “Lost & Found,” and the sixth episode, “Second Chances,” replay.
  • House (USA): Repeat. The “Lockdown” episode from a couple weeks ago on FOX replays, where the hospital is locked down when a baby goes missing.
  • Justified (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “The Collection,” replays.

TV Marathons

Animal Planet has five episodes of River Monsters and then another six tonight.
Discovery Channel has five episodes of MythBusters.
History has seven episodes of American Pickers followed by 16 episodes of Pawn Star$.
MTV has 28 episodes of The Hills.
MTV2 has seven episodes of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew.
TLC has 12 episodes of Cake Boss.
truTV has six episodes of Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Criminals.
Travel Channel has 17 episodes of Ghost Adventures.
WE has six episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes.

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