Tonight on the Tube: Smallville, Stargate Universe & Party Down

by Jason the TVaholic on April 30, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Stargate Universe Season 1.0 on DVD at AmazonTonight, NBC has the first season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? and PBS has the series finale of Now on PBS.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has the third season finale of I Shouldn’t Be Alive, Cartoon Network has the second season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, HBO has the second season finale of The Life & Times of Tim, and HGTV has the third season finale of Bang for Your Buck.

On Episode 67, “The One With the DisaGLEEment,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae, and I talk about the week in TV, which included some 10 Things I Hate About You, a bit of a disagreement over “The Power of Madonna” episode of Glee, the second season premiere of Party Down, and some recent news.

Prime Picks

Smallville (The CW): New. Tess and Chloe get trapped inside Watchtower. Oliver goes up against Zod. Clark finds out that Zod has given the rest of his soldiers superpowers.

Stargate Universe (Syfy): New. The group trapped in the ruins on the planet must figure away out before the Destiny leaves the galaxy. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “Human,” replays right before.

Party Down (Starz): New. Ron and Henry get into it while catering an event where parents will do just about anything to get their kids into a private school. Runs 30 minutes. Gravity follows and isn’t any better this week than last.

Solid Selections

House (FOX): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Broken,” replays, where House is going through detox at a mental facility to stop the hallucinations he has been having. Guest stars Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as House’s doctor. Runs two hours.

Merlin (Syfy): New. A guest of Uther wants his kingdom. Plays again later.

Other Option

  • Medium (CBS): New. Allison gets a high tech security system installed after a neighbor is killed, but then thinks that it is communicating with Marie.
  • Miami Medical (CBS): New. Dr. Proctor has to give a speech about how important his team is in the minutes after a major trauma. Anybody else think this is the most boring show you’ve ever seen set in an emergency room/trauma center?

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA Playoffs action with Game 6 of the Atlanta Hawks at the Milwaukee Bucks followed by Game 6 of the Los Angeles Lakers at the team that shall not be named.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing action with the Nationwide Series: Bubba Burger 250 followed NBA Playoffs action with Game 6 of the Utah Jazz at the Denver Nuggets.
  • Versus has NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

Late Night

  • Justified (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Blind Spot,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Roseanne.
Spike TV has 12 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
USA has five episodes of NCIS tonight.

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