Tonight on the Tube: Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters Season Finales & The Pacific Miniseries Finale

by Jason the TVaholic on May 16, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

The Pacific Miniseries on Blu-ray & DVDTonight, ABC has the 20th season finale of America’s Funniest Home Videos, the seventh season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the sixth season finale of Desperate Housewives and the fourth season finale of Brothers & Sisters, CBS has the 20th season finale of Survivor followed by a reunion special, FOX has the fifth season finale of American Dad, and NBC has The 2010 Miss USA Pageant.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has a Secret Life of Elephants special, HBO has the miniseries finale of The Pacific, TLC has a Pregnant at 70 special and a My Baby Made Me Crazy special, and WE has the fifth season finale of Platinum Weddings.

Season finale dates not mentioned above or below: FOX has The Clevenland Show and Family Guy next week on Sunday, May 23rd, and NBC has The Celebrity Apprentice next week as well.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Bart thinks their new neighbor is actually Sideshow Bob. Runs 30 minutes. Season finale is next week on Sunday, May 23rd.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Season Finale. Gaby tries to help Angie. Lynette needs to get to a hospital, Susan comes to terms with their financial state, and Bree thinks about telling a family secret. Runs 61 minutes.

Brothers & Sisters (ABC): Season Finale. A secret investment of William may hold some hope for the Walkers. Robert’s dealings come to a head. Rebecca and Justin question their relationship. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC): Season Finale. NFL player Michael Oher and the Tuohy Family join Ty and his team to rebuild a home to accommodate two disabled family members.

The Pacific (HBO): Miniseries Finale. This is Part 10 of 10. The final segment of the miniseries has the men heading home to attempt resuming their lives after the Japanese surrender. Runs 70 minutes. Plays again later.

Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Claudia Joy and Pamela organize a concert. Joan is trying to keep the morale of her troops up. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Breaking Bad (AMC): New. Skyler has a new plan. Walt and Gus figure things out. Jesse goes after a new opportunity. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
  • The Tudors (HBO): New. Henry orders that the succession rights of his daughters should be reinstated. He then sets his sights on his final wife. Plays again later.
  • Treme (HBO): New. Davis is raising his profile on TV and in the streets. Janette is considering shutting down. Starts 10 minutes after the hour and runs 60 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with the Boston Celtics at the Orlando Magic.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies at the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • NBC has Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference Finals.
  • TBS has MLB action early with the Minnesota Twins at the New York Yankees.
  • Versus has Game 1 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals.

Late Night

  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeats. The ninth episode, “What If?,” and the 10th episode, “Dead Model Walking,” both replay. Season Two premieres on June 6th.
  • Justified (FX): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Hatless,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of ….
Oxygen has 24 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has five episodes of Deadliest Warrior tonight.
TLC has five episodes of Moving Up early followed by five episodes of Hoarding: Buried Alive.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
Travel Channel has seven episodes of Food Paradise.
truTV has five episodes of Most Daring.
TV One has 14 episodes of Good Times.
USA has 10 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE has six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera.

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