What to Watch Tonight: Simpsons, Californication, Shameless & More

by Jason the TVaholic on March 13, 2011

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Californication Season 3 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, ABC Family has the TV movie premiere of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Sundance has the second season finale of Brick City, TLC has the second season premiere of Sister Wives, truTV has the third season finale of Las Vegas Jailhouse, and VH1 has a Basketball Wives reunion special and a 40 Most Shocking Breakups special.

Prime Picks

The Simpsons (FOX): New. Cheech and Chong make a stop in Springfield while on their reunion tour. Homer ends up replacing Chong, so Chong teams up with Principal Skinner. Runs 30 minutes.

Californication (Showtime): New. Hank’s trial isn’t going well. Plays twice and again later.

Shameless (Showtime): New. The kids start to question who their parents really are. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC): New. A new logo and the hiring of an executive chef is the next couple of tasks for the 10 competitors.

Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Pamela finally decides what she is going to do. Claudia Joy gets offered a job. Joan doesn’t really like her new job. Plays again later.

Breakout Kings (A&E): New. The team is after a violent felon that abducts women to torture them. Plays twice and again later twice. Last week’s “Pilot” episode replays earlier in the day. Interested to see if the cast shuffling does anything for the show.

Other Option

  • Chopped: All-Stars (Food Network): New. Part two of this five part special has 16 celebrity chefs taking the Chopped challenge to win $50,000 for their favorite charity. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the SEC Conference Championship college basketball game followed by NBA action with the Orlando Magic at the Phoenix Suns.
  • CBS has the Atlantic 10 Championship and the Big Ten Conference Championship college basketball games followed by the NCAA Championship Selection Show.
  • ESPN has the ACC Conference Championship college basketball game and later Bracketology.
  • NBA TV has Milwaukee Bucks at the Boston Celtics.
  • NBC has NHL action followed by PGA Tour coverage.

Late Night

  • White Collar (USA Network): Repeat. The second season finale episode, “Under the Radar,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has eight episodes of Criminal Minds.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Snapped.
TLC has 12 episodes of Say Yes to the Dress early followed by 10 episodes of Sister Wives.
TNT has seven episodes of Law & Order.
Travel Channel has 14 episodes of Man v. Food.
USA has six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.
WE tv has six episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes followed by seven episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera.

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