News & Notes
Over on cable, Animal Planet has a Madagascar special, TLC has a Who Killed Chandra Levy? special, truTV has first season finale of Police POV, and USA Network has the 10th, and final, season premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the fourth season premiere of In Plain Sight.
America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC): Season Finale. The final three are tasked with creating a mini version of their restaurant for a soft opening. The judges provide advice and a winner is chosen.
Game of Thrones (HBO): New. Ned finds out about the Crown’s profligacy. Jon Snow seems to impress Tyrion. Catelyn has followed her husband to King’s Landing. Arya works on swordsmanship. Plays again later.
The Killing (AMC): New. Sarah and Holder are questioning a suspect’s family and neighbors. Richmond is getting ready for a debate with the Mayor. Rosie’s funeral is had. Runs 62 minutes. Plays twice and again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier in the day.
The Simpsons (FOX): New. Marge’s sister Selma falls for Fat Tony and they get married. Bart finds he has a special ability. Runs 30 minutes.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA Network): Season Premiere. A very Charlie Sheen-esque fashion designer is the main suspect in the murder of a call girl. Plays again later. Goren and Eames have been my favorite detective duo on any of the Law & Order shows, so it is great to have them back. Tonight’s episode gets the season of to a good ripped from the headlines start. Jay Mohr is really good as a Charlie Sheen type figure. This episode plays a little different than your usual CI episode, in that you don’t know who did it until the end. Enter our Law & Order: Criminal Intent Prize Pack Giveaway.
In Plain Sight (USA Network): Season Premiere. Mary’s sister may be involved in some car thefts. Mary goes to a witness for some help in what might have taken place at the dealership. Plays again later. This is a great episode to kick off the new season. I love Mary and Marshall, which wasn’t the case in the beginning. I didn’t really care for Marshall, but the character has really grown on me. Marshall riding in Mary’s car is one of the funnier site gags I’ve seen recently. I very much enjoyed the episode and how it involved Mary’s sister and Mary’s reluctance to believe people can change. There are a couple of other things that happen in the episode that provide some fun, in that they annoy Mary. I very much how the show gives Mary new people each season to have to deal with, this season’s versions look to be really fun. Enter our In Plain Sight Prize Pack Giveaway.
- Army Wives (A&E): New. Claudia Joy has a medical problem. Pamela is worried about Roxy’s ex being around the boys. Roland and Joan want to expand the family. Plays again later two times.
- Breakout Kings (A&E): New. A jewel thief escapes and is working on a big score. Plays twice and again later twice. The previous episode replays earlier in the day.
- Brothers & Sisters (ABC): New. Sarah decides that she doesn’t want to have Brody as part of her life. Olivia is struggling with the new addition to the family. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
- Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree has to set some rules after Gaby moves in with her kids. Tom hires his wife and Renee to decorate his office. Susan finds something out. Runs 61 minutes.
- Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef David Pasternack challenges Iron Chef Morimoto. Plays again later.
- Last Cake Standing (Food Network): New. The four remaining contestants must race around Las Vegas to find their client. Plays again later.
- Treme (HBO): New. Toni is helping a man try and find what happened to his son. Albert sets out to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Antoine contemplates putting his own band together. Plays again later.
- ABC has doubleheader NBA playoff action with the Memphis Grizzlies at the team that was stolen from Seattle followed by the Boston Celtics at the Miami Heat.
- ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball MLB action with the New York Mets at the Philadelphia Phillies.
- NBC has NHL playoff action early.
- TBS has early MLB action with the Toronto Blue Jays at the New York Yankees.
- TNT has doubleheader NBA playoff action tonight with the Orlando Magic at the Atlanta Hawks followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the New Orleans Hornets.
- Versus has NHL playoff action tonight.
A&E has five episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Bravo has 12 episodes of The Real Housewives of…
Discovery Channel has six episodes of Deadliest Catch tonight.
Oxygen has seven episodes of Snapped.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.