News & Notes
On cable tonight, A&E has the seventh season premiere of Gene Simmons Family Jewels and the second season premiere of Monster In-Laws, Bravo has the third season finale of Bethenny Ever After, Cartoon Network has the series premiere of Annoying Orange and the third season premiere of MAD, HBO has the TV movie premiere of Hemingway & Gellhorn, History has the miniseries premiere of Hatfields & McCoys, Nickelodeon has a Rags special, style has a Fashion Mob special, TLC has the fifth season premiere of Cake Boss and the third season premiere of Extreme Couponing, and VH1 has the fourth season finale of Basketball Wives and the second season premiere of Single Ladies.
Game of Thrones (HBO): Repeat. Last night’s battle-rific episode, “Blackwater,” replays. Great episode.
Hatfields & McCoys (History): Miniseries Premiere. This three part miniseries plays tonight, tomorrow night and concludes on Wednesday night. It chronicles the legendary Hatfield-McCoy family feud. Runs two hour and six minutes. Plays twice. I’ve seen all three segments and it felt extremely long without commercials, so I can only imagine how it will feel for those that actually watch it live tonight. It is not nearly as exciting as I thought it might be. On the positive side of things, the cast is great with Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger and Powers Boothe among others, the set pieces were fantastic and the scenery is beautiful. But, the pacing is monotonous and they somehow made what you would think is a very interesting story, not so much. It is part of tonight’s Prime Picks by default, because there isn’t anything else new on or really any repeats that are that much better.
- ESPN has NBA Playoffs action tonight.
- MLB Network has a game early and a game tonight.
- The Killing (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “72 Hour Hold,” replays. Plays again later.
- Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “The Other Woman,” replays. Plays again later.
A&E has 26 episodes of Storage Wars.
Animal Planet has nine episodes of River Monsters.
BBC America has 12 episodes of Top Gear.
BET has 23 episodes of The Parkers.
Bravo has 14 episodes of Bethenny Ever After.
Discovery Channel has 12 episodes of Deadliest Catch.
Food Network has eight episodes of Restaurant: Impossible today.
gmc has 11 episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
History has 26 episodes of Pawn Stars.
ION has 14 episodes of Criminal Minds.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Spike TV has eight episodes of Band of Brothers.
TLC has 31 episodes of Cake Boss.
TNT has 10 episodes of Law & Order.
TV One has 12 episodes of Martin early.
USA Network has 15 episodes of NCIS.
WE tv has 14 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.