On cable tonight, Comedy Central has a Lisa Lampenelli: Tough Love comedy special, HBO has the miniseries premiere of Mildred Pierce, National Geographic has the second season finale of Alaska State Troopers, Showtime has the fourth season finale of Californication and the first season finale of Shameless, TLC has a William & Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding special, Travel Channel has a Travel Channel Uncut: Bloopers and Wrong Turns special, and WE tv has the fourth season premiere of Amazing Wedding Cakes.
The Simpsons (FOX): New. Marge gets Homer to take a class on being a better father. Bart becomes the school bully. Runs 30 minutes.
Californication (Showtime): Season Finale. Things between real life and the movie begin to really blur. Plays twice and again later. Solid finale to a really good season that would’ve worked nicely as a series finale had Showtime not renewed it for a fifth season.
Shameless (Showtime): Season Finale. Frank and Karen’s have a secret that gets out. Liam and Lip end up in jail and Fiona has to get them out. Steve wants Fiona to leave town with him. Plays again later.
America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC): New. A small version of each remaining contestant’s restaurant is built and a complete meal put together.
Army Wives (Lifetime): New. Everyone is grieving over the loss of a loved one. Plays again later.
Breakout Kings (A&E): New. The team is after an escaped pedophile. Plays twice and again later twice. Two previous episodes replay earlier in the day.
A&E has five episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County tonight.
Oxygen has seven episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has 13 episodes of Deadliest Warrior.
TNT has 10 episodes of Law & Order early.
USA has 17 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.
WE tv has six episodes of Girl Meets Gown early followed by six episodes of My Fair Wedding With David Tutera.