This Week on TV – 4/13/08-4/19/08

Welcome to a new week of TV! We are definitely back in the swing of things! NBC has announced their schedule for the next year (surely will change some as other networks do the same) and I’m fairly happy with it. But that’s then and this is now, so let’s see what’s up! Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the strike-induced season finale of Dirt on FX at 10/9c. It’s also the season finales of I Can Make You Thin with Paul McKenna on TLC at 9/8c & Rock of Love with Bret Michaels on VH1 at 9/8c (90 minutes!).

Tonight is also the 90-minute series premiere of Viva Hollywood! on VH1 at 10:30/9:30c. They’re gathering the hottest group of aspiring Latino actors who think they have the stuff to be America’s Numero Uno Telenovela Star. The cast of fiery wannabes will live together, fight together, make love together…while competing for the coveted title and a Hollywood prize package that includes a contract with Telemundo, the biggest telenovela production company in the United States. So it’s like Telemundo’s version of Big Brother? *laugh*

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dirt – FX @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*I Can Make You Thin with Paul McKenna – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Rock of Love with Bret Michaels – VH1 @ 9/8c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Viva Hollywood! – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c (90-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Comedy Central Special: Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education – Comedy Central @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*John Adams – HBO @ 9/8c (Part 6 of 7)
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Video – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Celebrity Fit Club – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Cold Case – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dexter – CBS @ 10/9c (New to CBS)
  • *New*Eli Stone – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*Everybody Hates Chris – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Keeping Up With the Kardashians – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*King of the Hill – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Oprah’s Big Give – ABC @ 8/7c (New Time Slot)
  • *New*The Game – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tudors – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union – Showtime @ 10/9c


Monday is the season finale of New Amsterdam on FOX at 9/8c. I wouldn’t count on it getting a 2nd season but… who knows. heh

Tonight is also the series premiere of 2 new shows. First up is Can You Duet? on CMT at 10:30/9:30c. The producers of American Idol are teaming up with CMT to find the next great country music duo in the most original singing competition ever, Can You Duet?. Each contestant will compete as part of a duo, and viewers will witness first hand all the on and off-stage drama in creating a dynamic musical duo. In addition to critiquing each performance and deciding who will advance to the next round, the judges will serve as mentors to guide, groom and develop the duets along the way.

Also at 10:30/9:30c is The Paper on MTV. Welcome to Cypress Bay High School — home of the award-winning newspaper The Circuit. Its fiercely competitive student staff exhibits the aptitude, pride and ambition of future leaders, and they want the world to know it. Between struggling to keep the peace with each other, maintaining good grades and managing extracurricular activities, these students have their hands full. But they still put their hearts and souls into writing memorable stories and making the best paper they possibly can. Every day, the paper’s dynamic personalities battle it out to see who has what it takes to produce news that’s fit to print. Journalism is taken very seriously at The Circuit, and its staff is a truly ambitious bunch. For many soon-to-be seniors, it’s time to battle it out for the position of editor-in-chief. But only one will score the top slot.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*New Amsterdam – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Can You Duet? – CMT @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*The Paper – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Special*2008 CMT Music Awards – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Discovery Special: One Way Out – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Prom Queen – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bones – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars – ABC @ 8/7c (92-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Dirty Jobs – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flavor of Love – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Greek – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Little People, Big World – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Medium – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*One Tree Hill – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Paradise Hotel – My Network TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rules of Engagement – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Samantha Who? – ABC @ 9:32/8:32c
  • *New*The Bachelor – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Hills – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Two and a Half Men – CBS @ 9/8c


Tuesday is the series premiere of 2 new shows on TLC. First up at 7/6c is Wasted, followed by Greenovate at 7:30/6:30c. Not quite sure what they are, but I think they must have something to do with the environment and being “green”. *shrug*

Tonight is also the season premiere of Deadliest Catch on Discovery, starting at 9/8c. There is a 2nd new episode at 10/9c as well. In the premiere, the crab-fishing fleet heads out for another season. In the 2nd episode, The Time Bandit pulls a prank; after only 48 hours, one Wizard greenhorn starts to fall apart.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Rob & Big – MTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Real Housewives of New York City – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Greenovate – TLC @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Wasted – TLC @ 7/6c
  • *Season Premiere*Deadliest Catch – Discovery @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Work Out – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*According to Jim – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Beauty and the Geek – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Boston Legal – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*Dancing With the Stars – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels – A&E @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Last Restaurant Standing – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*NCIS – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Riches – FX @ 10/9c


Wednesday is the series premiere of Under One Roof on My Network TV at 8/7c. Flavor Flav plays Calvster Hill, an ex-convict that moves in with his wealthy, conservative brother, Walter (Kelly Perine). Calvster subsequently turns the Hill family’s life upside down, parading his old prison cronies through the house; teaching his nephew Walter Jr. to be a gangsta rapper; and butting heads with Walter’s snooty wife, Ashley.

It’s also the series premiere of The Big 4-0 on TV Land at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c. What would you do for your Big 4-0? Jump out of a plane? Throw a lavish party in Italy? Drive a race car at Daytona? Follow along as real people from around the country let loose and celebrate the start of the best years of their life. You thought “Sweet Sixteen’s” got out of control…watch what happens when people celebrate The Big 4-0!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*The Big 4-0 – TV Land @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Under One Roof – My Network TV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate in Philadelphia – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Back to You – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Men In Trees – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*MI-5 – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*South Park – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*‘Til Death – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Top Chef – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday is the season finale of Eli Stone on ABC at 10/9c. MAJOR info/spoilers about the episode: Complications from Eli’s surgery could leave him in a vegetative state for the rest of his life; as Nathan struggles to decide if he should remove Eli from life support, one of Eli’s clients fights for the right to die with dignity.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Eli Stone – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*30 Rock – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Don’t Forget the Lyrics – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*ER – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*I Know My Kid’s A Star – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lil’ Bush: President of the United States – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*My Name is Earl – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rock the Cradle – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Scrubs – NBC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Step It Up & Dance – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Office – NBC @ 9/8c


Friday is the season finale of 2 shows. First up is Canterbury’s Law on FOX at 9/8c. Don’t count on this getting a 2nd season, so enjoy it while you can! Also at 9/8c tonight is the season finale of Your Mama Don’t Dance on Lifetime.

Don’t miss the 90-minute season premiere of Doctor Who on SciFi at 8:30/7:30c! The Doctor tries to save the lives of the passengers on an orbiting cruise ship called Titanic.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Canterbury’s Law – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Your Mama Don’t Dance – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Doctor Who – SciFi @ 8:30/7:30c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *New*10 Years Younger – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Battlestar Galactica – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*Can You Duet? – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Degrassi – The N @ 8/7c
  • *New*Duel – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Sarah Jane Adventures – SciFi @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c

Have a great week everyone! Enjoy all the great new TV!

— Jenny

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