This Week on TV – 4/25/10-5/1/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! Kind of a ‘meh’ week in terms of how busy it is. All nights average about 28 new episodes, but nothing too slow or too crazy. There are several premieres & finales, though, so let’s get to it so you can plan your schedule for the week! Be sure & vote at the poll at the end of the schedule! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday is the series premiere of America The Story of Us on the History Channel at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c. This epic 12-hour television event covers 400 years of American history. On the show are Brian Williams, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Lasseter, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Stevie Wonder and Tommy Franks.

Tonight is also the season premiere of River Monsters on Animal Planet at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10/9c.

Finally, tonight is part 7 of 10 of The Pacific on HBO at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*America The Story of Us (#101/102) – History Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*River Monsters (#201/202) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*The Pacific (#107) – HBO @ 9/8c (Part 7 of 10)
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2021) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*American Dad (#DAD-511) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Army Wives (#403) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Basketball Wives (#103-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business (#103-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Breaking Bad (#306) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters (#421) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Chefs vs City (#202) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives (#620) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gene Simmons Family Jewels (#102/508) – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Hoarding: Buried Alive (#107) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jerseylicious (#106-60) – Style Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kendra (#207-30) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kirstie Alley’s Big Life (09/109) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (#307-60) – Style Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Minute to Win It (#108) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (#804) – Animal Planet @ 7/6c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#229/230) – History Channel @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Pretty Wild (#106-30) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Ruby (#310-60) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Amazing Race (#1610) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Apprentice (#907-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2110) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tudors (#403) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*‘Til Death (#TIL-312) – FOX @ 7/6c
  • *New*Treme (#103) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Chilli Wants (#103-30) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c


Monday

Monday is a new episode of Runaway Squad on A&E at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c. Tonight is also the season finale of Top Gear on BBC American at 8/7c and the season (possible series?) finale of Trauma on NBC at 9/8c.

Tonight is the season premiere of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on Food Network and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel, both at 10/9c.

Tim Urban (American Idol) is one of the guests on the Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Joel McHale (Community, The Soup) & Cast members from The Real Housewives of New Jersey are some of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Megan Mullally (Party Down, Will & Grace) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Runaway Squad – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Top Gear (#1407) – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Trauma (#118) – NBC @ 9/8c (Possible Series Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#501-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*10 Things I Hate About You (#205) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*24 (#TWF-819) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chuck (#314) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1006-90) – ABC @ 8/7c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Gossip Girl (#319) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*House (#HOU-619) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty (#107-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Little People, Big World (#627/628) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#206) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#719) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Romantically Challenged (#103) – ABC @ 9:32/8:32c
  • *New*Rules of Engagement (#409) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Southern Fried Stings (#104/105) – TruTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The United States of Tara (#206) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#504) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tough Love: Couples (#103-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*TRANSform Me (#107-30) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Ultimate Cake Off (#212) – TLC @ 10/9c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of Survivors on BBC America at 9/8c.

Tonight is also the season premiere of The Hills at 10/9c, followed by the premiere of The City at 10:30/9:30c, both on MTV.

Jackie Earle Haley (Human Target) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Dominic Monaghan (Lost) & the latest contestant voted off Dancing with the Stars are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Survivors (#206) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The City (#201-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The Hills (#601-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#414-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*9 By Design (#103) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*90210 (#219) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-934) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1006A-60) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#603) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deadliest Warrior (#202) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Food Wars (#109-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-116) – FOX @ 9:00/8:00c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Justified (#107) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: CI (#905) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Little Chocolatiers (#109) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (#107) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*NCIS (#720) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#120) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Parenthood (#109) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Swamp Loggers (#206) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#915-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Good Wife (#119) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*V – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the season finale of High Society on the CW at 9:30/8:30c. It’s also the season finale of Ugly Americans on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Happy Town on ABC at 10/9c. The residents of the sun-splashed town of Haplin, Minnesota — also known as “Happy Town” — have enjoyed an uneasy peace for the past five years — but that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, Haplin now faces a disturbing new crime that brings all of its unresolved fears to the surface. Has the elusive “Magic Man” — who many believe is responsible for the bizarre abductions — returned to claim yet another innocent victim? As Haplin’s mysteries are revealed, many of its prominent citizens’ motives come under scrutiny as their own secrets and personalities are peeled back one layer at a time. The show stars Amy Acker (Angel, Alias), Ben Schnetzer, Geoff Stults (October Road, 7th Heaven), Jay Paulson (October Road), Lauren German (Sex, Love and Secrets), Robert Wisdom, Sam Neill (Crusoe, Framed), Sarah Gadon, Steven Weber (Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip, Wings), Abraham Benrubi (ER, Men in Trees, Memphis Beat), Frances Conroy, M.C. Gainey, Peter Outerbridge, Sophia Ewaniuk & Warren Christie (October Road).

Speaking of Happy Town, don’t forget our contest to win some Happy Town prizes! It ends at midnight on the night of April 26th! Happy Town contest.

Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Boston Legal, Ed) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*High Society (#108) – CW @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Ugly Americans (#107) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Happy Town (#101) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-934A) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1409) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Cougar Town (#121) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#165/614) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fly Girls (#106) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#609-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*In Plain Sight (#305) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU (#1121) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mercy (#120) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Modern Family – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#805) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Peep Show (#304) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Police Women of Maricopa (#210) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*South Park (#1407) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c (Spring Finale)
  • *New*The Middle – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*That Mitchell & Webb Look (#304) – BBC America @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#1904-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1105) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef Masters (#204) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#152/626 & 153/627) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Weird or What? (#102) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c


Thursday

Thursday is the season finale of Celebrity Rehab Presents on VH1 at 10/9c.

Jackie Earle Haley (Human Target) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Tom Selleck (Las Vegas, Magnum PI, & the Jesse Stone movies) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Celebrity Rehab Presents (#208-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*30 Rock (#418) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Bones (#BON-519) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Community – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*CSI (#1020) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flashforward (#118) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fringe (#FR-219) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#620) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Machines! (#110) – Science Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Parks and Recreation (#221) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Private Practice (#321) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Supernatural (#520) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Survivor (#2011-60) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Marriage Ref (#102) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Mentalist (#220) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Office (#623) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New York City (#309) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Vampire Diaries (#119) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#217) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Weird, True & Freaky (#218/219) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)


Friday

Friday is the season finale of 4 shows. First up is the finale of Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC at 8/7c. Then at 8:30/7:30c, it’s the season finale of 24/7: Mayweather/Mosley on HBO. Then at 9/8c, it’s the 1-hour season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Finally, at 9:30/8:30c, it’s the finale of The Life & Times of Tim on HBO.

Amanda Peet (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Gilmore Girls) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*24/7: Mayweather/Mosley (#903) – HBO @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#221/222) – Cartoon Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Life & Times of Tim (#210) – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Who Do You Think You Are? (#107) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Construction Intervention (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Danger Coast (#104) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#110) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friday Night Alright (#117-30) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (#1813) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Funny or Die Presents (#110) – HBO @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *New*Gator 911 (#104) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Whisperer (#519) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gravity (#102) – Starz @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Medium (#619) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Merlin (#205) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Miami Medical (#105) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Party Down (#202) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Private Chefs of Beverly Hills – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#810) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress (#503/504) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Stargate Universe (#115) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Ricky Gervais Show (#110) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wife Swap (#605/606) – ABC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)


Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of Legend of the Seeker, which is syndicated, so check your local listings for network & time!

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Doctor Who (#503) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Me or the Dog (#420-60) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*Legend of the Seeker (#219 – Syndicated So Check Local Listings For Network & Time)
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#703) – BBC America @ 10/9c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week! Vote in the poll below and share your opinion on the schedule this week in the comments below!

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— Jenny

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3 Responses to This Week on TV – 4/25/10-5/1/10

  1. Jenny says:

    I myself an looking forward to Tuesday & Wednesday, because of NCIS, NCIS: LA and Happy Town. 😀 You?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Umm….30 Rock is on NBC, not FOX

  3. Jenny says:

    Whoops. LOL That’s what I get for copying/pasting and watching tv while I work. LOL Thanks. 😉