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Sunday April 13, 2008 10:56 pm

This Week on TV (4/14-4/20)

Real World Hollywood

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)


MONDAY (4/14)
  • Bones (FOX, 8pm):  New episode.  “When a motorcycle racer’s remains are discovered in a national park, Brennan and Booth hunt for his killer.”  I hear this is a great show.  I just wish Angel wasn’t flirting with a new woman.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 9pm):  New episode.  “Lucas tries to deal with being left at the altar.”  He’ll find comfort in the arms of a young blonde thing later.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm):  New episode.  “Adam and Jennifer go on a vacation with Jeff and Audrey, but first they have to endure a time share sales pitch.”  What do I get if I endure the show?
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “Kelly Preston guest stars as venture capitalist Meghan Doyle, who strikes up a professional and personal connection with Joe.”  Anjelica Huston, Rosanna Arquette and now Kelly Preston.  Is this the channel?
TUESDAY (4/15)
  • American Idol (FOX, 8pm):  The remaining contestants belt out their best Mariah Carey tonight.  Do a shot every time Randy Jackson references his work with the diva.
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery, 9pm):  Season Four premiere.  “The crab-fishing fleet prepares to sail into the Bering Sea after some crucial repairs are made on the Northwestern.”  Hey - Jack on went into the Bering Sea too!  Oh, this is real.
  • Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 10pm):  New episode.  “Benson poses as a prison inmate to expose a corrupt guard suspected of stealing evidence in a rape case.”  Maybe Stabler should give her a few stories on how he survived Oz.  Eh, maybe not.
  • Work Out (Bravo, 11pm):  Season Three premiere.  “Fitness maven Jackie Warner has a new girlfriend, which triggers Rebecca’s downward spin into jealousy.”  A jealous and well-toned woman is a scary thing.


  • Democratic Presidential Debate (ABC, 8pm):  “Clinton and Obama meet in a debate at the debate at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.”  I’m sure comparisons between Idol and the presidential race will fill the media come Thursday.
  • America’s Next Top Model (CW, 8pm):  “One contestant panics when she loses her travel documents.”  There’s nothing like some good sabotage to spice up the show a bit.
  • Back to You (FOX, 8:30pm):  New episode.  “Kelly tries to deny the assertion that she’s dating a rival anchor because he looks like a younger version of Chuck.”  Why can’t anyone understand it was all about the ratings?
  • Real World: Hollywood (MTV, 10pm):  Season Twenty premiere.  You know you’re getting old when the only cast members you remember are shut out at the Real World Awards.


  • Smallville (CW, 8pm):  “A death rocks Smallville.”  Why mince words?  It’s a must watch!
  • The Office (NBC, 9pm):  “Michael grows obsessed with a model posing in a picture in an office-supply catalog.”  I guess that’s better than his crazy candle chick, right?
  • Scrubs (NBC, 9:30):  “J.D. and Turk fret over their masculinity.”  Huh?  What isn’t masculine about Chocolate Bear and Vanilla Bear?
  • Eli Stone (ABC, 10pm):  Season finale.  “Eli has surgery to remove his brain aneurysm, but when the procedure causes complications, Nathan is left with a difficult decision about his brother’s future.”  One wrong move and Eli will be hearing “Last Christmas” on an endless loop.


FRIDAY (4/18)
  • Duel (ABC, 9pm):  If a show needs to have its instructions detailed on its website, it’s probably too much trouble to watch.
  • Canterbury’s Law (FOX, 9pm):  Season finale.  “Elizabeth’s defense of an admitted rapist forces her to straddle a rigid personal boundary.”  I’ve got to hand it to Marguilies.  I never thought her show would make it this far.
  • The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search (CMT, 10pm):  “The final four direct their own photo shoots, with the winner receiving a makeover.”  Shouldn’t the loser be the one getting the extra help?


SUNDAY (4/20)
  • Oprah’s Big Give (ABC, 8pm):  “The contestants are given one more charitable project - but no money with which to accomplish it.  Jennifer Aniston makes an appearance.”  Celebrity matchmaking could be considered charitable, right?
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC, 9pm):  “Bree and Katherine decide to join forces to plan the Founder’s Day Ball.”  This is bound to be one well-organized disaster.
  • Sweet Nothing in My Ear (CBS, 9pm):  “Jeff Daniels and Marlee Matlin star as parents who come to a critical moment in their marriage when they disagree over whether their deaf child should have an operation that could restore partial hearing.”  The last time I saw Matlin act, she was fighting with Joy on .  That woman’s talent is limitless.
  • Brothers & Sisters (ABC, 10pm):  New episode.  “A surprising turn in the presidential campaign prompts a life-changing moment for Kitty and Robert.”  Oh, please let it be a name change for the former.



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