After we finally got Survivor back on the schedule regularly on Thursday nights, now The Amazing Race disappears. Fear not, it’s only gone for a week as we get the Academy of Country Music Awards in its place. At least we get to root on American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, as she’s up for Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, and Video of the Year. While we’re at it, DWTS pro Julianne Hough has already been announced as the winner of Top New Female Vocalist. Interestingly, her beau and this season’s dancing partner Chuck Wicks isn’t anywhere near a nomination.
1. NHL Hockey: Wild at Red Wings. Minnesota won weeks ago in February 5-2, yet stil trail in the series 2-1. 11:30 AM CT NBC
2. NBA Basketball: Spurs at Cavaliers. LeBron James sat out the whole fourth quarter the last time the teams met, and Cleveland still won. However, the Spurs were without Tm Duncan. 12:00 PM CT ABC
3. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup In Forth Worth. Last year, Carl Edwards swept here, and it’s one of just two tracks to hold Jeff Gordon winless. 12:30 PM CT Fox
4. NBA Basketball: Suns at Mavericks. Dallas won the last meeting of these two teams thanks to Dirk Nowitzki scoring 23 second half points. 2:30 PM CT ABC
5. Good Morning, Vietnam. Okay. So it’s 1:00. You know there are some out there that are indeed just getting up. 1:00 PM CT A&E
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. As we gear up for the next Star Trek movie do out next month, let’s start reacquainting ourselves with the list of Star Trek films thus far. This was the second one the list 1:15 PM CT AMax East
7. Star Trek Generations. This one was the first to feature the cast of ST: TNG. 2:25 PM CT HBO Family East.
8. 60 Minutes. Human Right activist Ahmad Batebi is interviewed by Anderson Cooper as he discusses his imprisonment and escape from Iran. Also highlighted tonight is an outpatient cancer clinic facing budget cuts that force it to close, and and interview with Dolly Parton 6:00 PM CT CBS
9. Dateline NBC. Here we are talking about the economic crisis again. Sales schemes that prey on vulnerable consumers are highlighted. 6:00 PM CT NBC
10. Academy of Country Music Awards. Reba McEntire is host, with Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascall Flatts, Sugarland, and Taylor Swift performing. 7:00 PM CT CBS
11. Kings. After Silas leverages Port Prosperity under negotiations with Garth, David’s loyalties are tested. When Bilboa’s citizens rebel against Silas’ decision, Michelle takes action, and William works on persuading Jack to disobey his father. 7:00 PM CT NBC
12. The Simpsons. Moe has a date with woman from a chat room, and when she turns out to be a little person, he has to make some adjustments to make it work. Marge wants Homer to spend more time with Maggie. 7:00 PM CT Fox
13. Celebrity Apprentice. Now that we’re done with the Dennis Rodman drama, where are these celebrities going to go with this. 8:00 PM CT NBC
14. Rock of Love Bus With Bret Michaels. The last three women go on fantasy dates. 8:00 PM CT VH1
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