Ugly Betty is back on the schedule tonight with an all new episode after being replaced by some new series in a trial run for a few weeks. We also get to watch Coach deal with the surprising blow to his ego after Tyson was voted out on Survivor, and I almost think I’d pay money for that one.
1. Oprah Winfrey. Kirstie Alley and Oprah do some bonding today over falling off the wagon on diets. Syndicated, check local listings.
2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ryan Reynolds and Emily Bear guest, as well as Joan and Melissa Rivers. Perhaps they’ll shed light on their Celebrity Apprentice appearances and whether Joan will be back next week or not. 3Syndicated, check local listings.
3. Tyra Banks. After seeing The Soloist last week, and having him mentor on American Idol this week, I just can’t get enough of Jamie Foxx. He’s Tyra’s guest today. Syndicated, check local listings.
4. Armageddon. I love Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, and Liv Tyler in this, but mostly I love Steve Buscemi. He always plays the best nuts. 3:45 PM CT Encore West
5. Survivor: Tocantins – The Brazilian Highlands. After being caught off guard last week, Coach scrambles to get back in and chooses someone for an unlikely ally, Sierra. 7:00 PM CT CBS
6. My Name Is Earl. The disappearance of Crab Shack owner Ernie Belcher is investigated by a news magazine show and airs eight years after his disappearance, as Earl and Randy become suspects. Geraldo Rivera and Michael Waltrip guest star. 7:00 PM CT NBC
7. Ugly Betty. Betty and her family finds themselves on the guest list for an Easter Egg hunt organized by Matt’s wealthy dad. Daniel thinks he knows how to fix Mode’s finances, and Wilhelmina is suspicious of her son’s DNA. 7:00 PM CT ABC
8. Smallville. After discovering Davis alive, Clark confronts Chloe about her part in the caper. Davis attacks Oliver and Jimmy at Chloe’s apartment. 7:00 PM CT CW
9. Bones. A frat guy’s dead body is found inside the costume for the rival school’s mascot, but Brennan and Booth will have their work cut out for them, as the deceased was the “big moneymaker on campus.” Booth tries to help his brother who recently became unemployed. 7:00 PM Fox
10. NBA Playoff: A first-round game, yet it wasn’t announced yet that I could find which game would be in this slot. 7:00 PM CT TNT
11. Parks and Recreation. Facing the “old boys’ club” of politics, Leslie has a dilemma with ethics, and Andy wants to surprise Ann. 7:30 PM CT NBC
12. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The CSIs figure a mysterious outbreak is to blame for the deaths that seem random throughout the city. It has the potential to quickly become a citywide epidemic. 8:00 PM CT CBS
13. The Office. With the new sales group experiencing a conflict, Michael mediates and lands right in the middle of it all, and Casual Friday takes on a whole different meaning. 8:00 PM CT NBC
14. Grey’s Anatomy. Izzie’s mother visits Seattle Grace, while Meredith and Lexie are visited by their newly sober and sorry father. Meredith and the Chief get embroiled over a case, as the plans continue for the big wedding. 8:00 PM CT ABC
15. Supernatural. Dean is visited by Castiel bearing important news in a dream. Dean and Sam search for Castiel, but only find his human vessel, Jimmy, who wants nothing more than a normal life and to be back with his family. 8:00 PM CT CW
16. Hell’s Kitchen. The final three prepare meals for the top 100 chefs in L.A. The winer will be on the local Fox morning show, while the losers wash the Hell’s Kitchen laundry while watching the winner’s appearance. 8:00 PM CT Fox
17. 30 Rock. Liz takes Tracy to task in front of the staffers, and it makes him bone up and become more professional and mature. When he foregoes all special treatment, he feels Liz should as well. Jack’s mother arrives and digs up nasty memories of his dad, and Jenna adopts a monkey. And here he is again today, as Steve Buscemi guest stars. 8:31 PM T NBC
18. Southland. Moretta and Bryant try to determine the identity of a dead body that was being used by gang members as target practice. Moretta’s younger sister vanishes, as we learn about his past, and Clarke is offended by Lydia when she criticizes him. 9:00 PM CT NBC
19. Private Practice. It’s the season finale as Naomi and Violet both face choices. Violet also has to deal with a patient who’s grieving. Morgan goes into labor as Addison is sorting out her feelings for Noah. Dell is worried for his daughter when his doped-up ex Heather returns to town. 9:02 PM CT ABC
20. NBA Playoff: A first-round game. Another playoff with unannounced teams at press time. Or at least it’s unannounced on tvguide.com and espn.go.com 9:30 PM CT TNT
21. Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Craig’s guests are Michael Douglas and DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba. 11:35 PM CT CBS
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