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What's Hot On TV Tonight – The Kentucky Derby!


Talk about tradition … this is the 135th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Someday it would be nice go to there, just to wear a really cool hat, if for no other good reason. It’s giving me a craving for a Mint Julep, but maybe I’ll just suffice with a Mojito.

1. Stanley Cup Playoff: Game 1: Penguins at Capitals. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. 12:00 PM CT NBC

2. Martian Child. For every kid who has ever felt lonely and like he didn’t fit in, here’s a boy that feels that so deeply, he either pretends or figures he must be from another planet. Read my review on why this movie didn’t disappoint me. 5:30 PM CT HBO East

3. Meet the Parents. You have to know it’s good with both Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Find out the answers to Hank Yuloff’s questions. 2:30 PM CT HBO Signature East

4. Kentucky Derby: From Churchill Downs. Trainer Todd Pletcher wants that win bad. He has three horses entered today. 3:00 PM CT NBC

5. NASCAR Racing: Spring Cut In Richmond. Could this be any more exciting than the end of last week’s race? 6:00 PM CT Fox

6. Beowulf. The book put me to sleep back in English Lit class in High School, but in Matt Wedge’s review of the film, he found weak characterization, yet dynamic and occasionally grotesque visuals. 6:00 PM CT Sci Fi

7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s the third film in ABC’s weekly Saturday showing of the series. Jon Bastian’s opinion is you don’t have to have read the books to enjoy the films. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. Harper’s Island. Henry and the groomsmen make a bloody discovery while fishing. Trish and the bridesmaids fair a little better as they visit a psychic who gets a strong reading from Abby. 8:00 PM CT CBS

9. Groomer Has It. The contestants transform race to create new inventions to revolutionize the grooming industry. In the Grooming Challenge, the groomers use a revolutionary invention – the vacuum clipper. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

10. 48 Hours Mystery. A Newport Beach, California crime is featured. 9:00 PM CT CBS

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