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What's Hot On TV Tonight – Adam or Kris, We Decide!


It’s solely up to us now, but those judges on American Idol might try to sway us one way or another. This is the most I’ve looked forward to a season finale of this show in awhile. Adam Lambert was running away with the win in the first few weeks of the season, but the unassuming Kris Allen crept up there, slowly, growing his fanbase and increasing in confidence. By last week’s performance of Heartless last week, he had arrived. How will the public decide tonight?

1. Regis and Kelly. Guests are Ben Stiller promoting his film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and Jesse James premiering his new show Jesse James Is a Dead Man. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Kindergarten Cop. This is of course before he became the governor of California, yet it’s still amusing to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger playing with a roomful of Kindergartners.9:40 AM Starz Comedy

3. Night at the Museum. Surprisingly good film about the crazy things that go on in a museum once everyone but the night watchman (Ben Stiller) go home. Everything back in history comes alive. Catch this now before the sequel comes out this weekend. 6:30 PM CT FX

4. NCIS. The season ender has the team traveling to Israel as Ziva has an uncomfortable reunion with her father, Tony confronts Rivkin, and Gibbs decides something that will reverberates throughout the NCIS 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Dancing With the Stars. It’s a repeat of the performances from last night. If you missed it, you’ll want to catch it before you see the winner crowned. 7:00 PM CT ABC

6. Reaper. Sam is placed by The Devil in a company that is really just a front for capturing souls. He also gets a message from his dad in Hell, who has info about how he could possibly escape his deal with Satan. 7:00 PM CT CW

7. American Idol. Who will it be Adam Lambert or Kris Allen? We’ll decide. 7:00 PM CT Fox

8. The Commitments. Terrific movie with even better music. Glen Hansard of Once costars. 7:00 PM CT Fuse

9. The Mentalist. The season ender has Lisbon believing Red John is setting a trap for Jane, as the team investigates the murder of a girl and abduction of her twin. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. Dancing With the Stars. It’s the big finale where we’ll watch Lady Gaga perform and Jeffrey Ross roast the three finalists before the winner is presented with the disco ball trophy. 8:00 PM CT ABC

11. 90210. In this season finale, Naomi throws a party after the prom, but the fun goes away when she walks in an Liam and Annie. She makes accusations that take Annie to a breaking point. Brenda visits Adrianna at the hospital as she delivers her baby, and Dixon and Ethan fight over Silver. 8:00 PM CT CW

12. Glee. It’s like High School Musical, the weekly series version. In this pilot, a glee club teacher has to find a male singer than can match up to the diva in the club. He goes after the football QB that he hears singing in the shower. His wife, though, wants him to get a better job. 8:00 PM CT Fox

13. The Apprentice: UK. The teams have to run a catering business. 8:00 PM CT BBC

14. Without a Trace. The season finale has the agents searching for a missing man who disappeared after a late night dive in the ocean. Danny and Elena’s relationship goes deeper. 9:01 PM CT CBS

15. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A plaintiff wants a restraining order,which leads to an odd request from a judge, as he wants the detectives to ask a convicted serial killer about his son being kidnapped thirty years ago. 9:00 PM CT NBC

16. Rescue Me. Tommy and Janet travel to Katy’s boarding school, together, while Teddy and Maggie turn up in Maryland, volunteering at a VA hospital. Franco is giving love tips to Lou, and Sean has a new health problem back in York. 9:00 PM CT FX

17. Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jacqueline is stressing over her daughter’s grades, Teresa and her daughter are focused on an audition, and Caroline’s daughter wants to attend beauty school. The friction between Danielle and Dina gets worse. 10:00 PM CT Bravo

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