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What's Hot on TV Tonight – Idols Take On Songs From This Century

MB1_7608.jpgBeing that we’re still in the first eleven years of this century, America Idol’s theme of “Songs from the 21st Century” is a more narrow topic than it sounds. It really just means the Idols can sing the type of music that they’d be releasing should they win the show. This is what could break a few of them. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. The Oprah Winfrey Show. A successful Hollywood director who walked away from it all. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Live with Regis and Kelly. Christian Slater is cohost, and Ben Stiller and Christoph Waltz are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. Apollo 13. Even though we know how this ends, this drama starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon as astronauts on a doomed flight is nevertheless enthralling. 11:10 AM CT Encore Wam 

4. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Two teenage guys learn about history my traveling through time. Keanu Reeves stars in one of his earliest films. 1:00 PM CT Comedy Central

5. Ellen DeGeneres Show. Robert Pattinson and Cat Deeley are among the guests today. Syndicated, check your local listings.

6. MLB Baseball: Twins at Orioles. Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

7. Survivor: Redemption Island. Matt, Mike, and David compete at Redemption Island, and the food supply for the rest of the Survivors gets contaminated. 7:00 PM CT CBS

8. Minute to Win It. An Oklahoma sheriff teams up with a Connecticut to win the big money. 7:00 PM CT NBC


9. The Middle. Frankie is obsessed with the Royal wedding, Brick helps Sue who decides she wants to get on the school’s news team, and Mike has to make some cutbacks at work. 7:00 PM CT ABC

10. American Idol. The top 7 perform songs from the 21st century. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. NBA Basketball Playoffs. Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder at game 2 of a Western Conference First Round. 7:00 PM CT TNT

12. Better With You. Maddie doubts the validity of Mia’s story about how she and Casey met, Vicky and Joel throw Mia and Casey’s engagement party at the country club to promote Joel’s club treasurer campaign. 7:30 PM CT ABC

13. Modern Family. Mitchell and Cameron decide who should care for Lily if something should happen to them. 8:00 PM CT ABC

14. America’s Next Top Model. A review of the more dramatic moments of the season. 8:00 PM CT CW

15. Ghost Hunters. Dave figures maybe creating some of his own illusions may draw out some spirits on the final investigation of the season. While perfecting the disappearing poker chip routine, and starting to simply have fun with it, a little paranormal activity catches the team off guard and their focus is shifted. All the games have turned into reality and now they’re back on the hunt. 8:00 PM CT Syfy


16. Saving Pelican 895. The story of the effort to save the 895th surviving oiled pelican in Louisiana, showing how conservationists, government agencies and wildlife activists joined forces to preserve this one life. An inspiring bird’s-eye view of the rigorous process of rescuing thousands of oiled birds. 8:00 PM CT HBO


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17. Cougar Town. Ellie tricks Jules into babysitting, Bobby gets the chance to play free golf, and Andy wants to be Laurie’s wingman. 8:30 PM CT ABC

18. Breaking In. Jimmie Johnson, Oz’s childhood friend, wants help loo,ing for a security leak on the speedway, and Cash thinks the photocopier machine has come to life. 8:30 PM CT Fox

19. Happy Endings. In the first half hour, Jane thinks she and Brad should make friends with a sophisticated couple, Max and Dave notice thinks disappearing from the apartment, and Alex starts dating an artist. In the second half hour, Max’s friends try to convince him to tell his parents he’s gay, and Penny meets Mr. Right. 9:00 PM CT ABC

20. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. In the first half hour, Jasmine prays to pass a test, and Calvin becomes jealous of the baby. In the second half hour, C.J. and Janine start marriage counseling, and Ella misses out on her graduation. 9:00 PM CT TBS

21. Justified. Raylan confronts an unlikely culprit after realizing he was not the inteded target of an attempted assassination.. 9:00 PM CT FX

22. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files. Ben has created a drone helicopter with multiple rotors and can fly out of sight with a police grade camera, and it may just be their next team member. They send the drone out ahead of Devin who has two thermal cams. The drone picks up signals of a couple things moving ahead of Devin and he picks them up too on the thermal cams. As he gets ready to edge closer to the figures a screeching howl echoes through the sky and causes him to stop in his tracks. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

23. Top Chef Masters. The quickfire challenge includes cooking with crickets, nightcrawlers, and beetles. The elimination challenge has the chefs selling their wares for $100 a plate. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

24. The Joy Behar Show. The guest tonight is Melania Trump. 9:00 PM CT HLN

25. Hoarding: Buried Alive. Maggie begins to risk her son’s life with her piles of collections, and Bob’s family is pushed to the bring dealing with his passion for swimming pool parts. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. I’m Alive. A teen gets bitten while surfing, and a grizzly bear attacks a boy 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

27. Glamour Belles. In the first half hour, Paige’s friend wants alterations on her beach wedding dress, a pageant contestant needs help with a ripped dress, while another pageant contestant argues with her mom. In the second half hour, a customer brings several people with her to help make a decision, Paige’s former rival comes into the shop, and sisters look for pageant dresses. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

28. Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings. After too many previous nightmares, Erienne and Jeremy want Tori and Dean to help them plan their “shabby chic” wedding with only three weeks left to the big day. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

29. NBA Basketball Playoffs. New Orleans Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers in game 2 of a Western Conference First Round. 9:30 PM CT TNT

30. Conan. The guests tonight include Tyler Perry and Morgan Spurlock. 10:00 PM CT TBS

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