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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – The Life of Whitney Houston on 20/20 and Encore

Whitney Houston’s death has been in the forefront of the news for most of the week. 20/20 will try to add to that tonight with a special two-hour episode dedicated to the late singer. They’ll include moments from Diane Sawyer’s interview with her ten years ago, and you can bet “Crack is Whack” will be highlighted. Meanwhile, catch her movies The Preacher’s Wife and Waiting to Exhale on Encore. Catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Nick Jonas is a guest cohost, and Penelope Ann Miller and David Frei are the guests today for the fourth annual mutt show. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. Eat Pray Love. Julia Roberts stars in this film adaptation of the book by Elizabeth Gilbert. A writer and divorcee, she decides to go on the trip of a lifetime hoping to find the meaning of life she’s missing out on. 10:25 AM CT Encore Drama

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Reese Witherspoon and Nathan Lane. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. The Blues Brothers. Pack your bags; you’re going to Chicago with Jake and Elwood Blues. 3:00 PM CT VH1 Classic

5. NBA Basketball. Northern Iowa at Virginia Commonwealth. 6:00 PM CT ESPNp

6. Undercover Boss. Rick Silva, CEO of Checkers & Rally’s, goes undercover working in his own restaurants. 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. 43rd NAACP Image Awards. Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie host, LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper are scheduled to appear, and Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, Ne-Yo and others will perform. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Shark Tank.The ideas pitched include a jewelry line designed by a 10-year-old girl, a wedge-type pillow for women, and a new tea experience. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. Nikita.Michael and Nikita try to help Carla with her memory recover information that could help bring down Division, and Alex makes a statement at a Zetrov press conference. 7:00 PM CT CW

10. Kitchen Nightmares. Chef Ramsey lends his expertise to Charlie’s, an Italian bistro in La Verne, CA. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. NBA Basketball. Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

12. Encore Remembers Whitney Houston. A celebration of Houston’s life will showcase her starring film roles in Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife in a double feature. 7:00 PM CT Encore

13. A Gifted Man. Both a spoiled pop star and young girl present with unusual symptoms. Christina Milian guest stars. 8:00 PM CT CBS

14. 20/20 This special 20/20 looks at the life of Whitney Houston and includes clips from Diane Sawyer’s interview with her a decade ago. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. Supernatural Sam and Dean go back to a town they visited four years ago when they demon they exorcised returns as well, and a psych ward patient discusses being possessed. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. Fringe. The team investigates the apparent connection between a mentally-ill patient and a series of murders, and Olivia is brought to a shocking conclusion 8:00 PM CT Fox

17. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. A bride has to get through her opinionated grandma to get her dream dress, and another bride has to change her wedding day due to a dire diagnosis. 8:00 PM CT TLC

18. America’s Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

19. Boxing. From Arlington, TX, Mike Dallas Jr. vs. Miguel Gonzalez. 8:00 PM CT ESPN2

20. The Life & Times of Tim. Tim is asked by The Boss to be the token white boy, Omnicorp asks him to make a public apology for their responsibility in an ecological disaster. 8:00 PM CT HBO

21. On Freddie Roach. As fight night gets closer, Freddie is looking for perfection. 8:30 PM CT HBO

22. Blue Bloods. The Regans discuss what they would do to protect their loved ones when a man witnesses his family being beaten and robbed, and when a college student is arrested at a rally, Frank feels conflicted. 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Dateline NBC. The case of Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman being a suspect in the murder of his wife while they were vacationing in Cancun. 9:00 PM CT NBC

24. Merlin. Morgana has kidnapped Gaius because she believes he knows the whereabouts of Emerus. When Merlin goes searching to find Gaius, Morgana corners him in the cave and threatens to kill him. Little does she know that she already has Emerus trapped. Will Merlin be able to escape with his secret intact? 9:00 PM CT Syfy

25. Four Weddings. Ashanti provides tissue packets at her ceremony, Shauna enters hers under lightsabers, Juli uses a lovebird theme, and Tarisha wears a red wedding dress. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. I Shouldn’t Be Alive. A Mayan ruins sightseer gets lost in the jungle. 9:00 PM CT TLC

27. Real Time with Bill Maher. 9:00 PM CT HBO

28. Spartacus: Vengeance. Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) leads survivors through the woods, but Crixus (Manu Bennett) gets separated and returns to a place of past suffering. Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) pries into Ilithyia’s (Viva Bianca) affairs, seeking influence with a powerful Roman. 9:00 PM CT Starz

29. NBA Basketball. Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers. 9:30 PM CT NBA TV

30. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight are Kristen Wiig, Mike Birbiglia, and Butch Walker and the Black Widows. 10:35 PM CT CBS

 

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