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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Kelly Ripa Hosts TV Land Awards

Kelly Ripa follows in Regis Philbin’s shoes by being an all-around TV host. Tonight she hosts the TV Land Awards, and opens the show wearing the costumes of different memorable characters, picked out for her by Carson Kressley. I get most of the awards like “Innovator,” “Fan Favorite,” and “Pop Culture,” but I don’t get “Music Icon Award.” How does that translate to TV Land or even television? At any rate, it’s Aretha Franklin picking up that award. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NBA Basketball. Game 1 of First Round of Western Conference Playoffs. Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs. 12:00 PM CT ABC

2. MLB Baseball. Detroit Tigers at New York Yankee. 12:30 PM CT TBS

3. PGA Tour Golf. Final Round of Zurich Classic of New Orleans from Avondale, LA. 2:00 PM CT CBS

4. NHL Hockey. Game 1 of Eastern Conference Semifinal. New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers. 2:00 PM CT NBC

5. NBA Basketball. Game 1 of First Round of Western Conference Playoffs. Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers. 2:30 PM CT ABC

6. Forrest Gump. I wonder if what makes this movie so entertaining and endearing is the chance that maybe we all wish for a simple life like Forrest’s. Despite his difficult beginnings, it seemed like stuff was always simple for him – like a box of chocolates. 4:00 PM CT TBS

7. 60 Minutes. A former CIA officer discusses enhanced interrogation techniques, and the power of addiction is revealed by MRI scans. 6:00 PM CT CBS

8. Dateline NBC. Parents watch to see if their kids can resist the temptation to cheat, and author Rosalind Wiseman discusses teen ethics and behavior. 6:00 PM CT NBC

9. America’s Funniest Home Videos. Clips include a gassy baby, children saying humorous things, a boy who misses George Washington, and a child reacting to an amusement park ride. 6:00 PM CT ABC

10. NBA Basketball. Game 1 of First Round of Eastern Conference Playoffs. Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks. 6:00 PM CT TNT

11. The Cleveland Show. As an excuse to relive his college experience, Cleveland offers to take Roberta on a college visit to his alma mater, and Rallo helps Cleveland Jr. sleep without the aid of a stuffed animal. 6:30 PM CT Fox

12. The Amazing Race. A racer is intent on carrying on through a painful physical mistake, and a team goes all out for a challenge. 7:00 PM CT CBS

13. Harry’s Law. Phoebe gets help from Adam and Harry in defending a college marching band accused of murder after a hazing incident, and Tommy, Olive, and Cassie take on a client who claims he was sexually harassed by a woman. 7:00 PM CT NBC

14. Once Upon a Time. August tries to show Emma how to beat Regina and get custody of Henry by taking her on a journey, and Regina sets out to seduce David. 7:00 PM CT ABC

15. The Simpsons. Bart’s wish for a family vacation comes true, and he tries to make it last forever. 7:00 PM CT Fox

16. Jerseylicious. Olivia makes a booking for the Anthony Roberts mobile event, Alexa thinks over her views on marriage, and Michelle has a difficult time asking out Tango. 7:00 PM CT Style

17. Mob Wives. Renee is determined to get Karen and Drita to put their differences behind them. 7:00 PM CT VH1

18. MLB Baseball. Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

19. Bob’s Burgers. Bob, under the influence of drugs kisses Gayle believing she’s Linda, only for Gayle to develop a crush on him. 7:30 PM CT Fox

20. The Good Wife. Patti Nyholm and Louis Canning team up to force the firm into bankruptcy, and Alicia has to come to terms with her conflicting feelings for Peter. 8:00 PM CT CBS

21. The Celebrity Apprentice. The celebrities write and perform a jingle, and a project manager has to deal with a teammate trying to grab the power, while the other team erupts after a mutiny. 8:00 PM CT NBC

22. Desperate Housewives. Susan tries building a soapbox derby car, Bree’s attorney asks her to be truthful about her past, Lynette tries to cause trouble between Tom and his girlfriend, and Renee finds out Ben is harboring a secret. 8:00 PM CT ABC

23. Family Guy. Stewie falls in love with the female version of himself, and Peter and Quagmire make their friendship stronger. 8:00 PM CT Fox

24. Breakout Kings. The team follows an escape artist, and psychotic nemesis Damian leaves the team. 8:00 PM CT A&E

25. TV Land Awards. Kelly Ripa hosts this awards show. 8:00 PM CT TV Land

26. Oprah’s Next Chapter. Oprah travels to the Taj Mahal and the City of Windows. 8:00 PM CT OWN

27. Long Island Medium. In the first half hour, Theresa has concerns that the expectant mother will be upset by her presence at her baby shower. In the second half hour, Victoria is worn down by senior year pressure, and Theresa gets the skeptic tables turned on her. 8:00 PM CT TLC

28. Ax Men. The horses and logging crew are stopped in their tracks when they find a snake in the trail. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

29. Army Wives. Denis is concerned by Frank, Jackie feels overwhelmed, Roxy and Trevor help Gloria and Hector financially, Tanya and a doctor disagree, and Roland and Joan invite Charlie and Nicole to dinner. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

30. Snapped. A young woman’s obsession with fantasy role-playing games leads to her father being murdered. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

31. Big Rich Texas. Pam’s trip to L.A. doesn’t go as planned, Pam interferes in Bonnie’s life, and Connie’s reopening plans for her store are threatened. 8:00 PM CT Style

32. The Killing. Sarah focuses in on a Larsen family secret while Stan faces his past sins and Mitch shelters a runaway girl. Meanwhile, Richmond has a surprise visitor to his campaign. 8:00 PM CT AMC

33. Game of Thrones. Catelyn is driven to flee by the end of the Baratheon rivalry, Tyrion learns of Joffrey’s flawed defense plan, Arya receives a promise, and the Night’s Watch arrive at an ancient fortress 8:00 PM CT HBO

34. Nurse Jackie. Rosie Perez guest stars. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

35. The Cleveland Show. Cleveland Jr. tries to impress a girl by going on a church trip, and Donna’s ex comes back from Iraq only to find she’s gotten married. 8:30 PM CT Fox

36. NBA Basketball. Game 1 of First Round of Western Conference Playoffs. Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies. 8:30 PM CT NBA TV

37. The Big C. Paul and Cathy break the news to Adam that they’re adopting a baby. Joy surprises Paul with an invite to talk about his near-death experience. One goes over much better than the other. 8:30 PM CT Showtime

38. NYC 22. White House and Jackpot question a man who stopped a bank robbery, uncovering a secret, Kenny’s dad visits the precinct, and Lazarus meets the Shannon bar thug. 9:00 PM CT CBS

39. GCB. Amanda gets the ladies to help with a cookoff, Heather meets a hot butcher, Cricket and a businessman wheel and deal, and Sharon helps Zack with his dealership worries. 9:00 PM CT ABC

40. Khloe and Lamar. 9:00 PM CT E!

41. Oprah Presents Master Class. Sidney Pitier is featured. 9:00 PM CT OWN

42. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Caroline struggles to help with Lauren’s insecurity over her weight; Melissa cooks up a musical surprise for Joe. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

43. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Two Protective mothers watch their teenage girls go through different rites of passage. 9:00 PM CT TLC

44. River Monsters: Killer Sharks and Rays. Sea predators who cross over into freshwater territories. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

45. Vegas After Hours. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

46. The Client List. Riley is hesitant to face the community and rumors surrounding Kyle, and a low student looks for extras at the spa. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

47. Mad Men. Don, Roger and Pete attempt to bring in new business, while Sally comes to the aid of a relative. 9:00 PM CT AMC

48. VEEP. Good news revives the office, and Selina tries move forward with filibuster reform. 9:00 PM CT HBO

49. The Borgias. Rodrigo gives his blessing to the soldiers fighting the French army while Cesare and his band of bandits attempt to sabotage the French by night without the Pope’s knowledge. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

50. Ice Loves Coco. Ice and Coco are nervous about their doctor’s visit, and Spartacus’ puppies are born. 9:30 PM CT E!

51. Girls. Hannah and her college boyfriend meet up, Marnie meets a cocky artist, and Jessa lands a babysitting job. 9:30 PM CT HBO

 

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