Category Archives: What’s Hot on TV

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Top 24 on Idol Announced

American Idol finishes its announcement of the Top 24 tonight. So far there was one big shock, and that was that Lauren Gray didn’t make it. Will there be more? Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. From Hawaii, Mark Consuelos guest cohosts, and Rico Rodriguez and Cobra Starship are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Jennifer Aniston and Victor and Jenny Arata. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. College Basketball. Duke at Florida State. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

4. College Basketball. Alabama at Arkansas. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

5. NBA Basketball. New York Knicks at Miami Heat. 6:00 PM CT TNT

6. The Big Bang Theory. When Sheldon’s barber gets sick, his routine is turned upside down, and Wolowitz isn’t sure about his decision to go into space. 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. 30 Rock. Jack appreciates leap day more, Jenna gets help from Liz in helping to seduce an Internet billionaire, and Tracy gets the writers to help him spend a restaurant gift care that is ready to expire. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Wipeout. Contestants are terrorized by yetis while they tackle obstacles. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. American Idol. Part 2 of the final judgment as we learn the final names in the top 24. 7:00 PM CT Fox

10. Rob. Hector and Fernando crash in on Rob and Maggie’s romantic weekend spent at home when Rosa kicks them out. 7:30 PM CT CBS

11. Parks & Recreation. Leslie decides to host a party for Jerry after seeing that everyone else forgot his birthday, and Tom is shocked to find out Ann doesn’t have the same musical tastes he does. 7:30 PM CT NBC

12. Person of Interest. “Risk.” 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. The Office. Dwight and Packer go after the same job, Jim has an unwelcome visitor, and Andy asks everyone to stay and cover for the other employees who are in Florida 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Grey’s Anatomy. Richard thinks about making a change while Adele’s condition keeps deteriorating, the ER gets busy after ra coffee shop explosion, Callie helps Meredith study, and Lexie helps Alex and Arizona take care of the premature baby of an intern. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. The Finder. Dr. Jack Hodgins wants Walter’s help in finding evidence of extraterrestrial activity, and Tima and Willa try to handle their relationship. 8:00 PM CT Fox

16. World’s Dumbest … World’s Dumbest Motorheads 6. Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold, Chuck Nice and Tonya Harding provide hilarious commentary as they present footage featuring the most idiotic criminals, drivers, fans, daredevils, competitions and partiers. 8:00 PM CT truTV

17. NY Ink. Ami has to make a choice between firing or training Jessica, and Megan moves into her own place. 8:00 PM CT TLC

18. Swamp People. Troy and Junior put their boys on a second boat, Joe gets what could turn into a season-ending injury, and newcomers Austyn and Blake try to get into the alligator business. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

19. Project Runway All Stars. The designers visit the United Nations headquarters and are then tasked with creating dresses inspired by the flags. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

20. Braxton Family Values. Tamar is offered a chance to perform a tribute to Gladys Knight at the 2011 Soul Train Awards ceremony in Atlanta. However, when her sisters show up late to the event, Tamar becomes a nervous wreck. Meanwhile, Toni anoints herself wedding coordinator for Mom Evelyn’s upcoming nuptials. When Evelyn and fiancé, Doc, seem unsure of what they want, the girls worry just how ready their mom is to be remarried. 8:00 PM CT WE

21. College Basketball. Louisville at Cincinnati. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

22. College Basketball. Wisconsin at Iowa. 8:00 PM CT ESPN2

23. Up All Night. Chris gets behind throwing a joint birthday party for Amy with a neighbor who is enthusiastic, Ava wants to take the party up a notch, and Nancy search for a man. 8:30 PM CT NBC

24. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder. 8:30 PM CT TNT

25. The Mentalist. Jane is reunited with a former nemesis during an investigation of a murdered leader of an anti-cult activist organization. 9:00 PM CT CBS

26. Private Practice. Sam has a difficult time taking care of his sister, Sheldon discover that Amelia has news that is life-alterning, and Addison and Jake keep flirting. 9:00 PM CT ABC

27. Archer. Archer helps Gillette save his younger brother from an unlawful sheriff in W. Virginia. 9:00 PM CT FX

28. Project Runway All Stars: After the Runway. Behind the scenes of the last episode. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

29. Jersey Shore. The group tries to avoid a shark attack, Jenni has a confrontation with Pauly’s stalker, and Snooki goes after Vinny. 9:00 PM CT MTV

30. Unsupervised. Head lice threatens Gary and Joel’s plans to hook up with girls at the school dance. 9:30 PM CT FX

31. 24 Hour Catwalk. The designers use a Hawaiian shirt to create a comfortable look for a woman on the go, and draw inspiration from a beach ball for a worldly woman collection. 9:30 PM CT Lifetime

32. Conan. Dhani Harrison and Mark Epps are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

33. Inside Comedy. Larry David is the guests this week. 10:00 PM CT TBS

34. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Meredith Vieira, Jackson Murphy, and Redlight King are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT NBC


What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Final Judgement on Idol

The list of who has made it through the final judgement on American Idol haas been published, but I haven’t peaked! Watching the judges announce it is too much fun, and I don’t want it ruined. I’m fully prepared, or as much as I can be, to watch at least a few of my favorites go home. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. From Hawaii, Carrie Ann Inaba is guest cohost, and Patricia Heaton and Carson Kressley are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Randy Jackson, Justin Theroux, and Natasha Bedingfield. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. NBA Basketball. Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

4. College Basketball. West Virginia at Notre Dame. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

5. Survivor: One World. The men and women continue to battle it out on the same beach. 7:00 PM CT CBS

6. Whitney. Whitney uses a bra to enhance her bust to tempt Alex, Roxanne looks for Mark’s help after she breaks up with Lance, and Lily and Neal talk prenup. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. The Middle. The kids have a meeting with Frankie and Mike to voice their complaints about the parenting, but when things change, it doesn’t turn out the way the kids expected. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. One Tree Hill. Haley wants Lucas’ help when Nathan tries to escape, Brooke runs into Xavier, and Clay makes a connection with a fellow patient. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. American Idol. Part 1 final Judgement. 7:00 PM CT Fox

10. Are You There, Chelsea? Chelsea tries to set up a meeting between Dee Dee and Mario Lopez, and Melvin gets Rick and Todd to be his wingmen when he starts dating again. 7:30 PM CT NBC

11. Suburgatory. Jill gets support from newly single Dallas, and her own marriage starts to suffer, and Dalia makes friends with Lisa as revenge against Tessa. 7:30 PM CT ABC

12. Criminal Minds. There’s a sinister motive behind a string of brutal home invasions. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Featured tonight are ranchers and game wardens trying to save the rhino because of an increasing demand on their horns, a profile of Svante Myric, mayor of Ithaca, NY, and Charles Murray8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Modern Family. One of Jay’s proudest moments is ruined by Jay, Phil overhears information about one of his daughters, and Gloria accidentally finds out Claire’s secret. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. Remodeled. Meghan gets a new campaign that involves working with a male model, and Paul heads to California to meet with the misguided owner of a modeling agency. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. Ghost Hunters International. The team examines the underground tunnels from what was once an aqueduct for the ancient civilization of Chavin. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

17. Amazing Eats. “Savory Seafood.” 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. College Basketball. Kansas at Texas A&M. 8:00 PM CT ESPN2

19. Happy Endings. The gang relies on the yearly argument of Brad and Jane’s to find out when Max will come out of hibernation, and when winter will come to an end. 8:30 PM CT ABC

20. Operation Repo. 8:30 PM CT truTV

21. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks. 8:30 PM CT ESPN

22. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The CSIs try to figure out how an entire home was stolen off the foundation, and Julie’s skill in blood analysis is revealed. 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The romantic weekend of Benson and Executive ADA Haden is cut short when an underage prostitute disappears, and it seems to be a trend after an ad on a newspaper’s website. 9:00 PM CT NBC

24. Revenge. Robin Roberts explores the earlier lives of the 2012 Oscar nominees. 9:00 PM CT ABC

25. Royal Pains. Hank has a difficult time coping with Jack’s illness and is kept busy by young brothers, and Even works with Boris’ cousin. 9:00 PM CT USA

26. The Soup. 9:00 PM CT E!

27. Face Off. The contestants have to create an alien creature, and LeVar Burton appears as a guest judge. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

28. South Beach Tow. 9:00 PM CT truTV

29. Top Chef: Texas. The final three chef’testants create a dish that utilizes fire and ice 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. The Challenge: Battle of the Exes. Camila goes on a drunken rampage, Cara Maria and Abram’s relationship continues on, and a Paul and Ty start flirting. 9:00 PM CT MTV

31. Conan. Jennifer Aniston, Jay Larson, and Ron and Amy Shirley are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

32. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight are Paul Rudd, John Witherspoon, and Heartless Bastards. 10:35 PM CT CBS



What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Glee Winter Finale

Glee airs their Winter Finale tonight as New Direction take on The Warblers at Regionals. I’m not even sure how they call things “seasons” anymore, as a show will start, take a month off, come back for a month, take a week off, come back for 3 weeks, take two weeks off, etc. When does a season start and a season end? Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Jesse Tyler is guest cohost, and Tyler Perry and Abby Lee Miller are today’s guests. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. That Thing You Do! Tom Hanks not only wrote and directed this film, he costars in it as well. Tom Everett Scott, Steve Zahn, and Liv Tyler star as well. It’s a great movie with a lot of things going for it such as music, romance, drama, comedy, 12:00 PM CT Fox Movie Channel

3. The Talk. Regis Philbin and Elisabeth Shue are today’s guests. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Taylor Swift and Zac Efron are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. The War of the Roses.. The group from Romancing the Stone hits gold again, this time with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner playing a warring, divorcing couple, and Danny DeVito a lawyer. 4:10 PM CT Encore Love

6. College Basketball. Illinois at Ohio State. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

7. College Basketball. Kansas State at Missouri. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

8. NBA Basketball. Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat. 6:30 PM CT NBA TV

9. NCIS. Gibbs doesn’t agree with the PsyOps Division’s doctor when a Navy reservist is suspected of suicide, and DiNozzo eyes McGee’s paycheck. Jamie Lee Curtis guest stars. 7:00 PM CT CBS

10. The Biggest Loser. The drama ratchets up a notch when the winner of a killer temptation challenge wields the power to change up the teams. 7:00 PM CT NBC

11. Last Man Standing. A sibling rivalry is at hand when Mike’s younger brother and dad visit, and Mandy and Kristin help Bud search for a girlfriend. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. Glee. New Directions and The Warblers compete at Regionals. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. Switched at Birth. Emmett’s parents argument spoils Regina’s first art show, Daphne can’t decide between two schools, and Kathryn and John’s legal case against the hospital is jeopardized. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

14. Cougar Town. Julies asks Laurie and Elli to both be her maid-of-honor, in order to not hurt either one, and Chick has a little fun when Grayson asks him for Jules’ hand in marriage. 7:30 PM CT ABC

15. NCIS: Los Angeles. The team tries to show Kensi Blye is innocent when she is accused of murdering a colleague of her father who is also deceased. 8:00 PM CT CBS

16. The River. Continuing the search for Emmet, the group finds a crew member showing a mystical curse’s symptoms, and Lincoln tries to by the more moral person in the group. 8:00 PM CT ABC

17. Ringer. Bridget has a run-in with someone important from her and Siobhan’s past, Malcolm makes a discovery that has hen keeping an eye on Henry, and Catherine would like Andrew to make a huge decision. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. New Girl. Jess ends up as a bully’s new target when she tries to her, Schmidt’s new woman wants to keep everything a secret, and Nick is sent off the edge by a gift from Julia. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. Jane by Design. The Donovan Decker crew has a difficult time creating the perfect wedding dress for a demanding sociality, and Jane wants Billy and Nick to get better acquainted. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

20. The Real Housewives of Orange County. Heather hosts a painting party, and Gretchen and Slade learn shocking information about Vicki’s new beau. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

21. Hidden City. Marcus Sakey unveils three of Anchorage’s stories: Robert Christian Hansen, an Anchorage banker who kidnapped prostitutes, flew them into the nearby wilderness, and hunted them like wild game; John Blackjack Sturgus, Anchorage’s first Chief of Police and also its first officer killed in the line of duty whose ghost returns each year to the Anchorage Hotel to finally close his final case; and Eskimo Hunters, in an undercover sting operation, the Department of Wildlife and Gaming arrest a group of Inuit who have been illegally selling the spoils of endangered species to non-natives. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

22. Top Gear. A high speed attempt at a NASCAR track has the guys fighting it out, and Rutledge tries to prove how fast the new Mustangs are in a relay race against horses in the desert. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

23. Dance Moms. “Bullets at Ballet.” 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

24. Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best. When Joan and Melissa learn that Melissa’s friend Conrad has decided to convert to Judaism, Joan decides to throw him a bar mitzvah and quickly gets caught up “Bridezilla-style” in making everything perfect. But things at the Rivers household take a sudden turn when cyber gossip guru, Perez Hilton, calls Melissa with news that the internet is buzzing with rumors about her boyfriend Jason. 8:00 PM CT WE

25. College Basketball. Kentucky at Mississippi State. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

26. Raising Hope. An unusual childhood phobia turns up after Jimmy and Sabrina agreed to be honest with each other, and Burt explains his secret habit to Virginia. 8:30 PM CT Fox

2. Storage Hunters. These hunters look for the best storage units in the country and then go to great lengths to get their hands on what’s stashed inside. Storage Hunters will follow them to the country’s most competitive auctions as they go head-to-head against each other and against local bidders. With so much cash at stake, the competition can quickly go from incredibly intense to completely insane.8:30 PM CT truTV

28. Unforgettable. A murder victim is found in an empty ballpark, baffling Carrie and Al. 9:00 PM CT CBS

29. Parenthood. Julia and Joel head to the hospital to see Zoe’s baby born, Sarah considers a life in New York with Mark, Adam and Crosby entertain an doffer for The Luncheonette, and Jasmine and Crosby take Jabbar camping and deal with their past. 9:00 PM CT NBC

30. Body of Proof. A car accident reveals a dead body in the trunk, and the team then finds yet another dead body. Megan gets together with an old acquaintance, and Kate’s job is threatened. 9:00 PM CT ABC

31. Southland. Sammy tries to make amends after a young man testifies in one of his cases, John and Tang keep an eye on a documentary crew, Lydia is asked to be shift supervisor for a day, but it turns out to be too much for her physically. 9:00 PM CT TNT

32. White Collar. Neal joins a wealthy Yankees fan’s crew, and they are asked to steal memorabilia from Yankee Stadium. 9:00 PM CT USA

33. Justified. Boyd tries to get control of Harlan’s oxy trade, and Raylan tries to stop an all-out war. 9:00 PM CT FX

34. Ink Master. The artists have a lot of big mistakes. 9:00 PM CT Spike

35. Tabatha Takes Over. Tabatha would like a salon owner to encourage her employees to take a stand.. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

36. Top Shot. Teams work through an explosive obstacle course and trench warfare conditions, and two contestants compete in a battle that includes a multi-shot grenade launcher. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

37. Jersey Couture. The Scalis try to please two divas of charity, and Diane interferes with a client of Chrissy’s. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

38. Teen Mom 2. Jenelle and Kailyn look back on a year of motherhood. 9:00 PM CT MTV

39. NBA Basketball. San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers. 9:30 PM CT NBA TV

40. Conan. Amanda Seyfried and Fun are tonight’s guests. 10:00 PM CT TBS

41. Late Show with David Letterman. Tonight’s guests include Alec Baldwin and Eric Hutchinson. 10:35 PM CBS


What’s Hot on TV Tonight – The Bachelor, At-Home Visits

Courtney has been “the” woman this season on The Bachelor. Every year there’s one we expect her to leave each week, yet they stay. That woman this year is Courtney. Tonight is the at-home dates, and if she makes it through tonight, I think she’ll be final 2. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. From Hawaii, Derek Hough is the guest cohost today, and Jon Cryer and Daniel Dae Kim are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Amanda Seyfried, Kym Douglas, and Sophia Grace and Rosie. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. College Basketball. Connecticut at Villanova. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

4. How I Met Your Mother. After Robin breaks up with Kevin, Ted tells her how he feels, and Barney plans to find something personal of Lily and Marshall’s. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. The Voice. Night four of the auditions. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. The Bachelor. Ben travels to the homes of the final four to meet their families. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. Gossip Girl. The Upright Citizen’s Brigade performs excerpts from Dan’s book, Blair tries to save her friendship with Serena, and Ivy and the van der Woodsens end up on a collision course. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. House. A marriage counselor collapses during a speaking engagement, and the team notices behavioral changes, House and Dominka try to convince Immigration they’re a happy couple, and House chooses a team leader. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. NBA Basketball. Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks. 7:00 PM CT TNT

10. Pretty Little Liars. “A” targets a surprising new victim, and Spencer is driven into Wren’s arms by family troubles 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

11. Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend: Further Evidence. Investigators focus on the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film, and researchers go to sites with footprints of Bigfoot have been reported 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

12. The Amandas. Jan Moon, owner of Dreamcakes, needs to overhaul her small office. That’s the easy part for Amanda. The challenge is fixing up the bakery’s mobile cupcake truck. Amanda feels alienated from the other moms from Marcelle’s cheerleading squad. When Amanda reaches out and invites some moms for a play date, will she discover they actually have a lot in common or will she decide to embrace the divide and her “working mother” title? 7:00 PM CT Style

13. Basketball Wives. The friendship of Jen and Evelyn is on the rocks, and new women enter the picture. 7:00 PM CT VH1

14. Love Lust. Take a revealing glimpse at the tantalizing story of lingerie. From tightly laced Victorian corsets to Madonna’s missile-like bras, lingerie reflects the feminine ideal of each era and woman’s place in society. And as the zeitgeist of the times changed through world wars and the sexual revolution, so did the silhouette of its undergarments. Silky, skimpy, floor length, or thigh-high, everything you want to know about a culture is hiding seductively underneath … all you have to do is peek. Experts include Maidenform’s Norah Ablerto, Author and owner of La Petite Coquette Rebecca Apsan and Psychologist and author of “The Cult of Celebrity” Cooper Lawrence. 7:00 PM CT Sundance

15. 2 Broke Girls. In order to serve their cupcakes at a bar mitzvah, Max and Carolina pretend that they’re kosher. 7:30 PM CT CBS

16. Two and a Half Men. Zoey and Walden’s relationship suffers an adverse effect after a near-death experience, and Alan believes Lyndsey could have a drinking problem. 8:00 PM CT CBS

17. Hart of Dixie. While the rest of town is superstitious, Zoe is happy to have it snow in Bluebell, Lavon introduces Did and his parents, and George and Lemon come to a big decision. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. Alcatraz. Madsen and Hauser search for a killer with an M.O. of poisoning his victims, believing him to have a background in chemistry. More information comes to light about Madsen’s grandpa.. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. Senior deals with the loss of his mom, feeling abandoned, PJD starts a build for One Call Concepts, and OCC shows off a gold bike for Donald Trump. 8:00 PM CT Discovery

20. Hoarders. A woman uses a large legal settlement to finance her hoarding, and a woman refuses to take a bath or take out the trash. 8:00 PM CT A&E

21. Being Human. Josh is in the midst of making dinner when two cops burst into the kitchen yelling at him to put his hands up. Taken by surprise, Josh is handcuffed while the cops tell him that they have found his “stack of dead”. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

22. The Lying Game. After Ethan is arrested for murder, his friends try to prove his innocence. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

23. Bethenny Ever After. Season premiere. The new season kicks off with a party for the first new cocktail since the sale of Skinnygirl– friends old and new are in attendance, even TODAY show host, Hoda Kotb along with her boyfriend Jay. Bethenny takes life in the public eye in stride but Jason struggles with the constant attention. Parties and press interviews are only a fraction of the new parent’s hectic schedule – managing their second year of marriage, caring for their daughter Bryn and purchasing a new apartment are just some of the challenges ahead. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

24. Bizarre Foods America. Andrew tours Motown. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

25. College Basketball. Baylor at Texas. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

26. Mike and Molly. To make up for the fact Mike hasn’t had a birthday party since he was 9 years old, Moll plans a party for him, and Samuel dates a woman he met online. 8:30 PM CT CBS

27. Hawaii Five-0. A man dressed up like a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior is found near the site of a war reenactment dead. 9:00 PM CT CBS

28. Smash. The actor everyone wants to play Jo DiMaggio has a secret, Karen goes to a baby shower in Iowa and has to make a decision about her future, and Eileen’s ex might have potential investors going against her. 9:00 PM CT NBC

29. Castle. Castle and Beckett need to stop a series of events before they start a war. 9:00 PM CT ABC

30. Intervention. A former child actor becomes drug addicted thanks to family pressures and career tension, and a woman addicted to meth and alcohol lives in her parents’ basement rotting away. 9:00 PM CT A&E

31. Khloe & Lamar. Lamar’s insomnia begins to negatively affect Khloé. Malika breaks her biggest dating rule when she starts dating a guy with young children. 9:00 PM CT E!

32. Lost Girl. Bo and Lauren search for a cure for a disease that’s killing Kenzi. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

33. Lizard Lick Towing. With Bobby’s truck up in flames, he’s out for revenge, and it’s up to Ron to hold The Lick together. A huge job lands in the boys’ lap with a chance for an enormous payday: twenty five cars in three hours for a cool thirty grand. 9:00 PM CT truTV

34. It’s a Brad, Brad World. Gary works on the anniversary party, Brad has a trip to New York and a fitting with Shay Mitchell, and Brad and Gary attend The Trevor Project benefit. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

35. Bad Girls Club: Las Vegas. Some of the girls call for a truce with Elease, and Amy cheats on her guy back home. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

36. Ice Loves Coco. Ice & Coco start looking for a new house but have different ideas of what makes a home. Soulgee is threatened when Coco’s best friend from high school comes to town. 9:30 PM CT E!

37. NBA Basketball. Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Lakers. 9:30 PM CT TNT

38. Conan. Kristen Bell, Bret McKenzie, and John Roy are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

39. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Taylor Swift, Michael Clarke Duncan, Robert Randolph, and Cesar and David of Los Lobos and Chris Layton. 10:35 PM CT NBC


What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Celebrity Apprentice and TAR

It’s a good night for reality TV fans. It’s the season premieres of both The Amazing Race and The Celebrity Apprentice.  Three hours of great TV. I’m not so sure about the new cast of Apprentice, but I always thing that, and they always end up grabbing me with the drama. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NHL Hockey. St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks. 11:30 AM CT NBC

2. College Basketball. Michigan State at Purdue. 12:00 PM CT CBS

3. NBA Basketball. Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks. 12:00 PM CT ABC

4. NASCAR Racing. Qualifying for Sprint Cup Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway, FL. 12:00 PM CT Fox

5. College Basketball. Syracuse at Rugters. 12:00 PM CT ESPN

6. The Secret Life of Bees. You couldn’t ask for a better cast than Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys. A young white girl and her black nanny escape the girl’s abusive home in 1960s South Carolina and are taken in by a family of sisters 1:30 PM CT Lifetime

7. PGA Tour Golf. Final Round of Northern Trust Open from Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. 2:00 PM CT CBS

8. NHL Hockey. Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild. 2:00 PM CT NBC

9. NBA Basketball. Orlando Magic at Miami Heat. 2:30 PM CT ABC

10. 60 Minutes. Featured tonight are the long-term unemployed, depression treatments, and Magnus Carlsen. 6:00 PM CT CBS

11. America’s Funniest Home Videos. Clips include a toddler reacting to a ringing phone and a sleeping woman with a lobster on her.. 6:00 PM CT ABC

12. College Basketball. South Florida at Pittsburgh. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

13. The Cleveland Show. Cleveland and rallow are hired to perform a ventriloquist act at a magic show, gaining fame, and Rallow gets tired of Cleveland taking credit for it all. 6:30 PM CT Fox

14. The Amazing Race. Season premiere. The teams travel to Argentina where they must skydive, and one team struggles with anxiety. 7:00 PM CT CBS

15. Once Upon a Time. David decides to be honest with Kathryn about this relationship with Mary Margaret, and Prince Charming searches for Snow White, and agrees to help Abigail with a dangerous mission. 7:00 PM CT ABC

16. The Simpsons. The Simpsons join an off-the-grid community when they get kicked out of Springfield, and their friends react badly when they attempt to sneak back into town. 7:00 PM CT Fox

17. Little People Big World: Battle for the Farm. The future of the Roloff Farm is the subject of a battle as Matt dreams of tripling the size of it, and Amy id close to realizing her dream of creating her own cookbook. 7:00 PM CT TLC

18. Jerseylicious Gayle steps up her marketing plans to corner the market and hosts an “Up Do To Do” party which is a huge hit, and scrambles to find stylists to replace the exiled GiGi and Tracy. Anthony and his new business partner, Cathy Giove, are anxious to be open for business but first must deal with construction and permit delays.  To ingratiate herself in the local salon community, Cathy joins Cricket Professional Beauty Association (CPSA) and sponsors a mixer where she announces her vision for the new salon and her dedication to the beauty industry. 7:00 PM CT Style

19. Mob Wives. After couples therapy, Renee looks at the harsh realities, and Karen starts promoting her book. 7:00 PM CT VH1

20. NBA Basketball. Denver Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

21. Napoleon Dynamites. Uncle Rice and Napoleon cheat to win the annual bed race, and six-time champion Grandma becomes depressed. 7:30 PM CT Fox

22. The Good Wife. The firm leads a suit against a software company that allowed the Syrian government to somehow make American citizens disappear. 8:00 PM CT CBS

23. The Celebrity Apprentice. Season premiere. Meet the new cast. 8:00 PM CT NBC

24. Desperate Housewives. Susan finds out Julie’s baby daddy, Orson promises to nurse Bree back to health, Roy ends up at Gab’s after Mrs. McCluckey kicks him out, and after being evicted, Porter and Preston try to move back in with Lynette. 8:00 PM CT ABC

25. Family Guy. Peter makes a half-hearted promise to a helpful dolphin, that then moves to Quahog. 8:00 PM CT Fox

26. Oprah’s Next Chapter. Oprah meets with Tony Robbins to discuss overcoming failures. 8:00 PM CT OWN

27. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The ladies enjoy some African culture and a pajama party together, but Kim and  tattle after Cynthia and Kandi make comments . 8:00 PM CT Bravo

28. Hoarding: Buried Alive. Phyllis takes in complaints from the neighbors about the trash piling up outside, and Faye comes to the realization her hoard is killing her. 8:00 PM CT TLC

29. Snapped. A grade school teacher is accused of using an axe to murder her husband. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

30. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Bride Leigh-Ann’s future mother-in-law planned her wedding. Now, David is giving his bride total control of her big day. She’ll have to choose everything herself – from bridal gowns to tablecloths and flowers. But Leigh-Ann just moved to Los Angeles from Canada, and the wedding is only three weeks away! 8:00 PM CT WE

31. Big Rich Texas. Everyone reconvenes after summer break at the Country Club Fall Cocktail Party. Secrets about Leslie are revealed, and newcomer DeAynni starts to ruffle feathers. Bon stands by her friend’s side even when Whitney returns from Seattle with more dirt on Leslie. But when Pam tells Bon at the Annual Ladies’ Pheasant Hunt that Leslie did the unforgivable, Bon turns on Leslie for good. 8:00 PM CT Style

32. Worst Cooks in America. The aspiring cooks learn how to make hand-pulled Chinese noodles and meatballs. 8:00 PM CT Food Network

33. The Walking Dead. Rick, Hershel and Glenn fight to survive against new foes, both dead and alive.  Shane finds Lori in danger on the road and makes it his mission to bring her back to the farm. 8:00 PM CT AMC

34. Luck. Jerry’s partners try to keep him away from his poker nemesis, Ace gets together with a colleague, and Leon handles weight issues. 8:00 PM CT HBO

35. Shameless. Lip tries to get into Karen’s good graces again, Ian ignores Lip, Frank wants to kick Grammy out, and Fiona gets an invite for a boat trip. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

36. American Dad. A hex turns Stan into an elderly man after he expresses his dislike of old people, and FRancine and Roger head to a dance competition. 8:30 PM CT Fox

37. CSI: Miami. Multiple women are targeted during a Miami sorority murder spree. 9:00 PM CT CBS

38. Pan Am. Wedding plans race forward, with Ted becoming more and more nervous, Kate because suspicious of those around her, Laura gets a surprising offer from Amanda, and Maggie is put in a perilous position. 9:00 PM CT ABC

39. Khloe & Lamar. With Lamar in a funk due to the lockout, Khloé attempts to bring the sexy back to her & Lamar’s relationship.  Lamar & Rob’s relationship begins to suffer when Rob moves out. 9:00 PM CT E!

40. A Bernie Mac Tribute: “I Ain’t Scared of You.” 9:00 PM CT Comedy Central

41. Finding Bigfoot. The team heads to Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest to check on reports of Bigfroot activity. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

42. Full Metal Jousting. Two new warriors are bringing the pain, but only one will win. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

43. Comic Book Men. Kevin Smith comes back to Red Bank and rallies the Stash crew for a game of street hockey.  And hurricane Jason Mewes blows through the Stash, and no one is safe. 9:00 PM CT AMC

44. Eastbound & Down. Kenny restarts his baseball career in Myrtle Beach and reconnects with April. 9:00 PM CT HBO

45. House of Lies. Marty works on being monogamous while on the road, Jeannie takes one for the team, Jeremiah would like April’s discretion, and Monica drops a bombshell. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

46. Ice Loves Coco. Coco thinks she might be pregnant when she experiences scary symptoms. Ice does damage control on the SVU set after a disastrous Jimmy Fallon appearance. 9:30 PM CT E!

47. Life’s Too Short. A faux documentary starring Warwick Davis (“Willow,” the “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” films) as a fictionalized version of himself: a little person whoʼs down on his luck, desperately trying to hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight.  9:30 PM CT HBO


48. Californication. Richard preempts Hank’s attempts to get back together with Karen. 9:30 PM CT Showtime

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Budweiser Shootout

It’s the official start of Race Season. Fox airs the Budweiser Shootout tonight, the precursor to next week’s Daytona 500. Maybe it’s just me, but they seem to have the shortest offseason in all of sports. Didn’t their season just end?

1. College Basketball. Marquette at Connecticut. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

2. College Basketball. Wichita State at Davidson. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

3. The Bounty Hunter. Romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler as a divorced couple who run into each other again when he’s a bounty hunter, and she’s the huntee. 4:00 PM CT Starz Comedy

4. College Basketball. UCLA at St. John’s. 12:00 PM CT CBS

5. College Basketball. Ohio Missouri at Texas A&M. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

6. College Basketball. Akron at Oral Roberts. 1:00 PM CT ESPN2

7. PGA Tour Golf. Third Round of Northern Trust Open from Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA. 2:00 PM CT CBS

8. The School of Rock. Jack Black stars, and a previous competitor of The Amazing Race is in this movie as well. 1:30 PM CT Bravo

9. Snowboarding. USSA Sprint Grand Prix from Park City, UT. 2:30 PM CT NBC

10. College Basketball. Clemson at North Carolina. 3:00 PM CT ESPN

11. College Basketball. Nevada at Iona. 3:00 PM CT ESPN2

12. Austin Powers In Goldmember. Mike Myers is back as the British spy and brings Beyonce this time, before she became a Dreamgirl. 4:00 PM CT Starz

13. College Basketball. St. Mary’s at Maury State. 5:00 PM CT ESPN

14. College Basketball. Florida at Arkansas. 5:00 PM CT ESPN2

15. NASCAR Racing. Sprint Cup: Budweiser Shootout from Daytona International Speedway. 7:00 PM CT Fox

16. Second Honeymoon. After twenty years, Maggie (Roma Downey) and George (Tim Matheson) are ready to put an end to their marriage. Needless to say, it couldn’t be worse timing when their family surprises them with a trip to a tropical island for their 20th wedding anniversary. But what happens when they find themselves falling for one another on their second honeymoon? 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

17. My Cat from Hell. A couple is worried about their cut who is angry and vomiting, and two Sphynx cats constantly fight. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

18. The Firm. Mitch’s new client’s brother is named as a co-defendant, complicating the case, and Tammy tries to force a potential ally to explain a cryptic clue. 8:00 PM CT NBC

19. Wild Hogs. Four middle-aged men, Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy, take off on “hogs,” riding across the country trying to prove they’re still young, with hilarious results. 8:00 PM CT ABC

20. Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal. Nikki exchanges her food addiction to an attention addiction, and Kathy finds out her husband cheated on her with a friend of the family. 8:00 PM CT OWN

21. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. The police are contacted by someone unexpected with information on a college student who was shot in her car. 8:00 PM CT TLC

22. Pit Boss. In the first hour, Shorty needs to tell his sister that his memoir is going to be published. In the second hour, he’s the guest of honor at a roast to get funding for shelters. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

23. College Basketball. Ohio State at Michigan. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

24. Bad Teacher. A teacher can’t wait to get out of a job she hates, but when her rich boyfriend dumps her, she sets her sights on a cute, rich substitute, but will have to compete for him with one of her sweet colleagues. 8:00 PM CT Starz

25. 48 Hours Mystery. A reporter finds disturbing details about a private investigator’s firm after he’s found plumping up the staff with local moms. 9:00 PM CT CBS

26. College Basketball. Long Beach State at Creighton. 9:00 PM CT ESPN2

27. NBA Basketball. Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trailblazers. 9:00 PM CT NBA TV

28. Saturday Night Live. Maya Rudolph is guest host, and Sleigh Bells is the musical guest. 9:00 PM CT NBC


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


What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Idols Go to Vegas

American Idol continues this season the extra round of performances that they inserted just after Hollywood last year. The contestants will get one last shot at impressing the judges before the semi-finalists are chosen and announced next week Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. Josh Groban guest cohosts, and Tracy Morgan, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, and Vinny Guadagnino are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chris Harrison, and the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. Born Free. I was shocked this week to find out today’s generation has no idea what “Born Free” is. It was somehow a cornerstone of things during my day and age. And if you don’t know the movie, you should at least know the song. 3:15 PM CT Turner Classic Movies

4. College Basketball. Wisconsin at Michigan State. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

5. College Basketball. Virginia Tech at Florida State. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

6. The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon competes with his nemesis for a corner office, and Penny receives a gift from Amy that makes her feel uncomfortable. 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. 30 Rock. Jack gets mugged, prompting him to run for mayor to protect the city’s elite citizens, Liz puts herself ahead of the good of the city as a whole, and Jenna and Paul try to act average 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Wipeout. Obstacles include the Arctic Circle where contestants encounter Garry the Eskimo. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. The Vampire Diaries. Elena learns of Damon’s most recent indiscretion, Abby and Bonnie participate in a ritual appeasing the spirits of nature, and Elijah gives Stefan and Damon and ultimatum putting Elena in danger. 7:00 PM CT CW

10. American Idol. The remaining contestants head to Las Vegas to perform for the last time for the judges before they are narrowed down to the semi-finalists for the live shows that will air in two weeks. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. NBA Basketball. Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls. 7:00 PM CT TNT

12. Rob. Maggie and her parents use a cute baby to tempt Rob into changing his mind about becoming a dad, and the family makes a commercial. 7:30 PM CT CBS

13. Parks & Recreation. While looking for an endorsement from the Chief of Police, Leslie and Ben run into her ex, and Andy conducts a search for a campaign theme song. 7:30 PM CT NBC

14. Person of Interest. Resse gets involved in a smuggling ring trying to pursuit the latest person of interest. 8:00 PM CT CBS

15. The Office. In Tallahassee, Dwight tries impressing Sabre’s special projects president, and Andy tries to avoid raise requests. 8:00 PM CT NBC

16. Grey’s Anatomy. Amelia shows up at Seattle Grace begging Derek to help with the gliosarcoma case, Cristina and Owen argue during marriage counseling, and Alex figures out he needs to better his people skills to be a good doctor. 8:00 PM CT ABC

17. The Secret Circle. An evil figure from Cassie’s past comes back, Jake is selfless trying to save Cassie, and Diana and Faye have concerns when Melissa and Callum start spending more time together. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. World’s Dumbest … World’s Dumbest Brawlers 11. Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold, Chuck Nice and Tonya Harding provide hilarious commentary as they present footage featuring the most idiotic criminals, drivers, fans, daredevils, competitions and partiers. 8:00 PM CT truTV

19. Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview. Oprah’s 2009 interview with Whitney. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Clips that had previously ended up on the cutting room floor, including the Malibu Beach party fight. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

21. NY Ink. Jessica shows off tattoos she’s been doing on the side, and Tim brings Ami surfing. 8:00 PM CT TLC

22. Swamp People. When their gators get poached, Jay Paul and R.J. face a new fight, while Liz and Christy end up in dangerous waters. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

23. Project Runway All Stars. The designers are challenged to create outfits for Godspell on Broadway. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

24. Braxton Family Values. With Vince out of a coma and unable to fly, Tamar’s stress level is on overload. Towanda tries to help but gets more concerned when she discovers Tamar’s temporary home is a big mess. Meanwhile, Trina is set to perform original material with her band in New Orleans on her birthday weekend, while an upset Gabe is worried she’ll cheat again. Evelyn drops a big surprise on Towanda when she reveals she’s engaged to Doc. 8:00 PM CT WE

25. College Basketball. West Virginia at Pittsburgh. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

26. College Basketball. Vanderbilt at Mississippi. 8:00 PM CT ESPN2

27. Up All Night. For the first time, Reagan and Chris travel with Amy, and old tensions are renewed when Ava agrees to officiate at her former bandmate’s wedding. Alanis Morissette guest stars. 8:30 PM CT NBC

28. The Mentalist. A murderer Jane helped put behind bars claims to have information on the murder of a charity worker, and Sarah and Rigsby get ready to become parents. 9:00 PM CT CBS

29. Private Practice. A crossover episode with Grey’s Anatomy has Charlotte and Cooper bringing Erica to Seattle to talk about a risky surgery with Amelia, Derek, and Lexie, Scott wants Violet to take their relationship to the next level, and Addison gets caught in a dispute about a patient . 9:00 PM CT ABC

30. Archer. Malory ends up in a compromising position with the Italian Prime Minister and looks for help from Archer and Lana. 9:00 PM CT FX

31. Impractical Jokers. The guys head to White Castle and pose as bouncers and offer fake horoscope readings. 9:00 PM CT truTV

32. 24 Hour Catwalk. The designers use a granny panties to create a first-date look, and have to use a negligee in an innerwear-as-outerwear collection. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

33. Jersey Shore. The group focuses on their relationships, and Roger has a problem with Jenni’s outfit. 9:00 PM CT MTV

34. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trailblazers. 9:30 PM CT TNT

35. Unsupervised. Gary and Joel stage a student uprising when they find they’re in the slow track at school. 9:30 PM CT FX

36. Conan. Rebecca Romijn, Steve Martin, and Cake are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

37. Inside Comedy. Billy Crystal, Martin Short, and Brad Garrett are the guests this week. 10:00 PM CT TBS

38. Late Show with David Letterman. Joan Rivers, Andrew Lincoln, and Jason Mraz are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT CBS

American Idol, Feb. 15 – Flu Bug Claims More

I don’t know what to do with myself tonight. American Idol is two hours again. It seemed nearly a foregone conclusion for so long that the show would comprise two hours, and it’s only been that length one time so far this season. I must admit to it being a welcome change for a recapper, but it’s also nice to be back to two hours, because somehow, an hour never seems to be enough.

Tonight we’re picking up with the group round in Hollywood week. The first group was just about to take the stage when last Thursday’s show ended … after just an hour. And there was some type of flu bug that was running among the contestants. They were puking, fainting, and sweating. From the previews, it seems we’re due for more of the same tonight.

Everyone is primping for the group round, and even they are preparing for drama. They all seem to feel less-prepared than usual. Walking into the gymnasium, they have the look that they’re being led to Auschwitz.

First up is a group of ladies who had a rough night of practice. One was barfing, and the others were fighting. I’m not sure which I’d rather be. The group includes Jennifer Malsch, 20, of Washington, D.C., Cherie Tucker, 23, a lab technician from Rochester, Cari Quoyeser, 21, a student/barista from Houston, Gabrielle Cavassa, 17, of Escondido, CA, and Brianna Bell, 17, of Stow, OH, and they’re singing Hit ‘Em Up Style. The judges look unimpressed, nearly repulsed. None of them are hitting it right. The audience of fellow contestants are non-plussed.

The judges – Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson – deliberate, over what I don’t know. Steven calls out Jennifer and Cari, and they’re going through. The others are going home. Cherie barfs a little more. She complains she’s already done it three times today and has been trying her best to not pass out.

The next group, Group Sauce (I have switched to an old TV without closed captioning, so I can’t check what they’re saying when I’m not sure), somehow slipped past the flu bug last night. Reed Grimm, 26, a nanny from Ellsworth, WI, Nick Boddington, 26, of NYC, Creighton Fraker, 28, a starving artist from Queens, Aaron Marcellus, 27, a music teacher from Atlanta, and Jen Hirsh, 25, a winery employee from Agoura Hills, CA, sing Hold On, I’m Comin’ J-Lo is jamming. I’m thinking she’s ecstatic that they are at least in tune this time around. She notes that the background totally backs the vocals. Randy particularly enjoys Aaron. The crowd gets into it as well with the great harmony and choreography at the end.

This group gets a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges. Randy tells them that’s how you do it. It was nice harmony. He mentions that he and Jennifer were talking about the background holding it together while they all shined individually. Jennifer loves a good breakdown. Steven reminds them they got a Standing O. Randy adds that they set the bar and puts them all through. Certainly at least one of them, if not more, will be in the final 20.

The group 6, 7, 9 is up next, as Kyle Crews mentions they have some extra members in the form of parental units. “They have their own ideas too, and they like to share them.” This college student doesn’t seem to happy about that. Brielle von Hugel’s mother is upset that Tyler is opening the act, saying that Randy always stops the whole act if it isn’t any good, and it’s not fair to the other kids. Well, who should start it then, Brielle? Brielle reminds us she was in Pia Toscano’s group last season, and it was really good, but they went with something different this year. She doesn’t seem too happy about that.

The group takes the stage, and Kyle, 19, a student/camp counselor from San Diego, does indeed start them out. And look … Randy isn’t stopping them, although Brielle’s mother looks horrified by Kyle’s performance, and I’m not sure why. Brielle, 17, from Staten Island, gets her shot as her mom cheers her on. They’re joined by Joshua Ledet, 19, of Westlake, LA, and Shannon Magrane, 16, of Tampa.

The judges deliberate and call up Shannon, Brielle, Amber, and Joshua. Kyle gets sent home, which I’m sure will only have the stage mom continuing her antics. He says he tried his best, but the song was in the wrong key for him, leaving him to not be able to show what he is capable of. He promises to be back and keep pursuing this. Stage Mom says they love Kyle, and he has a good voice. When she’s away from him, she then says the weakest voice was opening the act. Who cares? Her daughter made it through anyway. Give it a rest already.

The Make-You-Believers are up next, with Amy Brumfield, the one who seemed to infect everyone else with the flu bug, Jacquie says the only thing she caught was a positive attitude. Right before they take the stage, Jacquie collapses. The quartet has to regroup as a trio. Jackie regains her composure and tries to get ready to take her spot on the stage anyway.

The group – Dustin Cundiff, 18, of Hardinsburg, KY, Amy, 25, of Pigeon Forge, TN, Mathenee Treco, 25, a dance instructor from Centennial, CO, and Jacquie Cera, 26, a receptionist from Portland, takes the stage, and Dustin forgets his words, as Randy yells out to the others to help him. Amy can’t remember them either and sounds terrible. Mathenee remembers the words but doesn’t sound the greatest. Jacquie is somehow worse than the others as the other contestants just laugh at them. Jennifer brings up the weak vocals and forgotten lyrics. Everyone goes home except Mathenee, who seems to be getting rewarded for just remembering the words. Amy will have to go back to living in a tent and notes she pushed herself for nothing.

The next group is up, with Crystal Duffield, 21, a server from Kent, WA, and Jasmine Antoine, 20, a music teacher from Houston. Both of them forget the words. Jasmine basically just throws her hands up and walks away. This is the point where Randy stops them, and Jennifer asks why they weren’t helping each other out. Jasmine blames nerves and is told even Jennifer and Steven still get nervous. It’s not an excuse. We don’t get to see if they make it or not, but it leads to a rampage of others forgetting their lyrics, some trying to fill the empty space with ohs, heys, and mumbles.