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American Idol goes to the movies

American Idol gets a visit from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino as the Idols sing movies’ greatest hits. 90210 finally welcomes home Tori Spelling.

Dancing with the Stars is really heating up as Gilles stumbled a little (according to the judges, not me) and Lil’ Kim rocked the jailhouse! You can read all about it in my Dancing with the Stars recap.

Now, I have a confession to make. I’m not really a sitcom person, but I’ve fallen hard for The Big Bang Theory. Yes, I know it’s been on forever, but I tuned in to see Summer Glau a few weeks ago and now I’m hooked. Those geeks – that’s my life.

Big Bang Theory gives us a bang

Living the life I imagine is Nathan Fillion as Castle. He was working a case of voodoo last night and lo and behold, look who showed up. It was Aldis Hodge from Leverage. I met Aldis at that Supernatural convention a few weeks back and you couldn’t ask for a sweeter, funnier person. Right now he’s back at work filming the second season of Leverage, which should debut this summer. I can’t wait. Don’t miss my interview with Nathan here.

In the meantime, I’ll have to be happy with what’s on tonight. Let’s take a look.

Tonight On TV –Tuesday, April 14

ABC begins with a double dose of According to Jim, then it’s Rascal Flatts on the Dancing with the Stars results show and then a new episode of Cupid.The CW takes on the fear of flying on Reaper, then Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) returns on 90210.Fox should hit it big with another installment of American Idol then a beast is on the loose on Fringe!NBC starts with the Biggest Loser: Couples and ends with a repeat of Law & Order: SVU.CBS is mostly reruns; NCIS, The Mentalist, but a new Without a Trace.

Over on cable

BET serves up new episodes of College Hill: South Beach.FX has Rescue Me, TBS goes with a new My Boys.MTV picks a winner on From G’s to Gents and you don’t want to miss Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC.If you have HBO, they’re running an In Treatment marathon.

News and notable

Showtime has bought one more season of The Tudors.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is The Tudors

Sundance announced a neat new show called The Day Before, which covers the prep work involved in putting on a major fashion show. Sounds like fun.

Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin will be hanging out on the Food Network in the fall with his new series about extreme cuisine. I’m scared.Bravo has given the go ahead to Launch My Line — a celebrity version of Project Runway.Numb3rs star Diane Farr has joined the NBC series Parenthood.Soul singer Adele is scheduled to guest on Ugly Betty next month.

Inside TV clip: Tori Spelling returns to 90210

Tori Spelling returns to her famous zip code in this clip with former and current co-star Jennie Garth.  

Photo credit:
The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Isotope — Photo: Greg Gayne/Warner Bros.
The Tudors: Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour. Photo: Jonathan Hession/Showtime

Read on for more tonight on TV news

American Idol’s Simon Cowell: The QnA
Dancing with the Stars Cheryl Burke talks shop
Sarah Paulson and Bobby Cannavale tell us about Cupid

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