Grey’s Anatomy readies for an Ellen Pompeo wedding while Tina Fey and Amy Poehler tag-team the laughs with 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation.
Before the Poehler and Fey bring the funny and Ellen Pompeo tries on wedding gowns — usually, I’m excited to see singers from the past make an appearance on American Idol. But last night’s disco tribute was an exception to that rule. All three artists: Freda Payne, Thelma Houston, and K.C. (of the Sunshine Band), all made poor showings. I love my disco but these three made me cringe. Seriously, American Idol, a disco tribute without Donna Summer — can’t be done.
As for the American Idol eliminations, Lil Rounds was unceremoniously chopped right at the start and I think that left her reeling. Anoop was given his ticket out at the end of the show.
I like Anoop’s voice but I’m amazed he lasted this long. I’m very curious to see where he ends up in this world.
David Archuleta performed on American Idol last night and gave the bottom two a nice speech about how losing on Idol didn’t mark the end of a person’s career.
It was a nice pep talk and very true as many of the Idol hopefuls have gone on to better careers than the winners did (Ruben Studdard).
The America’s Next Top Model girls were off to Brazil last night in a lackluster episode that saw the girls posing as Carmen Miranda wannabes. There was much complaining and backstabbing and $500 flip flops with crystals in the straps. Nasty Natalie was sent packing and she won’t be missed. Buh-bye.Now here’s something you don’t see every day — a schedule with only one rerun. Check this out.
Tonight On TV — Thursday, April 23
NBC begins with the laughs. It’s My Name is Earl, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock. They close the night with a dramatic episode of their new cop series Southland.ABC has taken their comedies off the line up and added in a rerun of Grey’s that’s followed by Ellen Pompeo’s wedding preparations on a new Grey’s Anatomy and then it’s Private Practice.CBS goes for the gut with Survivor, a murder case that could be overturned on CSI, and another one bites the dust on Harper’s Island.The CW has Lois Lane working with a brand new superhero called Stiletto on Smallville, and on Supernatural a young man shows up claiming to be John Winchesters other sonâ€¦oops!Fox has Booth looking for a friend’s missing sister on Bones, and then it’s hot as you know what in Hell’s Kitchen.
Over on cable
A&E has the season finale of Patrick Swayze’s hit drama The Beast.
Tonight, Barker must come to terms with a case that has haunted him his entire career. Check out this sneak peek, then tune in to A&E at 10:00 to see how it all comes out.
Millionaire Matchmaker is new on Bravo as is Victoria Silvestedt: My Perfect Life on E!VH1 is counting down the 40 Greatest Reality Show Moments.If you’re a fan of old comedies, you must see Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in The Long, Long Trailer on TCM.
News and notable
Evan Rachel Wood is taking on the role of a vampire queen on the new season of True Blood. Stay tuned for our sneak peak of the show that returns in June.Oxygen is getting ready to launch their first online series. It’s Mommywood and it’s based on Tori Spelling’s bio book.VH1 has renewed a number of reality shows including I Want to Work for Diddy, Brooke Knows Best and Tool Academy.ABC is bringing back Who Wants to be a Millionaire this summer but only for two weeks? What’s the point?NBC has cut Heroes’ run down by two episodes. Again I say, what’s the point?Photo credit:
America’s Next Top Model: The Amazing Model Race — After moving into their new digs and experiencing the local culture, the first photo shoot requires the girls to dress and pose like a famous cultural icon. Pictured: Teyona Cycle 12 Photo: Daniel Klajmic/Pottle Productions Inc
Grey’s Anatomy: Sweet Surrender — As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith’s wedding, Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend to her disapproving father, George excels in a trauma emergency when Alex freezes, and Owen seeks help with his PTSD. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) Pictured: Ellen Pompeo.
Pictured (at right): Tori Spelling — Oxygen Media Photo: Michael Williams
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Ladies and gentlemen, we present you Patrick Swayze and The Beast season finale preview: