THIS WEEK IN TV MONDAY-House comes back this week, just in time for May sweeps (which actually started Thursday, April 24th). Get ready for four weeks of new episodes. The Bachelor starts at a special time of 10:08 PM Eastern, 6 minutes later than the normal start time.
TUESDAY-We've got two shows coming back from strike-induced hiatus tonight. On ABC, Women's Murder Club comes back for 3 new episodes, taking over Boston Legal's time slot. Boston Legal, meanwhile, moves to Wednesday. On CBS, Shark returns with four new episodes. That takes over the spot formerly held by the Tuesday edition of Big Brother. The next season of Big Brother will start July 13th. And this week's Best of SNL is the Best of Alec Baldwin. You know what that means: Schweddy Balls.
WEDNESDAY-It looks like ABC isn't happy with Men In Trees' rating, so they've taken it off TV until May sweeps is over (returns May 26th). The aforementioned Boston Legal is taking its place. I don't know why they just couldn't put Women's Murder Club on Wednesday nights instead. On CBS, Wednesday's edition of Big Brother has been replaced with four weeks of The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular. The CW has a new show premiering that I didn't know was coming. Farmer Wants A Wife takes over Pussycat Dolls Presents time slot. Farmer Wants A Wife is The Bachelor meets The Simple Life: 10 women compete for the affection of Matt, a 29 year old farmer from West Alton, Missouri. That's Matt down below. The show runs for 8 weeks.
THURSDAY-Don't Forget the Lyrics is back with new shows after taking a couple weeks off.
FRIDAY-8pm Eastern on ABC there's a special 20/20 about the Sistine Chapel. Specifically, whether Michalangelo might have encoded hidden messages into the frescoes on the ceiling. On FOX, you can watch Are We There Yet? starring Ice Cube. Straight Out Of Compton, indeed.
WEEKEND-On Saturday, ABC's got the fantasy movie with the unweildy title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. If that doesn't interest you, you can watch FOX's coverage of NASCAR's Dan Lowry 400 at the Richmond International Raceway. On Sunday, America's Funniest Home Videos returns with a new episode. On CBS, instead of Big Brother on Sunday, you get two hours of Dexter that you can ignore instead. Also on CBS, you can watch the season finale of Cold Case. On FOX, meanwhile, this week's episode of Family Guy is their spring finale. Family Guy's seasons run differently. The 4th season ran from May 1, 2005 to November 12, 2006; the 5th season ran from November 19, 2006 to January 13, 2008; and the 6th season started Febuary 17, 2008.
Correction: the first two SYNDICATED seasons of "Baywatch." I am again denied the NBC episodes! (They're supposed to be out in dribs & drabs as "bonus" material in the other season sets. No thanks! I'm on a budget here!)