Dear readers; today is the day that I walk across a stage and shake hands with Donna Shalala to signify that I have completed the coursework required to earn my Masters degree from the University of Miami. I won’t be receiving the ACTUAL degree for another few weeks, but there are so many places in life where appearances are what matter and according to my family who have come to Miami to watch those ten seconds happen, this is one of those times. Besides, fetching the mail is never a good excuse to buy a fancy new dress and shoes and send out announcements. In fact, this column will be posted right around the time my commencement ceremony wraps up, so if you’re feeling generous please spare a thought for me and the difficult job search that’s in my immediate future. Also, I really hope the world doesn’t end on May 21st like some people have started saying it will because if I’d known that was going to happen I probably wouldn’t have spent the last two years in school. But enough about my life, here’s what’s really important:
8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox
“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS
“Community” on NBC. Second season finale.
“NBA Playoffs: Chicago at Atlanta” on ESPN
“Prince William and Catherine: A Royal Love Story - Part 2” on OWN
“The Vampire Diaries” on The CW. Second season finale.
“Wipeout” on ABC
8:30pm: “Rules of Engagement’ on CBS
9:00pm: “Bones” on Fox
“Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert” on CMT. This is to benefit the Red Cross disaster relief efforts in the areas affected by the recent tornados in the American south.
“CSI: Wait, Still?” on CBS. Eleventh season finale.
“The First 48” on A&E
“Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC
“Nikita” on The CW. First season finale.
“The Office” on NBC
“Police Women” on TLC
9:30pm: “Parks and Recreation” on NBC
10:00pm: “24 Hour Restaurant Battle” on Food Network
“Manhunters” on A&E
“The Mentalist” on CBS
“Mounted in Alaska” on History
“Parks and Recreation” on NBC. New episode at a special time. Lucky for you Parks and Rec fans.
“Pawn Queens” on TLC. I didn’t realize that we’d reached a point where not only do we need more shows about pawn shops but we need GENDERED shows about pawn shops. Is a female run pawn shop really all that different than a male run pawn shop? And if it is, why?
“Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV
“The Real Housewives of New York” on Bravo
“Swords: Life on the Line” on Discovery. Third season premiere.
“Private Practice” on ABC
10:30pm: “Outsourced” on NBC. First season finale.
“Secret Diary of a Call Girl” on Showtime
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jim Parsons and Manchester Orchestra
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Ann Curry, Norm Macdonald, and the Kills
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Kate Hudson, Windell Middlebrooks, Rapheal Saadiq
“Late Late with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Mary Lynn Rajskub, Lawrence Block
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Maya Rudolph, Nick Offerman, and Lauryn Hill
“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Rob Riggle, Hugo, and the Greenhornes
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Kristen Wiig
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring John Bradshaw
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Judd Apatow, Jim Norton, Natasha Leggero, and Josh Wolf
“Conan” on TBS featuring Magic Johnson, Maggie Q, and Jen Kirkman
Intern Rusty has a Masters degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry. If you know someone who may be interested in that specialty, please email her.