Happy Towel Day! I hope all of you have been spending your day in appreciation of the genius of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Discussion question for the evening: has the emergence of tablet PCs and the iPad give us actual Hitchhiker’s Guides? Hell, even smart phones at this point have given us the ability to access a wealth of information and directions from virtually anywhere. Well, anywhere with cell service so depending on which carrier you’re with… whenever you’re near a major city or suburban area if you’re lucky. The bottom line is that I really want a cover for my cell phone that says “Don’t Panic” on it in large, friendly looking letters. Here’s your Wednesday night TV:
8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox. 127 minute 10th season finale. Because a two hour long season finale just wasn’t enough, those extra seven minutes are life or death CRUCIAL to understanding why the person who won this season of “American Idol” won. Obviously.
“The Middle” on ABC. Second season finale.
“NHL Playoffs: Boston at Tampa Bay, Game 6” on Versus
9:00pm: “NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City at Dallas, Game 5” on ESPN
“Inside Nascar” on Showtime
“Man vs. Food” on Travel
“Modern Family” on ABC. Second season finale.
“The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV
9:30pm: “Extreme Couponing” on TLC
“Cougar Town” on ABC. One hour second season finale.
10:00pm: “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” on CBS. First season finale.
“Law & Order: Los Angeles” on NBC
“Pawn Queens” on TLC
“The Real World” on MTV
“South Park” on Comedy Central
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on TBS
10:30pm: “Happy Endings” on ABC. First season finale. Like Dustin, I was annoyed that it’s apparent that a few episodes this season were aired out of order but I’m soooooooo happy that it’s coming back for a second season that I can look past that.
“Pawn Queens” on TLC. First season finale.
“Workaholics” on Comedy Central
11:00pm: “Electric Barbarellas” on MTV
“Tori and Dean: Storibook Weddings” on Oxygen
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Piedmont Bird Callers, Kevin Bacon, and Augustana
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Chaz Bono, Brady Barr, and Foster the People
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Vowell, and the Maybach Music Group featuring Rick Ross. Is anyone else confused that Mr.Ross’s latest musical venture is named “Maybach” when his last single was “Aston Martin Music”? No? I’m the only one who cares? Ok, I just think it’s a little insulting for Mr.Ross to not stay loyal to one ridiculously over priced luxury automobile brand, that’s all.
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Norm McDonald, Julie McCarthy, and Oh Land
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Lucy Liu, Justin Tuck, Wavy Gravy, and David Crosby & Graham Nash
“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Todd Phillips, Buck, and Fitz & the Tantrums
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Matthew Morrison, Josh Wolf, Dov Davidoff, and Natasha Leggero
“Conan” on TBS featuring Dave Salmoni, Kevin Nealon, and Ben Harper
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