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Pajiba After Dark: Learn From Our Fail

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | May 3, 2011 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | May 3, 2011 |

Lots more sports tonight, and as I sit here gazing out at weather in the mid-80s (or high 20s for those of you who speak Celsius) I find myself wondering how it is that two ‘winter’ sports are still going strong. Basketball makes slightly more sense, because it’s always been played indoors so it doesn’t matter as much what time of year the games are played. But hockey? I don’t doubt there are still places where you could have an outdoor ice rink around this time of year but not for much longer. Is there an explanation for this other than “the season starts later than it should to accommodate football” or is that it? Questions for the ages, for sure. Here’s your Tuesday night TV:

6:30pm: “NHL Playoffs: Washington at Tampa Bay, Game 3” on Versus

7:00pm: “NBA Playoffs: Boston at Miami, Game 2” on TNT

“What the Sell” on TLC

8:00pm: “The Biggest Loser” on NBC

“Glee” on Fox. The Ryan Murphy problem is beginning to rear it’s ugly head on “Glee.” That problem being that Ryan Murphy is a great ideas guy but not so good on the follow through. As with “Nip/Tuck” the rate at which the characters are becoming caricatures is increasing as time goes on, and as with “Popular” it’s glaringly obvious which characters the staff likes to write for. The real question is whether he keeps it up for a “Nip/Tuck” length of time, eventually bringing in plots involving transsexuals, serial killers, and drug addiction to keep things ‘fresh’ and ending up as a sort of hideous fever dream version of itself or a “Popular” length of time, which will allow fans to regard it as a great show cancelled before it could really find its legs.


“One Tree Hill” on The CW

“Black in Latin America: Brazil” on PBS

9:00pm: “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” on Travel

“Braxton Family Values” on WE

“Dancing With the Stars” on ABC

“Deadliest Catch” on Discovery

“Hellcats” on The CW

“NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS

“Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” on History

“NHL Playoffs: Vancouver at Nashville, Game 3” on Versus

“The Voice” on NBC. I’ve heard this is great. So far I’m not watching it on the principle that I can’t stand these kind of shows but the presence of Cee-Lo Green is tempting me to give it a shot. That man has more fabulous than a hustle of drag queens.

“Raising Hope” on Fox

9:30pm: “NBA Playoffs: Memphis at Oklahoma City, Game 2” on TNT

“Traffic Light” on Fox

10:00pm: “16 and Pregnant” on MTV

“Addicted to Food” on OWN

“Chopped” on Food Network. Seventh season premiere.

“The Good Wife” on CBS

“How the States Got Their Shapes” on History. Series premiere.

“Independent Lens: A Film Unfinished” on PBS

“Steel Divas” on Lifetime

“Pregnant in Heels” on Bravo

“Sinbad: It’s Just Family” on WE

“Toya: A Family Affair” on BET

“Body of Proof” on ABC

10:30pm: “Sports Show with Norm MacDonald” on Comedy Central

Late Night Listings

“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Caroline Kennedy and Ty Burrell

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Anthony Hopkins, Andre Agassi, and the latest “Dancing with the Stars” castoff

“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Geoffrey Rush, Reese Waters, and OK Go

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, and Elmo. Wait, what?

“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Jason Eisener, Shane Smith, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“The Daily Show with John Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Rachel Maddow

“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Rex Ryan

“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Paula Patton, Jo Koy, Loni Love, and Chris Hardwick

“Conan” on TBS featuring Steve Martin and Atticus Shaffer

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures

Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.

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