Monday, April 11, 2011

TV Tonight: House, Law & Order: LA, United States of Tara

Posted By on April 11, 2011, 2:55 PM

Suck it, reality TV: The first (and probably last) annual Reality Rocks Expo, a “Reality TV ComicCon,” bombed in Los Angeles over the weekend. Even a Kardashian could have seen that coming ... ---

What’s new tonight:
House (Fox) 150th Episode: Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) is back! She’s been in prison—i.e. Tron: Legacy—for six months, and House is gonna find out why for us (just pretend you were actually interested). And there’s also a spud-gun competition, because that’s what you do when you get out of the joint. Only 150 episodes, huh? I thought it was more like 1,500.

Law & Order: LA (NBC) Return: Remember this? Instead of renewing Law & Order: Original Flavor for a record-breaking 21st season, NBC killed it and picked up LA for less money. No one watched. In tonight’s 2-hour reboot, LOLA will kill off Skeet Ulrich (oh, like it’s a big fucking secret) and put Dr. Octopus, er, Alfred Molina in charge. Less Skeet = less suck, but probably not enough.

Being Human (Syfy) Season Finale: Read all about it in True TV (Item 4).

United States of Tara (Showtime) In tonight’s pivotal episode—hey, I finally used “pivotal episode” in a write-up!—Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt) finally goes into labor, and it’s under the worst possible circumstances: Tara (Toni Collette) has stress-transitioned into juvenile delinquent “T,” who’s no help whatsoever. Meanwhile, we meet Max’s (John Corbett) mom: Not only is she a hoarder (because every show has to have a hoarder character these days), but she’s also Frances Conroy from Six Feet Under! United States of Tara is the best thing on Showtime right now; catch up however you can.

Also new tonight:
Dancing With the Stars, Castle (ABC); How I Met Your Mother, Mad Love, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Chuck (NBC); The Chicago Code (Fox); Stargate Universe (Syfy); American Pickers, Pawn Stars (History); Bethanny Ever After (Bravo); The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family); WWE Raw (USA); The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV); The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen); Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Preview: It’s tough day (and about to get tougher) at the grocery store for United States of Tara:

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