Tonight’s TV Addictions: May 10, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
THE SIMPSONS (8PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Considering THE SIMPSONS is going on twenty years, we’re certainly not about to begrudge them the occasional “Help we’re running out of ideas here!” episode, with tonight’s trip to the manicurist for Marge and Lisa sparking flights of fancy about Queen Elizabeth, Snow White, and Lady MacBeth.

FAMILY GUY (9PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for FAMILY GUY, which in only their eighth season, really has no excuse for tonight’s Stephen King inspired tale. That said, since Seth MacFarlane and Co. are skewering three of our all-time favorite movies — Stand By Me, Misery and The Shawshank Redemption — we’re gonna go ahead and give them a pass on this one.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (9PM ABC, CTV in Canada)
The word on Wisteria Lane is “Deception,” with tonight’s installment having Bree lying to Orson, Katherine lying to Mike, Susan and Jackson lying to the authorities and Tom lying about his age.

BROTHERS & SISTERS (10PM ABC, Global in Canada)
Swine Flu be damned! Or at least that is what Nora Walker must be thinking when she heads down to Mexico to knock some sense into Tommy in tonight’s BROTHERS & SISTERS third season finale.


NEW & NOTABLE:
FROM THE TOP AT CARNEGIE HALL (10:30PM PBS)
Wondering what you could have accomplished if you weren’t blessed cursed with an incurable addiction to television? Meet 12-year-old violinist Anna Lee, 11-year-old pianist Alice Bural and 13-year-old cellist Taeguk Mun. Three talented youngsters who probably watch less TV than you or I. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  • Josh C.

    tonights family guy was probably one of my least favorite. while entertaining it just wasn’t funny….

  • Josh C,
    Agree 100%, particularly the ‘Shawshank’ re-telling which was almost a straight up shot-for-shot re-telling without the humor