Tonight’s TV Addictions: May 17, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
KING OF THE HILL (7:30PM FOX)
Continuing to mine this TV Addict’s homeland for “Yuks” comes tonight’s KING OF THE HILL season finale which has Boomhauer swapping houses with a Canadian family for the summer causing friction in the neighborhood.

THE SIMPSONS (8PM FOX)
After swarms of unemployed workers from Ogdenville descend on Springfield, the mayor closes the borders and citizen Homer goes on border patrol. Which, as any SIMPSONS fans will tell you, means you should expect power to go to Homer’s head by… what, the eleven minute mark?

FAMILY GUY (9PM FOX)
Now far be it from us to suggest yet another alterna-“mother” theory, but is anyone else the least bit suspicious that all three male stars of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris and Josh Radnor) are providing cameos on tonight’s FAMILY GUY season finale? Think about it.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (9PM ABC, CTV in Canada)
Good News: After a five year flash-forward and 22 episodes of waiting, Dave’s endgame finally comes to a close. Bad News: For Susan and MJ.


NEW & NOTABLE:
OUTBREAK (7PM AMC)
Just in time for the hysteria surrounding Swine Flu to have died down comes a film about a scientific team trying to stamp out a killer virus in a small California town. Good timing AMC, really, well done.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HE (8PM ABC, E! in Canada)
After a single dad and three boys get their home re-built by the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. We ponder, as we do every Sunday, just how bad we would be willing to have it in order to get our very own Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I mean seriously, have you seen those houses?

SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS (8PM CBS, Global in Canada)
The tribe speaks for the last time, awarding one lucky Survivor 1 million dollars. (Editor’s note: Just how evident is it that we haven’t watched this show since Africa?)

LAW & ORDER: CI (9PM USA)
WEST WING Alum Alert: Janel Moloney guest stars.

IN PLAIN SIGHT (10PM USA)
WEST WING Alum Alert Part II: An orthodox Jewish witness (not played by Richard Schiff!) realizes he’s being followed by a strange man (played by Richard Schiff). Betcha didn’t see that one coming!

  • Josh C.

    Tonights family guy made up for last week. The trip back to ye olde days was quite funny. I especially loved the random “advertisements”

  • Josh C,
    Completely agree. And who isn’t excited for “Shovin’ Buddies” and “Slowly Rotating Black Guy”?

  • Josh C.

    slowly rotating black guy? I’m all about opposite guys! YOU no YOU no YOU……..US hahahahaha

  • pat

    the finale of Desperate H. was painful to watch. The dynamics of this show became so slow, that any soap is actually better. The mystery this year was awful, lame and week just as the season finale. How many writers do they have? Cos it looks like there’s only one dude in his early 100’s and he’s making a show to his geriatric friends. i’m done with dh!