What’s On? Friday, 4/2/10

There is some fun new stuff on tonight, mixed in with some reruns.  What are you watching?

The 8:00 Hour –

ABC has an all new WIFE SWAP.  Over on CBS, there’s an all new episode of GHOST WHISPERER – a ghost controls the pen of a graphic novelist and creates violent scenarios that come true

FOX has a repeat episode of HOUSE.  This is the episode where House treats a teenager who won’t be honest about what she was doing the night before, even after her appendages swell to the point of almost exploding.  NBC has an all new episode of WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Brooke Shields’ interesting family history is discovered.  The CW has an all new episode of SMALLVILLE – a romantic getaway turns awkward for Clark and Lois when they run into Chloe and Oliver at a bed and breakfast; things get worse when Silver Banshee shows up and targets Clark and Ollie.  Meanwhile, Tess, and Zod have a showdown.

The 9:00 Hour –

JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION airs an all new episode on ABC – Jamie gets to cook at the high school in town, and finds a faction of students willing to work with him.  MEDIUM is all new on CBS – Allison and her daughter both dream about the same enigmatic girl who might be connected to a series of grisly family slayings.  KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is a rerun on FOX. NBC has an all new two hour DATELINE NBC. The CW has a rerun of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL from Wednesday night where the ladies posed as vampires.

On HBO, the all new animated series THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW is on, followed by THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM!  On Syfy, don’t miss the thrill-ride of a premiere of STARGATE UNIVERSE.  I’m a big fan of the show that mashes science fiction and character drama into one interesting ride!  Tonight, a snafu with the communication stones lands Col Young’s consciousness in an unknown being that results in a standoff with Destiny and another ship, and the abduction of Chloe.

The 10:00 Hour –

ABC still has an all new 20/20 – Jeff Garlin’s memoir is discussed.  CBS has the pilot episode of a new show called MIAMI MEDICAL starring Jeremy Northam, Lana Parilla, and Omar Gooding.  The show follows a team of trauma surgeons in a Miami hospital who must recover when their leader quits, and Jeremy Northam’s rebel turns up to replace him.  DATELINE continues on NBC.

Starz has an all new episode of SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND!  Spartacus mourns the death of his gladiator friend, and when it is declared that the magistrate is definitely missing, Numerius and Batiatus mount a search effort to find him.

On Syfy tonight, the critically-acclaimed series MERLIN starts its second season (season 1 aired on NBC last summer).  The premiere finds a new servant elbowing past Merlin to become Arthur’s manservant and turning the prince against the young warlock.  Merlin soon learns that Cedric the new servant has his eyes set on stealing a jewel found in a recently discovered ancient tomb.