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On TV this week, April 11-15

Elisha Cuthbert explains to Eliza Coupe about that one time during the first season of 24 when she was chased by a mountain lion. That was a bad episode, all right.

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Elisha Cuthbert explains to Eliza Coupe about that one time during the first season of 24 when she was chased by a mountain lion. That was a bad episode, all right.

On TV this week

MONDAY

Intervention In-Depth: Hillbilly Heroin, 8 p.m., A&E Prescription painkillers apparently are the drug of choice in Ohio, so why not use hidden cameras to investigate the pill mills? Maybe the police should try doing that.

SEASON FINALE Being Human, 9 p.m., Syfy It's really not fair to spend half your season finale flashing back to previous episodes. Clip shows have their place, but it's not at the end of the season.

SEASON PREMIERE All Worked Up, 9 p.m., TRUTV More misadventures of bouncers, process servers and meter maids as this series about people who screw up your day returns. We suggest trying to get your local state representative on this one.

SEASON FINALE All About Aubrey, 10 p.m., Oxygen Will Aubrey O'Day ever recover from her breakup with Danity Kane? We'd be more concerned over dealing with Perez Hilton.

TUESDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, 8 p.m., ABC Jamie Oliver tries to change the lunch program at L.A. schools, but faces being shut out immediately. Did the district not know what the show is about?

SEASON PREMIERE Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery Lots of people have quit or died on this show, so we get to see some new crew members. To make it like any other TV drama, all they'll need is for someone to have a baby.

SERIES PREMIERE Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WEtv Toni Braxton tries to revive her career. First step: Get a reality show on basic cable — check.

Royally Mad, 10 p.m., BBC America A two-part special searches for America's biggest fan of British royalty. Boy, a lot of changes occur over 235 years, huh?

SERIES PREMIERE Toya: A Family Affair, 10 p.m., BET Lil Wayne's baby mama drops Tiny and gets her own show, forever ending fame for other former members of Xscape.

SERIES PREMIERE Sinbad: It's Just Family, 10 p.m., WEtv The comedian tries to revive his career. First step: Get a reality show on basic cable — check again.

SERIES PREMIERE Sports Show With Norm Macdonald, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central Apparently jokey sports roundups are all the rage these days. Whatever happened to that show from The Onion?

WEDNESDAY

America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW The girls wear eco-friendly fashions with the backdrop of a landfill. This is taking trash-talking to brand-new extremes.

SEASON FINALE Shedding for the Wedding, 9 p.m., CW The last two couples return for their final weigh-in after spending three months alone to continue the program. If they could have run a weight-loss program on their own, do you really think they would need to be on this show?

SERIES PREMIERE Happy Endings, 9:30 p.m., ABC Elisha Cuthbert returns to TV as a bride who leaves her groom at the altar, forcing their codependent friends to try to remain on good terms with both of them. Sorry, but we all know you have to pick sides in a case like this.

THURSDAY

Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC New obstacles appear to further humiliate contestants on this show. The bowling-themed stuff is especially appropriate, because so many of the contestants are already shaped like bowling pins.

SERIES PREMIERE The Paul Reiser Show, 8:30 p.m., NBC Reiser stars as a fictionalized version of himself, an out-of-work actor who had a hit show years ago. He then has the genius idea of creating a TV show about an out-of-work actor who had a hit show years ago.

SERIES PREMIERE Triple Rush, 10 p.m., Travel Following the exploits of bicycle couriers in New York. Great, a whole show devoted to surly slackers who refuse to bathe and refuse to obey traffic laws.

FRIDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Killer Outbreaks, 9 p.m., Animal Planet A new show about how doctors fight possible epidemics brought on by dirty vermin. If only the Mongols had this show to warn them before they brought the Black Death across Asia to Europe.

SEASON FINALE The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO Ricky asks Karl if he'd be willing to live a Matrix-style virtual life. Only if a chubby British guy would quit asking him dumb questions in that virtual life, he answers.

SERIES PREMIERE American Restoration, 10 p.m., History Rick Dale from Pawn Stars gets his own spin-off. That's a heck of a way to advertise his new family business. He's a marketing genius!

SEASON PREMIERE Sanctuary, 10 p.m., Syfy Magnus and friends get into Praxis, but aren't exactly welcomed with open arms. Well, that's why they call it Hollow Earth.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, April 11-15 04/10/11 [Last modified: Sunday, April 10, 2011 5:30am]

    

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