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What's on TV this week, April 13-19

Tonight

Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education, 8 p.m., Comedy Central

More celebrity fundraising for a good cause. Jon Stewart hosts the second event of its kind, organized in part due to Robert "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" Smigel, whose son, Daniel, is autistic. Live from the Beacon Theater in New York, the benefit is scheduled to feature standup routines, sketches and short films from comic talent including Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler. The first event, in October 2006, raised more than $2.6-million.

Also tonight

SEASON FINALE: Rock of Love With Bret Michaels, 9 p.m., VH1

A comedic talent marathon of a different kind winds up its second season. The porn star is gone. The Playboy models are gone. The Beauty and the Geek winner is gone. And there's still plenty of trash and tackiness to keep you glued to the end!

Monday

SERIES PREMIERE: The Paper, 10:30 p.m., MTV

MTV is selling its newest reality series as a high-brow version of The Hills. It follows the daily dramas of the staff of the student newspaper at Cypress Bay High School in Weston as they learn how to be journalists. The least dramatic episode will be the one in which they're finally told that newspapers are dying and they should be spending time with the computer geeks instead.

Tuesday

SEASON PREMIERE: Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery

These men sneer at Bear Grylls for his nights in motels. Capt. Keith Colburn and the crew of the Wizard head into the Bering Sea as high-def cameras capture another drama-filled crab-fishing season.

Thursday

SEASON FINALE: Eli Stone, 10 p.m., WFTS-Ch. 28

Eli has the operation to remove his brain aneurysm. As his life would have it recently, he ends up in another meeting with George Michael. Or God. Or both. Or are they one and the same? Or is George really Andrew Ridgeley after an extreme makeover?

Friday

SEASON PREMIERE: Doctor Who, 8:30 p.m., Sci Fi

The word "Dalek" should make my eyes glaze over like the word "Cylon" does, but David Tennant is so darn cute. And he's back in a tux for the premiere.

Tonight

Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education, 8 p.m., Comedy Central

More celebrity fundraising for a good cause. Jon Stewart hosts the second event of its kind, organized in part due to Robert "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" Smigel, whose son, Daniel, is autistic. Live from the Beacon Theater in New York, the benefit is scheduled to feature standup routines, sketches and short films from comic talent including Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler. The first event, in October 2006, raised more than $2.6-million.

, SEASON FINALE: Rock of Love With Bret Michaels, 9 p.m., VH1

A comedic talent marathon of a different kind winds up its second season. The porn star is gone. The Playboy models are gone. The Beauty and the Geek winner is gone. And there's still plenty of trash and tackiness to keep you glued to the end!

Monday

SERIES PREMIERE: The Paper, 10:30 p.m., MTV

MTV is selling its newest reality series as a high-brow version of The Hills. It follows the daily dramas of the staff of the student newspaper at Cypress Bay High School in Weston as they learn how to be journalists. The least dramatic episode will be the one in which they're finally told that newspapers are dying and they should be spending time with the computer geeks instead.

m SEASON PREMIERE: Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery

These men sneer at Bear Grylls for his nights in motels. Capt. Keith Colburn and the crew of the Wizard head into the Bering Sea as high-def cameras capture another drama-filled crab-fishing season.

Thursday

SEASON FINALE: Eli Stone, 10 p.m., WFTS-Ch. 28

Eli has the operation to remove his brain aneurysm. As his life would have it recently, he ends up in another meeting with George Michael. Or God. Or both. Or are they one and the same? Or is George really Andrew Ridgeley after an extreme makeover?

Friday

SEASON PREMIERE: Doctor Who, 8:30 p.m., Sci Fi

The word "Dalek" should make my eyes glaze over like the word "Cylon" does, but David Tennant is so darn cute. And he's back in a tux for the premiere.

Tuesday

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

What's on TV this week, April 13-19 04/12/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:31am]
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