* MLB Baseball (12:30 pm/ET MLB) Sound the trumpets, release the doves, and be in awe as the new Yankee Stadium opens its doors for the Bronx Bombers' long-awaited home opener. Alongside analysts Jim Kaat and Harold Reynolds, MLB Network reintroduces none other than 19-time Emmy winner Bob Costas for his first play-by-play since the 2000 ALCS, played across the street in what was The House That Ruth Built. That was the last World Championship season for the Yanks, so maybe Costas is the cosmic influence Joe Girardi's bunch needs to find October happiness. The Blue Jays and Twins play in the network's regular Thursday Night Baseball game. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9 pm/ET CBS) It's not a crossover episode but Battlestar Galactica fans should enjoy this quirky hour, which gives a generous nod to the sci-fi series. BSG's Kate Vernon guest stars, and it's directed by Galactica helmer Michael Nankin and written by former Battlestar scribes David Weddle and Bradley Thompson. The action takes place at a sci-fi convention, where a producer is murdered. Fortunately, Hodges and Wendy are at the showcase and investigate, which allows the underused Wallace Langham and Liz Vassey to shine in numerous fantasy sequences. * Bones (8 pm/ET Fox) Nowadays Booth and Brennan may be lying on Sweets' psychiatric couch, so to speak, but tonight they get a visit from their old therapist, Dr. Gordon Wyatt (Stephen Fry). Wyatt, whom we haven't seen since 2007, helps Sweets with a book he's writing on our intrepid crime solvers, and he also pitches in when the team investigates a gruesome discovery in the death-metal music scene. * American Chopper (9 pm/ET TLC) Teutul family conflict has always been the norm at Orange County Choppers, but the blowup between Sr. and Jr. in last week's Season 6 opener took things to a whole other level. Tensions between the father and son continue to escalate tonight, and the shop's entire foundations are seriously shaken. On a lighter note, the rest of the crew clowns around while building a motorcycle inspired by the circus. And a Woodstock-themed bike is built in celebration of the legendary music festival's 40th anniversary. * 30 Rock (9:31 pm/ET NBC) Liz Lemon is sometimes tart - yet always palatable - but she's turning slightly sour tonight. The squeeze is on Lemon when she's saddled with a suspension from work. A lost soul without all the TGS chaos and rolling Rock rowdyism, Liz seeks a way to bide her time. Meanwhile, there's some reel-world anxiety when film bigwigs mull over pulling the plug on Jenna's Janis Joplin movie. In a desperate response, Jack and Jenna try (just a little bit harder) to stir up buzzworthy publicity. Source Here
When a real human skeleton is found being used as a stage prop for a death metal band in Norway, authorities determine the victim was an American citizen. The Jeffersonian team tracks the skeletal remains to an underground U.S. death metal band and identifies the victim as a bassist named Mayhem from a band called Spew. As Booth and Brennan venture into the unfamiliar world of death metal music to search for the killer and a motive, they learn about their own teamâs surprising musical preferences and gain new insight into Sweetsâ past. Meanwhile, when Sweets asks Dr. Gordon Wyatt (guest star Stephen Fry) for input on the book heâs writing about Booth and Brennan, Dr. Wyatt lends Sweets an interesting perspective on the pairâs unique relationship in the Mayhem on a Cross episode of Bones airing Thursday, April 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source Here
When the image of the Virgin Mary is spotted on a bale of compressed cardboard at a recycling plant, Booth and Brennan are on the scene. They discover the image is no miracle, but rather an outline of dried human blood. Upon closer inspection, they find a flattened body inside the compressed cardboard, and must find out who the victim is and who may have wanted her dead. When they discover the victim had been planning the perfect wedding for years â even before she even had a boyfriend â and was finally engaged to be married, they trace her last steps and find that her fiancÃ© was not the only man in her life. With a trail of men from a cell-phone dating service in tow, Booth and Brennan try to understand the duplicitous womanâs dealings. Meanwhile, the pair grow suspicious when they spot Sweetsâ girlfriend Daisy trying on a wedding dress with another man, and Hodgins and Angela come to terms with the status of their relationship in The Cinderella in the Cardboard episode of Bones airing Wednesday, April 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source Here
Booth and Brennan are on the case when shattered, pulverized human remains are found in a garbage bag at a photo shoot. When the team discovers a meteorite shard lodged in the victim's ear, they are led to the Collar Institute of Science, a famous center for physics research in D.C. After questioning scientists at the institute, they discover the remains are those of Dr. Diane Sidman, a leading scientist and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Collar Institute, who was also engaged to the Collar's founder. When they discover Dr. Sidman had been working on an extremely controversial project, Brennan and Booth investigate a multitude of death threats directed at her. As the team tries to decipher the cause of her death, Booth and Brennan are on the search for the killer, but their scientific method leads them into a dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Angela's father (guest star Gibbons) comes to town to seek revenge on Hodgins, and Sweets attempts to mediate the situation in The Science in the Physicist episode of BONES airing Thursday, April 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here
Thursday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET Survivor returned with a season-low 11.2 million total viewers, thanks in part to NBC's ER retrospective, which drew 10.56 mil. Bones placed third with 9 mil, a dip of 570K from its previous outing. ABC's comedies were not laughing, as both In the Motherhood (5 mil) and Samantha Who? (4.8 mil) plunged 26 percent. Smallville (3.8 mil) saw a 50K uptick. * 9 pm ER 's two-hour (and rather awesome) series finale was the night's most-watched program, averaging 16.2 million viewers and even flirting with 18 mil at the 10 0'clock mark. That tally represents the largest audience for the final episode of a drama series since Murder, She Wrote circa 1996. (Be sure to check out Trish's fantastic recap of the ER ender.) CSI 's William Friedkin-directed 200th episode placed second at 9 pm, drawing a season low of 14.38 mil. Facing stiff competition, Hell's Kitchen (7 mil) saw one-third of its audience get flambeed. Supernatural gained 110 thou, hitting 3.28 mil. * 10 pm Placing second behind ER, Eleventh Hour returned to an audience of 10.38 mil, down 12 percent from its last fresh episode. Source here
You could say that Camille's old flame isn't half the man he used to be. Literally. That grim image sets the stage for this week's (non-preempted!) episode of Fox's Bones , airing Thursday at 8 pm/ET. Tamara Taylor, who plays Cam, gave us a peek (through the fingers) at what's to come. Plus: What's the deal with this season's far-out pre-finale episode? To Read The Full Interview Click Here .
With all of the preemptions of Bones episodes this season due to Obama, American Idol and more, there was brief talk that all of this season's episodes would not be seeing the airwaves until next Fall. Luckily, sounds like Fox has finally decided to treat the show's multitude of fans well, and find a way to schedule in all of the episodes. Here's a recent press release: "After being greeted on Thursday nights with six pre-emptions in 11 weeks, FOX hopes to make it up to Bones fans with special Monday and Wednesday broadcasts later this month. Said first-run episodes - airing Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00/7:00c and Monday, April 20 at 8:00/7:00c - are in addition to the seven left to air in its regular Thursday, 8:00/7:00c home, beginning tonight. The news means that, barring any other changes, all 26 episodes filmed for its fourth season will air." Hooray! Source
Brennan and Booth get their hands on some science next week on " Bones ", but the former thinks the latter doesn't live up to the expectation. In "Science in the Physicists", Booth and Brennan are on the case when shattered, pulverized human remains are found in a garbage bag at on location at a photo shoot. When the team discovers a meteorite shard lodged in the victim's ear, they are led to the Collar Institute of Science, a famous center for physics research in D.C. When they discover the victim had been working on an extremely controversial project, Brennan and Booth investigate a multitude of death threats directed at her. As the team tries to decipher the cause of her death, Booth and Brennan are on the search for the killer, but their scientific method leads them into a dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Angela's father comes to town to seek revenge on Hodgins, and Sweets attempts to mediate the situation. After this episode, "Bones" will catch up with the schedule preempted for the presidential event, by greeting the audience on Monday and Wednesday. Additional air time will be April 15 and 20 at 8/7c, but the show will be back to the Thursdays slot for the remaining episodes. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click Here . Source Here
Here gathered are some of the April Fool's pranks and stunts that FOX play on the set of their primetime series. Among the shows participating are " Bones ", " Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ", and " House M.D." As previously reported, the pranks were aired on April 1 during the commercial breaks of " Lie to Me " and " American Idol " which means between 8 to 10 P.M. ET/PT. Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, the two main actors of "Bones" decided to startle their castmates by hiding in the ice box. Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green and Thomas Dekker from "TSCC" meanwhile, kept up with a strange interview. "House" was a little noisy. In the middle of the shooting, a parade comprised of a marching band, a sumo wrestler and several acrobatics came out of the elevator, much to the shock of the cast including Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, and Olivia Wilde. Eliza Dushku of " Dollhouse " got an unexpected visit while chef Gordon Ramsay was the victim of the prank on the set of " Hell's Kitchen ". To See The Videos Click here .
Due to the big event of the ER finale and breaks for some favorite shows, tonight is not our typical Thursday, so check out what's on and what's off! What's On: At 8/7c, Bones is back yet again on Fox, Survivor: Tocantins returns to its regular night and time on CBS with an all new episode, Smallville will air as usual on The CW , plus newbie In the Motherhood will air on ABC at 8, then Samantha Who? at 8:30. Also, if you're an ER buff, don't miss the 'ER Retrospective' taking a look back at the 15 seasons airing from 8-9pm. At 9/8c, catch a new CSI on CBS, Hell's Kitchen on Fox, Supernatural on The CW , and of course, the 2-hour ER series finale. At 10/9c, Eleventh Hour is new on CBS, but that's it for the main networks. What's Off: Due to ER taking over on NBC, there's no The Office or 30 Rock . Also, there's no new Grey's Anatomy or Private Practice on ABC tonight and both will have reruns in those slots. (I guess they got scared off from airing any other medical shows tonight!) So what will you be watching? As a NBC comedy night fan myself, I have to say I'm at a loss! Maybe time to do some catch up for the week...