Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, April 22, 2010

* Project Runway (10/9c Lifetime Television ) After Jay's outster last week, Emilio, Mila and Seth Aaron face off for the Season 7 crown as they debut their collections at Fashion Week. After winning the last three challenges, Emilio certainly looks to be the favorite, but Seth Aaron has been a consistent performer and Mila, despite a spotty track record, could carry the momentum from her win last week. * 30 Rock (8:30/7:30c NBC) Love is a battlefield, and Jack creeps toward the front lines in this episode. The TGS general struggles to make a romantic choice between two very different lady friends - volatile anchor Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks) and Nancy Donovan (Julianne Moore), his unassuming childhood sweetheart from Boston. It'll be a wicked tough choice. Meanwhile, Liz plunges into the dating pool by going to a singles event with Jenna, and a bigoted remark rocks 30 Rock, leaving Toofer to ponder his future at TGS. A second new episode airs tonight at 9:30/8:30c. * NFL Draft (7:30/6:30c ESPN) Baseball's been back a couple of weeks now, but let's face it - football is king. This year, the spring pick-me-up for NFL fans offers first-round draft choices the unprecedented opportunity to show off their new suits in prime time (with Rounds 2 and 3 airing tomorrow evening, and 4-7 on Saturday). And every former NFL player-aspiring analyst should be working this weekend, as a crew from CBS College Sports joins the NFL Network and longtime draft host ESPN in telling us who goes where and when. * Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (8/7c CBS) The Heroes and Villains tribes merge, with each team bringing five players to the combined group. But the Villains have the upper hand because they also bring with them two immunity idols, after J.T. talked his dim-witted tribemates into giving Russell - one of the game's most notorious players - the hidden idol J.T. found. And Parvati dug up her camp's idol after a clue literally fell into her lap. It will be fun to see the look on J.T.'s face when he learns that Parvati, whom he told Russell to vote out, is still in the game. This episode promises to be the most pivotal one thus far. * SpongeBob SquarePants (8/7c Nickelodeon) In honor of Earth Day, Nickelodeon is airing many environmentally themed episodes, including this new installment of SpongeBob. Bikini Bottom is, of course, a progressive town, so they have a highway-construction project underway. However, the implementation of this project means the destruction of beloved Jellyfish Fields. SpongeBob and Patrick won't stand for that, so they protest this new highway and try to make others see that it will do more harm than good. * Vampire Diaries (8/7c The CW ) Elena and Caroline compete for the title of Miss Mystic Falls, but the real drama is whether Stefan can continue to resist drinking human blood to gain much needed strength and whether Jeremy will tell Elena he knows she is keeping secrets from him about Vicki's death. And if that weren't enough, Elena's uncle John, who is impervious to the vampires, continues to wield his power over Stefan and Damon, and the entire town. Source Here

Survivor's Courtney: I'm Proud to Have Been on Russell's Team

After spending many challenges on the bench, Courtney Yates joined Benjamin "Coach" Wade on the jury bench after getting voted out of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on Thursday. After narrowly avoiding elimination last week, when ally Sandra Diaz-Twine persuaded Russell Hantz to go another way, Courtney says her ouster came as no surprise, even though it stings right before the merger between the two tribes. The 29-year-old Yates spoke with us about Sandra's underestimated strength as a player, her feelings about Russell and why Jeff Probst was picking on her. To Read More Click Here .

TV Ratings Report: CBS Crushes Reruns

With little new programming running against it last night, CBS owned the ratings game... * 8 p.m. Survivor: 12.1 million viewers Bones: 9.7 million FlashForward: 5 million The Office reruns: 3.8 million The Vampire Diaries: 3 million * 9 p.m. CSI: 13.05 million Fringe: 6.7 million Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: 6.5 million Grey's Anatomy rerun: 4.7 million Supernatural: 2.4 million * 10 p.m. The Mentalist rerun: 11.5 million Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: 6.9 million Private Practice rerun: 3.7 million Source Here

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Interview - Coach

The man. The myth. The Dragonslayer. Love him or hate him, you definitely have a reaction to Coach, one of the most unique contestants in Survivor history. Despite being put on the Villains tribe in the Heroes vs. Villains All-Star season, Coach still maintained that he intended to play with honor and integrity. But as Russell's alliance maintains its dominance, Coach - who refused to vote with either Rob or Russell the week before - was voted out. I spoke to the Dragonslayer the day after his final episode aired, to get his thoughts on his second time Survivor. To Read More Click Here .

SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS Episode 9 "Survivor History"

Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS Episode 9 "Survivor History" which airs Thursday April 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Episode Synopsis: Convinced that a women's alliance is running the Villains tribe, The Heroes develop a risky strategy in an effort to align themselves with one of the game's most notorious players, on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, Thursday, April 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains': I Want More Courtney, Jeffrey!

This week marked the return of two of my favorite girls, Courtney and Sandra. When most contestants get angry and start screaming I feel very uncomfortable, but when Sandra throws a fit it's the best thing on TV. Except for Courtney. Courtney has been edited as a silent bathing suit beauty this season, which is ironic. After meeting her, I don't believe Danielle is quiet and withdrawn. I can't imagine Courtney hasn't been nailing one soundbyte after another all season that ends up on the cutting room floor. (That one's aimed at you, Jeffrey. Editing Courtney out of the story isn't going to bring Rob back!) As long as I'm ranting about the editing: Poor Amanda. The cameramen seem to follow behind her taking low angle shots all day long. After Jeff Probst, their leader is apparently named Gluteus Maximus. Yes, Amanda put the word fun in fundament. But nothing happened on last night's episode that didn't call for a reaction shot from Amanda's rear end. It gets more screentime than Danielle, and Danielle's a person. It's a tuckus. To Read More Click Here .

Survivor's Coach: "Tyson Was the Beginning of the End"

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' Benjamin Wade has been called a lot of things: "Coach," "The Dragon Slayer." But, as his fans and teammates know, you can't call him disloyal. Unfortunately, Coach's honor wasn't enough to save him from elimination. After Tyson Apostol and "Boston" Rob Mariano were both sent packing, Coach was the strongest male left and therefore a big target for Sandra Diaz-Twine and Courtney Yates, who injured herself in the immunity challenge. Following his ouster, the 38-year-old spoke with us about his alliance with Russell Hantz, his "showmance" with Jerri Manthey and why he felt the game of Survivor has been "disrespected" this season. To Read More Click Here .

SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS Episode 8 "Expectations" - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS Episode 8 "Expectations" which airs Thursday April 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: Struggling to keep their tribe intact, the "Heroes" vow to work together as long as it takes to ensure that they outlast the "Villains." Meanwhile, the "Villains" begin to turn on one another after one tribe member makes a costly mistake at the Reward Challenge, on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, Thursday, April 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, April 8, 2010

* Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (8/7c CBS) Could Russell truly be the best player in Survivor history? After his reverse double-whammy blindside of Tyson and his ouster of Boston Rob - maybe. As de facto leader of the Villains, he is now poised to take his tribe to the end, but Coach is disillusioned and Jerri is maybe not. And in a first, the five remaining Heroes are using the immunity idol to unite rather than divide their tribe. Everyone's waiting for a merge. Mistakes are unacceptable, costly...and inevitable. * The Masters (4/3c ESPN) Augusta, Ga., becomes the centerpiece of spring, and guess who's the centerpiece of Augusta? Back on the links after a lengthy break, Tiger Woods' return is even bigger than the Masters itself this year. Moments when Woods is not on screen may include the tourney's official start, with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus whacking the ceremonial opener; and perhaps a hole or two with Ernie Els, who has won the last two PGA events he has entered. * Bones (8/7c Fox) Tonight marks the series' 100th episode, but that's not the only milestone worth mentioning as we dig deeper into the complex relationship between Brennan and Booth. It starts when Sweets thinks he's got them figured out for his new book, but he's astonished when he learns the truth about the first time they worked together. So cue the flashbacks to six years ago, chuckle at Zack and Hodgins' antics in the lab and check out the fireworks that could change your perception of the ongoing Brennan-Booth saga. * Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew (10/9c MTV ) Another season of the hit dance contest comes to a close, but not before all nine crews return for one final group performance. Blueprint Cru and Poreotix are the two crews that remain in the running for the big prize. By the end of the night, one of them will walk away with the coveted title of America's Best Dance Crew and a cool $100,000 in cash, and the other crew will just walk away. * FlashForward (8/7c ABC) If you flash-forward six months, you may find an ABC without the high-octane drama on its schedule - and not because it's on hiatus. The show's been struggling to attract and retain viewers since returning from its three-and-a-half-month absence. This installment may not reverse that trend, but it should be fun nonetheless: Japanese import Keiko (Yuko Takeuchi), Bryce's girlfriend-to-be, job hunts in L.A. In more serious matters, Mark and Vogel set a trap to snare the FBI mole. Source Here

Survivor's Boston Rob on Russell : "The Island Was Too Small for the Both of Us"

He may be known for his signature Boston Red Sox baseball cap, but for his third Survivor experience, "Boston Rob" Mariano wore many hats in the Villains' tribe. He was one of the tribe's strongest physical competitors, was arguably this season's best puzzle players and was a natural leader at camp. (Seriously: Why couldn't anyone else start a fire?) Unfortunately, all those attributes just didn't add up when Russell Hantz turned a number of Rob's allies against him and sent him packing. The 34-year-old cast-off spoke with us about how the game has changed over the years, his rivalry with Russell and what he would have done differently. To Read More Click Here .