Like little stars.
The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox) reruns the one in which Bart uncovers the truth about boy bands; ‘N Sync shows up for humiliation, self-inflicted and otherwise. On a rerun of Dawson’s Creek (8 p.m., WB), Joey has too many responsibilities and too little time to study, and Jack and Jen attend a seminar for gay teens. Get ready for next Sunday’s season opener with last season’s finale of Sex and the City (9 p.m., HBO), in which Carrie is bedeviled by a cock — the kind that crows outside her window at 5 a.m. The school band spends spring break on a concert trip to China on American High (10:30 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
While “The Simpsons” rip their genre on another network, Howie, Nick, Kevin, Brian and A.J. perform in concert in Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life (8 p.m., CBS). Unsolved cases, including the alleged UFO crash at Roswell, N.M., are (yawn) reopened in Million Dollar Mysteries (9 p.m., Fox).
Yankees at Red Sox (7 p.m., ESPN)
Diamondbacks at Giants (10 p.m., ESPN2)
Bucks at 76ers, Game 5 (9 p.m., NBC)
Rosie O’Donnell (syndicated) Best moments of the year
David Letterman (CBS) Tom Cavanagh, Stupid Pet Tricks (rerun)
Jay Leno (NBC) Billy Joel and Elton John (rerun)
Politically Incorrect (ABC) Colleen Haskell, Jimmy Kimmel
Craig Kilborn (CBS) Phil Jackson (rerun)
All times Eastern unless noted.
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.