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Thursday: "Lost" airs its last new episode before taking a short hiatus. Plus: What did you think of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" on Wednesday?

By Salon Staff
Published March 20, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

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Despite the potential for rescue looming ever present, this season of "Lost" (9 p.m. EDT on ABC) has been plodding forward on big, clumsy feet -- or it was until two episodes ago, when we learned that Ben was even more eeeevil than we had originally suspected. Spoilers ahead if you missed the last two episodes! Ben sure wasn't quoting the Doobie Brothers when he chillingly hissed at Juliet, "You belong to me!" Sure, Jin's looming death is another bummer in a season of bummers, but that last scene with Sun and their daughter visiting his grave was probably worth the price of admission nonetheless. And now for the kicker: The return of Michael! Michael is on the boat, and based on teasers for tonight's episode (which is the last new episode until April 24), Ben is still dangling Walt's fate under Michael's nose so he'll keep doing Ben's bidding. Damn that evil, bug-eyed Ben! Thanks to him, we're back in the pull of this never-ending island purgatory!


The first round of the "NCAA Basketball Tournament" airs at 12-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-12 a.m. EDT on CBS. The Donald's star underlings are cut down to two on "Celebrity Apprentice" (9 p.m. on NBC) and the finale of "Lipstick Jungle" airs at 10 p.m. on NBC. Based on the title, I think we can be sure that "I Know My Kid's a Star" will feature some seriously unlikable characters (premieres at 10 p.m. on VH1).

Last night

What did you think of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" on Wednesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Josh Harnett, Hayden Panettiere, James Pickens Jr., Nigella Lawson, Menudo (repeat)

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Natalie Dormer, Drake Bell

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Pamela Anderson, Margaret Cho

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Celine Dion (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Unrest in Tibet, Thomas Keller

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Dean Kamen

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Eli Manning, Vince Vaughn, A Fine Frenzy (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

John Edwards, Leslie Mann, Nada Surf

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Parag Khanna, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Janet Jackson, Jackie Mason, Todd English (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Drake Bell, Yael Naim

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Ringo Starr (repeat)

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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