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Monday: The top teams take the court on the "NCAA Basketball Championship Final." Plus: What did you think of "Battlestar Galactica" on Friday?


Salon Staff
April 7, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)

Prime Pick

CBS / David Russell

As you may have noticed, we almost never recommend televised sports on this page, but tonight marks the one big exception to the rule: the "NCAA Basketball Championship Final" (6 p.m. EDT on CBS). You take the most exciting sport, college basketball, you give it a knock-down, drag-out tournament where legends are made and catchphrases are coined (Phi Slamma Jamma!), you throw in a little hoarse-voiced hysteria from Dick Vitale, and you've got appointment TV on your hands. Sure, after the excitement of 10-seed Davidson upsetting a bunch of great teams, the all-1-seed Final Four was a little bit predictable (even if it was the first time in NCAA history that it happened), but that won't make that "One Shining Moment" any less ... uh, shiny.

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Also…

Julia Child's life and work are the focus of Monday's episode of "Chefography" (9 p.m. on Food). The third part of "Retirement Revolution," a look at the retirement challenges of baby boomers, airs at 10 p.m. on PBS, and three women are eliminated on "The Bachelor: London Calling" (10 p.m. on ABC). (ABC owes some serious apologies to the Clash for that one.)

Friday night

What did you think of "Battlestar Galactica" on Friday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Brittany Snow, the latest "American Idol" castoff

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Christina Applegate

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Sen. Hillary Clinton, Kylie Minogue, the latest "American Idol" castoff

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

TBA

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Science Series: The Imperative of Science

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Jesse Ventura

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Kid scientists, Natalie Portman, Kenna with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Thomas Hayden Church, Sig and Edgar Hansen, Jimmy Eat World

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

John Larroquette

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Naomi Watts, James Blake, Cobra Starship (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Steve Harvey, Hot Chip

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Bob Saget, Jennifer Esposito, Counting Crows

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


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