Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, March 19, 2010
Remember what it was like to be a kid playing hide-and-seek inside someone's house? How it always became an exercise in futility due to the limited number of places you could hide? Zoe might be feeling some of that same futility as her dear old dad closes in on her Cylon hiding place. Elsewhere, Joseph continues his quest to find Tamara while snake in the grass Tomas Vergis tries to drive a wedge between Mr. and Mrs. Graystone. — Michael Chant
Who Do You Think You Are?
It's all in the family for Lisa Kudrow. The Emmy-winning star of Friends and an executive producer of this family-tree profile series takes a global journey of self-discovery, trekking from Los Angeles to Eastern Europe to trace her ancestry. Driven by knowledge that her grandmother endured a challenging life, Kudrow digs into historical family dramas that revolve around a young Polish sailor, the Holocaust and a flee to safety from a Nazi-army invasion. — Dean Maurer
In the first of two parts, 10 of the world's best figure skaters — David Pelletier, Patrice Lauzon, Elena Berezhnaya, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Jamie Salé, Shizuka Arakawa, John Zimmerman, Stéphane Lambiel, Marie-France Dubreuil and Michael Weiss — compete for $220,000 in prizes. Olympian Joannie Rochette performs a tribute to her late mother. Elisabeth Hasselbeck and four-time World Champion skater Kurt Browning are the hosts. The judges include Dick Button, Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt and the viewing audience. — Fred Mitchell
Real Time with Bill Maher
By the time of tonight's broadcast, passage of a health-care reform bill may be a reality. But whether it takes a few more hours, days, weeks, months or even years, it's a safe bet that the issue will be at the top of Bill Maher's current agenda. Guests include San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and frequent Maher sparring partner and economist Stephen Moore. — Joe Friedrich
Zac Brown Band, 2010 Grammy winner for Best New Artist, joins forces with the king of the Parrotheads and troubadour of the tropics, Jimmy Buffett, for an intimate concert in Nashville. Brown, a country singer-songwriter, not to mention a producer and philanthropist, mixes bluegrass and reggae into his sound, and his band appeals to lovers of jam-band music as well as country. Buffett, of course, needs no introduction. They'll perform each other's songs together, including the band's "Chicken Fried" and "Toes," and Buffett's "Margaritaville" and "Son of a Sailor." — Fred Mitchell