Must See HDTV (April 23rd - 29th)

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Must See HDTV (April 23rd - 29th)

NFL Draft
The NFL has finally realized the reality TV potential of its big night, and moved the process of making several young players millionaires to prime time. While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are cemented as the top two picks ,there's plenty of drama left for the rest of the first round and those that follow. Whether you're watching to see what your favorite team does or where a player you watched in college goes, it's just the start of the offseason festivities for football fans. We've preferred the NFL Network's coverage to ESPN's in recent years, we'll see who wins the day in 2012.
(April 26th, 8PM, ESPN & NFL Network)

NBA Playoffs
This weekend the NBA Playoffs get underway and ABC has the opening games. We'll have to wait a little longer to know who will be playing who in each matchup, but until then, you can see the Bobcats try to avoid breaking a record for futility Thursday night on TNT.

NHL Playoffs
One word: Unpredictable. Most of the top teams are already out after round one, but that's just life in the NHL Playoffs. The chase for the Stanley Cup continues this week, but your guess is as good as ours when it comes to who has the edge. Many games are still TBD on the schedule, so keep your eyes peeled to find out when and where they'll be playing.

Blu-ray & Games

  • Contraband
  • The Innkeepers
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
  • Camelot (45th Anniversary Edition)
  • Prototype 2 (PS3 & Xbox 360)


  • Top Gear (season premiere), BBC America, 8:30PM
  • Rangers/Yankees, ESPN, 7PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 8PM
  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC, 8PM
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager, ABC Family, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • Gossip Girl, CW, 8PM
  • Eureka, Syfy, 9PM
  • House, Fox, 9PM
  • American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, Discovery, 9PM
  • Make It or Break It, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Lost Girl, Syfy, 10PM
  • Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, MTV, 10PM
  • Smash, NBC, 10PM


  • The LA Complex (series premiere), CW, 9PM
  • Heat/Celtics, TNT, 8PM
  • Hornets/Warriors, TNT, 10:30PM
  • Glee, Fox, 8PM
  • Cougar Town, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 9PM
  • Deadliest Catch, Discovery, 9PM
  • New Girl, Fox, 9PM
  • The Voice, NBC, 9PM
  • Doomsday Preppers (season finale), National Geographic, 9PM
  • Dream Machines, Syfy, 10PM
  • Private Practice, ABC, 10PM
  • Top Shot, History, 10PM
  • Chasing Classic Cars, Velocity, 10PM


  • American Guns (season premiere), Discovery, 9PM
  • Survivor, CBS, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers, NBC, 8PM
  • Best Friends Forever, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Car Warriors, Speed, 9PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 9PM
  • Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Total Blackout (series premiere), Syfy, 10PM
  • Whitechapel (season finale), BBC America, 10PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 10PM
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 10PM
  • America's Best Dance Crew, MTV, 10PM
  • South Park (spring finale), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Ugly Americans (season finale), Comedy Central, 10:30


  • NFL Draft: Round 1, NFL Network & ESPN, 8PM
  • Knicks/Bobcats, TNT, 8PM
  • Spurs/Warriors, TNT, 10:30PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Cafe Racer, Velocity, 8 & 8:30PM
  • Great American Manhunt , NGC, 9PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • Community, NBC, 8PM
  • Missing, ABC, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • 30 Rock, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Rules of Engagement, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Touch, Fox, 9PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 8PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 6PM
  • Awake, NBC, 10PM
  • MMA Junkie Live!, Spike TV, 11PM


  • NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3, ESPN & NFL Network, 7PM
  • Shark Tank, ABC, 8PM
  • The Finder, Fox, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Nikita, CW, 8PM
  • Whale Wars: Viking Shores (series premiere), Animal Planet, 8 & 9PM
  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM
  • Grimm, NBC, 9PM
  • Fringe, Fox, 9PM
  • Fairly Legal, USA, 9PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM
  • The Ricky Gervais Show, HBO, 9PM
  • Blue Bloods, CBS, 10PM
  • In Plain Sight, USA, 10PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 10PM
  • Magic City, Starz, 10PM
  • Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 10PM


  • NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7, ESPN & NFL Network, 12PM
  • NBA Playoffs, ABC, 12PM
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Richmond, Fox, 7PM
  • Escape Routes, NBC, 8PM
  • Space Twister (special presentation), Syfy, 9PM
  • The Firm, NBC, 9PM
  • 24/7: Mayweather/Cotto, HBO, 9:30PM


  • Breakout Kings (season finale), A&E, 9 & 10PM
  • The Good Wife (season finale), CBS, 9PM
  • IndyCar Series @ Sao Paulo, NBC Sports Network, 11AM
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Kansas City, Fox, 12:30PM
  • Rays/Rangers Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN, 8PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
  • The Cleveland Show, Fox, 7:30 & 9:30PM
  • The Amazing Race, CBS, 8PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • Harry's Law, NBC, 8PM
  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Game of Thrones, HBO, 9PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM
  • The Killing, AMC, 9PM
  • The Apprentice, NBC, 9PM
  • Mythbusters, Discovery, 9PM
  • Nurse Jackie, Showtime, 9PM
  • The Big C, Showtime, 9:30PM
  • Planet Earth: Extreme Predators (special presentation), BBC America, 10PM
  • GCB, ABC, 10PM
  • The Borgias, Showtime, 10PM
  • Mad Men, AMC, 10PM
  • NYC 22, CBS, 10PM
  • Veep, HBO, 10PM
  • Girls, HBO, 10:30PM
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