Swayze, Sexy, Cool
Even though our Idol prediction was only half-correct, we're not through with the prognosticating racket. Tonight, we're predicting that the season finale of The Beast will be emotionally draining (in a good way). That's a safe bet.
The Beast [10 PM, A&E]
Barker (Patrick Swayze) gets a lead on a case that has haunted him his entire career and now he has to track down six people involved in the Red Gauntlet operation. A&E has not renewed The Beast for another season - a decision (we're guessing) relies on the future participation of Patrick Swayze. Naturally, we're hoping for a second season for the implied reason, but also because The Beast is A&E's best show. Yes, better than Criss Angel Mindfreak.
The Office [9 PM, NBC]
NBC's Comedy Night Done Right is all new tonight, including a Salma Hayek appearance on 30 Rock. Props go to The Office for hitting a new high last week. Watching Dwight (Rainn Wilson) wage war against Michael (Steve Carell) was not only a great experience, but it was a welcome departure from all the Jim-Pam stuff. This week, Michael deals with financial problems and difficulties completing early morning deliveries. Angela (Angela Kinsey) pushes the Dunder Mifflin staff to finish their expense reports on time.
Grey's Anatomy [9 PM, ABC]
Izzie (Katherine Heigl) gets through her cancer treatments by helping plan Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) wedding. Callie (Sara Ramirez) introduces her girlfriend Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) to her father (Hector Elizondo). At least something appears to be happening on this show, though we assume that the wedding episode will be replete with unnecessary complications. We're also mad that In The Motherhood isn't on this week.
Smallville [8 PM, CW]
Lois (Erica Durance) pretends that she is Stiletto, a new superhero, to get an interview with the city's latest crimefighter. Clark (Tom Welling) fears for Lois's safety but ends up needing her help after he is captured by thugs with kryptonite. Durance has been an up-and-coming hottie for so long that her window might be closing. We have a lot of hope in you, Erica. Be hotter.