Friday, April 9, 2004
Two network series air the last episode of the their respective seasons.
Tony (Anthony Russell) slips, falls and hallucinates on the season finale of "Life with Bonnie" (8:30 p.m., ABC). As you can imagine, his reverie is peopled with figures who look surprisingly like the rest of the gang.
David (Steven Weber) looks for a campaign exit strategy as a scandal from his past threatens his job on the season finale of "The D.A." (9 p.m., ABC). If you blinked, you missed this "season" -- it was four episodes.
- Red-carpet denizens Joan and Melissa Rivers help change each other's looks on the second-season premiere of the makeover series "Head 2 Toe" (5 p.m., Lifetime). Each remains blindfolded during the process of transformation. This may be the most extensive use of a blindfold on a prime-time show since Arlene Francis wore one on "What's My Line."
- The Pax network commemorates Good Friday with religious programming, including "The Making of 'The Passion of the Christ'" (7 p.m.), a behind-the-scenes look at director Mel Gibson's controversial epic that includes interviews with cast members. The 2002 Italian drama "Thomas" (8 p.m.) profiles the "doubting" apostle, who, according to the Gospels, asked for physical proof of Christ's crucifixion before he would believe in the resurrection.
- Inspired by the April 2001 killing of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed black man in Cincinnati, "Dateline" (7 p.m., NBC) correspondents spent 14 months investigating racial profiling and bias in police departments in cities across the nation.
"Dateline" investigators examined more than 100,000 tickets issued by Cincinnati police, as well as more than 4 million traffic stops and tickets issued in other American cities. The correspondents found in every city black residents were three times more likely than whites to receive tickets for nonmoving violations.
Tonight's other highlights
- Lisa Rinna is host of "Merge" (6 p.m., Lifetime), the series, now in its second season, that examines how engaged couples decide what possessions and shared furniture to keep and what to throw away.
- A murder seems frighteningly similar to the work of a serial killer from 20 years earlier on "The District" (9 p.m., CBS).
- A successful businessman (Robson Green) decides saving his marriage is top priority in the new series "Take Me" (9 p.m., BBC America).
- Bruce Willis appears on "On the Record with Bob Costas" (10 p.m., HBO).