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May 8: Swanni's 18 Hottest Shows In HDTV!

By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2012) -- High-Definition TVs are now in more than 50 million U.S. homes and there are scores of high-def programming choices.

But which shows should you watch? And why?

Every day here at TVPredictions.com, I scan the HD programming aisles and serve up 10 programs so good -- so hot! -- that you can't miss them. Sports, movies, primetime comedies and drama -- they're all there and in beautiful high-def.

We call this list, "The Hottest Shows in HDTV!" And here they are for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.. (All times Eastern -- and don't forget the link below to today's 'HD Hottie -- in fact, today there are 18 of them!)

Bonus Picks:
America's Live
Get the latest on Wall Street's bouncy ride from anchor Megyn Kelly.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Megyn Kelly.
Fox News Channel, 1 p.m.

General Hospital (new)
Sam (Kelly Monaco) goes to the hospital!
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of GH's Kelly Monaco.
ABC, 3 p.m.

The Weather Center

Get the latest storm activity from new Weather Channel babe Crystal Egger.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Crystal Egger.
The Weather Channel, 7 p.m.

Ryan Gosling shines as a Steve McQueen-like stunt car driver who moonlights as the getaway ride for the criminal element. His life takes an unexpected turn when he falls for his next-door neighbor (Carey Mulligan) and her young son whose lives become entangled with a series of mobsters and madmen. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive's mix of moody atmospherics and synth pop instrumentals often plays more like a style-over-substance 1980s Michael Mann movie. But the film holds your attention from beginning to end thanks to Gosling and a strong supporting cast that includes comedian Albert Brooks playing a bad guy, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks as an 'in-over-her-head' mob moll and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as Gosling's sad sack pal. Very good movie.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Christina Hendricks.
Video on Demand, various times. Also now available on Blu-ray.

1. NBA Basketball Playoff Doubleheader
Teams to be announced.

TNT, 7 p.m.

Bonus Picks:
Fashion Star
Elle MacPherson hosts yet another reality show about designer wanna-bes. A very pregnant Jessica Simpson and a very skinny Nicole Ritchie show up to be mentors. Tonight, the bottom three designers face elimination!
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Elle MacPherson.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Jessica Simpson.
NBC, 8 p.m.

90210 (new)
The program descript: "Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) tries to sabotage the bachelorette party."
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of 90210's AnnaLynne McCord.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of 90201's Shenae Grimes.
CW, 8 p.m.

Glee (new)
Not everyone is happy with the King and Queen of the Prom selections.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Glee's Lea Michele.
Fox, 8 p.m.

. Last Man Standing (new)
Tim Allen returns to primetime TV as the pop of three devilish daughters. Nancy Travis is on hand as his comfortable-as-an-old-shoe wife. It's ABC, folks. You were expecting Megan Fox? Tonight's program descript: "Mike thinks Vanessa's sister is going to hit him up for a loan."
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Kim Kardashian.
ABC, 8 p.m.

4. Cougar Town (new)
Program descript: "Jules holds a hurricane party at her house." Ah, it will blow.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Busy Philipps
ABC, 8:30 p.m.

5. Dancing With the Stars (new)
America's favorite dancing soap opera is back with 12  6 new wanna-bes and has-beens, including thje NFL's Donald Driver, soap opera retread Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Telnovela star William Levy, The View's Shari Shepherd, opera star Katherine Jenkins, singer Gavin Degraw, former tennis star Martina Navratilova, Disney Channel's Roshon Fegun, syndicated Hollywood hostess Maria Menounos, Urkel! and Gladys Knight without her pips!
(FYI, the show is co-hosted by swimsuit model Brooke Burke.) Tonight, another couple will be eliminated! Oh, the humanity!  Plus, Chris Brown will perform! Oh, the humanity, part two!
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Maria Menounos.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Brooke Burke.
ABC, 9 p.m.


6. The Voice (new)
Season finale. Musical coaches
Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton tonight will host round two featuring those so-very hopeful vocalists. Tonight, the winner will be revealed. Plus, Justin Bieber will perform, much to the chagrin of Christina.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Christina Aguilera
NBC, 9 p.m.

New Girl (new)
Zooey Deschanel plays a jilted young woman who decides to move in with three guys. Natch. Welcome to TV, Fox style, Zooey. Tonight's program descript says Jess faces off with a coyote. Not a Fox?
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Zooey Deschanel.
Fox, 9 p.m.

Bonus Pick:
Kate Beckinsale plays a leather-clad, pistol-packin' vampire whose mission in life (or, shall we say, the afterlife) is to rid the world of werewolves. Oh, what's that? I had you at "Kate Beckinsale plays a leather-clad..."? Well never mind on the rest of the stuff. Good movie, by the way.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Kate Beckinsale.

Action Max, 9:45 p.m.

8. Unforgettable
The unforgettable Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace) is back as a woman who has a strange condition by which she can remember everything. (Hopefully she won't remember when CBS screwed Without a Trace by flipping its time slot with the ill-fated Shark.) Tonight, Carrie (Montgomery) follows the trail of her sister's killer to Syracuse. Boy, killers need better travel agents.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Poppy Montgomery.
CBS, 10 p.m.

Bonus Pick:
The Client List
If you missed Sunday night's new episode of Jennifer Love Hewitt's new show in which she plays a massage-crazy, prostitute who's usually dressed half naked...well, here it is.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Lifetime, 11 p.m.

9. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new)
Tonight's guests include Taylor Kitsch who will wander by to hawk his new movie, Battleship.

NBC, 11:35 p.m.

10. Late Night With David Letterman (new)
Tonight's guests include Big Bang's Jim Parsons who will wander by to hawk the aforementioned sitcom.

CBS, 11:35 p.m.

Click to see Wednesday's program picks.

Phillip Swann is president and publisher of TVPredictions.com. He has been quoted in dozens of publications and broadcast outlets, including CNN, Fox News, Inside Edition, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times, The Associated Press and The Hollywood Reporter. He can be reached at swann@tvpredictions.com or at 703-505-3064.

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