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What To Watch: September 30

YESSSSSSSSS!!! The best night of television is here. WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sunday night television has the best shows of any night of the week. Here are the ones premiering tonight.

7/6c – CBS – 60 Minutes – Season 45 Premiere.Lara Logan talks to Afghanistan president Hamid Karzia and General John Allen about the  attacks by Afghan troops. Also Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about his new memoir and marriage.

8/7c – CBS – The Amazing Race – Season 21 Premiere. There is a new twist to the game that will raise the stakes for the entire season. If the Team that wins the first leg of the season can outrace the other 10 Teams and win the final leg of the Race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million. Teams will travel through three continents, nine countries and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s “Switchback.” This season’s cast includes a pair of Chippendales dancers, married monster truckers, a world champion lumberjack, a double amputee professional snowboarder and Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge.

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What To Watch: September 26

What’s a great gift for my birthday today? More and more premieres. Woooo. My dvr is cursing at me right now from all the things its taping.

8/7c – ABC – The Middle – Season 4 Premiere. Frankie’s plans to recreate the magic of her own childhood summers get spoiled when Mike lets it slip that Axl is his favorite Heck child, and Frankie tries to coax the kids into telling them who their favorite parent is. Meanwhile, when Frankie and Mike discover that Axl failed English during the past school year, they force him to make it up in summer school, otherwise he could jeopardize any chance of getting a college sports scholarship after graduation; Brick takes up growing a tomato for his summer project; and Sue tries to bond with a reluctant Mike and to get him involved in different activities with her — which she plans to document in a giant scrapbook.

9/8c – CBS – Criminal Minds – Season 8 Premiere. When a Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer, he leaves behind victims with his unique trademark, sewing their mouths shut, a signature the BAU remembers as unique to the UnSub “The Silencer.” While they investigate who he was and who he’s become, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team.

9/8c – NBC – Law & Order: SVU – Season 14 Premiere. The squad is reeling from the fallout after Cragen gets arrested for the murder of an escort. Tensions run high at the precinct as the detectives contend with the DA’s investigation of Cragen, as well as the arrival of a tough new captain. Brian Cassidy reads an increasingly narrow line as an undercover cop in Bart Ganzel’s escort organization, as Detective Amaro struggles with the case and his marriage.

9/8c – ABC – Modern Family – Season 4 Premiere. Jay’s birthday is upon us again and, as before, he makes it well-known that he wishes to keep it as low-key as possible, with no grand gestures or surprises. But leave it to the family to miss the mark yet again! Phil takes Jay on a very unconventional fishing trip with his buddies, and Gloria struggles with how to break the pregnancy news to him. Meanwhile, Dylan moves into the Dunphy household temporarily, and Mitch and Cam decide to look into adopting a cat as they continue to cope with their failed attempt to adopt another child.

9:30/8:30c – ABC – The Neighbors – Series Premiere. Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey townhome community with its own golf course. It’s clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. The Weavers soon learn that the entire community is comprised of aliens from Zabvron, where the men bear children and everyone cries green goo from their ears. They are awaiting instructions from home, and the Weavers are the first humans they’ve had the opportunity to know. The two worlds collide as everyone discovers they can “totally relate” and learn a lot from each other.

10/9c – CBS – CSI – Season 13 Premiere. Russell’s granddaughter was kidnapped in last season’s finale cliffhanger and now he leads the CSI team on a hunt to find her.

10/9c – ABC – Revenge: The First Chapter – Catch up on the show before Season 2 starts up on Sunday September 30. This would be good to watch if you have forgotten what happened or are new to the show.

10/9c – Comedy Central – South Park – Season 16 Premiere. As a concerned parent, Randy radically changes the way football gets played at South Park Elementary. The new version of the game quickly becomes the nation’s most popular sport. One gifted student emerges as a star athlete in Sarcastaball.

10:30/9:30c – Comedy Central – Key & Peele – Season 2 Premiere. The guys continues to tackle issues like race relations in a less than “post-racial” society and focus on culturally relevant characters such as Steve Jobs and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson in this hilarious sketch comedy show.

Fall TV: Top New and Returning Shows

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If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know I love television. You also know I LOVE FALL TELEVISION. The air begins to cool down, Starbucks brings back their pumpkin spiced flavor and all of my favorites and potential favorites come back from their summer hiatus. It’s the most magical time ever.

So here I’m going to wax poetic on what returning shows I am looking forward to as well as what new ones I hope are as good as their trailers seem.

Returning Shows


Season 5 is going to be amazing. Season 4 ended with the writers giving the fans what they have wanted for 4 long seasons and they definitely did not disappoint. Season 5 will start with the morning after of Castle and Beckett getting together as well as what happens with Esposito and Beckett after they quit the force. Hopefully we will get some mending of Ryan and Esposito’s friendship. Can’t wait for this one. The new season starts Monday, September 24 @10/9c on ABC.

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Network Upfronts 2012

I know I’m over 3 weeks late here but…. better late than never right? So upfronts happened and brought about the final nail to the coffins of many shows as well as plenty of renewals for the networks. We also get a preview of what the fall 2012 has in store for us.

Lets’s start with ABC. Their cancelled shows for the 11-12 season were Charlie’s Angels, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Man Up!, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It. Renewed shows are Castle, Modern Family, Body of Proof, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Suburgatory, The Bachelor, and The Middle.

I’m not really sad about any of the shows that were cancelled here. The only one that I feel they should have given more time to was GCB. Maybe let it run a little more in the summer to catch more of an audience. Their ratings weren’t terrible either so I didn’t really understand that one. As for everything that got renewed YES, YES, YES especially Cougar Town. TBS came in with a last minute save on the show because ABC was definitely going to ax it. So come this fall Cougar Town will no longer air on ABC but on TBS. Continue reading Network Upfronts 2012

Postmortem On This Week’s Finales **Spoilers**

Revenge – Holy crap. Did all that happen? I had said that this finale better be worth all the stops and breaks that this show put me through this season. Well it definitely was. They really answered a lot of questions but then brought up a lot more that set up where next season is going. We finally kind of got some closure on the white-haired man. When Emanda met up with him, she kicked his ass good. Oh my gosh I was dying. I wanted white-haired man killed but I can see that it would have just taken all of her humanity away and then she wouldn’t be able to be with Jack.

Except now she really can’t because Fauxmanda has returned and claims she is pregnant with Jack’s baby. It’s possible but I’m calling b.s on this one and where the hell has she been. Where did the Japanese man take her? Maybe it’s his baby lol. Glad Emanda got rid of Daniel he is sooooo ridiculous. I like the character but sometimes I’m just like for stupid are you? Ughh now he and Ashley are going to get together. Gross. That girl will do anything to try to get into the Grayson family. Hell if Conrad wasn’t with Lydia, I’m sure she would have tried to get with him.

Speaking of Lydia hope she’s gone. She became such a useless character that it took 3 episodes before I noticed she hadn’t been there. She is supposed to have met her demise with Victoria on the plane that was taking them to testify against Conrad in D.C. I believe that Lydia is dead but Victoria isn’t (Madeline Stowe who plays Victoria is still signed on for season 2). There is no way they could ever kill Victoria. Her character is definitely one of the things that makes this show successful. Charlotte can go too. Talk about a useless little brat. Ughh. I’ve said she needs to go kill herself for most of the season and I’m glad she took my advice and finally did it.  Hopefully it sticks for next season. That would be wonderful. Oh and Amanda’s mom that we’ve been told all season died is actually alive. WTH? Overall great season, good finale and I look forward to more craziness from the crazies in the Hamptons in September.

Modern Family – OMG Haley is so stupid lol. Sarah Hyland plays her so well. OMG Phil teaching Alex how to dance is hilarious. “Arms down here says, ‘I’m white and I’m sorry!’ But up here says, ‘You don’t know what I am!’” I couldn’t stop laughing at this part for some reason it was just too funny. And then it only got funnier when Alex’s “bad boy” date showed up and turned out to be a boy who is clearly gay and just doesn’t know it yet. Alex delivers a great line “Yes, my bad boy prom date is gay – he just doesn’t know it yet. I’m basically his beard. Pre-beard. His stubble.”  OMG Dylan has to be one of my fave recurring characters on this show. This is what he said to Claire and Phil when they got upset about Hayley moving in with him. “Look I know that you’re concerned, but I’m designing t-shirts now. They’re gonna be huge. Also medium and small.” Hahahah. Sad that Cameron and Mitchell didn’t get the baby. Glad they didn’t though. I think it would have been too cliché. The whole scene at the hospital that played out like a telenovela reminded me of an SNL sketch that Christina Aguilera did when she hosted that made fun of just how over dramatic all of those telenovelas actually are. It was cute Jay dancing with Lily. Is it terrible that I just don’t care for talking Lily? When she was a baby and not talking, I could take her even though she had absolutely no personality, but now with this new Lily talking she’s just such a spoiled brat. And right when Jay says he can’t do another kid, Gloria announces she’s pregnant. That’s gonna go really well next season with her old man husband but it doesn’t open up for some great moments with Claire and Mitchell because you just know they are going to act crazy when they find out they are gonna have another sibling.

Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt 23 – OMG June is such a mess. Just so entirely awkward and kind of sad and that makes her so hilarious. OMG James Van Der Beek is so hilarious in this exaggerated role of himself. I have come to like the dynamic of June and Chloe. They are complete opposites but they work together. The finale was just ok with some really funny awkward bits in it but I have come to like the show. It was renewed for a second season by ABC and hopefully it gets funnier.

American Idol – Hahaha opening performance Joshua Ledet fell during the performance.  Soooo funny. Not a bad performance. Boring performance with John Fogarty. Holy hell Fantasia. This performance with Joshua Ledet and Fantasia was a hot mess in more ways than one. They are both good singers and have that screaming voice. Can we talk about this catsuit? WTF? Seriously? WHY? She just had a baby. Why is she trying to wear this catsuit? It’s so bad. Just see for yourself.

I just can’t. Then the very next performance is another catsuit culprit, Chaka Khan. No no no. I know she has lost 60 lbs recently but she didn’t need to do that. The performance itself was a pretty good one. The top 12 girls actually sang pretty well.

These Ford commercials within the show are just so awkward and bad. I know they are their sponsor but no. Oh my girl Rihanna is on. Ooo and she’s singing live. Her performance game has definitely come up from where she started from and I can always applaud improvement. Performance with Reba McEntire was great. Steven Tyler is sooo not good-looking. Why did he look like that sloth he was carrying? Jessica Sanchez did a great job with that Whitney Houston song. Boring top 12 boys performance with Neil Diamond. It was probably good but I’m not really that much of a fan of his. Phonebook bit was ehh. Some of those people have some good voices though.

Oh JLo trying to take us back to her Jenny from the block look. The dancing is good on this performance but why are her and Flo-Rida lip syncing? That proposal between Ace Young and Diana Degarmo was so contrived, the only thing that made me think otherwise was that Diana was shaking so much as he put the ring on. Jordin Sparks nice performance. I like her. She looks great. More boring performances. Jennifer Holiday is making the craziest faces and yelling like crazy. She didn’t even give Jessica a chance on their parts together. She pretty much just made herself louder and louder to overpower her. Same thing she did to Jennifer Hudson when they sang that song together. Aerosmith is so classic that I’ll take all of Steven Tyler’s crazy antics for them to keep performing. Joe Perry is such a beast on that guitar. Boring Jessica and Philip performance and 2 hours later the winner is who cares. Everyone knows that the losers always fare better than the winners for the most part.

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The Middle – ABC 8/7c – Season 3 finale. Mike’s brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), invites the Hecks to his wedding, but lists their address as the location of the ceremony; Brick isn’t allowed to go to a party that falls on the same day of the wedding.

American Idol – FOX 8/7c – Season 11 finale. A season of amazing talent boiled down to this night. Who will be the next American Idol? Will it be the musical artist, Philip Phillips or the big voice, Jessica Sanchez? Last season’s winner, Scotty McCreery and Rihanna perform. This might also be judge Jennifer Lopez’s last episode as she is trying to decide if she wants to stay on any longer. I’m sure she will because they’ll throw a ton more buckets of money at her to keep her on the show.

Modern Family – ABC 9/8c – Season 3 finale. While Gloria helps Cam and Mitch pursue an adoption opportunity, Jay and Manny baby-sit Lily; Alex attends her first prom; Haley makes a shocking announcement about her plans for the future. This season has been a mixed bag of nuts. There have been some great episodes and then some lackluster ones but regardless of all that it’s still one of the best comedies on tv.

Don’t Trust The B- In Apartment 23 – ABC 9:30/8:30c – Season 1 finale. June tries to keep up with Chloe and her party lifestyle; James loses it when he finds out that Dean Cain has a bigger dressing room than he has. I like this show. It did get better than the pilot. It’s still not better than Happy Endings but I’m ok with that.

Revenge – ABC 10/9c – Season 1 finale. With the end in sight, Emily fearlessly pushes forward, closing in on the final phases of her plan for revenge, while the Graysons continue their downward spiral into the rabbit hole of self-destruction. But a big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question. For all the stops and breaks that this show took, this finale better be the best one EVER. No matter what, I’ll still be back for next season.

Law And Order: SVU – NBC 10/9c – Season 13 finale. The team must go with caution when an underage escort is found dead at a wild bachelor party with high-profile people in attendance; Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters), a former SVU detective who is working under, helps Benson and Amaro investigate. I haven’t watched this show at all this season since Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left. I heard its been pretty good though.

REVENGE IS BACK. Do You Even Care Anymore??

ABC’s Revenge is back again after a 6 week hiatus. Yeah 6 weeks. Does anyone really care anymore? The way people’s attention spans go, a show can’t take that many breaks in between and expect the audience to come back to it. Luckily the show is back for the rest of the season (6 more episodes) until the finale which airs May 23rd.  If you have forgotten what has been happening check out this episode on ABC that recaps the whole season so far as well as the Huffington Post that did a nice little, if not slightly complicated roadmap to the show. Revenge is back tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Watch the promo and some sneak peeks at Episode 17, “Doubt.”



YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! So this off and on makes me so mad with Revenge. That is one of the reasons their ratings keep getting lower and lower each week but it is back on tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Watch the show. Tonight is the aftermath of the Fire & Ice party.  Below is a promo for tonight’s episode.

Here is also a clip of Emily VanCamp on The Ellen Show yesterday talking about the show. She’s cute. Love the yellow blazer on her.

Some Midseason Returns and New Shows I Look Forward To

The holidays are here and some of your shows got cancelled. Others have been in reruns for weeks and you are anxious for them to return. Well don’t fret people. You can find the dates of every single show’s return date as well as new shows that will be premiering this Winter on cable and broadcast networks here from Tvaholic and Entertainment Weekly. Shows return as early as the first day of the year, January 1st. Here are some of the ones I will be watching.

The Vampire Diaires has been at a 10 this season. Soooo deliciously great and so frustrating at the same time. If you aren’t caught up ****SPOILER ALERT**** Stephen gained some of his humanity back showing that he still cares about Damon and Elena but he’s done so much that I don’t know how they are gonna bring him back from where he is and on top of that he has now royally pissed Klaus off so that is gonna have some major consequences for everyone in Mystic Falls because as we know Klaus is insane. Damon and Elena might happen. I kind of want it to. I know that would make her a little like Katherine but Stephen has pissed me off a lot this season and I love Damon so much. Also Carolyn and Tyler broke up ughh. I can’t wait for its return. It’s gonna be awesome. Yeah its a little soap operaish but everyone I’ve turned on to this show LOVES it. It’s just plain wonderful. New episodes return Thursday, January 5 at 8/7c on the CW.

I have said enough about this show for a lifetime here and here. New episodes return Wednesday, January 4 at 10/9c on ABC.

Project Runway is back and this time with an all star edition. The show has been pretty stale the last couple of seasons have been pretty meh. So I’m excited that this season is the all star edition and a bunch of my faves are returning. I’m sad that they have new judges though and a new host and there is no Tim Gunn. How can there be a Project Runway without Tim Gunn? I happen to think that the life of the show is of course great designs and drama but the mentor relationship between Tim and the contestants. The new host is “supermodel,” Angela Lindvall and the judges are Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman, and Joanna Coles. The cast is ok. The only ones I have any interest in are Austin Scarlett, Anthony Williams and Mondo Guerra. Everyone else ehh. The new season begins Thursday, January 5 at 9/8c on Lifetime.


White Collar is one of my fave shows and I’m so excited about the second half of this season coming up. Part one ended with Peter’s wife, Elizabeth getting taken by Keller and Peter closing in on figuring out that Neal and Mozzie had the treasure that was stolen. Love this show. Matt Bomer is so great and I’m looking forward to seeing how the dynamic of Peter and Neal changes when the truth comes out about Neal lying to him. I really like that friendship so it should get really good. New episodes return Tuesday, January 17 at 9/8c on USA.

This show is a sequel to the John Grisham book of the same name. It’s set 10 years after the book and the movie and Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama, J. Edgar) plays the main character Mitch McDeere. The family has been in witness protection since the events from the book and movie and have now come out . That’s when bad things start to happen for them. The show also stars Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as a shady lawyer. This looks like its gonna be pretty good. Hopefully it will be a hit for NBC because they need one desperately. It takes over the Thursday time slot the ill fated Prime Suspect inhabited. The show premieres Sunday, January 8 at 9/8c and moves to its actual time slot Thursday, January 12 at 10/9c on NBC.