Sundays just got even more jam packed with all of the Showtime and HBO’s mid-season lineup returning tonight.
Live From The Red Carpet (E!) – 5/4c Awards season is in high gear and I love a red carpet. E! happens to throw the best red carpet party with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliani Rancic. Tonight’s carpet is for the 70th annual Golden Globe awards.
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC) – 8/5p I love the Globes because they are always a nice booze filled party and not as stuffy as the Oscars. Everyone is sitting to dinner and by the end of it someone who is presenting or accepting an award is slurring their words in the funniest way. The awards usually hosted by Ricky Gervais are being turned over to funny ladies Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
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.
The weekend is ending so it’s time to unwind with some premieres tonight.
8/7c – VH1 – Rehab With Dr. Drew – Season 6 Premiere. This season instead of focusing on celebrities, Dr. Drew is going to take on everyday young adults who are going through the rehabilitation process. From heartbreak to hope, you will see Dr. Drew and his patients on their difficult and deeply emotional journey to sobriety.
9/8c – VH1 – Behind The Music – Season 15 premiere. The music documentary series returns with a season that premieres with the behind the scenes story of the group Train. I won’t watch this episode as I don’t really like Train — at least not since Drops of Jupiter. But I shall be checking out the other artists they will be featuring for the rest of the season like Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes, Toni Braxton, T.I. (updated), P!nk (updated) and Carrie Underwood. Nicole Scherzinger will also be featured but I won’t watch that one as I don’t like her.
9/8c – HBO – Boardwalk Empire – Season 3 premiere. The premiere is set more than a year after the events of the finale. Nucky is feeling some emotional conflicts with killing his former protegé. Despite this conflict, he refuses to slow down in business. He is going all out to fight his new rival, Gyp Rosetti played by Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace, Third Watch), who challenges the corrupt politician for control of the bootleg business.
10/9c – Weeds – Showtime – This isn’t a premiere but it’s the series finale of the show. A show that has had more drama and laughs than a lot of other shows. There have been a lot of ups and downs for Nancy Botwin and her crazy crew and I’m sad to see them go. I hope the show goes out strong and with some resolution.
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.
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.
Sunday Night premieres tonight are mostly from the lovely Showtime network but there is also one from Lifetime.
Nurse Jackie, Showtime 9pm/8c – Season 4 Premiere. Love this show. This season is going to start off with Jackie (Edie Falco; The Sopranos) at rock bottom from her family finding out about her prescription drug addiction. She heads to to a rehab while All Saints (the hospital they work at) is taken over by a new director (Bobby Cannavale; Third Watch) who makes a major change in personnel. I’m so glad that there have finally revealed Jackie’s addiction to her family. Just hated how she was getting away with everything. From the promo looks like it’s going to be a pretty good season.
The Big C, Showtime 9:30pm/8:30c – Season 3 Premiere. Cathy (Laura Linney; The Savages, Kinsey) receives medical news that gives her reason to hope for recovery; Sean supports Andrea’s newfound appreciation for her heritage; Adam turns to prayer to help his ailing mother. Excited for this season because Susan Sarandon (Stepmom, Jeff Who Lives At Home) is going to be guest starring thought it.
The Client List, Lifetime 10pm/9c – Series Premiere. Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party of Five, Ghost Whisperer) stars in this series that was based on the Lifetime movie of the same title that Hewitt played in the year before. The show is about a single mother who makes ends meet by working as a massage therapist at an overly accommodating day spa. I’m not even gonna lie, I watched the Lifetime movie of this and I’ll be watching this as well lol.
The Borgias, Showtime 10pm/9c – Season 2 Premiere. This season is the continuing the saga of the 15th-century family, headed by patriarch Rodrigo Borgia aka Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons; The Man In The Iron Mask, Margin Call) — which blended the influence of the Roman Catholic Church with plenty of temporal power and wealth (not to mention heaping helpings of sin and debauchery along the way). In tonight’s premiere, Pope Alexander VI takes a new lover and throws a big party for the citizens of Rome; the rivalry between Cesare and Juan finally boils over; Della Rovere narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.