We're finally getting into the thick of things - finally, finally, finally! The network premieres are ramping up, and while tonight only sees a few shows starting up, next week will finally herald the real premiere week madness that we've been looking forward to for so long. Tonight? Well, we have Survivor, which I'm mildly surprised is still on the air, but we also have the premiere of Up All Night and Free Agents. If you had told me Christina Applegate would still be working 25 years after Married With Children, let alone be one of my favorite comedic actresses working right about now, I'd have called you a crazy sonofabitch, but damn if it isn't true.
That doesn't mean I'll be glued to my chair watching Up All Night or anything, now. I'm still a wee on the young side to enjoy those oh-being-a-parent-is-so-rough shows, or perhaps my childlessness simply prevents me from finding them all that amusing. I hope it's a success, though.
|America's Got Talent|
NBC 9 PM: SEASON FINALE! Finally, one of the talented acts wins a million dollars and a headline show in Vegas. You can tell they're talented because of the name of the show.
CBS 8 PM: SEASON FINALE...I think? "The jury questions the finalists and votes for the winner." I hope that means that someone wins and I can stop writing about the Power of Veto Competition every week for the rest of my life. How exactly do you win Big Brother, anyway? Not be spied on as much as everyone else?
Spike 9 PM: Two episodes back to back feature the French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas, then a 90 minute look at vampires vs. zombies, because hey nerd boners.
|Top Chef: Just Desserts|
Bravo 10 PM: Oh hey, it's a tribute to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! The contestants have to make a "Pure Imagination Room" where everything must be edible, and stars from the film make guest appearances. I don't think I could name a single one of them aside from Gene Wilder, though.
USA 10 PM: Terrell Owens guest-stars as a rival player as the Hawks enter the playoffs in the season finale. I guess that's something to watch. You know, if you want to see more Terrell Owens instead of less.
CBS 8 PM: SEASON PREMIERE! Survivor: South Pacific kicks off with 18 castaways in Samoa. I want to see them shake things up a bit and do Survivor: Des Moines or something like that. "Can the 20 cast members survive when they're laid off from their construction jobs?", etc.
|Up All Night|
NBC 10:30 PM: On the other hand, I loathe Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn with a passion, and hope this show fails horribly, preferably to the point where they never work again. I kid - they're fine. But again, this doesn't strike me as much more than another workplace romance comedy, even if it amps up the sexual aspect of things. Hope I'm wrong!