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Today’s Shows: Sunday, September 30th 2012

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Main Shows This Week: 30th September -6th October

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Sunday, September 30th 2012
07:00 pm
ABC Once Upon a Time Magic is Coming (S02-Special)
CBC Heartland (CA) Keeping Up Appearances (06×03)
08:00 pm
ABC Once Upon a Time Broken (02×01)
CBS The Amazing Race Double Your Money: Leg 1 – TBA, USA → TBA (21×01)
FOX The Simpsons Moonshine River (24×01)
08:30 pm
FOX Bob’s Burgers Ear-sy Rider (03×01)
HBO Canada Call Me Fitz The Virgin Homo-Cide (03×03)
Nine House Husbands Episode 5 (01×05)
09:00 pm
ABC Revenge Destiny (02×01)
AMC Hell on Wheels The Lord’s Day (02×08)
CBS The Good Wife I Fought the Law (04×01)
FOX Family Guy Into Fat Air (11×01)
HBO Boardwalk Empire Bone for Tuna (03×03)
ITV1 Downton Abbey Series 3, Episode 3 (03×03)
Showtime Dexter Are You….? (07×01)
09:30 pm
FOX American Dad! Love, American Dad Style (08×01)
10:00 pm
ABC 666 Park Avenue Pilot (01×01)
BBC America Copper The Hudson River School (01×07)
CBS The Mentalist The Crimson Ticket (05×01)
HBO Treme Saints (03×02)
Showtime Homeland The Smile (02×01)
Monday, October 1st 2012
08:00 pm
ABCF Switched at Birth The Declaration of Independence (01×27)
CBS How I Met Your Mother The Pre-Nup (08×02)
FOX Bones The Gunk in the Garage (08×03)
NBC The Voice (US) The Blind Auditions, Part 8 (03×08)
Nick @ Nite Hollywood Heights Loren Confronts Chloe (01×76)
Syfy Alphas Life After Death (02×10)
08:30 pm
CBS Partners (2012) Chicken & Stuffing (01×02)
Nine Underbelly Strike Force Tuno (05×08)
09:00 pm
BBC 1 New Tricks Love Means Nothing in Tennis (09×06)
CBS 2 Broke Girls And the Pearl Necklace (02×02)
Discovery American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior Uncharted Territory (04×05)
FOX The Mob Doctor Protect and Serve (01×03)
ITV1 Monroe Series 2, Episode 1 (02×01)
Sky Living Britain’s Next Top Model Series 8 Finale (08×13)
Syfy Warehouse 13 We All Fall Down (04×10)
TNT Major Crimes Dismissed with Prejudice (01×08)
09:30 pm
CBS Mike & Molly Vince Takes a Bath (03×02)
10:00 pm
ABC Castle (2009) Cloudy With a Chance of Murder (05×02)
CBS Hawaii Five-0 (2010) Kanalua (Doubt) (03×02)
NBC Revolution (2012) No Quarter (01×03)
Sky Atlantic Hunderby Episode 6 (01×06)
10:30 pm
MTV The Inbetweeners (US) Crystal Springs (01×07)
10:35 pm
BBC 1 Citizen Khan Episode 6 (01×06)
Tuesday, October 2nd 2012
08:00 pm
Cartoon Network The Looney Tunes Show (2011) Bobcats on Three! (02×01)
CBS NCIS Recovery (10×02)
FOX Raising Hope Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal (03×01)
NBC The Voice (US) The Best of The Blind Auditions (03×09)
Nick @ Nite Hollywood Heights Jetsetter (01×77)
CW Hart Of Dixie I Fall To Pieces (02×01)
08:30 pm
FOX Ben and Kate Bad Cop/Bad Cop (01×02)
08:45 pm
Seven Winners & Losers Footprints (02×15)
09:00 pm
BBC 1 The Paradise Episode 2 (01×02)
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles Recruit (04×02)
FOX New Girl Fluffer (02×03)
NBC Go On Do You Believe In Ghosts…Yes! (01×05)
Syfy Face Off Monster Twist (03×07)
09:30 pm
FOX The Mindy Project Hiring and Firing (01×02)
NBC The New Normal Nanagasm (01×05)
10:00 pm
ABC Private Practice 100th Episode: Mourning Sickness (06×02)
BBC 3 Cuckoo Family Meeting (01×02)
CBS Vegas Money Plays (01×02)
Comedy Central Tosh.0 TBA (04×22)
FX Sons of Anarchy Stolen Huffy (05×04)
NBC Parenthood (2010) The Talk (04×04)
10:30 pm
Comedy Central Brickleberry 2 Weeks Notice (01×02)
Wednesday, October 3rd 2012
08:00 pm
ABC The Middle The Second Act (04×03)
CBS Survivor This Isn’t a We Game (25×03)
NBC Animal Practice Clean-Smelling Pirate (01×03)
Nick @ Nite Hollywood Heights Fresno (01×78)
08:30 pm
ABC The Neighbors (2012) Journey to the Center of the Mall (01×02)
NBC Guys With Kids Marny Wants A Girl (01×03)
Ten Puberty Blues Episode 8 (01×08)
09:00 pm
BBC 4 Room At The Top Episode 2 (01×02)
Discovery Sons of Guns Red Jacket Challenges Mythbusters (03×13)
ITV1 Mrs Biggs Episode 5 (01×05)
Sky Living Mount Pleasant Series 2, Episode 7 (02×07)
Syfy Ghost Hunters Ghostly Refuge (08×17)
CW Supernatural We Need to Talk About Kevin (08×01)
10:00 pm
Channel 4 Shameless Series 10, Episode 5 (10×05)
Comedy Central South Park Season 16, Episode 9 (16×09)
Thursday, October 4th 2012
08:00 pm
ABC Last Resort Blue on Blue (01×02)
CBS The Big Bang Theory The Decoupling Fluctuation (06×02)
NBC 30 Rock The Beginning of the End (07×01)
Nick @ Nite Hollywood Heights An Unexpected Guest (01×79)
08:30 pm
ABC1 Rake R vs Turner (02×05)
CBS Two and a Half Men A Big Bag of Dog (10×02)
NBC Up All Night (2011) Swingers (02×03)
09:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy Remember the Time (09×02)
BBC 1 Hunted Mort (01×01)
CBS Person of Interest Bad Code (02×02)
FOX Glee The Break-Up (04×04)
ITV1 Homefront (UK) Episode 2 (01×02)
Lifetime Project Runway In a Place Far, Far Away (10×12)
NBC The Office (US) Andy’s Ancestry (09×03)
09:30 pm
NBC Parks and Recreation How a Bill Becomes a Law (05×03)
10:00 pm
ABC Scandal The Other Woman (02×02)
CBS Elementary While You Were Sleeping (01×02)
CTV Flashpoint Season 5, Episode 3 (05×03)
MTV Jersey Shore Once More Unto the Beach; No Shame, Good Integrity, Part 1 (06×01)
11:00 pm
MTV Jersey Shore Once More Unto the Beach; No Shame, Good Integrity, Part 2 (06×02)
11:59 pm
AdultSwim Childrens Hospital (US) A Kid Walks in to a Hospital (04×09)
Friday, October 5th 2012
07:30 pm
Disney My Babysitter’s a Vampire The Date to End All Dates, Part Two (02×13)
08:00 pm
CBS CSI: NY Where There’s Smoke… (09×02)
Nick @ Nite Hollywood Heights The Final Concert (01×80)
CW America’s Next Top Model The Girl Who Licks the Floor (19×07)
09:00 pm
CBS Made in Jersey Cacti (01×02)
FOX Fringe In Absentia (05×02)
NBC Grimm Over My Dead Body (02×06)
Sky One Trollied Series 2, Episode 7 (02×07)
Starz Boss Consequence (02×08)
10:00 pm
CBS Blue Bloods Domestic Disturbance (03×02)
Syfy Haven The Farmer (03×03)
12:15 am
AdultSwim NTSF:SD:SUV Return of Dragon Shumway (02×09)
Saturday, October 6th 2012
09:30 am
Cartoon Network Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) TBA (05×02)
07:45 pm
BBC 1 Merlin (2008) Arthur’s Bane – Part 1 (05×01)
08:00 pm
Nick @ Nite See Dad Run Pilot (01×01)
09:20 pm
BBC 1 Casualty Tough Love (27×07)
11:30 pm
NBC Saturday Night Live Daniel Craig/Muse (38×03)

New Shows This Week: 30th September – 6th October

September 30, 2012 1 comment

AUSTRALIAN SHOWS

Surveillance

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Crime | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2012

Surveillance is a documentary series which has unprecedented access to control rooms and CCTV cameras, witnessing frightening scenes of dangerous driving, risky behaviour around trains and a cataclysm of criminal activity.


Inside (AU)
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Crime | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Nine ( Australia)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 04, 2012
Former Commissioner Ron Woodham shares his knowledge of prison life with broadcaster Ray Hadley in the series and offers him unprecedented and extraordinary access to jails housing some of the country’s’s worst criminals.




UK SHOWS

Hotel GB
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Channel 4 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 2012
If Channel 4 had a their very own hotel then Gordon Ramsay would be the chef and Mary Portas would take charge of the rooms. Gok Wan would run the bar and be in charge of events while Phil Spencer would be Maitre D’. Christian Jessen would head-up the gym while Kim Woodburn would take on housekeeping. Kirstie Allsopp could be concierge and Katie Piper would be in charge of the spa. The celebrities take charge of a hotel for a week as they train unemployed people who want to prove they are capable of succeeding in the workplace. They have to deal with members of the public at all hours of the day, managing complaints and catering to their needs in the establishment’s many facilities. They also compete to see who can raise the most money for a range of employment charities.


Which Doctor
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Medical
Status: New Series
Network: Sky One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
Which Doctor is a documentary series featuring twin brothers Chris and Alexander Van Tulleken who studied medicine together at Oxford University, but have very different points of view.


Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip – An Emotional History Of Britain
Classification: Documentary
Genre: History | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip – An Emotional History Of Britain follows Ian as he looks at why the British have bottled up or let out our feelings, and how this has affected our history. He takes a look at emotion and identity over the 300 years and offers his personal take on our evolving national character.


Welcome To India
Classification: Documentary
Genre: History | Travel
Status: New Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2012
Welcome to India is a documentary series which attempts to casts aside the usual preconceptions about India and lets a few of India’s 1.2 billion show how their lives really works. The series features astonishing access into the districts of Kolkata and Mumbai asit celebrates the impressive resourcefulness, resilience and pragmatism of those living and working in the regions.


Hunted
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 04, 2012
Episode Order: 8
Hunted delves into the world of espionage as Melissa George is cast as a operative that has to fight against her own team as they try to kill her. Not knowing where to turn, she must find out who she can trust and those she cannot. From the creators of The X Files comes a eight-episode drama that goes deeper into the secret world than few others have been before.



Love Me Do – 1962
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Music
Status: New Series
Network: BBC FOUR ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: October 04, 2012
Love Me Do – 1962 sees Stuart Maconie presenting a special documentary show which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ first hit single Love Me Do.




US SHOWS

666 Park AVenue
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Horror/Supernatural
Status: New Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 30, 2012
Episode Order: 13
At the ominous address of 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours. Everyone has needs, desires and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, these will all be met, courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn). But every Faustian contract comes with a price. When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, are offered the opportunity to manage the historic building, they not only fall prey to the machinations of Doran and his mysterious wife, Olivia (Vanessa Williams), but unwittingly begin to experience the shadowy, supernatural forces within the building that imprison and endanger the lives of the residents inside. Sexy, seductive and inviting, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its residents, tempting them through their ambitions and desires, in this chilling new drama that’s home to an epic struggle of good versus evil. (Source: ABC)


Tattoo Rescue
Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Talent | Travel
Status: Pilot Ordered
Network: Spike TV ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 30, 2012
Spike TV has ordered “Tattoo Rescue”, an hour-long pilot from the team behind ratings magnet Ink Master. The project, which joins Master as well as Tattoo Nightmares, centers on renowned tattoo expert Joey Germinario, aka “Joey Tattoo,” and his team of experts as they travel the country transforming failing tattoo studios into profitable businesses.
In a reality TV-friendly twist, the New Jersey native will have to deal with a mix of belligerent owners, obstinate tattoo artists and shops with massive health code violations. (Source: Spike TV)


Destination Fear
Classification: Reality
Genre: Drama | Family | Mystery | Thriller | Travel
Status: New Series
Network: Travel Channel ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 30, 2012
Episode Order: 13
In each episode, two unsuspecting guests are given a ticket on a ride they won’t soon forget, by a close friend or relative. These participants think that they’re heading to a spooky destination, from hotels with ghostly pasts to islands infested with goblins. What they don’t know is that they are about to be taken for the paranormal ride of their lives. Each adventure will be meticulously staged to enhance the already scary location and to scare the daylights out of our guests. At the end of the show, we celebrate the experience with each guest, and share with them that someone he or she knows has gifted them the experience. They will be shocked … amused and of course, a little relieved to have survived! (Source: The Travel Channel)


Half The Sky
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Anthology | Family | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 2012
Episode Order: 4
A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by “Half the Sky”: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. (Source: PBS)


MFF: Mom Friends Forever
Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Nick Jr. ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 2012
Episode Order: 20
“MFF: Mom Friends Forever” follows the real lives of Judi and Kate, mom best friends from St. Louis, Missouri. They’re juggling work (at a radio station and grocery store), kids (two each) and relationships (marriage and divorce), and they produce and star in a web show just for moms. In between early morning shifts, school pick ups and the endless loads of laundry, they’re living their dream of connecting with other parents … and laughing along the way. (Source: Nickelodeon)


Travel Like A….
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Adventure | Family | Lifestyle | Travel
Status: New Series
Network: Travel Channel ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
The Travel Channel kicks off its newest series of specials called “Travel Like…” next month to take us behind the scenes with “Travel Like a President,” hosted by NBC’s Peter Alexander.
Going along for the ride on Air Force One and beyond, the hour-long special shows us what it takes to keep the commander in chief on track with a demanding travel schedule.
“We are excited about the ‘Travel Like…’ umbrella series as we will have the opportunity to explore and share many unique travel experiences from a fresh and unexpected perspective,” said Andy Singer, General Manager, Travel Channel in a Broadway World article. (Source: Travel Channel)


Animal Intervention
Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Medical | Pets/Animals
Status: New Series
Network: National Geographic Wild ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
“Animal Intervention” featuring animal advocate Alison Eastwood and animal expert Donald Schultz who confront wildlife owners who house exotic animals in confined and hazardous environments. Beginning October 2 at 9p, the series follows Alison and Donald as they approach owners of private ranches, roadside zoos and even magic shows to inspect how the animals are treated. (Source: National Geographic Wild)


Airport 24/7: Miami
Classification: Reality
Genre: Family | Travel
Status: New Series
Network: Travel Channel ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
Episode Order: 6
Go behind the scenes at one of the busiest airports in the country. Airport 24/7: Miami features an unprecedented cross section of an exciting airport staff as they deal with the stresses of getting over 100,000 strangers through its airport safely, every day. (Source: The Travel Channel)


Chasing The Dream
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Action | Family | Sports | Talent
Status: New Series
Network: Golf Channel ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
Episode Order: 9
“Chasing the Dream”, a nine-part Golf Channel series premiering Tuesday, Oct. 2, will chronicle the stories of two men from opposite sides of the country and opposite sides of life as they attempt to realize their dream of competing on the PGA TOUR. For professional golfers Chris Anderson and Robbie Biershenk, the quest to make it to the big leagues of golf is filled with professional and personal sacrifices, highs and lows, successes and failures. Anderson, 41, from Yorba Linda, Calif., has tasted success in professional golf and is looking to resurrect a once-promising career, highlighted by two stints on the PGA TOUR in 2003 and 2005 and a victory on the Web.com Tour (formerly Nationwide Tour) in 2004. Biershenk, 35, owner of Shank’s Driving Range in Greenville, S.C. and a former competitor on Golf Channel’s popular Big Break series, has set a goal to join his older brother Tommy on the PGA TOUR. Their stories are not the same, but they have the same dream – to walk the fairways among the game’s elite players. (Source: The GOLF Channel)


WHAT!?  Logo Documentaries
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Anthology | Drama | Educational | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Logo ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
We’re really not in Kansas anymore. “WHAT!? Logo Documentaries” explore unusual worlds, people, and experiences outside the everyday and sometimes outside our comfort zone. It’s a riveting peek behind the curtain exploring hidden worlds where unusual and fascinating individuals break new ground every day. The “WHAT!?” factor derives sometimes from fascination, and sometimes from outrage, at times joyous, at times raucous, always outside the ordinary, and never boring.


Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Drama | Family | Lifestyle | Mystery
Status: New Series
Network: OWN ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2012
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” unlocks The Oprah Winfrey Show vault and takes a look back at what happened to some of the biggest headline makers on the show. Updates include never-seen-before footage of Rodney King’s last interview and Mary Jo Buttafuoco twenty years after being shot by “the Long Island Lolita.” Oprah: Where Are They Now? is produced by Harpo Studios and executive producers are Jill Van Lokeren, Jonathan Sinclair and HeatherAldridge.
(Source: OWN)


Life After Top Chef
Classification: Reality
Genre: Celebrities | Cooking/Food | Family | How To/Do It Yourself
Status: New Series
Network: Bravo ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2012
For the first time cameras are taken outside of the “Top Chef” kitchen and into the lives of Bravo’s most beloved former cheftestants as they reach milestones in their personal lives and culinary careers. From opening their own restaurants to expanding their growing franchises, viewers will follow Jen Carroll in Philadelphia, Richard Blais in Atlanta, Fabio Viviani in Los Angeles, and Spike Mendelsohn in D.C. (Source: BRAVO TV)


Forecast: Disaster
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Action | Drama | Educational | Family | History | Mystery
Status: New Series
Network: National Geographic Channel ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays, Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 04, 2012
Episode Order: 4


See Dad Run
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Nick @ Nite ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 06, 2012
Episode Order: 20
Nick at Nite will premiere its first-ever original live-action family comedy executive produced by and starring Scott Baio, “See Dad Run” on Saturday, Oct. 6, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon Group. A multi-camera scripted half-hour, the series follows David Hobbs (Baio) an actor who, after ten years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad, becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap star wife (Alanna Ubach, Meet the Fockers) so that she may return to the limelight. Mark Curry (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) also joins the series as David’s friend, Marcus. The series is currently in production on the former Happy Days stage in Los Angeles. (Source: Nickelodeon)

Today’s Shows: Saturday, September 29th 2012

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Saturday, September 29th 2012
09:30 am
Cartoon Network Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Revival (05×01)
07:35 pm
BBC 1 Doctor Who (2005) The Angels Take Manhattan (07×05)
07:45 pm
BBC 1 Merlin (2008) Series 5, Episode 1 (05×01)
09:00 pm
BBC 1 Casualty Evolve Or Be Extinct (27×06)
Categories: :: Today's Shows

Today’s Shows: Friday, September 28th 2012

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Away from computer for the next 2-3 days

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I won’t have my computer for the next couple of days so I won’t be able to do any updates.

When I get my computer back I will get as many updates posted as I can.

Enjoy the next couple of days :)

What to Watch Tonight: Last Resort, The Big Bang Theory, and Elementary

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What to watch on Thursday, September 27…

 

SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
Last Resort
In “Captain” we meet the crew on board a U.S. submarine who receive a mysterious order to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country even though there has been no declaration of war. When the captain and his crew refuse orders, they become subject to attacks—by their own countrymen—and so seek refuge on an exotic island near where their ship has been hit. Not a bad set up for a season which will undoubtedly make you question who in the U.S. is behaving so badly and why.

SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 8pm, CBS
The Big Bang Theory
America’s #1 comedy isback tonight with “The Date Night Variable.” In it Wolowitz gets launched into outer-space, but for some reason still gets caught in the middle of an argument between Bernadette and his mother. Oh, bother! Also, Raj starts to catch the lonely bug after realizing that all of his friends are dating. Poor guy—get a girlfriend.

SEASON 9 PREMIERE, 9pm, ABC
Grey’s Anatomy
“Going, Going, Gone” opens just after the tragic plane crash that rocked last season’s big finale. While the doctors do their best to deal with the fallout from the crash, they must also confront a serious loss that will forever change the course of their lives. Ahhh, it’s so emotional already!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, CBS
Elementary
CBS’s modern day take on an old story comes with an added twist: In this rendition of Sherlock Holmes, Watson is a woman (a woman played by Lucy Liu, to be exact). Recovering addict Sherlock Holmes has a knack for solving the NYPD’s crimes throughout New York City, and while this pleases the feds a great deal, Holmes’s father isn’t so trusting of Holmes’s talents—and so he hires a one Ms. Joan Watson to accompany Sherlock and make sure he doesn’t fall back to addiction. When she assists the eccentric Sherlock through a home-invasion investigation, she’s hooked on crime-solving. And so begins a beautiful friendship. It’s elementary! Literally!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, FX
Louie
There isn’t much to say about this, except for: It’s the final episode of what has been a fantastic season of comedy television and as such we should all watch it. In “New Year’s Eve,” after coming off of his minor win from last week, Louie gets thrust into the holiday season—and they weigh very heavily on poor Louie.

News Briefs: The CW Renews Oh Sit! and Breaking Pointe Because It’s The CW

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BAD BUSINESS TIME

… Usually a network that sends out a release to announce a show renewal can’t wait to tout the numbers the program put up. There was barely a digit in today’s email from The CW announcing the renewal of reality garbage shows Oh Sit! and Breaking Pointe, which is a pretty telling sign that whoever is driving this car might be asleep. Oh Sit!, in case you forgot, is the extreme musical chairs reality competition that’s part Wipeout, part people sitting down; Breaking Pointe is a reality docu-series filmed at a ballet company in Utah. I was able to track down both shows’ numbers, and they’re even more dismal than I thought. Oh Sit! has averaged a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and has fallen below one million viewers more often than not. Breaking Pointe was even worse, tip-toeing its way to an average under-a-0.3 rating and bottoming out with 0.62 million viewers. So yeah, The CW renewed them both. Absolutely baffling. [The CW via press release]
REGULAR BUSINESS TIME

… Now THIS! THIS MAKES SENSE! TLC has ordered more episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the overnight sensation about a group of subhumans living in the magical world of Georgia. The exact number of episodes has not been disclosed, but I’m assuming it will go on as long as there’s enough deep-fried EZ-cheese to go around. TLC has also ordered three Boo Boo holiday specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Honey Boo Boo has averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode, which is like a whole season’s worth of Breaking Pointe. [TLC via press release]

… Fox’s much-heralded new comedies Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project debuted last night and the ratings were simply adorkable! As in, kinda okay but not like super hot or anything. Ben and Kate drew 4.2 million viewers for a 2.0 rating, and Mindy followed New Girl with a 4.7 million and a 2.4 rating. Meanwhile, CBS’s Vegas looks oh-so CBS-like, pulling in a whopping 14.7 million viewers and a relatively small 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo. [EW]

… NBC has picked up a couple more projects, this time from super producer Greg Berlanti. Napa is described as a Wuthering Heights clone but set in modern-day California wine country. Family Affair is about a pair of Connecticut families that meet under auspicious circumstances: the mother from one family and the father from the other were both killed in an accident, exposing a secret affair. Oops! [THR]

… NBC (geez, do these guys just buy everything?) is also developing a period-piece crime drama about a young Thomas Edison, probably because Sherlock Holmes was already taken. Yes, it’s called Edison. [Deadline Hollywood]
CASTING NEWS

… The next white guy to speed-date in front of America on The Bachelor will be… Sean Lowe! Lowe was featured on the most recent season of The Bachelorette, but was sent home by Emily Maynard in favor of some other white guy. Which white woman will he choose next year? [E! Online]

Malcolm in the Middle mom Jane Kaczmarek will guest-star on The Middle as a teacher at career college that Frankie’s attending. Middle! [THR]

… The CW is continuing its relationship with the U.S. Olympic Committee and has cast nonplussed gymnast McKayla Maroney on Hart of Dixie. Maroney will play a friend of Rose’s, and the actress who plays Rose is named McKaley Miller so I’m really excited for all the giggling that will go on when people call out their names. The CW recently cast Maroney’s fellow gymnast Gabby Douglas on The Vampire Diaries in a tiny role, and also let swimmer Ryan Lochte out of his cage so he could run around the set of 90210. [E! Online]
SAD NEWS

… Singer Andy Williams, the host of NBC’s 1960s variety show The Andy Williams Show, passed away today at the age of 84. [NY Times]

Categories: :: News Briefs

Today’s Shows: Thursday, September 27th 2012

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The Good Wife Swears In West Wing’s Stockard Channing as Alicia’s Mom

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Who’s ready for a grandma showdown at the Florrick house?

Emmy and Tony winner Stockard Channing has been cast as Alicia’s mom on The Good Wife, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Channing, 68, will appear in at least one episode later this year as the good wife’s “mercurial” parent who is influenced by her 1960s counterculture youth, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the casting. (Now we know where Alicia’s brother, Owen, gets his free spirit!) Alicia’s mom, and her many marriages, have been referred to often on the show, but she has never been seen on the CBS drama — until now.

Although The Good Wife has always been known for its impressive guest-starring roster, co-creator and executive producer Robert King floated the idea of casting a lesser-known actress in the pivotal part back in 2011. “We’re torn on that because we don’t want to do the stunt casting for the mom. If we did do it, it might be in the realm of not some high-profile actress, but someone who is very real,” King told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s Winter preview sessions. But, obviously that was before the former (TV) First Lady came along.

Channing is best known for her work as fictional FLOTUS Abbey Bartlet on The West Wing, as well as playing Pink Lady Rizzo in Grease.

Here’s hoping Channing gets to share some face time opposite Alicia’s insufferable, manipulative mother-in-law Jackie (Mary Beth Peil) when she guest-stars.

The Good Wife‘s new season premieres Sunday at 9/8c on CBS.

Categories: CBS: The Good Wife

Castle 5×02 Sneak Peek 4 “Cloudy With A Chance of Murder”

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Categories: ABC: Castle

Castle 5×02 Sneak Peek 3 “Cloudy With A Chance of Murder”

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Castle 5×02 Sneak Peek 2 “Cloudy With A Chance of Murder”

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Castle 5×02 Sneak Peek 1 “Cloudy With A Chance of Murder”

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CSI 13×02 Promo “Code Blue Plate Special” (HD)

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Categories: CBS: CSI: Las Vegas

Law and Order SVU 14×02 Promo “Above Suspicion” (HD)

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RAISING HOPE – FOX Lounge: Awesome Stuff About Garret & Lucas For The Ladies

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Fringe Season 5 Cast Interviews (HD)

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Zoegate Preview

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Categories: CW: Hart Of Dixie

Not So Much Fun – Animal Practice

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