Thursday, April 24, 2008

Too Much TV!

Everything on Thursday is back and it's all new. Get those VCRs and DVRs fired up.

In fact, it's been such a long time that we've seen some of these shows that I can't remember where we left off.

For example, how did we leave things on "Ugly Betty?" (ABC, 8 p.m.) I remember Bradford Meade dying and Betty trying to choose between Gio and Henry, but other than that, it's all a blank. The networks might have done a better job with a few reruns here and there after the strike.

I suspect there will be some fans of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 9 p.m.) in the same boat, especially which couples are still together and which aren't, and who kissed whom most recently. Of course, that's a scorecard that changes seemingly every week on that show, so maybe they aren't as badly off.

Of course, "Lost" (ABC, 10 p.m.) last aired a new episode last month, and had a pretty memorable ending of Ben's surrogate daughter Alex being menaced by a sniper. ABC also showed the rerun last week.

Another favorite of the TV Guy, "Supernatural" (CW, 9 p.m.) is back after a long absence and follows a new "Smallville" at 8 p.m.

The CBS lineup - "Survivor," "CSI" and "Without A Trace" - is all-new, as is the NBC comedy lineup and "ER." Note that "Scrubs" and "30 Rock" have flip-flopped on the schedule - the former is now at 8:30 p.m. behind "My Name Is Earl" while the latter follows "The Office" at 9 p.m.

Finally, Fox is airing a two-hour "Fifth Grader" beginning at 8 p.m. (thank goodness I have other choices). More of note is "Great Performances" (PBS, 10 p.m.), featuring Antony Sher's one-man show "Primo," which tells the tale of a survivor of Auschwitz.


zodin2008 said...

I was going to ask you why you didn't post yesterday, but then when I saw absolutely NOTHING to watch I figured that may have been it.

This is what I find so incredibly aggravating about TV scheduling. Tonight I have the 3 NBC comedies (I don't watch "Earl" anymore), Betty and Lost on ABC and the CW duo of Smallville (though I am almost done with that show) and the awesome Supernatural.

That's 7 shows I will watch tonight or catch up over the weekend. One night after there was nothing on Wednesday and two nights after there was nothing on Tuesday. I could use some balance.

But that's why DVR is the best...there are a lot of shows on Monday and one of those Monday shows became my Tuesday night viewing, plus I had my Braves aired in this area (since they were playing the Nationals) and my Spurs in the NBA playoffs.

Last night, my wife and I finally had a chance to watch Part II of "John Adams". We'd been waiting for a night to use it as a "fill in".

Anonymous said...

I just got the inside scoop from a friend who works on the set of "Lost": In a dramatic revelation tonight, we find out that Ben is the 12th Cylon.

zodin2008 said...

The other revelation I heard about is that Benjamin Linus also works at CTU and will be Chloe's new boss.

Jonathan said...

It's funny you mention "24," Zod because I was just thinking last night that I'm actually kind of glad it won't be back on till next year. I really don't need another show right now especially since my Cubbies are actually playing extremely well, and so add their games to my television viewing schedule.

And just to keep the ball rolling, I heard that Ben was going to be revealed as the serial killer on "Bones."

zodin2008 said...

And Jonathan, watch out for the Ben Linus character on "The Office" after Angela dumps Andy, she really tortures Dwight by deciding to date Ben Linus - who in Dwight's mind, is his "fictional" rival.

Phillip Ramati said...

Sigh, loyal dozens, I must educate you once more.

Word on the street is Ben is the new doctor and love interest on Grey's Anatomy, where he will be known as "McScary."

Jonathan said...

And that's why Phil writes for the site, and we just comment. I have to hand it to you; good one.

Phillip Ramati said...

We aim to please.

If you enjoy the TV Guy, please feel free to petition my bosses for a raise. :-)