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Tyra vs NaomiIf watching America’s Next Top Model doesn’t provide you with enough model tension to last you through the week, we hope you caught today’s episode of The Tyra Banks Show.  We finally got to witness the long-awaited ‘face off’ between supermodels Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell.  After being compared to Naomi for most of her career, Tyra finally got to unload her feelings on her alleged rival.  Banks admitted on the show that she gave up modeling to avoid being in Naomi’s shadow.  She also took time out to blame the media and the modeling biz for creating the competition.  In the spirit of her idol, Oprah, Tyra wanted to have this discussion because she hoped to stop the hatred and jealousy that women often have towards each other.  Hellooooo, Tyra.  If you keep women from hating each other, you wouldn’t have anything to keep America’s Next Top Model afloat!


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Gallery: Tyra vs. Naomi


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Everybody Hates ChrisPoor Chris.  He’s far too young to be workin’ for the weekend.  When other kids should be waking up on Saturday mornings and enjoying their cartoons, he is too busy soaking up every ounce of missed sleep he can get.  Going across town to attend the white school his mother prefers means getting about 10 hours less sleep than every other kid. Ironic.  I thought riding public transportation gave you the opportunity to get more sleep.

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ERThursday has got to be the best night of TV for each network.  You need 2 TiVos to keep up…

ABC:  ABC is the only channel not showing new shows tonight.  They are running “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”  A great movie, but I can’t watch movies with commercials.

CBS:  Probably the best 1-2 punch of the night on CBS.  At 8:00, Survivor: Guatemala.  The tribes are merging and there seems to be some good drama coming from last week’s preview.  At 9:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is back from a few weeks off.  At 10:00 Without a Trace is a good alternative if you don’t like ER.

NBC:  NBC starts with comedy, moves to reality, then transitions to drama.  Joey is on at 8:00 followed by the final season of Will & Grace at 8:30.  Joey isn’t doing as well as the network had expected, but it’s a funny show in its own right.  The Apprentice, the good one, is on at 9:00 and we’ll see the 10th, and possibly the 11th and 12th, person fired tonight.  NBC ends the night with the long running ER, with guest star John Leguizamo.

FOX:  At 8:00 The OC is back all new after the baseball break.  Maybe I’m tainted being from Orange County, but this show is the best.  I hope Ryan gets into a fight with some preppy kids tonight.  At 9:00 is the new show Reunion.  Each episode represents a year in 6 close friends lives from 1986 (high school graduation) until 2006 (20-year reunion).  The first episode shows you someone was murdered and one of them is the guilty one.  Its a good concept but not sure how’ll they’ll do season 2.

WB:  At 8:00 is Smallville followed by Everwood at 9:00.  I bet Superman saves the day.

UPN:   UPN has a few really good shows (Veronica Mars,) but they always get lost in the shadows of the big networks.  Everybody Hates Chris at 8:00 is a perfect example.  Its a really funny show, and I’d say its like The Wonder Years and Malcolm in the Middle, if those shows were written by Chris Rock.  Very funny if you get a chance to see it.  At 8:30 is Love, Inc.  followed by Eve at 9:00 and Cuts at 9:30.

Great night of TV.  Have fun watching.

Gallery: On TV Tonight: Too Many Good Shows


Top ModelThanks to Jayla for getting the cattiness started from the get-go.  (Shows with models should not have any wasted kind moments).  If she wasn’t too busy calling Nik immature for that whole deodorant drama from last week, she was ripping on Kyle – for everything. Kyle’s not intelligent.. Kyle feeds off other people.. Kyle revolves her life around her boyfriend.  Hey Jayla – jealous lately??

Tyra started this round of the competition with a black-and-white photo shoot.  In lieu of makeup, the girls were prepped with barely more than a coat of Vaseline and their natural raw talent.  With little to hide behind, the girls had to rely on their intensity and vulnerability to carry them through.  Although some struggled with the minimalist theme, the pictures came out beautifully.

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Gallery: America’s Next Top Model:  The Girls Are 1940’s Pin-Ups


Helping you get over the hump…

ABC:  A new episode of George Lopez at 8:00 and the new show Freddie staring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Brian Austin Green from Beverly Hills: 90210.  We all missed B.A.G.  Lost (9:00) and Invasion (9:30) are both repeats tonight.

CBS:  CBS starts with 2 comedys followed by 2 dramas.  Still Standing at 8:00 and Yes, Dear at 8:30.  Criminal Minds at 9:00 is yet another CSI-type show.  For my money I’ll wait for CSI:NY which is on at 10:00.  Gary Sinise really makes CSI: NY.

NBC:  NBC is on all drama Wednesdays.  At 8:00 E-Ring stars Benjamin Bratt as a former Green Beret now working in the Pentagon in this political drama.  The Apprentice: Martha Stewart is on at 9:00.  This show seemed like a good idea but lacks the punch of the original.  NBC finishes the night at 10:00 with the long running crime drama Law & Order.

FOX:  FOX starts the night at 8:00 with the season premiere of That ‘70s Show.  This season is the first without the star of the show Eric, played by Topher Grace, and it will be interesting to see how long the show can keep going.  The show of the night in my opinion is Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy.  From the previews they have been showing on FOX for the last couple weeks it seems like one of the mommys completely loses it.  Great TV!

WB:  One Tree Hill is new at 8:00 with a repeat of Related at 9:00.

UPN:  UPN has a new episode of America’s Next Top Model at 8:00 and a repeat of Veronica Mars at 9:00.

No LOST makes Wednesday seem boring but Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy seems like it will make tonight great…

Gallery: On TV Tonight: E-Ring, CSI: NY, That ‘70s Show


Biggest LoserGetting back into the swing of things with baseball over and November sweeps -

ABC:  At 8:00 According To Jim and at 8:30 Rodney.  The new hit for ABC, Commander In Chief is at 9:00 and Boston Legal starts at 10:01 to screw the TiVo people.  Both shows are getting high ratings but, at 9:00 you may be able to find better programming.

CBS:  The night starts out with NCIS at 8:00.  Then the very disappointing season of Amazing Race: Family Edition at 9:00.  Hey at least they left the country last week.  Then at 10:00 the new show Close to Home which is another investigation-type show that CBS seems to love putting on television (CSI:, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, etc.)

NBC:  The Biggest Loser starts at 8:00.  Then NBC has the best 1-2 comedy punch all week with My Name Is Earl starring Jason Lee at 9:00 and The Office staring Steve Carell at 9:30.  Both really great shows.  NBC rounds out the night with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 10:00.

FOX:  For FOX, Tuesday night is all about science and medicine.  It starts at 8:00 with a new episode of Bones staring David Boreanaz (of Angel fame) as Special Agent Seeley Booth working with a forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan (played by Emily Deschanel).  If you like CSI, I’d suggest checking this show out.  At 9:00 is a new episode of House with guest star Ron Livingston (Office Space).

WB: WB is on repeats tonight. Gilmore Girls at 8:00 and Supernatural at 9:00.

UPN: Repeats for UPN as well.  America’s Next Top Model starts at 8:00 and two episodes of Everybody Hates Chris at 9:00 and 9:30.  If you have a chance check out Everybody Hates Chris tonight.  Its really funny and probably the best show people aren’t watching.  Good thing UPN isn’t quick to cancel like the other big networks.

My choices for tonight are Bones on FOX at 8:00, Amazing Race: Family Edition on CBS at 9:00 (TiVo House), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 10:00 on NBC.

Gallery: On TV Tonight: House, The Amazing Race, The Office


On TV TonightSlow TV night due to Halloween, so expect to see lots of repeats…

ABC: Monday Night Football has the Baltimore Ravens (2-4) at the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) in a battle for the AFC North.  With a hurt Baltimore team just trying to salvage their season, the Ravens are missing 2 major pieces of their D (Ray Lewis & Ed Reed) so expect the Steelers to serve up a heavy dose of running led by Willie Parker and Jerome “The Bus” Bettis.  Our prediction: boring game with Pittsburgh dominating the clock and the game.

CBS: The King of Queens (8:00), How I Met Your Mother (8:30), Two and a Half Men (9:00), Out of Practice (9:30), & CSI: Miami (10:00). Nothing new though - everything on CBS is a repeat tonight.

FOX: 2 episodes of Prison Break on tonight.  A rerun of last weeks episode, “The Old Head”, at 8:00 and then a new episode, “Tweener”, at 9:00.  This show is really good, but it can take a while to get on board.  Its not too late to start watching, check it out.

NBC: NBC is on an all “Medium” kick this evening for Halloween.  They have three episodes starting at 8:00, but again, all reruns.

WB: The WB has got a new episode of 7th Heaven at 8:00, followed by a new episode of Related at 9:00. 

UPN:UPN has new shows on too.  One on One at 8:00, All of Us at 8:30, Girlfriends at 9:00, and Half & Half at 9:30.

Gallery: On TV Tonight: Monday Night Football, Prison Break, and Repeats Galore


Top Model CorynFollowing the elimination of plus-sized beauty, Diane, a group of the skinnies decides to unwind with some bubbles and some bubbly.  (Heat + drink = always a bad combination).  Thankfully, the Lisa-haters out there (like myself) got to see the-girl-we-love-to-hate make a drunken ass of herself.  After downing several bottles of wine, impromptu stripping and incoherent babbling, Lisa wonders aloud why she doesn’t have any friends.  HINT:  Ask the producers to show you the dailies and maybe you’ll get a clue.  Now don’t get me wrong—alcoholism is a very serious thing, but it’s still a train-wreck that’s hard NOT to watch. Hence, Breaking Bonaduce.

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Family Friendly TelevisionWhile I’ve never really cared what the Parents Television Council had to say about my TV viewing, I’ve always been fascinated by their opinions.  So when they put out their “Top Ten Best and Worst Shows for Family Viewing,” I listen.  Entertainment Weekly may have their ‘5 Great New Shows to Watch’ issue, but the PTC’s list of worst offenders lets me know what I’m really missing out on! Criticized for their use of bad language, violence, and sex, shows deemed unsuitable this time around included Desperate Housewives, CSI, The O.C., Arrested Development and Family Guy.  (NOTE TO SELF:  Make sure to TiVo a season pass of Arrested Development.)

Surprisingly, shows that were considered family-friendly included Everybody Hates Chris and American Idol.  Apparently when Chris’ mother tells him that she’ll knock him into next week, that’s considered an acceptable form of child punishment.  And when meany Simon Cowell brings contestant to tears—he’s really teaching children how to accept constructive criticism.  So I don’t get it—when Alfre Woodard and her son chain someone up on Desperate Housewives, that’s not considered a good example of mother/son bonding?


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Gallery: Everybody Hates Chris Deemed Family-Friendly


Everybody Hates ChrisHere is what you can catch on TV tonight:

ABC
  • Alias
  • Night Stalker
  • Primetime

CBS
  • Survivor: Guatemala
  • CSI
  • Without A Trace

FOX
  • Reunion (repeats)

NBC
  • Joey
  • Will and Grace
  • The Apprentice
  • ER

UPN
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Love, Inc
  • Eve
  • Cuts

WB
  • Smallville
  • Everwood

Gallery: On TV Tonight: Alias, Everybody Hates Chris, ER, Smallville, and More


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