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This Week on TV (9/13-9/19)

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MONDAY (9/13)

Season premieres: 90210, Gossip Girl, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah

  • 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.):  Season premiere. “A deadly earthquake strikes Beverly Hills.” This explains what happened to the Peach Pit.
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8:30 p.m.):  “Matt and Zach embark on a father-son road trip in an attempt to mend their broken relationship.” A reconciliation is as likely as the show being renewed.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 9 p.m.):  “A woman’s home is caving in from the weight of garbage piled up to the ceiling.” The good news? The cave-in created additional storage space underneath the house.

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This Week on TV (8/9-8/15)


MONDAY (8/9)
  • Bachelor Pad (ABC, 8pm):  Series debut. “ and The Bachelorette meet Big Brother in this elimination contest, in which 19 castoffs from the ABC dating games face weekly challenges while living under the same roof. Before the first elimination, there’s a day-night group date.” Rejects being rejected by rejects? This is Must See TV!
  • Last Comic Standing (NBC, 9pm):  Season finale. “The winning stand-up comic is revealed.” I look forward to hearing nothing about this person for years to come.
  • Huge (ABC Family, 9pm):  “The campers get anxious when they hear it’s time for their first weigh-in.” The results will determine whom they face in the ring.

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This Week on TV (8/2-8/8)

MONDAY (8/2)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  Season finale. “Ali arrives in Bora Bora with two guys (Chris L. and Roberto) and one rose. Her family are also there—-and they do her no favor by liking both bachelors equally.” Her family said it was so hard to choose in this loser-loser situation.
  • The Good Guys (FOX, 9pm):  “A crime family dispatches an assassin to kill a man in the Witness Protection Program after Dan accidentally exposes the man’s identity.” He forgot to adjust his privacy settings to “Friends Only.”
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Provenza stumbles into a compromising situation, as is his habit, when he romances a flight attendant on company time—-then discovers a dead body in her condominium.” It was too big to stuff into the overhead compartment.

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This Week on TV (7/12-7/18)

MONDAY (7/12)
  • Kid in a Candy Store (Food, 8pm):  “Creative cakes are sampled, including deep-fried cupcake sundaes from a sweets shop in Somerville, Mass.” Desserts for people who need to multi-task.
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 9pm):  “A 6-ft. cake in the shape of a sub sandwich is made for a local deli’s 100th anniversary.” Unfortunately, Jared Fogle won’t be able to eat it.
  • Warren the Ape (MTV, 10:30pm):  “Warren pretends he’s gay, thinking it will do wonders for his acting career.” He clearly doesn’t subscribe to Rupert Everett‘s newsletter.

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This Week on TV (7/5-7/11)


MONDAY (7/5)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Ali questions some of the bachelors’ sincerity. Indeed, two of them seem to be as focused on each other as they are on her.” Well, they did they say they came there looking for love.
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Amy runs into Bristol Palin in her dorm, and soon she realizes the music program is for teen moms.” Palin clearly wasn’t accepted into the program for her actual talent.
  • Incredible to Edible (TLC, 10pm):  “A couple think they can cook, but their inedible boiled fish and microwaved eggs prove otherwise.” Oh, hold up - you can microwave eggs?

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This Week on TV (6/7-6/13)


MONDAY (6/7)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Fourteen bachelors remain, nine of whom accompany Ali to a Barenaked Ladies performance (and are cast in one of the band’s videos).” If one of them passes a drug test, they could also become Barenaked Ladies’ latest singer.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  “Penn and Teller teach the contestants a magic trick, but swear them to secrecy on how it’s done. Will anyone give it up when questioned by a reporter?” More importantly: Will they give up the Everlasting Gobstopper?
  • Mega Bites (TLC, 10pm):  “A chef teams up with an engineer and a food scientist to build the world’s largest Rice Krispies Treat.” The bomb squad was mistakenly dispatched after reports of large snaps, crackles and pops.

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This Week on TV (5/31-6/6)


MONDAY (5/31)
  • King of Dirt (DIY, 9pm):  “A couple celebrate their wedding anniversary by having the front yard of their home landscaped.” For their first anniversary, it was their bodies they had landscaped.
  • Kendra (E!, 10pm):  “Kendra works on her tell-all autobiography, which Hank believes is too revealing.” He thinks she should just stick to picture books.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season premiere. “Ten contestants pose in lighted glass cases on the Las Vegas strip, thinking they’re competing for the title ‘The Face of Vegas,’ while actually both their outer and inner beauty are being judged.” The contestants, like Vegas, have a stylish exterior but are vacant inside.

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TV on DVD: May 25, 2010

True Blood Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Air Gear (Complete Series)
  • Bing Crosby: The Television Specials (Volume 1)
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Internet film)
  • Flashpoint (Season 2)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 1)
  • George Gently (Series 2)
  • The Guild (Season 3)
  • Hell Girl (Complete Series)
  • Hoarders (Season 1)
  • Justice League (Complete Series)
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Season 1 & Season 2, Part 2)

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Thursday Ratings: CBS Survives the Night

Despite repeats of CSI and The Mentalist (and a two-hour Private Practice block), CBS managed to hang on to the night’s viewers. Meanwhile, the network also found itself tying ABC in the demos.

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Thursday Ratings: CBS Takes Over ABC

Looks like somebody just wasn’t in the mood to share this week. Although Thursdays are typically known for win-win situations (CBS wins the viewers; ABC wins the demos), that was not the case last night. This time around the Eye network surprisingly took both categories.

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