Archive | November, 2011

I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Christmas in Rockerfeller Center Wednesday 11 30 What You Should Watch

30 Nov

FOX is premiering a new sitcom tonight, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, the title is a bit harsh. I don’t think a parent should ever say they hate their child. I understand not liking them from time to time, but hate is such a strong word.

That said, I am still checking it out. It’s getting mixed reviews, I don’t think it will last long, FOX has a full slate of new shows to start this winter including the return of Keifer Sutherland. (Cue the choir of angels) in the drama Touch.

ABC is all repeats

CBS has The Grammy nominations concert

Another holiday tradition, the lighting of the tree from Rockerfeller Center on NBC

Shows with new episodes inlclude Harry’s Law, Survivor, Law and Order: SVU, The X Factor and America’s Next Top Model

I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Episode: Pilot
After Mackenzie and Sophie lock a student in the bathroom, Nikki and Annie ban them from attending a school dance.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center

The 79th-annual tree-lighting takes place in New York; scheduled performers include Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee, Javier Colon and Megan Hilty; Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie host
The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night

Nominations are announced; scheduled performers include Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga; LL Cool J hosts

Harry’s Law

Episode: Head Games
Harry and Adam argue on behalf of parents whose son died after receiving a concussive blow during a high-school football game; Harry examines the danger of football injuries to young athletes; Tommy represents a single mother who robbed a bank.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Episode: Lost Traveler
When a child disappears on his way home from school, Benson and Amaro interview the distraught parents, who don’t trust the police; with the help of their TARU tech (Gilbert Gottfried) and a meddling reporter, the detectives narrow the suspects list.

America’s Next Top Model

The final four contestants are asked to write a fashion blog for Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani and work with Tyra on a motion editorial.

Monday Ratings, Spoilers, News and Gossip oh my

29 Nov


CBS repeats dominate Monday night, 2 and 1/2 men and 2 Broke Girls rule.  Even the Grinch did better than FOX’s original programming.

Terra Nova completed it’s run last night, not sure it will be back.

Full analysis here TV By The Numbers


Pan Am is done

Will Meredith and Derek be back next season?  Meredith will, Derek part time.

The Good Wife – Will is not the only person Wendy Scott Carr will take down. Guesses?

Revenge is casting Grandfather Grayson, who can’t wait to see Conrad get schooled by Daddy.

Sounds like Ringer is going with the false rape storyline for Juliet and the teacher, oh show, why do you insult your audience this way

more spoilers on Gossip Girl, Waking Dead, 90210 and Ringer here


The Killing was absolutely my favorite show this past year, and its back and Michelle Forbes is a series regualar. TV Line

USA sets return dates for White Collar, Royal Pains and première date for Common Law AOLTV

Oscar Predictions Eonline Weekly 

NY Film Critics Announce Winners

Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Trashy Gossip

Marie Osmond’s Plastic Surgery WTF Radar OnLine

Daniel Craig better hide, Momma Kris is going to get him Radar OnLine







Rudolph, Ringer and Glee Tuesday 11 29 What You Should Watch

29 Nov

Ringer and Glee are new tonight. TNT is bringing back the movie of the week, with Tuesday Mystery Movie Night.

The really big news Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is on tonight.  “She said I’m cuuuuuute” This is my favorite holiday special, the land of misfits toys, “nobody wants a Charlie in the box”, Hermey the dentist and Yukon Cornelius

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

 The reindeer with the incandescent nose guides Santa’s sleigh through a bad storm on Christmas Eve. Based on the song by Johnny Marks.
Ringer – Concludes the first half  of it’s impressive freshman season with tonight’s mid-season Finale


Henry realizes he must work with Bridget to find out more about Gemma’s disappearance; Malcolm shares his suspicions about Charlie with the police; Juliet becomes obsessed with Mr. Carpenter (Jason Dohring).
Glee – This is the first new episode since Santa’s secret was revealed, lets see how everyone is handling it.


Someone is caught trying to fix the results of the student council president election; Coach Beiste challenges Sue Sylvester; Quinn and Puck encounter complications.
Other New Stuff, Last Man Standing, Man Up, Body of Proof , New Girl and Raising Hope

Sunday Ratings, News and Gossip

28 Nov

Sunday Ratings

Football dominated in the ratings last night, NBC won the overnights, but CBS had 55 minutes of T-Bow OT to boost its numbers.

Once Upon A Time was down 11% from its last original episode from two weeks ago, but if down by 11% looks like this 3.4 rating and a an 8 share, then things aren’t too shabby.

Full analysis can be found here TV By The Numbers

FX has announced Justified will be back for season 3 at 10pm on Tuesday January 17th. TVLine

Emilie de Ravin has been cast as Beauty in ABC’s Once Upon A time TVLine

The Firm is getting the small screen treatment, it will debut on NBC in January. Details here

Scoop on SOA, Homeland, Gossip Girl and more…  Matt’s Inside Line

I was just watching Love and Other Drugs last night, and viola this story about Anne Hathaway

And I thought Angelina Jolie was a smart person

I love it when LeAnn goes all Twitter on my ass

That sound you hear is Ryan Gosling breaking 1,000+ hearts

This relationship will last thru the press tour and opening of SpiderMan, trust this is all for publicity kiddies

TNT is extending it’s Tuesday Movie Mystery project and I couldn’t be happier. All hail the TV Movie of the week, a lost art.


House, Hart of Dixie and Repeats Monday 11 28 What You Should Watch

28 Nov

And so it begins, November sweeps are over and the holiday season is upon us, here come the repeats.  If we are lucky enough to get new episodes they are few and far between and this week will probably be the last of the new until after the new year.

Enjoy the new stuff while it lasts, soon enough it will be the TV version of fruitcake for all. Lots of crap no one wants to eat.

CBS is all repeats, Hart of Dixie and House are all new.  Time to give Hart of Dixie a try, pretty please with sugar on top.

 Top Spot

Hart of Dixie, tonight we get a very BlueBell Thanksgiving in an episode titled “The Pirate and The Practice.   Only a quirky little show like HOD could pull off a pirate themed Thanksgiving. 9pm on The CW

Sneak Peek

Hart of Dixie

Zoe’s trip home for Thanksgiving is complicated by her obligation to acquire 30 percent of the practice’s patients; Lavon urges Wade to be honest about his feelings; Lemon is upset when George receives a job offer from his father.


During an interrogation at the witness stand, a prosecutor has what he thinks is a heart attack; Wilson is determined to prove that House is hiding something; Park starts to come out of her shell.

Once Upon A Time, Homeland, The Amazing Race, Sunday 11/27 What You Should Watch

27 Nov

Top Spot

Once Upon A Time


Homeland and Boardwalk Empires, both shows are building to climatic season finales. Who will live, who will die, who is a spy watch and find out.

Hallmark Hall of Fame is back on CBS with Mitch Albom’s ” Have a Little Faith“, starring Bradley Whitford, Laurence Fishburne and Martin Landau. Albom is the man responsible for “Tuesday’s with Morrie’s”. 

Once Upon a Time

Sheriff Graham makes Emma a deputy; a sinkhole appears at the edge of town; in fairytale world, Jiminy wants to leave the family business.


Episode: Crossfire
Brody relives his captivity; Carrie is in the middle of a public relations nightmare.

Boardwalk Empire

Jimmy tries to cultivate a new revenue stream; the Commodore’s crew must deal with the city’s striking workers; Nucky gets a new lawyer; Van Alden’s future is uncertain.


Episode: Get Gellar
Dexter gets help from an unexpected source; Debra learns something about herself in therapy.

The Amazing Race

The contestants take a thrilling test drive and try to make traditional Belgian waffles.
Cleric Henry Covington and Rabbi Albert Lewis profoundly affect the life of writer Mitch Albom. Based on a book by Mitch Albom.
Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni Rose, Martin Landau, Jon Avnet
Listings courtesy of Zap2IT

The Closer is back November 28th.

27 Nov

The Closer begins its extended last season on TNT Monday November 28 at 9pm EST.

TNT will air 5 episodes this winter and wrap up the series next July. TNT will spin some of the cast into a new series call Major Crimes lead by Mary McDonnell. It is not certain who from the cast of the The Closer will be joining McDonnell.

The Closer was and remains TNT’s highest rated series ever, it debuted to over 7 million viewers in July 2005, it averages between 7 and 8 million viewers and remains the highest rated basic cable scripted drama of all time.  Emmy winner and executive producer Kyra Sedgwick, decided to end the series last December.  The show and its star are going out on top.

“Thank you, thank you so much”

Ratings Round Up

27 Nov


Overall Winner: With a 2.1 rating and a 6 share CBS’s heaping helping of leftovers won the night, led by The Big Bang Theory.

In a move that has restored my faith in humanity, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving beat A Very GaGa Thanksgiving.  ABC programming couldn’t find a better entertainer to profile for Thanksgiving. Sorry monsters.

Full analysis here TV By The Numbers


In my Friday What You Should Watch post I asked if Hoops and YoYo would become the new Christmas special classics for this generation.  Based on the ratings 0.8 and a 3 share I would say Rudolph’s and Frosty’s places in history are safe.

The winner of the night

Univision, yes you read that right, the Spanish language channel beat out the English broadcast channels

To be fair to the networks were running repeats and crappy new Christmas Specials.  FOX was second with Iron Man

A pretty amusing analysis of the night can be found here TV By The Numbers


Preliminary numbers are in and ABC wins the night with the Standford Notre Dame game.

Analysis and numbers here TV By The Numbers

Once Upon A Time Sneak Peeks for Sunday 11/27/2011

27 Nov

Once Upon A Time is all new tonight, the episode titled “That Still Small Voice” delves into Dr Hopper’s (aka Jiminy Cricket’s backstory) and Emma’s first day on the job as Sheriff Graham’s deputy.

We also get to see Snow and Charming play hangman in the hospital. Remember no one gets a happy ending in SB until Emma breaks the curse.  

Friday 11/25 What You Should Watch

25 Nov

Has the food coma lifted? Did you survive Black Friday?

Well lets kick back and see what’s on tonight.

CBS has 2 new holiday specials premiering tonight, will they become classics like Frosty and Rudolph for this generation. You’ll have to forgive me, I had to Google Hoops and Yoyo.

The CW is running the holiday classics, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer and Olive, The Other Reindeer.

Thank God Blue Bloods is on, granted it’s a repeat but it’s something, since we don’t have Fringe, Grimm or A Gifted Man.

Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas

On Christmas Eve, Hoops, Yoyo and their friend, Piddles, disrupt the time-space continuum after sneaking into Santa’s sleigh
The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story

 An elf named Chippey tries to help a young boy who is struggling to believe in the magic of Christmas.

Blue Bloods

Episode: Brothers
 The family questions Erin’s tactics when she tries to take down a gang leader by using his law-abiding brother as bait.
Shrek the Third(2007)

 Shrek and friends set out to find Fiona’s slacker cousin, Artie, and bring him back to rule the land of Far, Far Away. Animated.

Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett

Iron Man(2008)
 A wealthy industrialist builds an armored suit and uses it to defeat criminals and terrorists. Based on the comic book character.
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

 A youth embarks on a journey to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa Claus is real.
Olive, the Other Reindeer

 Little dog Olive wants to help Santa deliver presents when Blitzen the reindeer is injured.
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