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What’s Coming in 2013

6 Dec

We have reached the mid-way point of the 2012-2013 TV season, as we slide into the holidays and say good-bye to 2012 lets take a peek at what’s on tap for 2013.

Downton Abbey season 3 Sunday at 9 on PBS – Season 3 has already aired on the BBC, if want to know what happens just Google.  Shirley MacLaine has joined the cast as Cora Crawley’s mother (Elizabeth McGovern). I guess Shirley and Maggie can try to out insult each other, my money is on Dame Maggie.  Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Mary (Michelle Dockery) are finally engaged, will they get married? Word on the street, Dan Steven’s is not returning for Season 4, will they pull a Becky Connor and slip us a new Matthew? The storyline I am most interested in is Bates (Brendan Coyle), will his lady-love Anna (Joanne Froggatt) be able to get him out of jail?  Somebody dies in childbirth this season. wonder who?downton abbey

 Bunheads season 2 9pm Monday on ABC Family – I was and still am a devoted Gilmore Girls fan, I had such high hopes for Amy Sherman Palladino‘s new show. I watched all season, there where bright spots, and a lot of Gilmore alumni showing up (we really need Scott Patterson) but nothing could save the show because the lead, Sutton Foster is horrible. Sure, she is a Tony award-winning musical theatre legend, but stage actors don’t always know how to pull it in for the small screen. Lets hope she got some coaching in the off-season. Yes I will be tuning in again, I want to see if it will rebound.

Girls season 2 9pm Sunday on HBO – I don’t why but I like this crazy crew of self-involved hipsters. Will success spoil Girls? Tune into season 2 and find out.

Enlightened season 2 9:30pm Sunday on HBO – It started slow, but with strong performances by Laura Dern and a tight ensemble this show hooked me. I can’t wait to see Amy stick it to the man this season. Revolution!!! And did I mention the addition of the dreamy Dermot Mulruney, mmmmmm hello salty goodness.

House of Lies season 2 10pm Sunday on Showtime – Don Cheadle and his band of merry consultants are back, with a hearty mix of outlandish plot twists and complicated characters Showtime has another winner on its hands. 

And finally the 2 shows I am looking most forward to

SuitsSuits season 2 10pm Thursday on USA – Some of the best writing on TV, a tight ensemble and a wardrobe to die for this show has it all. Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Mike (Patrick J. Adams) are back doing what they do best, wining cases with a healthy side dish of snark. 

Smash season 2 10pm Monday on NBC – Ok this was the show I loved to criticize, it was such an easy target and I should feel bad for taking advantage, but I don’t.  It asked for it, with its ridiculous plots, and one-dimensional characters. If it wasn’t for the incredible talent that is Megan Hilty and the scene stealing womanizing creep Derek, played expertly by Jack Davenport, I wouldn’t have stuck with it.  They fired the shows creator, and cut the cast, which all sounded promising until I saw the sneak preview.  Too much Katharine McPhee, and even though I love her, Jennifer Hudson is just stunt casting. smash s2

Returning Favorites

Fringe will complete it’s series run in early February.

Nashville my official guilty pleasure of new TV season.

Arrow I didn’t think lightning could strike twice but The CW did again with Arrow. Makes me miss Smallville seasons 1-5. Note to the Arrow show runner, stop using the Luthor mansion for the Queen mansion. Did you think we wouldn’t notice?Arrow

Monday October 1 What You Should Watch

1 Oct

It’s the second week of the new season, Mob Doctor hasn’t been cancelled, yet.  Castle had a stong start last week, and Dancing With The Stars All Stars is having the best ratings of its run.

My pick for tonight is Bones, it has become a new show this year, congrats team Bones.

Bones

After an explosion in a hotel garage, the Jeffersonian team tries to identify victims by investigating remains found at the scene; Sweets works with a temporary partner (Danielle Panabaker) while Booth works on the department’s budget.

Castle

On Beckett’s first day back from suspension, she and Castle investigate a weathercaster’s death, and try to hide their relationship from their co-workers.

Revolution

Episode: No Quarter
Nora takes Charlie and Miles back to the rebel camp; Maggie and Aaron look for Grace; Danny takes a stand.

2 Broke Girls

Max and Caroline hold onto the hope that Martha Stewart will help support their business; Caroline loses a good luck charm.

Partners

When Louis learns that Joe and Ali haven’t been romantic lately, he decides to interfere.

Big Sunday September 30 – Set The DVR – Premieres

30 Sep

Oh my, there are 6 shows premiering tonight.  I can’t decide which one I am the most excited about I guess Homeland and Revenge are tied for first, then The Good Wife (Kalinda’s husband!!!), Dexter and Once Upon a Time. Curiosity has me checking out 666 Park Avenue, that and Terry O’Quinn.

 Boardwalk Empire continues its third season tonight on HBO, do you like Bobby Canavale’s performance, so far I think it is too one dimensional psycho gangster. He needs some depth and a backstory. 

Thank goodness I get the east cost feeds for Showtime and HBO, I get to see Dexter at 6pm instead of 9pm and Homeland at 7pm instead of 10pm.

The Mentalist season premiere is tonight at 10pm on CBS and Fox’s Sunday night line up returns starting at 9pm.

Homeland

Episode: The Smile
A former asset threatens Carrie’s peace; Brody learns Nazir may not be happy with a nonviolent approach; Dana lets a secret slip

Revenge

Episode: Destiny
With the ante even higher after last summer’s events in the Hamptons, Emily must plan her next move.

The Good Wife

A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm’s financial issues.

Dexter

Episode: Are You …?
Deb tries to cover up involvement in Travis’ murder; Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in; Quinn and Batista make amends; LaGuerta rethinks the Bay Harbor Butcher

Once Upon a Time

Episode: Broken
As fairytale characters awaken from Queen Regina’s curse, they are not transported back to their home; Prince Phillip and his traveling companion realize they will be facing a deadly foe.

666 Park Avenue

Episode: Pilot
Jane and Henry are offered a chance to manage a premier apartment building in New York; while the couple is seduced by the intoxicating lifestyle of the Upper East Side, supernatural forces in the building make Henry and Jane question their decision.

Boardwalk Empire

Episode: Bone for Tuna
Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the church; Gyp makes a one-time deal with Nucky; Van Alden regrets trying to socialize; Margaret pitches her women’s clinic; Lucky and Meyer protect their investments.

The Mentalist

As Jane tries to determine Lorelei’s (Emmanuelle Chriqui) connection to Red John, the team and the FBI collaborate on an investigation into the murder of a hotel employee.
 

 

 

Thursday September 27 What You Should Watch

27 Sep

Big Night tonight, ABC, CBS premieres.

Last Resort the sub drama on ABC with Scott Speedman and Andre Braugher is getting great reviews.

Grey’s Anatomy is back with the plane crash fallout (pardon the pun).

Scandal starts its second season and answers the question Who is Quinn?

Elementary premieres tonight on CBS, will the Americanized version of Sherlock Holmes measure up.

Last Resort

Episode: Captain
After questioning orders to fire at a foreign country, Capt. Marcus Chaplin and the crew of the world’s most-powerful nuclear submarine find themselves under attack and declared enemies of the United States.

Grey’s Anatomy

Following a plane crash, the doctors of Seattle Grace try to cope with loss, adapt to changes and move forward with their lives.
 

Scandal

Information about Quinn’s real identity and past comes out; a senator facing public disgrace asks Olivia for help; Cyrus and Mellie put President Fitz in a compromising position.
 

The Big Bang Theory

Raj faces his loneliness when his friends are out on dates; while in space, Wolowitz gets drawn into a fight between Bernadette and his mom.

Elementary

Episode: Pilot
Detective Sherlock Holmes investigates a home invasion that led to murder.
 

Person of Interest

Reese asks Detectives Carter and Fusco for help finding Finch, who was kidnapped by his nemesis (Amy Acker).

Tuesday September 25, 2012

25 Sep

Very Excited The Mindy project premieres tonight at 9pm on FOX, I saw the pilot on Hulu a few weeks ago. This show is worth your time, this is definitely 30 minutes you will happily give up.

Also, Vegas premieres on CBS at 10pm, I love Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, I hope this one is a hit and stays on for years to come.

The NCIS wonder twins are back tonight.

And Fox’s breakout hit New Girl returns for season 2, will it continue it’s streak or hit the sophomore slump.

Also on, Go On and The New Normal.

What are you looking forward to tonight? Hit the comments with your Tuesday night pick.

The Mindy Project

Episode: Pilot
After getting drunk and disorderly at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, Dr. Mindy Lahiri realizes she needs to get her personal and professional life back on track.

Vegas

Episode: Pilot
When rancher Ralph Lamb becomes a sheriff, he begins investigating the murder of the governor’s niece and instantly clashes with mobster Vincent Savino.

NCIS

Following the bombing of NCIS headquarters, the team engages in a cross-agency manhunt for Harper Dearing

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: Endgame
Callen faces suspension for shooting the Chameleon; Hetty adjusts to retired life.

New Girl

Episode: Re-Launch
Schmidt throws a “rebranding” party; Jess is fired from her teaching job; a new side of Winston is revealed after he drinks some of Nick’s fruity concoctions.

New Girl

Episode: Katie
Jess meets a handsome stranger (David Walton) who thinks she is his blind date; a regular at Nick’s bar claims he is Nick from the future; Winston’s mother visits.

Go On

Ryan is ecstatic when he’s finally invited to play in Jeremy Roenick‘s hockey game; Anne asks Ryan to a wedding.

The New Normal

Episode: Obama Mama
Shania surprises Bryan and David when she reveals she plans to vote for Obama in her school’s mock election; the guys throw a party to prove that they have a diverse group of friends.

Monday September 24 2012 What You Should Watch

24 Sep

Finally the new season is kicking into high gear this week. Welcome back 2 Broke Girls, Castle and Dancing with The Stars: All Stars

Its the long awaited morning after on Castle, will it be bang or bust for our favorite couple now they have done the deed.  And can the show survive this major shift.

We also have new episodes of Bones and Revolution.  Did you watch the pilot of Revolution? What did you think? Is this going to go the way of Flashforward and The Event or does it have what it takes to make it.  I need to see a few more episodes to get a better sense of where we are headed.

Castle

Castle and Beckett set aside questions about their relationship in order to take on the forces responsible for the murder of Beckett’s mother.
 

2 Broke Girls

Max accompanies Caroline on a trip to a white-collar prison to see Caroline’s father (Steven Weber), who encourages them to make a purchase at the Channing estate auction
 

Bones

A powerful divorce lawyer with a lot of enemies is murdered; the three-month separation between Booth and Brennan starts to take its toll.
 

Revolution

Episode: Chained Heat
When Miles and the gang realize they need help rescuing Danny, they search for Nora, a rebel fighter; Danny learns what Capt. Neville is capable of.

Friday September 21st What You Should Watch

21 Sep

As the Presidential Race heads into the homestretch check out Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO every Friday 10pmEST/7pmPST

Also on cable the Kelsey Grammer drama Boss on Starz 9pmEST/6pmPST

ABC is all new tonight with Shark Tank, What Would You Do and 20/20.

 

Boss

Episode: Backflash
Tensions at the housing project escalate from unrest to rioting; Kane’s past haunts him when he quietly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic.
 

Shark Tank

The sharks question the morality of a potential investment; two business partners have professional surfer Lakey Peterson demonstrate how their exercise equipment works; a man presents a personal style system.
 
 

Thursday September 20th What You Should Watch

20 Sep

Season Premieres tonight, “Up All Night”, “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” on NBC.

Glee” is new tonight with its Britney 2.0 episode, the original Britney episode was genius and highlighted the dancing talents of Heather Morris. Will tonight’s episode bring back some of the magic Glee lost last season.

Grey’s Anatomy” revisits last years plane crash season finale tonight, and “Scandal” is also repeating its season finale.

Glee

Episode: Britney 2.0
Brittany hopes the music of Britney Spears will get her out of a funk; a new friend helps Rachel adjust to life in New York.

Grey’s Anatomy

Episode: Flight
A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive while trying to save their peers; Ben and Bailey make a decision; Teddy gets a tempting offer; Richard plans a dinner for the residents.

Scandal

Olivia and the team rally when Quinn finds herself in a tragic situation; Cyrus turns to Olivia when an announcement affects Fitz’s presidency.

Up All Night

When Ava’s show is canceled, her friendship with Reagan is tested; Chris decides to go back to work; Reagan hires her brother (Luka Jones) to remodel their bathroom.

The Office

Episode: New Guys
Two new, young employees throw Dwight and Jim off balance; Andy returns from leadership training with a desire for revenge.
 

Parks and Recreation

Leslie is overwhelmed when she and Andy visit Ben and April in Washington, D.C.; Ron throws a barbecue for the whole staff.

Wednesday September 19th What You Should Watch

19 Sep

The X-Factor keeps on rolling this week. What do you think of Britney so far?

Survivor Phillipines Premieres

Big Brother wraps up

ABC and NBC are repeats. I will take repeats of ABC’s comedy block and Revenge at 10 over Survivor and Big Brother any day.

Modern Family

Episode: Baby on Board
While Gloria helps Cam and Mitch pursue an adoption opportunity, Jay and Manny baby-sit Lily; Alex attends her first prom; Haley makes a shocking announcement about her plans for the future

Suburgatory

Tessa feels a void as Chatswin celebrates mothers; Dalia goes to Israel without Dallas; Eden reacts to a baby shower’s theme; Fred arranges a surprise for Sheila; Lisa makes a discovery.

Revenge

Episode: Reckoning
Emily intends to finally follow through with her plan for revenge; the Graysons continue down a path of self-destruction; an explosive event changes everything.

Tuesday September 18th – What You Should Watch

18 Sep

ABC from 9 to 11 is airing “Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time” with Barbara Walters

The season finale of So You Think You Can Dance is on at 8pm on FOX

NBC has new episodes of, The Voice,  Go On, The New Normal and Parenthood

Go On

Recent widower Ryan King joins a grief counseling group at the behest of his employer.

 

Parenthood

Episode: Left Field
Jasmine and Crosby define the boundaries of their marriage; Sarah’s new boss (Ray Romano) helps her understand Drew’s feelings; Kristina receives potentially life-altering news.

So You Think You Can Dance

FINALE
The top dancers are chosen.
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