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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009 by  

It’s a rainy, cold day here in Boston, but I’m not complaining.  Sometimes those are the best kinds of Sundays. Today is all about being lazy and watching some TV.  Tonight’s TV lineup is anything but lazy. It’s starting to feel like every night require multiple DVRs. So much to choose from.

It’s a BIG premiere tonight with DEXTER, CALIFORNICATION, THE AMAZING RACE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BROTHERS & SISTERS, COLD CAST and others kicking of their new seasons. And if animated comedies are your thing then definitely check out Fox for the season premieres of THE SIMPSONS, the series premiere of THE CLEVELAND SHOW, THE FAMILY GUY, and AMERICAN DAD.

What will YOUR Sunday night TV lineup look like? Definitely leave a note in the comments so I know which Sunday night shows you are most interested in.

The Amazing Race 15 | 8pm on CBS | Season Premiere
“They Thought Godzilla was Walking Down the Street”
Twelve teams begin their race around the world; only 11 teams make the journey to Tokyo after the contestants face a heart-breaking surprise elimination.

The Simpsons | 8pm on Fox | Season Premiere
“Homer the Whopper”
Season 21 opener: Homer gets the lead in a movie about a superhero who can take on the powers of every superhero in any comic book he touches. To whip Homer into superhero shape, the studio hires a celebrity fitness trainer (voice of Seth Rogen). It won’t be an easy job.

The Cleveland Show | 8:30pm on Fox | Series Premiere
Cleveland decides it’s time for him and Cleveland Jr. to leave Quahog; Cleveland reunites with an old high school crush, Donna Tubbs.

Family Guy | 9pm on Fox | Season Premiere
“Road to the Multiverse”
Brian and Stewie travel through alternate universes, including a world run by dogs where humans are pets, and a post-apocalyptic world.

Desperate Housewives | 9pm on ABC | Season Premiere
“Nice is Different than Good”
Mike Delfino’s bride is revealed; Lynette faces another pregnancy; Bree tries to break free from her inhibitions; Carlos’ niece puts Gaby to the test; a new family moves to Wisteria Lane.

More of tonight’s lineup after the break…

Dexter | 9pm on Showtime | Season Premiere
“Living the Dream”
Season 4 begins with Dexter a full-fledged family man with a wife, two stepchildren, a new baby and the same hankering to dole out justice to murderers who remain free. Special Agent Frank Lundy seeks his help with a homicidal maniac who’s been dubbed the Trinity Killer.

Drop Dead Diva | 9pm on Lifetime
“What if?”
Jane takes on a case where a woman believes she was switched at birth; Parker is nervous about being in the courtroom after a long absence.

America’s Best Dance Crew | 9pm on MTV | Season Finale
“Live Finale”
All of the crews return for group performances and the audience votes will determine if Afroborike or We Are Heroes are named America’s Best Dance Crew [GMMR: Based on the final routines and the audience reaction, I’ll be shocked if We Are Heroes doesn’t take this one tonight.]

Curb Your Enthusiasm | 9pm on HBO
“Vehicular Fellatio”
Larry deliberately tries to annoy Loretta; Larry profits from Leon’s indiscretion with the wife of a depressed friend.

Bored to Death | 9:30pm on HBO
“The Alanon case”
While trying to win back Suzanne, Jonathan is hired to follow a man and discover if he has been unfaithful.

Brothers & Sisters | 10pm on ABC | Season Premiere
“The Road Ahead”
Kitty harbors a secret that will shock the Walker family; Holly and Nora plan an engagement party for Rebecca and Justin; Tommy continues his spiritual journey in Mexico; Sarah looks for new business prospects in France.

Mad Men | 10pm on AMC
“Seven Twenty Three”
Betty becomes involved in local politics; a troubling incident leads Don to begin thinking about his future; and Peggy is on the receiving end of an exquisite gift.

Californication | 10pm on Showtime | Season Premiere
“Wish You Were Here”
Season 3 opens as Hank’s hands become increasingly full with Becca pushing the boundaries of independence and rebellion. In other events, Hank accepts a teaching position at a local college; and Charlie moves back in with Marcy despite the two being in the middle of a divorce.

Cold Case | 10pm on CBS | Season Premiere
“The Crossing”
The team reviews the 1966 shipboard killing of a young woman previously thought to have jumped overboard; Maj. Kitchener (Daniel Baldwin) stands trial for running Rush’s car off a bridge.

Entourage | 10:30pm on HBO
“Scared Straight”
Eric gets news from Drama about his latest fling; Terrance offers to sell Ari his share of the agency; Turtle prepares for Jamie-Lynn’s departure; Drama’s emotions get the best of him during an audition.

Army Wives | 10pm on Lifetime
“Shrapnel and Alibis”
Jeremy returns home after the bombing in Iraq; Joan says an emotional goodbye to Roland and Sarah Elizabeth; Pamela and Chase struggle to get along after she catches him in a lie.

Also playing…

  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition | 8pm on ABC | Season Premiere: The team travels to South Range, Wis., to help a decorated firefighter and his wife; actress Patricia Heaton volunteers; Five for Fighting performs.
  • American Dad | 9:30pm on Fox | Season Premiere:Steve is asked to sing the national anthem at the Langley Falls Veterans Day celebration.


5 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Sunday, September 27, 2009”

  1. seeleybaby on September 27th, 2009 3:16 pm

    Actually, I have still been watching and really enjoying Drop Dead Diva.
    It’s not always perfect, but does hit a lot of the right notes.

  2. Nicole on September 27th, 2009 4:52 pm

    seeleybaby, I was looking at your icon going, wtf is that? And suddenly it hit me…PVC pipes, rubber cement, significant glances, water everywhere…. Nice!! 🙂

    I’m really excited for Brothers & Sisters’ return! There was some disappointments for me last season, but I’m amazed that I’ve actually really missed the Walker clan over the summer. All I ask is, please, please, please more Scotty this year!! Luke McFarlane was way underused last season – his character has fallen into the hardly-seen Walker spouse trap and I will not stand for it!

  3. Sara on September 27th, 2009 7:44 pm

    I’m into Drop Dead Diva too. Plus David Denman is guesting as another lawyer and he and Jane are having a little romance. He looks good in a suit. 😉

  4. Alison on September 27th, 2009 9:30 pm

    Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters tonight!!!!

    On a different note, I went to the SYTYCD tour last night!!! It was AHMAZING! seriously I was freaking out the whole time. It was awesomeee!!

  5. darci on September 30th, 2009 3:48 pm

    I’ve been meaning to check out Drop Dead Diva for awhile, and after watching this week’s episode, I’m glad I did. I think Brooke Elliott is a really good actress – I had never heard of her before this show, but I came away impressed.

    I also really like the music selections. In the ending scene of the last episode they used Malbec’s “Free” which fit so well. Good job, Lifetime, you’ve actually produced one show worth watching. FYI you can check out that scene on YouTube at :