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What to Watch…Monday, August 11, 2008

August 11, 2008 by  

I’m not sure where you are, but here in Boston there’s a bit of chill in the air. Fall isn’t too far off – the TV screeners are starting to arrive, returning favorites are starting to air their end of season reruns. I’m trying not to get too excited, but come on…this is good stuff.

Since I was away all weekend, I haven’t really been paying much (ok, not any) attention to the Olympics. I’ve managed to jump on to NBC.com to see Michael Phelps in all his delish glory take home a few gold medals, but other than that I’ve seen bupkis. Hopefully I can watch a few competitions tonight. If only we all had as much time as President Bush on our hands to take in more of the events.

Tonight, NBC will be showcasing the following event: swimming; men’s gymnastics; beach volleyball; and men’s diving (among others)

High School Musical: Get in the Picture | 8pm on ABC
High School Musical: Get in the PicutreThe contestants get a lesson in how to express emotions without using words. Later, they separate into pairs to perform duets. [GMMR: Is anyone watching this show? It’s a question, not a judgement. If you are watching, leave a comment and let me know what you think.]

The Closer | 9pm on TNT
MeeVee RecommendsProvenza pretends to be a killer for hire in order to gather evidence against a woman who is planning to have her husband murdered, but Provenza’s job is jeopardized after his car is stolen along with all the evidence he had gathered for the case.

Saving Grace | 10pm on TNT
Saving Grace, Holly Hunter
A drunk driver collides with Grace’s car door and reveals a large amount of cash that had been hidden there by a previous owner, which leads to an investigation; the squad members are devastated to learn that Ham’s brother is missing in Afghanistan.

The Mole | 10pm on ABC | Season Finale
The MoleThe winner, the Mole’s last victim and the Mole are revealed in the fifth-season finale after all 12 players reunite. Will The Mole turn out to be Nicole, Mark or Craig? [GMMR: My money is on Nicole, but who do YOU think is the mole?]

Weeds | 10pm on Showtime
Weeds PickNancy and Esteban set aside time to spend with one another in the midst of their busy schedules; Nancy has a special talk with both Shane and Silas; Silas and Lisa add new items to the cheese-shop menu while Andy and Doug encounter El Coyote.

Rerun Central…
Some of my faves are in rerun mode tonight so I thought I would share a few with you. And remember, if you haven’t seen it it’s new to you!

  • The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS : Leonard lies to Penny to avoid hearing her sing a second time, but Sheldon extends the lie, which makes things worse, leading Leonard to produce a nonexistent cousin (D.J. Qualls).
  • How I Met Your Mother | 8:30pm on CBS: Ted decides to live life like Barney on St. Patrick’s Day, which probably involves activities that would make a saint blush.
  • Gossip Girl | 8pm on The CW: Georgina threatens to disclose details about Serena’s past; Blair and Jenny spread rumors about one another through Gossip Girl; Dan has information about Asher that Jenny ignores; Rufus turns to Lily for parenting advice.
  • Prison Break | 8pm on Fox: Michael heads back to shore up the escape tunnel, and T-Bag enlists Bellick to display his gladiatorial skills once again as the battle between Lechero and Sammy for control of Sona comes to a head.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles | 9pm on Fox: Sarah attempts to acquire new fake identities for herself and John. An old friend offers to help by putting her in touch with his nephew, a gang member. Meanwhile, John grows restless and sneaks out of the house to track down Charley Dixon.

What will YOU be watching tonight?

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3 Responses to “What to Watch…Monday, August 11, 2008”

  1. Kat on August 11th, 2008 12:45 pm

    Although I would love to be watching the Olympics and the finale of The Mole, I will instead be watching American Mall on MTV tonight (Neil from SYTYCD!).

  2. Kate on August 11th, 2008 2:50 pm

    I will be watching The Closer and will check out men’s diving on the Olympics.
    You mentioned fall and I am really looking forward to your Fall guide!!! When can we expect that? 🙂

  3. Give Me My Remote on August 11th, 2008 2:52 pm

    I wish I knew, Kate. The WGA strike affected pilot season so the news on the upcoming pilots is not flowing as it has been in years past. I’ve only received a few screeners so far. I think that more news will be out later this month…I hope.