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What to Watch…Thursday, November 13, 2008

November 13, 2008 by  

Happy Thursday!!  We’ve got a big night of TV ahead of us.  Or should I say you’ve got a big night of TV ahead of you.  I, sadly, will probably miss a lot of television tonight.  My friend Stephanie arrived here in L.A. from Boston last night so I don’t think we’ll be crowding around the TV.  There’s a lot of exploring to do, restaurants to visit, and wine to drink.  But I’ll be sure to catch up on Hulu tomorrow.

We’ve got a fun day planned.  This afternoon we’re heading over to the Warner Bros lot to have lunch with a few of the press reps that provide GMMR with news tidbits, vids, etc.  A fab group of people so I’m looking forward to it.  Then Steph and I are going to jump in a golf cart and get a private tour of the WB lot – how fun?! Hopefully there will be a few celeb sightngs.  It’s going to be particulary heartbreaking to drive by the PUSHING DAISIES set knowing that today is their lst day of filming (not canceled yet but not picked up yet either).

Have I mentioned I love L.A.?  Yeah?  Ok, I just wanted to be sure.

On to tonight’s TV…

Ugly Betty | 8pm on ABC
Betty needs to stop an issue of Mode from shipping that could cause a PR nightmare for the magazine; after the city turns down Hilda’s permit for a legal business, she starts a clandestine beauty salon.

My Name is Earl | 8pm on NBC
Earl remembers his first wedding anniversary with Joy when Randy threw them a surprise party; killer bees trap Darnell, Catalina, Kenny and Patty the Daytime Hooker in a phone booth.

Survivor | 8pm on CBS
Survivor: MicronesiaA hard-fought reward challenge threatens to cause an upset; dirty laundry is aired at a heated tribal council; one castaway is voted out.

Smallville | 8pm on The CW
SmallvilleClark takes Chloe to the Fortress of Solitude so Jor-El can heal her after Brainiac replaces her memories with Kryptonian code.

Kitchen Nightmares | 9pm on Fox
Kitchen Nightmares Sammy, the owner of a restaurant in Stamford, Conn., is over $1 million in debt when he asks for chef Gordon Ramsay’s help; when Gordon criticizes the food, Sammy’s temper flares out of control. .

Kath & Kim | 8:30pm on NBC
Kath and Kim, NBCKath does not like the way Phil’s best friend treats him; Craig’s friend Derrick thinks that Kim has Craig whipped. [GMMR: Those of you who are watching…talk to me.  Is this show funny?  I’m confused how it got a full season pickup.]

The Office | 9pm on NBC
Michael is thrilled when David Wallace sends him on a business trip to Canada; Oscar and Andy become friends when Michael decides to bring them on the trip; Jim counts the days until Pam returns from art school.

30 Rock | 9:30pm on NBC
What to watch: 30 ROCKLiz and Jenna’s friend Claire (Jennifer Aniston) visits and falls for Jack; Tracy tries to cheer up Kenneth by turning one of his dreams into a reality.

Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
Sadie, one of Meredith’s oldest friends, becomes an intern at Seattle Grace; Lexie leads her fellow interns in unorthodox, secretive surgical training; a new surgeon brings rules and order to the OR..

CSI | 9pm on CBS
CSI what to watchThe team has a hard time investigating a shooting in Koreatown when none the witnesses will talk about the crime.

Supernatural | 9pm on The CW
SupernaturalRuby, Sam and Dean search for Anna, a woman who can hear angel’s conversations; Sam tells Dean what happened while he was in hell and how Ruby saved his life.

Life on Mars | 10pm on ABC
Life on MArs, ABCSam must diffuse a hostage situation at County Hospital where a gunman is trying to force a doctor to reverse a dangerous operation on his brother.

Eleventh Hour | 10pm on CBS
Eleventh Hour,CBSJacob is called to investigate when the frozen body of a woman is found on a beach on the hottest day of the year, with no visible signs of thawing.

ER | 10pm on NBC
ER What to Watch GMMRDr. Banfield tries to rescue a three-year-old girl from drowning in a lake; Gates tries to pull some strings to help a homeless war hero; Dr. Banfield remembers an experience at County when Dr. Green (Anthony Edwards) was treating her son.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | 10pm on FX
It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTo try to make their dreams come true, the gang decides to pay it forward and give an unlucky family an extreme home makeover.

Lots and lots to choose from. So tell me…what are YOU watching?

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7 Responses to “What to Watch…Thursday, November 13, 2008”

  1. Jen (HIMYM) on November 13th, 2008 6:52 pm

    Just to let some people know: here in Boston all ABC programming is delayed until after Jimmy tonight and tomorrow. Grey’s tonight and Life on Mars and Ugly Betty tomorrow. Booo! But it does make my TV viewing light tonight.

  2. Kimber on November 13th, 2008 7:40 pm

    For once, I’ll be watching “The Office” tonight, since Michael is going to Winnipeg! (Where I live!!). Unfortunately the cast didn’t really make the trip to Canada, but it will still be cool to *think* they were here, and see all the still shots and materials our government sent. Yay!

    Oh, and 30 Rock for sure!

  3. Lisa (aka lmr) on November 14th, 2008 12:55 pm

    Ugh, I am in Boston and didn’t realize that the shows were delayed, I thought it was everywhere. My DVR recently died so am not sure my series recordngs are all up and going. OMG..

  4. Toast with JAM on November 15th, 2008 12:39 am

    ER was soooo good! It made me miss the good ole days seeing all the cameos. Makes you realize just how much the personnel has changed at County General, just like a real job. It was a really well-written episode and I think they are doing this series justice the way they are ending it this year. Seeing Eriq LaSalle’s tribute to Michael Chriton was moving as well.

  5. Toast with JAM on November 15th, 2008 1:24 am

    One show that you never mention, not unexpectedly, is Criminal Minds. I really like this show a lot! It is like NCIS was for a while. One of those really good shows that flies under the radar. Glad to see that NCIS is being recognized now.

    Criminal Minds is getting better and better the way they incorporate personal parts of the agents into some of the cases and not just a straight procedural. This week’s episode was one of my favorites with Spencer’s parents and their 20-year old secret that broke up their family. The actor that plays Spencer (Matthew Gray Gubler, thanks imdb) is sooo good and definitely gives the show that “something” special. Him and Garcia are like the glue for that show. Shemar Moore is the eye candy for sure.

    It’s also nice that they have more than one strong female character. Most of the time they have their one token female, but this show actually has 3 and this week, with JJ going into labor they had 4!

    I feel such satisfaction when they find the unsub, which sometimes sometimes turns out really isn’t a bad guy. The episode with Frankie Muniz was so horrifyingly great. I’m surprised he didn’t get Emmy nominated for guest starring.

    Also, this show feels like a public service annoucement for the specific behaviors to look out for and the safety precautions to take in our homes to make us less likely to be a target of something bad.

    Watch it in the afternoon if you have to…just watch it!

  6. Toast with JAM on November 15th, 2008 1:27 am

    apologies that this is a Thursday-night thread and I’m talking about Criminal Minds which is on some other day. I don’t pay much attention to the schedules. I use my DVR and watch when I have time. Maybe it’s on Wednesdays? Just go find it!

  7. Chief Plonker on January 10th, 2009 11:42 pm

    I jus heard the best news ever while reading about a new show in the UK called Gordon Ramsay The Great British Food Fight. He has made new episodes of Ramsay’s kitchen Nightmares – the UK edition! This is the best show ever – can wait to see (download) them!