Tonight's TV Spotlight...Monday, January 19, 2009 - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009 by  

Time to clean out the TiVo because you’ve got a lot of TV ahead of you tonight. Are you prepared? I can’t say that I am, but I’m going to try my very best.

If the normal Monday lineup wasn’t crowded enough, Fox has decided to move HOUSE to Monday nights.  I can’t say that I’m too pleased with Fox right now.  Seriously, Mondays?!  As much as I love HOUSE it might be regulated to ‘watching online’.  What?  What am I supposed to give up? Chuck? Gossip Girl? The Big Bang Theory? How I Met Your Mother?  It’s just all too overwhelming.

What will YOU be watching tonight?

The Bachelor | 8pm on ABC
Jason surprises one of the single mothers by inviting her child to join them for a day out; Jason and one of the women enjoy a private performance by Kate Voegele; the women are asked to speak honestly about each other at the rose ceremony.

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Friendship Algorithm”
Here’s a conundrum to baffle the guys: Sheldon’s intelligence, which renders him socially awkward, is also the source of his new scientific procedure for making friends.

House | 8pm on Fox
House and the team try to diagnose a man living with severe, chronic pain; Thirteen and Foreman explore their complicated relationship; Cuddy discovers that caring for her baby leaves her with little time to run the hospital.

Gossip Girl | 8pm on The CW
“You’ve Got Yale!”
Constance Billard and St. Jude’s students find out who is worthy of early admission to Yale University; Serena bonds with a new teacher (Laura Breckenridge); Chuck teams up with an unlikely ally in his war against Jack. [GMMR: With all the Gossip Girls fans on this site I thought for sure someone who have something to say about the Gossip Girl Spinoff.  No?]

How I Met Your Mother | 8:30pm on CBS
“Three Days of Snow”
Lily and Marshall try to continue their airport reunion tradition; Barney and Ted offer to keep MacLaren’s open during a blizzard so they can meet up with some college girls. [GMMR: I wonder if HIMYM will gloss over the Barney/Robin story this week. I don’t want it to be the focused but I hope it’s addressed.]

The Secret Life of the American Teenager | 8pm on ABC Family
“The Father and the Son”

Ricky’s abusive dad (Bryan Callen) arrives in town with a proposal for how Ricky should handle impending fatherhood, and Amy starts to seriously consider giving the baby up for adoption

24 | 9pm on Fox
“Day 7: 12:00PM – 1:00PM”

Jack takes matters into his own hands; Renee Walker copes with a volatile investigation; Larry Moss has to keep a close eye on his team.

One Tree Hill| 9pm on The CW
“We Change, We Wait”

Lucas and Julian try to choose a director for their movie; Peyton has mixed feelings about a gift from Lucas; Brooke deals with relationship issues.

Kyle XY | 9pm on ABC Family
“Psychic Friend”
Kyle is worried about Amanda following a psychic’s dire prediction; Lori is upset by Hillary’s prom kiss with Declan. [GMMR: Anyone reading this a Kyle XY watcher? Stand up and be counted!]

Also playing…

  • Two and a Half Men | 9pm on CBS: Judith is pregnant with a baby girl and Alan is convinced he is the father; Jake is in a contentious mood and Charlie thinks he knows why.
  • Worst Week | 9:30pm on CBS: When Sam sees a litter of puppies being born, he worries he might not be able to handle the birth of his own child.
  • CSI: Miami | 10pm on CBS: When a murder occurs during a horse race, Horatio discovers that Ryan has a personal connection to the case.
  • True Beauty | 10pm on ABC: Contestants think they are competing during a photo session, but are actually being judged on compassion and sportsmanship; the losing team faces elimination in the Hall of Beauty.

GMMR’s Useless Tidbit of the Day…

“In 1801, 20 percent of the people in the United States were slaves.”


2 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, January 19, 2009”

  1. Nicole on January 19th, 2009 4:56 pm

    :(…..Every time I see a Monday lineup without Chuck it makes me sad. I only have three shows tonight (HIMYM, BBT and GG) and Mondays just seem empty without it. Especially when you have a really crappy Monday and you just want to go home and watch some good tv, and maybe laugh at some Chuck/Morgan/Awesome goodness, and have I mentioned that I MISS CHUCK?!?!?!

    Sorry, venting over. 🙂 On the bright side, Barney Stinson is here, so yay – that’s something. And I agree with GMMR – I hope they address it at least a little, or it would just be weird. Plus, Barney’s so adorable when he’s tormented. Oh…and this is TOTALLY off topic, but did anyone catch SNL this weekend? After NPH’s awesomeness last week, wow – what a letdown!! The writing on the show is sooooo inconsistent. Weekend Update is always good, but the rest……jeez. Not even Fleet Foxes could save it.

  2. Sara on January 19th, 2009 11:03 pm

    Just started tuning into HIMYM. Well, kind of. Since Lifetime has started airing eps, that’s where I’ve caught them. But I did watch the CBS airing today too. Are you proud? It’s pretty funny but my main question is, has anyone tried the Kahlua/root beer mixture that was mentioned in a Halloween episode? Does it really taste like tootsie roll? I’m incredibly curious.