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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009 by  

Feeling a bit more like myself this morning.  After taking the red eye home, I was a bit of a wreck yesterday. It seems all I needed was a little IDOL to get me feeling back to normal. (Whatever normal is).

A big night of TV tonight…are you ready? I can’t hear you. I said ARE YOU READY?!

A few highlights from tonight’s TV lineup.

Survivor: Tocantins | 8pm on CBS
“It’s Funny When People Cry”

A contestant makes a devious move; a contestant is forced to beg for another chance after becoming an outcast

Bones| 8pm on Fox
“The Girl in the Mask”
Booth helps a detective friend from Japan after the man’s sister goes missing in Washington, D.C. During the ensuing investigation that leads to an escort service, Booth and Brennan discover the woman’s roommate has also disappeared. [GMMR: A round of applause for Seeleybaby who has been working overtime to review BONES – which seems to be on every day lately.]

Smallville | 8pm on The CW
Pretending she is the superhero Stiletto, Lois secures her star-reporter status by scoring exclusive interviews with the city’s newest crimefighter. Clark fears for her safety until she ably saves him from Kryptonite-wielding thugs.

Parks and Recreation | 8:30pm on NBC
“The Reporter”
Leslie invites a reporter to cover her park project, but the resulting article isn’t what she had in mind. Meanwhile, Tom sucks up to Ron. [GMMR: I have to catch up on last week’s episode.  Seems there are mixed reviews about this show. Hmm.]

The Office | 9:00pm on NBC
Michael’s new company has a hard time making early morning deliveries; the office struggles to get their expense reports in on time when Angela enforces Dunder Mifflin’s policy. [GMMR: Another great episode last week. Can’t wait for tonight! ]

Supernatural | 9pm on The CW
Jump the Shark”
Sam and Dean agree to meet with a 19-year-old man named Adam. Adam claims to be John Winchester’s son, but they suspect that he’s really a demon attempting to trap them.

Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
“Sweet Surrender”
While undergoing aggressive cancer treatment, Izzie focuses on planning Meredith and Derek’s wedding; Callie’s father visits; Owen looks for help with his PTSD. [GMMR: Something seems to have turned around in the writer’s room of GREY’S ANATOMY. Both this week’s and next week’s episodes are really strong.  Great performance. Better than normal writing. I may have even cried…a little.]

30 Rock | 9:30pm on NBC
“The Ones”
Jack shops for an engagement ring; Liz finds out that Elisa is keeping a secret; Jenna falls for an attractive EMT.

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“What You Do for Love”
Noah and Addison try to save a pregnant heart patient; Sam rethinks his friendship with Naomi; Violet’s pregnancy complicates Pete’s relationship with Lisa (Idina Menzel). [GMMR: You’ve got Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Audra McDonald in an episode and you can’t find a way to let them sing? Can’t the whole crew go to karaoke night or something? Oh and congrats to Idina and Taye who are expecting their first baby!!]

Southland | 10pm on NBC
“See the Woman”
Ben reveals the details of his past to his therapist and his training officer; when Dewey (C. Thomas Howell) is star-struck by a famous, self-absorbed actor (Tom Sizemore), he decides to party with him instead of booking him. [GMMR: Missed last week’s episode while I was away. I don’t want to fall behind. I really liked the first episode.]

Harper’s Island | 10pm on CBS
A supposed suicide puts the wedding guests and the locals on edge; Trish must make a decision about Hunter. [GMMR: Missed this one too.  I’m not sure I care as much. I’ll think about getting caught up. Raise your hand if you are watching HARPER’S ISLAND.]

Also playing…

  • My Name is Earl | 8:00pm on NBC: While trying to make things right with a local minister, Earl realizes that he and Randy have wronged the man more than once, making forgiveness harder with each revelation of a past misdeed.
  • CSI | 9:00pm on CBS: Catherine re-examines one of the first cases she worked on when a convicted felon claims the verdict was based on flawed evidence.
  • Hells Kitchen | 9:00pm on Fox: Chef Ramsay prepares dishes for the contestants to taste and re-create; a proposal is planned during the dinner service.

What does YOUR TV lineup look like tonight?

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9 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, April 23, 2009”

  1. Kimber on April 23rd, 2009 9:07 am

    Never been one for Private Practice, and I’m no longer a Grey’s viewer, but I did want to catch Idina’s guest ep – so thanks for the reminder! And wait … she and Taye are expecting? Whoa – that’s gonna be one adorable baby!

  2. Patty on April 23rd, 2009 10:29 am

    I am watching Harper’s Island. On Demand. Not live. I am not that into it…yet.

  3. SB on April 23rd, 2009 10:38 am

    OH MY GOD, SUPERNATURAL’S BACK! And The Office, 30 Rock, and (to a lesser degree) Parks & Rec! I love Thursdays so much that I refuse to cook, because I have to maximize the good times.

  4. Crentist on April 23rd, 2009 10:56 am

    We just watched Harper’s Island last week. I Loved all the hokey soap-opera drama! That, crossed with a silly, tame slasher mystery, and I will absolutely be watching again this week.

  5. Kelly on April 23rd, 2009 12:05 pm

    It seems like I might be in the minority but I’m really loving Harper’s Island. It’s not Supernatural scary but the idea of being hunted on an island by a killer and not even knowing it just completely freaks me out! Plus they have the best cast from everyones favorite tv shows. Henry from Ugly Betty, the real Ruby from Supernatural, Bobby from Supernatural and Psycho Derek from One Tree Hill. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

  6. SB on April 23rd, 2009 12:15 pm

    Kelly (and Crentist), you have just sold me on Harper’s Island. I’m going to catch up OnDemand-style.

  7. Alison on April 23rd, 2009 3:45 pm

    I’ve been watching Harpers Island and I really enjoy it and Southland. Yayyy Greys is on tonight!! I’m soo excited! and the Office P&R and 30 rock! its a good night haha

  8. Patty on April 23rd, 2009 4:36 pm

    Psycho Derek! Thanks Kelly! That was realy bugging me! I agree about being trapped on an island being scarry. I dont’ like the thought of being surrounded by water at all!

  9. Karen (Kath's sis) on April 23rd, 2009 7:05 pm

    Did you say something nice abiut Grey’s???????