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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009 by  

Everyone say Happy Birthday to my Dad!  It’s his big day today.

And it’s also a big day for me because it’s SYTYCD performance night (it doesn’t take much to make me happy). Our weekly SYTYCD party is on, and that means so is the SYTYCD edition of The TV Talk Podcast.  So tune in later tonight or early tomorrow to get Ducky and my’s take on tonight’s performance episode.

And even if you’re not a regular watcher of SYTYCD, you might want to tune in tonight as Ellen DeGeneres will be a special guest judge.

But of course there’s much more than SYTYCD on tonight, so here’s a few more shows for your consideration including LEVERAGE and DARK BLUE on TNT and TOP CHEF MASTERS on Bravo.

Here are a few highlights from tonight’s TV lineup. If I missed anything leave me a comment or tweet me at

Wipeout | 8pm on ABC
Log Roll, Wedge Turntables and Fender Benders are among the obstacles faced by a substitute teacher and a chef. [GMMR: Congrats to WIPEPOUT for being picked up already for a third season.]

So You Think You Can Dance | 8pm on Fox
Tonight the guys and the girls are paired up and the Top 8 dancers will take the stage for the second week of competition. Tonight’s special guests judges are Mia Michaels and Ellen DeGeneres.

Leverage | 9pm on TNT
“The Tap-Out Job”
Nate’s mates scheme against a crooked fight promoter. But their mark is on to the sting, forcing Eliot to enter the ring. Mixed-martial-arts fighters Ed Herman and Matt Lindland guest star.

I Survived a Japanese Game Show | 9pm on ABC
Contestants must immerse their heads in frigid water to catch dead fish with their mouths and compete dressed as babies to pour milk without spilling it as they compete to win the $50,000 grand prize.

Dark Blue | 10pm on TNT
“Guns, Strippers & Wives”
Ty goes undercover to take down a gun trafficker, but he breaks crucial rules by seeing his wife on her birthday, potentially blowing his cover. Carter must obtain a cool $100,000 to protect Ty’s mission—and save his life. [GMMR: Damn! I guess I missed the premiere of the show last week. I’ll try to catch it tonight but with SYTYCD it’s going to be tough.  Are any of you watching?! I need to hear from you.]

The Philanthropist| 10pm on ABC
Teddy tells his ex-wife about his business venture to Kosovo; Philip and A.J. fear that Teddy has taken on more than he can handle.

Top Chef Masters | 10pm on Bravo
“Trick in a Box”
The chefs display their talents in a grocery store; a mystery box holds the ingredients for the elimination challenge meal.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Tracy Morgan, Leslie Mann, Diane Birch
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien:  Mat Kearney
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Kelly Rowland, Jim Breuer
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live:  Zooey Deschanel, Rev. Al Sharpton, Jewel
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: The Mighty Boosh, Flo Rida
  • Chelsea Lately: Jewel, Heather McDonald, Chris Hardwick, T.J. Miller
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Adam Scott, Renee Gauthier, Cold War Kids (R 4/1/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Kevin Nealon
  • The Colbert Report: Matthew Waxman, Chris Anderson

What will YOU be watching tonight? Anything other shows you want to let people know about?


10 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, July 22, 2009”

  1. Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Joe Hosting on July 22nd, 2009 8:02 am

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  2. Sara V. on July 22nd, 2009 8:39 am

    Happy Birthday, Papa GMMR!

    Can’t wait for SYTYCD tonight. There is too much time in between episodes!

  3. grumpyoldman on July 22nd, 2009 9:42 am

    Majide, Papa GMMR!

  4. Patty on July 22nd, 2009 10:31 am

    Big week for birthdays! Happy bday Pops!

    Dark Blue. Watched the pilot and didn’t love it as much as Ducky but it’s a dark show and maybe I wasnt’ in the mood after SYTYCD last week. I’ll watch a couple more episodes and see if it grows on me.

    Can’t wait to hear all the SYTYCD talk. Tonight promises to be a great show!

  5. Kimber on July 22nd, 2009 1:26 pm

    Happy, happy, SUPER HAPPY birthday Kath’s Dad!! I hope it’s a good one!

    As for tonight’s TV … OMFG! I can hardly wait!!! I’m having a few friends over for SYTYCD, because Performance Night + Ellen DeGeneres + Mia Michaels = SYTYCD OVERLOAD!! But it’s going to be so fantastic, I can hardly wait. Having Mia AND Ellen together (both crushes of mine)?!? I just might have to explode tonight. But hopefully not!

    Oh – also YAY for the return of yours and Ducky’s SYTYCD podcast! Woo hoo!! So much goodness tonight!

  6. Lise on July 22nd, 2009 1:51 pm

    I really enjoyed the pilot for Dark Blue(and that’s not just because I want a Dean for my own). It might have been a different experience if I had gone straight from sytycd to it, but I like Leverage too… so I watched them both on a tape delay.

  7. Nicole on July 22nd, 2009 1:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Kath’s dad!!

    Just Top Chef Masters for me….but even that isn’t grabbing me nearly as much as I’d hoped. I’m v. much looking forward to the real Top Chef beginning in August. Is tonight’s SYTYCD the one with Katie Holmes’s tribute to Judy Garland or has that already happened? I’m kinda curious to see it – I’ve been watching The Creek on dvd lately and it’s making me miss pre-lobotomy Katie so badly!!! Remember when she had a personality? Good times…

    Summer is great and all but with the extremely mediocre weather we’re having this year, I’m almost starting to wish it away so we can get our shows back! (Almost)

  8. c on July 23rd, 2009 12:18 am

    oh i cannot WAIT to hear yalls podcast. i’m dying to know your thoughts and insights cuz tonight’s show was very interesting!

  9. Give Me My Remote on July 23rd, 2009 12:49 am

    C – The podcast has been recorded. We finished up around 11:40pm EST and then Dan and I sat in horrible traffic. There’s no way Dan will be able to get the podcast live tonight…perhaps in the morning!

  10. c on July 23rd, 2009 10:34 am

    oh i can wait don’t worry! I’m impressed that you guys record them the same night.