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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5, 2009 by  

Nothing good on tonight. I think I may just read a book and turn in early.


I could watch part one of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finale!! Can you believe that tonight is the last performance night of the season? I can’t. Cah-razy! I’m so very excited and I hope you are too. Dan and I will be watching together and getting out our final performance night SYTYCD podcast of the summer.

But of course SYTYCD isn’t the only show on the old tube tonight, here are a few highlights from tonight’s TV lineup. If I missed anything leave me a comment or tweet me at

So You Think You Can Dance | 8pm on Fox
Tonight the guys and the girls are paired up and the final four dancers will take the stage for the last time in competition. Your votes tonight will determine whether Jeanine, Kayla, Brandon or Evan is crowned America’s Favorite Dancer on tomorrow night’s results show.

Wipeout | 8pm on ABC
Former fan favorites return for an all-star episode in which contestants take on an obstacle course in hopes of winning the $50,000 grand prize. [GMMR: What? An All Star ep of WIPEOUT? Hilarious]

Leverage | 9pm on TNT
“The Fairy Godparents Job”
A clinic is forced to close because its funds were lost in a Ponzi scheme; the team goes after a corrupt investment banker who has money hidden from the authorities.

Dark Blue | 10pm on TNT
Ty and Dean team up to crush a rough-hewn Korean mob boss, but tension grows between the two undercover men when Ty works cautiously and Dean adopts a rash, less careful approach. [GMMR: Raise your hand if you are watching!]

The Philanthropist| 10pm on ABC
One of Phillip and Teddy’s college friends asks for help negotiating with Indian and Pakistani governments; Teddy goes missing.

Top Chef Masters | 10pm on Bravo
“Dietary Restrictions”
The five remaining chefs engage in a battle of burgers; guests actress Zooey Deschanel and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. [GMMR: Seems “Masters” was a bit of a bust for the fans.  But TOP CHEF will be returnning soon and so will SB and her weekly reviews.]

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Johnny Depp, Megan Fox (R 6/25/09)
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien:Sienna Miller, Steve Schirripa
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Wolf Blitzer, Rose Byrne
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live:Vanessa Hudgens, Eli Roth, Miike Snow
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Chris Kattan
  • Chelsea Lately: Elisabeth Moss, Chris Hardwick, Jo Koy, Renee Gauthier
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Ed McMahon*, Nick Jasenovec, Ida Maria (R 6/24/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Paul Giamatti
  • The Colbert Report: Kris Kobach

*Carson Daly is airing a repeat with the recently departed Ed McMahon? Odd, no?

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


6 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, August 5, 2009”

  1. Kimber on August 5th, 2009 11:16 am

    For me, tonight will be ALL about the SYTYCD finale performance night! I’ll even drink to that. I’ll be watching it alone, which will be sad, but I’ll be routing for my faves. I’m hoping you’ll have the play-by-play tomorrow, so I can watch the final episode of the season with my online SYTYCD friends!

  2. Nicole on August 5th, 2009 12:02 pm

    I’m watching Top Chef Masters even though it doesn’t compare the real Top Chef. I’ve become invested in the outcome though, because I absolutely adore Art Smith – I want to hang out with him!

  3. Randi on August 5th, 2009 1:07 pm

    I’m glad that I’m not alone in my love for Art Smith.

  4. Patty on August 5th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Def SYTYCD and some Leverage. I gave up on Dark Blue. It is not doing it for me. And some Chelsea with Chris Hardwick! When’s the next Big Brother update? Do you only do those on Friday?

  5. Lise on August 5th, 2009 3:15 pm

    I’m still holding onto Dark Blue, though I didn’t like last week as much as the week before. I think that once they give every player a showcase episode it will become more even in quality week to week.

  6. Grant on August 6th, 2009 2:06 am

    I watched all 3 episodes of Dark Blue that were in my DVR the other night. In 3 hours. I thought it was good. Will watch tonights ep tomorrow. I DONT do commercials