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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009 by  

I’m back!!


After being without a computer for almost a week, the kind people at the Apple Store finally gave me back my baby last night.  He has a nice new keyboard and everything.  Here’s to hoping he’s all better…for good.  As pathetic as it is, I’m really at a loss without my computer.  Blogging from my iPhone just isn’t all that fun.

So we’re back. But given the overwhelming Sunday night lineup, I think it’s going to take until later tonight to get all caught up.  We’ll have thoughts on TRUE BLOOD and MAD MEN later this morning, but I haven’t even made my way to the DVR to see AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW, HUNG, or ENTOURAGE yet.  We sure are spoiled on Sunday’s, no?

It’s just about the perfect time to get my computer back because later today I’m going to be heading out to see the cast of GLEE. They’ll be doing press as part of their first stop on the GLEE summer tour.  I’m not sure exactly what the press situation will be like but I’ll do my best to cover what I can.  Be sure to follow my Twitter updates for the latest from the GLEE tour.  More later on this great event.

On to tonight’s lineup.  A lot to choose from.  Set those DVRs wisely.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire | 8pm on ABC
Contestants answer trivia questions to win cash; Patricia Heaton plays for charity; author Jodi Picoult is the lifeline expert. [GMMR: Now normally I’m not that excited for ‘Millionaire’, but when my favorite author (next to Billy Shakespeare) is the lifeline, I might just have to tune in. Go Jodi!!]

The Secret Life of the American Teenager | 8pm on ABC Family
“Hot Nuts”
When Amy and Adrian’s quarreling begins to get out of hand, it’s up to Ricky to step in and try to alleviate the situation.

Make it or Break It | 9pm on ABC Family
“Where’s Kaylie?”
Carter tells the truth about his infidelity; the girls search for Kaylie on the night before leaving for Nationals.

The Closer | 9pm on TNT
“Maternal Instincts
A shooting leaves one dead and one person critically injured; Brenda and Fritz fight over how to handle Charlie; Provenza makes a big life change.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 | 9pm on TLC
“Battleship & Barber”
Kate takes the boys to explore the battleship USS North Carolina; Kate brings the boys to a barbershop for haircuts. [GMMR: Meanwhile Jon hops around the country with a different hoochie on his arm each night. Oddly enough, they are all named “Kate”.]

Raising the Bar | 10pm on TNT
“Bobbi Ba-Bing”
Jerry defends an inmate charged with stabbing another inmate; Richard works with Ashley, a new public defender, on a case involving a homeless man arrested for panhandling.

Weeds | 10pm on Showtime
“Ducks and Tigers”
Esteban’s daughter arrives, leaving Nancy with a whole new set of problems to deal with; Andy and Audra revel in a day’s worth of quality time together; Celia engages in some sexual exploration, while Dean, Isabelle and Doug plot revenge against her.

Nurse Jackie | 10:30pm on Showtime
Kevin buys a replacement for Jackie’s destroyed wedding ring; the new automatic pill dispenser leads to the hospital downsizing Eddie; and an injured movie critic (Victor Garber) is given the wrong dose of a painkiller and slips into a coma. Meanwhile, Coop breaks up with his girlfriend.[GMMR: FANTASTIC episode tonight.  It’s hilarious (please give Merritt Wever some acting award STAT!) with a big ol’ twist. Oh any Spy Daddy, Victor Garber – you can’t go wrong with that man!]

Also playing…

  • How I Met Your Mother | 8pm on CBS: Ted walks into the apartment and finds Robin’s date sitting on the couch naked. [GMMR: I know I don’t usually spotlight reruns, but the “Naked Man” episode of HIMYM is classic.  It shouldn’t be missed…even in repeats.]
  • Great American Road Trip | 8pm on NBC: The three remaining families travel to California and try to secure a spot in the final two.
  • Dating in the Dark | 9pm on ABC: The participants try to determine their most compatible match by looking through the opposite sex’s cars.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Ripert, Robert Cray
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Adam Sandler, Peter Sarsgaard, Kate Voegele (R 7/20/09)
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Rashida Jones, Jose Andres, Jim Breuer (R 7/24/09)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Conrad, the Fray (R 6/18/09)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Teri Hatcher, Danica Patrick, Daughtry (R 7/17/09)
  • Chelsea Lately: Jason Aldean, Jamie Kaler, Loni Love, John Caparulo
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Matthew McConaughey, Kaley Cuoco, Ida Maria (R 5/8/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: David Cross
  • The Colbert Report: Bill McKibben

Talk to me people…what will YOU be watching tonight? For the latest TV from GMMR, follow me on Twitter.


2 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, August 17, 2009”

  1. Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, August 17, 2009 | Joe Hosting on August 17th, 2009 6:48 am

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  2. c on August 17th, 2009 9:46 am

    wow i threw up in my mouth a little bit at the episode title for this week’s “secret life of the american teenager.”

    p.s. did anyone see the commercial for this week’s jon & kate? it was the tackiest thing ever, maybe a new low for TLC. the announcer said “the battle lines are drawn, and it’s kate’s turn…” meanwhile the kids cheerfully explored a battleship wearing navy sailor hats. ummm….divorce allusion turned product placement? not ok.