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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 9, 2009 by  

You gotta love these short weeks.  It’s already Wednesday! And it’s Wednesday on the brand new Fall TV season which means I’m jumping out of my skin with excitement. Why? Well, I’ve got two words for you – SYTYCD & GLEE (ok technically not two words but just go with it)!

Although it just a few weeks ago that Jeanine Mason was crowned the S5 champion, the best dance show on TV is back tonight to kick off it’s sixth season.  We’ve got almost a month of auditions before we get to the real competition, but I’m ok with that.  Just to think – Cat Deeley – back on TV in just a matter of hours. Welcome back SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

And in what is probably the most long awaited second episode of the Fall season, we finally get a new episode of GLEE tonight. This is can’t miss TV! Here’s to hoping all the promotion effort Fox has put behind the show has paid off.  With Obama on most of the networks, GLEE has a chance for a big night. Fingers crossed! Later today, an all-new TV Talk Podcast will be posted during which Dan and I spend a fair amount of time talking about GLEE – what works, what they could be doing better, and how much we worship Chris Colfer (just wait, you will too).  We’re careful not to spill too many spoilers, so I think it’s safe for everyone to listen.

After all this, the least you could do is tell me what shows YOU will be watching tonight!

Presidential Address | 8pm on ABC, NBC, CBS
After months of criticism that he has failed to outline a specific health care reform plan, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress tonight in a speech aides say will be to the point. At stake for the president: getting Democratic factions on board with his plan and convincing Americans of the need for health care reform [GMMR: I grabbed that blurb from Read it over a few times and see if it doesn’t sound like an episode of a reality show to you. Clearly Obama has won HOH.  But who will win the healthcare POV? Ha! Ha!]

So You Think You Can Dance | 8pm on Fox | Season Premiere
“Season 6”
The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE team start their journey across the country to find America’s favorite dancer. One of tonight’s featured audition cities will be Boston, MA. Cat Deely hosts.

America’s Next Top Model | 8pm on The CW | Season Premiere
“How Short Can You Go; The Early Bird Gets a Makeover”
Fourteen contestants, who are 5-feet-7-inches or shorter, move into their home in Los Angeles; the contestants receive makeovers.

Glee | 9pm on Fox | Season Premiere
The club performs for the first time in front of the school population; Sue Sylvester sends the “Cheerios” to infiltrate the group.

Ghost Hunters | 9pm on SyFy
“I am Not Guilty”
The team investigates alleged paranormal activity at the Essex County Jail in New Jersey. [GMMR: For what it’s worth, I can’t even have this show on the background. I don’t know how you people watch this and still sleep through the night.]

Top Chef: Las Vegas | 10pm on Bravo
“Vivre Ls Vegas
The contestants pair up to create the perfect French dish for acclaimed chefs Joël Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Laurent Tourondel and Jean Joho.

Leverage | 9pm on TNT
“The Lost Heir Job”
The con is on when Nate’s justice league targets a shady lawyer who’s out to wrest control of his client’s estate. Parker moves to the forefront of the scheme, masquerading as a long-lost daughter. Jeri Ryan and Peter Riegert guest star.

Dark Blue | 10pm on TNT
Jaimie revisits her dark past when she goes undercover as her former self in a mission to crush a big-shot smuggler. For the case to succeed, she must reconnect with a bygone acquaintance—and ask a big favor of her boyfriend.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Jay-Z, Martha Stewart, George Jones
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Tom Arnold, Reba McEntire
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Danny DeVito, Audrey Tautou
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kathy Griffin, Ryan Kwanten, Brendan Benson
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah, Ed Westwick
  • Chelsea Lately: Aaron Carter, John Caparulo, Donnell Rawlings, Arden Myrin
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Sig Hansen, Derek Dunfee, Diane Birch (R 6/16/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Pre-empted
  • The Colbert Report: Pre-empted

This is where I turn it over to YOU! Share with us what YOU are watching tonight!


3 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, September 9, 2009”

  1. Kimber on September 9th, 2009 9:24 am

    GLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! That pretty much sums up my Wednesday night excitement. Oh, and SYTYCD too. And the results show for SYTYCD Canada. Phew! Wednesdays are going to be spastic! Especially in two weeks, when Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU return too. Oy.

    Chris Colfer is lovely, so I can’t wait for your newest TV Talk Podcast, to hear you gush about his awesomeness. In fact, that entire cast is lovely!

  2. Cathy on September 9th, 2009 11:31 am

    wow, how mad would you be if you were an actual model height girl wanting to do ANTM this year and got turned away because you were TOO TALL? tyra is taking crazy pills.

  3. Lisa (aka lmr) on September 9th, 2009 12:54 pm

    Tonight is going to be legen — wait for it — dary!!!!!!!!!!

    Too much TV, too little time for tonight.