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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28, 2009 by  

It’s just another manic Monday.  And if you don’t believe me, check out the TV schedule below.  If you haven’t left for work/school/life yet, be sure to double check that DVR to make sure everything is in fine working order. I heard so many stories last week from GMMR readers who were betrayed by technology and missed out on their favorite shows.  My DVR is set. I’m ready to go. (I think…let me check just one more time).

How I Met Your Mother | 8pm on CBS
“Double Date”
Ted realizes that the girl he goes on a blind date with is actually someone he dated years earlier, and that they still have nothing in common..

House | 8pm on FOX
“Epic Fail”
House has surprising news for Cuddy; an ailing video game creator opts for treatments suggested by people on the Internet rather than listening to the doctors; Foreman tries to get House’s job.

Dancing with the Stars | 8pm on ABC
Celebrities are paired with professionals in a ballroom-dance competition, with one pair typically eliminated each week. This week director Baz Luhrmann serves as a guest judge. Competitors include Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Irvin, Chuck Liddell and more.

Heroes | 8pm on NBC
While facing the unexpected consequences of his heroic acts, Peter meets a reluctant new hero (Deanne Bray); Claire tries to adjust to college life and the revelation of her ability; Samuel does everything in his power to recapture memories of Joseph.

(the rest of tonight’s TV spotlight is after the jump)

One Tree Hill | 8pm on The CW
“Hold My Hand as I’m Lowered
Nathan and Clay disagree on how to handle the scandal; Haley starts to question Nathan’s loyalty; Brooke and Quinn organize a photo shoot; Julian receives an interesting proposition from Alex.

Accidentally on Purpose | 8:30pm on CBS
Billie finds something surprising when she snoops through Zack’s belongings in an effort to get to know him better.

Two and a Half Men | 9pm on CBS
“Whipped Unto the Third Generation”
Charlie’s house is taken over by women when Chelsea convinces him to let Alan’s girlfriend move in.

Gossip Girl | 9pm on The CW
“The Lost Boy”
Blair and Chuck both set their sights on an item for bid at Sotheby’s; Serena thinks Carter is up to his old habits; Georgina becomes interested in Dan; Vanessa grows suspicious of Scott.

Greek | 9pm on ABC Family
“Down on Your Luck”
Casey and Ashleigh work to raise the ZBZ house rank; Rusty and Jordan examine their relationship.

Trauma | 9pm on NBC | Series Premiere
Tragedy hits close to home for the trauma team at San Francisco City Hospital, changing the lives of everyone in the group. [GMMR: Here’s a first look at TRAUMA.  I didn’t love it, but it is from the creators of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS so maybe there will be something there? Unfortunately, it’s on Monday night so I don’t think I’m going to have the time to give it a far shot.]

Lie to Me | 9pm on Fox | Season Premiere
“The Core of It”
A woman (Erika Christensen) with multiple personalities may be either a killer or a murder witness; the Lightman Group must interrogate a possible Supreme Court nominee.

The Big Bang Theory | 9:30pm on CBS
“The Jiminy Conjecture”
Penny and Leonard try to recover from an awkward hookup; Howard and Sheldon make a high-stakes bet.

Castle | 10pm on ABC
“The Double Down”
When two murders take place on the same night, Castle bets that he and Beckett can solve their case before Esposito and Ryan can solve the other one, but strange twists force the teams to work together.

CSI: Miami | 10pm on CBS |
“Hostile Takeover”
Horatio must submit to a gunman’s bizarre request in order to save hostages when the lab is attacked.

Also playing…

  • Lincoln Heights | 8pm on ABC Family: Bishop returns for revenge; Charles makes a decision about the money.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 | 9pm on TLC: Kate and the girls go for a carriage ride and visit a tearoom.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Felicity Huffman, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Avett Brothers, a Top Ten List presented by Brody Jenner
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Drew Barrymore, jockey Joe Talamo, Paramore
  • The Jay Leno Show: Bill Maher, Brad Paisley & Sheryl Crow
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Chris O’Donnell, Paula Poundstone
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: David Duchovny, Kimbo Slice, Dirty Projectors
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Courteney Cox, Jessica Capshaw, “Dancing with The Stars” castoff Ashley Hamilton (R 9/23/09)
  • Chelsea Lately: Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross, Ross Mathews, Christian Finnegan
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Jesse Metcalfe, Caleb Aero, Metric (R 9/15/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
  • The Colbert Report: Sheryl WuDunn

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


6 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, September 28, 2009”

  1. Alison on September 28th, 2009 10:26 am

    Tonight I’ll be watching liveish (meaning I start 15 minutes after it started so I don’t have to watch commercials lol) HIMYM, House, and Gossip Girl. I’ll Tivo Lie to Me, Greek, and Castle, then I’ll catch OTH and Trauma online. Geez, Mondays are reallyy busy.

  2. Lise on September 28th, 2009 1:13 pm

    I don’t know which will be online and which will be live, but I plan to catch HIMYM, House, Lie to Me, Castle, and Gossip Girl. Everything else just doesn’t interest me. I don’t know if Trauma will be any good, but the commercials make it look absolutely horrid. I’ll catch greek on dvd

  3. MikeH on September 28th, 2009 2:47 pm

    I’ll watch HIMYM and Big Bang for sure. Just to finish out the hour I’ll watch Accidentally on Purpose, although the pilot was just kind of – meh. I’ll give Trauma a try. Still need to catch up a couple of shows from last week and Tuesday and Wednesday is packed.

  4. Toast with JAM on September 28th, 2009 3:55 pm


    Mondays are easy for me

  5. Sarah (seeleybaby) on September 28th, 2009 8:10 pm

    8:09 PM. Is anyone else watching HIMYM right at this moment? There hasn’t been any volume for any dialogue. Maybe that’s on purpose? Haha, the one night i decide to give this show a shot, i have no idea what is going on.

  6. Give Me My Remote on September 28th, 2009 8:24 pm

    Someone in Ohio just said the same thing. The volume is fine here in Boston.