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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009 by  

I love when Thursdays sneak up on me. We’ve got a great night of TV ahead of us.  But it’s strange. Although I didn’t watch either before this season, Thursdays just don’t feel complete without THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL (although both are repeats, if you need a brotherly fix). Can’t wait until January 21st for them to come back.

Speaking of coming back, FRINGE returns with all new episodes tonight.  I’ll never forgive myself for being out of work for a month and a half now and still not making the time to watch FRINGE. Well, I still have at least a few weeks before I’m back so maybe, just maybe, I’ll catch up on the show. No promises.

Of course, NBC has all the great comedies tonight.  I haven’t seen tonight’s THE OFFICE, but the episode synopsis alone sounds like it’s ripe with all kinds of awkwardness – just how I like my OFFICE. And if you’re a PRIVATE PRACTICE fan then you’re in for a treat as the show is a special 2 hours tonight. That’s lots of Taye Diggs my friends.

And what MTV show airing tonight has me giddy with excitement? Read on!

Here’s a look at highlights from tonight’s TV lineup. What shows are you most looking forward to tonight?

Flash Forward | 8pm on ABC
Demetri and Mark disregard Wedeck’s orders and pursue a woman claiming to have details of Demetri’s fate; Zoey learns the meaning of her flashforward.

Survivor: Samoa | 8pm on CBS
“Off With Their Heads”
The castaways bid on items that include food and an immunity idol. For immunity, the players take part in an endurance challenge. Also: Shambo dreams that Dave gets voted out; and Russell attempts to get Dave on his side.

Bones | 8pm on CBS
“The Gamer in the Grease”
The remains of a competitive gamer are found in a grease truck; Sweets, Hodgins and Jeffersonian intern Colin camp out for tickets to a movie premiere. [GMMR: If you follow me on Twitter, then you might know that I’ve been watching BONES almost every night. No, not on a mad dash to catch up. More like I have to watch whatever the folks do. But here in Boston the reruns are on at 7pm, just about the time we sit for dinner.  And may I just say that eating dinner and watching BONES just don’t go together. Yuck. Oh, and before I forget – next week we are having a LIVE BONES chat during the show. Mark your calendars.]

Community | 8:00pm on NBC
“The Politics of Human Sexuality”
Britta challenges Jeff to find a date for a night out with Pierce and his new girlfriend. Elsewhere, Annie learns about human anatomy in preparation for her health-fair presentation.

(The rest of Thursday night’s lineup is after the jump)

Parks & Recreation | 8:30pm on NBC
“The Fourth Floor”
After seeing Tom and Wendy at the courthouse, Leslie learns that Tom is getting divorced, so she organizes a night out on the town to cheer him up.

The Office | 9pm on NBC
“Scott’s Tots”
Michael must tell the truth when he realizes he cannot keep a promise he made to a group of kids 10 years ago; Jim starts an employee-of-the-month program to boost employee morale.

privatepractice_taye_thumbPrivate Practice | 9pm on ABC | Special Time, 2 hours
“The Parent Trap”; “Blowups”
Addison must perform a complex in-utero surgery; Naomi and Sam discover their daughter is growing up too fast; an explosion at Dell’s house sends Heather and Betsey to the hospital; a shocking family secret is revealed when Addison’s mother visits.

Fringe | 9pm on FOX
When a cargo ship runs aground, the shoreline is littered with bodies, each hosting a large squidlike creature. [GMMR: Like BONES, this is another show that should not be watched while eating.]

30 Rock | 9:30pm on NBC
“Dealbreakers Talk Show No. 0001”
Production begins on Liz’s new talk show, “Dealbreakers”; dealing with pressure from Devin, Jack tries to make “Dealbreakers” a success; Tracy tries to prove his commitment to his wife.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | 10pm on FX
“Mac and Charlie Write a Movie”
Dee gets a part in the new M. Night Shyamalan movie; Mac and Charlie see a perfect opportunity to sell their movie.

Also playing…

  • Jersey Shore | 10pm on MTV: Eight people come together for the summer to live and work in Seaside Heights. [GMMR: Now this my friends, is worth watching. I can’t wait!! If you’ve never experience the true Jersey Shore then you are in for a treat.  Laguna Beach this is not. It’s better!]
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County | 10pm on Bravo: Briana recovers from her breakup; Simon and Tamra attend a barbecue at the Gunvalsons; Gretchen flies to Michigan; Lynne settles into her new home.
  • The League | 10:30pm on FX: Pete and Kevin get stuck at a terrible Christmas party; Ruxin and Taco go to Chinatown on a mission

On the late night couch…

  • The Jay Leno Show: Morgan Freeman, Maxwell
  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Tina Fey, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Mika (R 10/14/09)
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: John Travolta, Rod Stewart
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: George Lopez, author David Bianculli, magician Jason Hudy
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashley Greene, Honor Society
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Robin Williams, Rashida Jones (R 11/26/09)
  • Chelsea Lately: Chris Colfer, Ross Mathews, Chris Franjola, Christina Pazsitzky
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Charlie Hunnam, Erin Hamlin, Phoenix (R 10/14/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Michael Specter
  • The Colbert Report: Sec. Janet Napolitano
  • Lopez Tonight: Laurence Fishburne, Los Lobos

Which shows will YOU be checking out tonight? Leave a comment and let me know.


4 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, December 3, 2009”

  1. shump on December 3rd, 2009 9:47 am

    I have no idea what I’m watching live yet, but these are the show tonight that will be watched in time.

    Private Practice (2hrs)
    Parks & Recreation
    The Office
    30 Rock
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

  2. Michele on December 3rd, 2009 10:59 am

    Bones is on the top of my list of things to catch up with on Netflix. And the Jersey Shore thing scares me – I understand that most of the cast are from Staten Island (since most of us have spent time down the shore at one time or another…), and as a Staten Islander I am very afraid that they have picked the stereotypically worst people they could find. I promise not all of Staten Island is like you see it on tv!!!

    Yay for a new Office! And Survivor has been good this season.

  3. spacyz on December 3rd, 2009 11:22 am

    I sympathize with you watching Bones during dinner. I can’t do that. I enjoy the show, but I think it is probably the grossest one on TV. That says a lot, considering I also watch CSI, Dexter, and quite a few graphic shows. I can handle Dexter’s straight-forward killing with lots of blood easier than the weird and disgusting cases on Bones.

  4. Katrina on December 3rd, 2009 3:10 pm

    As a lifetime resident of the jersey shore I cannot urge people enough to NOT WATCH this show. Gah. Absolutely terrible torture for those of us who actually live here.