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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010 by  

We’re half way through the week, which means there is no better time than for a few laughs. That’s what my Wednesday night is all about.  I’m an ABC girl on hump day. MODERN FAMILY, COUGAR TOWN and yes, even UGLY BETTY.  But somewhere in there I’ll have to make some time for IDOL.

Not sure when I’m actually going to get around to watching these shows as tonight we’re recording the latest TV Talk Podcast with GMMR & Ducky. Obviously we’re going to be talking about LOST, but if you have any other suggestions or questions, be sure to leave a comment.

Check out some of the highlights of tonight’s TV schedule below and leave a comment to let me know what YOU are watching. Are you on Twitter? Let me know by messaging me @gmmrtv

Mercy | 8pm on NBC
“Can We Talk About the Gigantic Elephant in the Ambulance”
Veronica locks horns with Dr. Joe Briggs (James Van Der Beek), the arrogant new head of the ICU; Chloe tries to help a grieving widower.[GMMR: The Beek! I might have to find some room on the DVR tonight for The Beek’s first episode. Check out a sneak peek of James Van Der Beek on MERCY.]

Human Target | 8pm on FOX
A reformed thief needs Chance’s protection after he hunkers down in an isolated Canadian monastery to hide from his former associates, who are after a cache of religious relics—and revenge.

The Middle | 8:30pm on ABC
“The Yelling”
Frankie vows to stop yelling at the kids if they start following through on their schoolwork and chores; Mike takes a night job as a driver delivering snack cakes.

Modern Family | 9pm on ABC
“Moon Landing”
A visit from an old friend (Minnie Driver) leaves Claire feeling inadequate; Mitchell tries to help Gloria with some legal issues. [GMMR: If you haven’t seen the promos and don’t know what a ‘moon landing’ is yet, be prepared. Hilarious!]

American Idol | 9pm on NBC
“The Road to Hollywood”
The preliminary auditions conclude with a “Road to Hollywood” installment. Guest judges: Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain.[GMMR: I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is a compilation show. But who cares, next week is Hollywood Week!]

Criminal Minds | 9pm on CBS

The team profiles a con artist whose descent into mental illness is prompting him to kill people involved in his scams. Rebecca: Annabeth Gish. Agent Goldman: David Eigenberg.

(More of tonight’s lineup after the jump)

Cougar Town | 9:30pm on ABC
“All the Wrong Reasons”
An attractive tennis instructor gets between Ellie and Jules; Laurie turns to Travis to be her conscience; Andy and Grayson try to comfort heartbroken Bobby. [GMMR: When did this show become one of of those shows that I look forward to all day long? ]

Ugly Betty | 10pm on ABC
“Chica and the Man”
Wilhelmina discovers she has a drag queen impersonator; Betty’s blog wins an award; Marc runs his own photo shoot with a famous actress and director. [GMMR: Great…Betty’s had her blog for a week and she’s getting awards. Me? Nothing. Oh well. Look for Vanessa Williams real life brother to be playing Willie’s drag queen doppelganger.]

Psych | 10pm  on USA
“Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers”
Shawn and Gus join Shawn’s girlfriend on a rafting trip; Shawn suspects foul play when a member of the group goes overboard.

CSI: NY | 10pm on CBS
“Sanguine Love”

When a woman’s body, drained of blood, is found in Central Park, the CSIs jump-start an investigation that takes them into a subculture of vampirism.

Leverage | 10pm on TNT
“The Future Job”
Nate’s high-tech outlaws conjure up a plan to shut down a faux psychic (Luke Perry) who’s scamming his clients.

Nip/Tuck | 10pm on FX
“Virginia Hayes”
The teenage daughter of Escobar Gallardo seeks out answers about her late father; a seemingly common cosmetic procedure for a struggling actress leads to chaos.

Also playing…

  • Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials | 8pm on CBS: Showcasing popular Super Bowl commercials of the past; previewing 2010’s most-anticipated ads; Jim Nantz and Lara Spencer host in Miami.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Renner, Nneka, a Top Ten List presented by Paris Hilton
  • The Jay Leno Show: Jessica Biel, Jimmy Fallon
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Jason Segel (R 1/8/10)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Jessica Alba, Josh Topolsky, Harper Simon
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Dr. Phil McGraw, Nick Jonas, Demetri Martin
  • Chelsea Lately: Shorty Rossi, Mo Mandel, Heather McDonald, Josh Wolf
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: David Plouffe, Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, Metric (R 11/18/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Atul Gawande
  • The Colbert Report: Peter Cove, John Durant
  • Lopez Tonight: Billy Zane, Brandon T. Johnson, Fabolous

What will YOU be watching? Leave a comment or send me an update on Twitter (@gmmrtv).


6 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, February 3, 2010”

  1. Sara on February 3rd, 2010 10:51 am

    Wednesdays make me happy. 🙂

  2. Nicole on February 3rd, 2010 2:51 pm

    I have to agree on Cougar Town – when I first heard the title, I thought I’d hate it. But now I look forward to it – I love the whole cast and it’s hysterical. Except sometimes Cox needs to just say no to the Redbull.

    I haven’t seen any promos for MF, so now I’m definitely going to avoid them b/c I want to be surprised by the moon landing – no idea!

    For the podcast (yay! I LOVE the podcast!) these are the shows I’d especially love for you guys to cover: Vampire Diaries, Chuck, Supernatural (of course), NBC Thursday, Greek, White Collar and Life Unexpected. I’m DYING to discuss Friday Night Lights but I know it’s off limits until NBC starts airing it in April (I don’t know if you guys are even watching it now), so I’ll have to be patient.

  3. Stephanie P. on February 3rd, 2010 4:13 pm

    So excited for Psych tonight!

  4. Alison on February 3rd, 2010 5:23 pm

    I’ll be watching Modern Family, Cougar Town, Human Target, Mercy, American Idol, and Ugly Betty!

  5. toast with JAM on February 4th, 2010 5:31 am

    I’d love to hear about Chuck, Modern Family, White Collar, Burn Notice (just kidding Kath! I do watch, though), and I’d love a minute or two of Ducky giving his 2 cents on Biggest Loser. I started watching after he recommended it. Unfortunately, I’ll be skipping the Lost segment. I have only watched season 1 and have consciously avoided anything related to Lost ever since falling behind, so as not to spoil my future self when I someday watch the rest of the series. Right now my favorite channel seems to be USA. The shows I look forward to the most are Chuck, White Collar and (in the summer) In Plain Sight. Also, I’m going through Glee withdrawls and really enjoying Chris Colfer’s Twitter comments to keep me afloat until April. Did you see the one about his funeral? Hilarious.

  6. Give Me My Remote on February 4th, 2010 6:47 am

    Well we recorded the latest podcast and I think we’ve got you covered….kind of.

    We talked about this week’s CHUCK. We didn’t go into MODERN FAMILY other to say we love it (no new ep to discuss this week). We spent a few minutes talking about WHITE COLLAR in general. Mostly about last week’s ep because neither of us saw this week’s due to LOST. Dan discussed the BIGGEST LOSER/LOST scheduling issue. So that’s a lot of it….right?