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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010 by  

It’s time for the happy dance!!  The Olympics are over and TV is ours again! WOO HOO! Tonight’s TV lineup is filled to the brim  with fabulosity…I can’t stand it. Almost all of our favorite Monday night shows are back with new episodes.  Yes, it means havoc for our DVRs, but it’s ok. We’ve been there before, we know we can do it.

If our prime time line-up wasn’t packed with goodness, I wanted to remind all of you that might care that Robert Pattinson will be a guest on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON tonight. What will Rob Pattinson be bothered by this time?

So much to discuss, let’s get right to it. CAUTION: Tonight’s TV lineup is for real TV pros only. Don’t even attempt it if you don’t know what you’re doing.

How I Met Your Mother | 8pm on CBS
The gang tries to convince Ted that Tiffany (Carrie Underwood) is stringing him along. [GMMR: Get a sneak peek at tonight’s episode (warning: the video contains some ep spoilers) Watch: Carrie Underwood on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER]

Chuck | 8pm on NBC
“Chuck vs. the Fake Name”

Chuck must assume the identity of a dangerous assassin; Sarah tries to maintain a strictly professional relationship with Shaw.[GMMR: CHUCK is back! Tonight’s episode is fabulous. Check back later on in the day for my review of the next four episodes of CHUCK. Teaser…I fell in love with CHUCK all over again!!]

The Bachelor | 8pm on ABC
“The Final Decision”; “After the Final Rose”
Jake’s family meets the final two bachelorettes in St. Lucia; each woman has a final date with Jake; Jake makes his decision.; “After the Final Rose” | 10pm: Jake looks back on the final day in St. Lucia with the final two bachelorettes; the final two contestants discuss Jake’s decision. [GMMR: My money is on that he doesn’t propose to either girl. But at this point I guess I’m rooting for Vienna, ONLY because it would be hilarious to see people lose their collective sh#t.]

24 | 9pm on Fox
“Day 8: 1am-2am”
Turmoil with the Hassan family fans the flames of the increasingly urgent situation; Bauer closes in on a person of interest; a tense meeting between President Taylor and Omar Hassan takes an unexpected turn.

Law & Order | 9pm on NBC
“Steel-Eyed Death”;”Boy on Fire”
2-hours: A runaway teenager becomes a suspect after a family is found murdered at home; when a student’s burning body is found, Lupo and Bernard question the young person he mentored.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager | 8pm on ABC Family
Ricky talks to his mother about his abusive childhood. Elsewhere, George gets a makeover to achieve a more modern look.

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

Rules of Engagement | 8:30pm on CBS
Jeff discovers that a female colleague wants to have an affair with him; Russell tries to retrieve his phone from an apartment after a one-night stand.

Life Unexpected | 9pm on The CW
“Crisis Unaverted”
Baze competes against Ryan in a contest; Cate considers telling Ryan the truth about Baze; Lux helps Tasha find her mother. [GMMR: Show creator Liz Tigelaar tweeted that this was her favorite ep to date. Can’t wait!]

Two and a Half Men | 9pm on CBS
“Tinkle Like a Princess”
Charlie goes to Las Vegas and returns with his new wife, but it’s not Chelsea; and Chelsea’s dad visits with his boyfriend.

Make It or Break It | 9pm on ABC Family
“The Only Thing We Have to Fear”
Kaylie is torn about whether to compete with her team in the upcoming Chinese Invitational or listen to the National Committee and MJ, who tell her to back out of the meet. Elsewhere, Emily has to nail her new vault, but she has trouble staying focused because of Damon

The Big Bang Theory | 9:30pm on CBS
“The Excelsior Acquisition”
Sheldon misses an opportunity to meet comics mogul Stan Lee, who appears in a cameo, when he has to go to traffic court after getting a ticket because of Penny.

Greek | 10pm on ABC Family
“Your Friends & Neighbors”

A professor moves next door to the KT house, so the KTs make him a pledge. Elsewhere, Casey struggles with her law-school application, so she seeks advice from Katherine; and the Omegas discover a large sum of money is missing from petty cash.

Damages | 10pm on FX
“Don’t Forget to Thank Mr. Zedak”
Patty is under pressure to make progress in the Tobin case; Ellen uncovers new evidence about Louis Tobin’s death.[GMMR: Just when I get caught up I fall behind again. Dammit! Still haven’t seen last week’s ep of DAMAGES yet.]

CSI: Miami | 10pm on CBS
Horatio and Eric go to Los Angeles to clear Jesse’s name after accusations of evidence tampering arise; Horatio faces a dangerous element within the LAPD.

Also playing…

  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl | 10pm on Showtime: Belle resists the notion of a serious relationship; Bambi becomes engaged.
  • Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union | 10:30pm on Showtime: Lawyer; tennis coach; office worker; Supreme Court justice; a mother drops her son off at school; aspiring vampire.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Bill Murray, Ludacris
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Jamie Foxx, Lindsey Vonn, Brad Paisley
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: A new cast member from “Dancing with the Stars”, the new “Bachelorette”, Josh Turner
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Lauren Graham, Simon Helberg
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Robert Pattinson, Judah Friedlander
  • Chelsea Lately: Seann William Scott, Chris Hardwick, Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Eli Roth, Daniel Merriweather
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • The Colbert Report: Don Cheadle
  • Lopez Tonight: Dax Shepard, Nicole Eggert, New Boyz

Talk to me people…what will YOU be watching tonight? And HOW are you watching? What do you DVR and watch live?

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9 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, March 1, 2010”

  1. Angst vacation on March 1st, 2010 9:00 am

    I was going to watch Chuck but I am tired of angst and trapezoids. Since this week is a continuation of the rediculous storytelling of the Mask going to have to skip it. Sorry Chuck not this week.

  2. Give Me My Remote on March 1st, 2010 9:57 am

    So you’ve seen the episode? Not interested in any other development outside of Chuck and Sarah? Bummed you won’t be watching. I really loved tonight’s episode. Funny stuff. Zachary Levi is fantastic. Your loss.

  3. Nicole on March 1st, 2010 9:57 am

    Wooo! I’m so glad the Olympics are over (although I did get a lot of my Gilmore Girls re-watch accomplished over the last two weeks). I’m so so so excited for Chuck. I was perfectly fine with Chuck vs. The Mask and I’m excited to see how it plays out (especially that cryptic end shot of Shaw, paired with the Ring’s discussion of him). Don’t get me wrong, I had some issues with the episode, but not related to the romance storylines that most people seem to be hung up on.

    Angst vacation, you should really try not to let one episode of a show prevent you from enjoying it. These things go in cycles and just because it doesn’t go the way you want one week doesn’t mean it’s not going to turn around the next. I mean, it’s Chuck – there are twists and turns all the time. If you live and die by how one storyline is going, you’ll never be happy. Just go with the flow. Not to mention, if you are a fan of the show you should be watching every week – keeping the show on the air is only a possibility if the fans are watching. Fair-weather fans won’t help, so buck up! 🙂

    That said, also excited for LUX, HIMYM (although I’m not a Carrie Underwood fan, but I’ll watch anyway – see how that goes, Angst vacation?), BBT and Greek. Greek killed me last week – Katherine was so great! I love her on the show, and her pairing with Rusty was so unexpected yet played out so well! I have been thinking for a WHILE now that they were setting the stage for a Rusty/Ashley coupling, but maybe I’ve just been reading too much into it. Moving on…

    There’s too much to watch – I think I’ll be watching Chuck and LUX tonight and saving the rest for tomorrow. I love having too much to watch instead of not enough.

  4. spacyz on March 1st, 2010 10:22 am

    I enjoyed the olympics but am so glad to have the normal TV schedule back this week. I will be watching or at least recording Big Bang Theory, Chuck, HIMYM, and Life Unexpected. I gave up on 24 this season. What a disappointment.

  5. Angst Vacation on March 1st, 2010 10:44 am

    I understand the story they are telling with Chuck. But I don’t like Shaw and I have read a blog where they say if I am a fan of Sarah and Charah I might want to skip. Well I am, and Shaw is ruining my season and Sarah and Shaw is even worse. So if that is what this week is about then this is definately not for me. I am not a fairweather fan, I have seen every single episode but this whole love trapezoid is turning me off to the whole season. This is the worst arc they have done and I find myself asking the question why am I watching. If that is where this is going I will skip it. Next week sounds like a stellar episode, i will definately be watching that episode. Such promise for agreat season but they destroyed Charah and the show hasn’t been the same.

  6. Angst Vacation on March 1st, 2010 10:48 am

    If someone can tell me that the show will not flaunt Sarah and Shaw and she doesn’t share certain things with him then sure I will watch but if they cannot I see no reason to watch something that will irritate me immensly.

  7. Sara on March 1st, 2010 11:34 am

    I’m going to miss the Olympics but I’m glad to have real tv back. Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Make It or Break It, Life Unexpected and Big Bang Theory, here I come!

    And Lauren Graham on Craig is a must watch too. So excited for Parenthood tomorrow. It’s been too long since LG has been consistently on my tv.

  8. Billiam on March 1st, 2010 1:23 pm

    The Olympics gave me the chance to watch a season worth of Battlestar Galactica, and to start Dexter. So that’s nice.
    Excited for Chuck and HIMYM. Will watch 24 as well.

  9. Ryan on March 1st, 2010 2:26 pm

    Watching the entire CBS comedy line-up live, and DVR’ing Chuck to watch immediately after. I’m also DVR’ing Jay Leno’s return.