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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 by  

Monday night isn’t for amateurs. We’re talking professional grade television addicts only. Last Monday was your chance to give things a shot, but this evening, it’s decision time. I know what my night of TV looks like. Do you?

Now that you’ve had a week to figure it out, let us know what your Monday watch/DVR/skip schedule is shaping up to be.

Chuck | 8pm on NBC
“Chuck Versus the Suitcase”
There are crimes of fashion when Chuck and Sarah go undercover in Milan to seize a high-tech weapon during Fashion Week, but Chuck soon recognizes a flaw in his relationship with Sarah. Meanwhile, Morgan discovers a vulnerability about the new Buy More; and Casey futilely tries to make his home in Burbank. Karolina Kurkova, Lou Ferrigno and Isaiah Mustafa guest star. [GMMR: The Old Spice guy as Greta! Look…I’m on a Morgan! ]

How I Met Your Mother | 8pm on CBS
“Cleaning House”
The gang helps Barney move his mom out of her home and they learn that she has lied to him about events throughout his life; Robin builds Ted up to go a blind date.

90210 | 8pm on The CW
“2010 Vision”
Naomi turns to sleeping pills to combat nightmares about her rape; Silver is invited to Mr. Cannon’s place to see a documentary; Teddy indulges in a drunken hookup; Annie gets a compelling offer from her boss; Dixon discovers his assumptions about Ivy were wrong.

Dancing with the Stars | 8pm on ABC
The remaining 11 couples perform. Competitors include Florence Henderson, Bristol Palin, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Rick Fox, Kurt Warner and Jennifer Grey.

House | 8pm on Fox
A 14-year-old (Alyson Stoner) with a terminally ill brother collapses during a skateboarding competition. Meanwhile, House and Cuddy confront the workplace ramifications of their relationship; and in the clinic, House must deal with an elderly man and his son.

Gossip Girl | 8pm on The CW
“The Undergraduates”
Blair begins her studies at Columbia and seeks entry into a prestigious social club. Elsewhere, Serena develops a distrust of Juliet, who she suspects is deliberately wreaking havoc on her life; and Rufus’ concerns about Dan compel him to take action.

Lone Star | 9pm on Fox
“One Every in Family”
Bob recruits his dad to help him with the wind-farm scheme. Meanwhile, Lindsay begins to suspect that she doesn’t know Bob as well as she thought; and Cat is compelled to continually bail her brother out of trouble. [GMMR: If you were planning on watching LONE STAR, I’d watch tonight. Regardless of the dismal ratings, I plan to enjoy my favorite new show of the fall.]

The Event | 9pm on NBC
“To Keep Us Safe”
Following the plane incident, the president’s men scramble to figure out what happened; Sterling has Sophia taken into custody; and the conspiracy’s web snares an FBI agent, Collier (Heather McComb), and a mercenary, Carter (D.B. Sweeney). In other events, a shadowy man named Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.) comes forth with information about the detainees.

Mike & Molly | 9:30pm on CBS
“First Date”
Molly gets a cold before her very first date with Mike, but her decision to take cold medicine before the outing turns out to be a bad choice when she’s not quite herself.

Castle | 10pm on ABC
“He’s Dead, She’s Dead”
Castle and Beckett hunt for a psychic’s murderer while debating the validity of her profession. Then they receive a letter from the victim written the day of her death predicting her demise, but it could be the work of the killer.

Hawaii Five-0 | 10pm on CBS
Following the abduction of a former NSA cyberterrorism expert, Dano, Steve and the team must rescue the man and in doing so prevent a breach of national security.

Chase | 10pm on NBC
A case involving the murder of a state trooper’s son puts the team on the trail of fugitive Eduardo “El Lobo” Lopez (Robert LaSardo), whom they discover is on the lookout for a couple who are believed to be holding something he is desperate to regain.

Weeds | 10pm on Showtime
“A Shoe for a Shoe”
To retrieve her kidnapped son, Nancy has a showdown with Cesar in a Skee-Ball museum. Meanwhile, Andy and Silas anxiously await word at a nearby diner and contemplate offering her assistance, not knowing that Shane and Doug are currently under Ignacio’s watchful eye at the same eatery.

The Big C | 10:30pm on Showtime
“Taking Lumps”
A lump discovered on Cathy’s lower back needs to be removed, but when a disoriented Marlene doesn’t arrive to pick her up after surgery, Cathy phones Lenny for a ride. Elsewhere, Sean moves into his sister’s backyard after getting mugged, and Adam and Paul clean up in a local bathtub race, which goes a long way in getting Paul and Cathy back together, but when he mentions his fling with Tina the whole reconciliation goes down the drain.

Also playing…

  • Rules of Engagement | 8:30pm on CBS: Jeff brags to Adam about a list he keeps of mistakes that Audrey has made; Russell sends a suggestive e-mail to a co-worker.
  • Two and a Half Men | 9pm on CBS: When Lindsey asks Alan to move in with her, Charlie will do anything to get him to agree to it.

What will YOU be watching? What are your Watch/DVR priorities. This is important business. Chime in below!

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12 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, September 27, 2010”

  1. Sarah on September 27th, 2010 8:22 am

    It’s Chuck for me, and then Castle later. Those were the two shows that left me wanting more last week.

    Thanks for the post! I love ‘Tonight’s TV Spotlight’.

  2. Nicole on September 27th, 2010 10:53 am

    Agh – so much on! Here’s my plan:

    8pm: Watch Chuck, dvr 90210 & HIMYM
    9pm: Watch Lone Star (for the love of all that is good I hope more people tune in this week), dvr The Event
    10pm: DVR Castle

    Just have to throw this out there as well re: Mike & Molly: What a freaking disappointment. I had moderately high hopes for the show because Melissa McCarthy is so fantastic, but Chuck Lorre has a big hit (BBT) and a big miss (Two and Half Men) in my opinion. I wasn’t sure which type of Lorre show we’d be getting. Wow – it was truly appallingly bad, despite two likeable leads. I’m not really familiar with the guy who plays Mike, but man, I just felt terrible for him and McCarthy watching them have to say those lines. Apparently, overweight people can’t say more than 3 words without referring to their weight. And same with those who supposedly love them. I think nailed it with the title of their review: “What Did One Fat Joke Say to the Other Fat Joke? FAT JOKE!!!”. Sorry to rant, but god that pilot really pissed me right the hell off. Please, someone, give Melissa McCarthy a role worthy of her talents.

    Also I know tv is totally subjective but I feel comfortable saying this: anyone who watches CBS from 9-10 tonight instead of FOX is wrong. You have mde a life choice that is incorrect. 🙂

  3. ... on September 27th, 2010 12:23 pm

    I’ll be watching Weeds online tomorrow (alas, I have no Showtime) and Scream Queens 2 (a VH1 reality thing) live at 10. After that, I have nothing on Mondays, as I’m not a Nielsen family and my viewing on Lone Star wouldn’t make a difference. I missed it on premiere night, saw the ratings, and then kind of gave up. If it sticks around, I’ll gladly catch up, but I don’t want to get invested in something and have it yanked after 2 episodes.

  4. Korbi Ghosh on September 27th, 2010 1:07 pm

    Too much, too much. I’m getting a headache already.

  5. Todd on September 27th, 2010 1:33 pm

    I’ll go for the HIMYM appetizer at 8 with an order of Chuck (and the ability to FF commercials) at 8:30 Then I will immidiately move on to The Event and LoneStar as a main course, followed by quickly skimming through DWTS and then I will cap it all off with Mike and Molly for dessert (how appropriate). H50 and the Chase are still on the DVR from last week, I’ll get to them eventually

  6. Todd on September 27th, 2010 1:37 pm

    and just to defend Mike and Molly, I am a biggish guy, and I have to say, although it does go for the gut in most of it’s jokes. I actually had multiple “belly laughs” watching last week, especially after Mikes story about his dad and “Bigg’s Mile” I thought it was hillarious.

  7. Alison on September 27th, 2010 3:05 pm

    Tonight I’ll be watching Chuck, HIMYM, and Lonestar. I’ll be DVRing 90210, The Event, House, Gossip Girl, Castle, and Hawaii Five-0. That is a ridiculous amount of TV, but at least I cleared my DVR of all of last week’s shows.

  8. Todd on September 27th, 2010 4:08 pm

    @Todd – Ha, actually, yeah, that made me laugh too. As you can tell, I was VERY riled up when I wrote that (don’t even know why, since I watched the show almost a week ago). I just felt like I had been hoping the show would subvert everyone’s expectations of what a sitcom featuring two overweight characters would be like (non-stop fat jokes), and then it went and did exactly what everyone said it would. Like the fact that Mike’s partner and Molly’s mom and sister constantly crack jokes about M & M’s weight – that just didn’t ring true to me. People don’t generally bring up the thing a person is most insecure about and exploit it over and over again when they’re close to that person. That’s more like middle school bully behavior. Yeah, I know, it’s a sitcom and supposed to be funny, but it just seems mean. Like I said, I really liked both of the leads (I’ve loved McCarthy since Gilmore Girls), but the tone of the show just put me off. Maybe I’ll watch it one more time to give it a fair shot. And hopefully I didn’t offend you with the “wrong life choice” comment that I threw in at the end as a joke – although, c’mon! Lone Star needs the viewers!!! 🙂

  9. Nicole on September 27th, 2010 4:29 pm

    Ha! Todd, I was in such a rush to respond to you that I said I WAS Todd. Didn’t mean to steal your identity – oops!

  10. Becky on September 27th, 2010 5:36 pm

    Chuck – then Castle, and Hawaii 5-0 in the DVR for maybe later. I caught the pilot last week online and kinda want to check it out again. We’re really excited for Chuck. So glad he’s back.

  11. Sandy on September 27th, 2010 7:11 pm

    Watching Chuck (of course) DVR House
    Watching Two and Half Men, Mike and Molly– DVR The Event
    Watching Castle—DVR Chase

  12. Nicole (Todd) on September 28th, 2010 2:32 pm

    🙂 @Nicole, I completely understand your point… but I think Chuck Lorre is a hillarious person (as seen from his vanity cards) and he knows how to do a great sitcom, though I have fallen off the 2 1/2 Men bandwagon it’s still funny. Even from last nights show, I think it is going to progress into comedy less about being fat and more about these two forming their relationship. I think it’s nice in a way because most sitcoms would only use a larger person as the comidic element. This show will show that not everyone is just the “Fat Friend”
    BTW, I take no offense to the life choice comment, I used to be the one to say that even my dead grandmother was too young to watch CBS.