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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010 by  

I’ll be honest. It took me almost a full week to recover after last Thursday’s premiere night. So many shows, so little space on the DVR.  But I got through it. I hope you did too.  And I hope that you were able to figure out what your new Thursday evening lineup looks like. Share it with us in the comments below. Which shows are you going to watch live, DVR for later, or skip altogether?

Here are a few highlights from tonight’s TV lineup…

My Generation | 8pm on ABC
“Home Movies”
Steven finds his footing as father to his 9-year-old son; Dawn opens up about her family; Rolly, in Afghanistan, misses the big moments in Dawn’s pregnancy. [GMMR: Give us a shout if you watched MY GENERATION last week. Will you be adding it to your regular Thursday night schedule?]

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification”
Sheldon hatches a plan to extend his lifespan when he realizes he won’t be around to see the technology that will be able to download his consciousness into a robot. Steve Wozniak has a cameo.

Community | 8pm on NBC
“Accounting for Lawyers”
Jeff reconnects with his former law-firm colleagues (Rob Corddry, Drew Carey) and returns to some old vices. Seeing the changes in Jeff, the study group decides to come to his rescue, only to find themselves corrupted in the process.

Bones | 8pm on Fox
“The Couple in the Cave”
A surprise visit by Booth’s girlfriend, war correspondent Hannah Burley (Katheryn Winnick), forces Brennan to take another look at her relationship with Booth. Meanwhile, the team tries to identify a couple whose remains were found in a cave in a national park. [GMMR: Just remember to breathe. Everything will be okay. Kidding. But in case you missed it, check out what Winnick had to say about her new role.]

The Vampire Diaries| 8pm on The CW
“Memory Lane”
Katherine reveals to Stefan secrets about what really happened in 1864 when she turned him into a vampire. Meanwhile, Damon tries to resolve his conflict with Mason, and Tyler attempts to get Mason to tell him the truth about the Lockwoods’ dark past.

$#*! My Dad Says | 8:30pm on CBS

Ed refuses to allow a wireless Internet connection to be installed in the house; Vince convinces Bonnie to allow Ed, a retired doctor, to examine her body.[GMMR: A lot of people watched last week. Were you one of them?]

30 Rock | 8:30pm on NBC
“When it Rains, it Pours”
Liz uses her newfound confidence to solve Pete’s problem with a difficult editor (Paul Giamatti); Jack tries to cheat mortality; Tracy vows to be present when his wife gives birth.

The Office | 9pm on NBC
Corporate pushes Michael into counseling sessions with his office nemesis—Toby. Meanwhile, Dwight launches a mission of revenge against the mall-shop owner who rebuffed him; and Pam sets out to change her job title.

Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
“Shock to the System”
Meredith finally tells Derek about her miscarriage (and her pregnancy). She’s also cleared to return to surgery, but Alex can’t operate until he has the bullet removed from his chest, and Cristina experiences post-traumatic stress disorder in the OR while performing a surgery.

Nikita | 9pm on The CW
“Rough Trade”
Nikita tries to right a past wrong when she posed as a nanny for a government official who ended up dead. Michael comes to Nikita’s aid during her quest, and also begins to question Percy’s motives. Meanwhile, Amanda forces Alex to deal with her claustrophobia after she has a panic attack.

CSI | 9pm on CBS
“Pool Shark”
The CSIs investigate when a shark reportedly attacks a woman in a casino’s swimming pool. The probe centers on whether the killer is human or indeed a shark. Elliott Gould, Method Man and Holly Madison guest star.

Fringe | 9pm on Fox
“The Box”
Alternate Olivia joins Peter and Walter on a case involving a strange box that may be causing people to go into trances from which they never emerge. Meanwhile, Walter meets Nina at Massive Dynamic for a reading of William Bell’s will. [GMMR: In case you missed it…FRINGE’s Joshua Jackson:’The Very Cool Show That We Had Just Became Awesome!‘]

Project Runway | 9pm on Lifetime
“There’s a Pattern Here”
The designers design their own pattern and craft garments based on memories in their lives, with old photographs of themselves giving them additional inspiration.

Outsourced | 9:30pm on NBC
“The Measure of a Manmeet”
After completing employee evaluations, Todd receives orders to fire someone on his staff. Reluctant to follow through, Todd comes up with a strategy to save his employee’s job.

Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“Shorts Cuts”
Violet and Cooper adjust their friendship to please their lovers; Pete and Cooper clash over a pot-smoking patient (Justine Bateman); Addison is uneasy about disclosing her new romance; Sheldon and Charlotte disagree over a patient’s sex-change request.

The Mentalist | 10pm on CBS
“Cackle-Bladder Blood”

When Jane’s shady brother-in-law (Kevin Rankin) comes to town and becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, a reluctant Jane is forced to help him.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia | 10pm on FOX
“The Gang Buys a Boat”
Mac, Charlie and Dennis buy a boat to “throw some P. Diddy-style parties,” as Mac puts it, and, Charlie insists, to harvest shrimp (or barnacles). They end up with a run-down houseboat, the Drowning Sailor, and Mac and Dennis order Dee (who didn’t invest in it) to clean it up. Frank, sledgehammer in hand, offers to help.

Also playing…

  • The Apprentice | 10pm on NBC: The teams must run all aspects of a canine care and spa; one project manager threatens to bench a team member; a surprise visit from Cesar Millan puts the contestants on their toes; another candidate is fired.
  • The League | 10:30pm on FOX: Andre brings in a new partner to expand his practice; Ruxin uses a sick kid to meet NFL star Josh Cribbs; Pete deals with the complications of dating Kevin’s ex-girlfriend.
  • Jersey Shore | 10pm on MTV: Tensions heat up between Angelina and the rest of the roommates, and she lets everyone know how she really feels about them. Meanwhile, Mike reunites with his Canadian flame.

Now it’s your turn. What will YOU be watching tonight? What will you be watching LIVE, DVRing, skipping, etc? Let us know!

Help Kath and Team GMMR ‘Light the Night’
Before we get to the shows, I wanted to announce that I will be participating in the upcoming ‘Light the Night’ walk to help raise money for lifesaving cancer research. I just signed up and the walk is October 3rd so I’ve got a lot of fundraising to do in a very short time. If you have the means to donate, it would be so very much appreciated. Be sure to leave “(GMMR)” after your name on the donation page, so we can see just how much impact the GIVE ME MY REMOTE readers make. Donate to cancer research on behalf of your favorite television series today! Click here to learn more and donate to Kath’s ‘Light the Night’ efforts.

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4 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, September 30, 2010”

  1. Alison on September 30th, 2010 10:26 am

    I’ll be recording The Vampire Diaries, Community, 30 Rock, BBT, My Generation, Grey’s, Fringe, The Office, Nikita, and Private Practice.

  2. Drippan on September 30th, 2010 1:26 pm

    Just wanted to say Kath that I love the wonderful job you all do at GMMR! I think Monday night will settle down in the near future but Thursday is going to be a big night for much of this season.

    There is just too much happening in each series on Thursday night to ignore.

  3. Kath Skerry on September 30th, 2010 2:42 pm

    Thanks @Drippan….that’s so kind of you to say. And yes, Thursdays are beastly!

  4. derascal on October 1st, 2010 12:07 am

    In my area Bones was not on as published. I looked forward to seeing it.
    Nothing. Wednesday night is a scrub on all channels far as I am concerned.
    Tuesday is great for me: NCSI and NCSI LA
    Hope Thursday gets straightened out.
    The rest of the week is grim.

    Thanks for scrambling all the programs…some of us get home late from work and miss half of the 7 p.m. series…..change is great… ras