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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Friday, February 4, 2011

February 4, 2011 by  

For a Friday, there’s a lot of f*!#ing TV on tonight.

Check out the highlights and talk to us… what will YOU be watching?

The Defenders | 8pm on CBS
“Nevada v. Donnie The Numbers Guy”
Seventeen years after disappearing on the eve of his wife’s murder trial, a man from Nick’s past returns to Vegas looking to prove his innocence by relying on new technological tools. Dean Norris (BREAKING BAD) guest stars as Nick’s client, Donnie.

Who Do You Think You Are? | 8pm on NBC | 2nd Season Premiere
“Vanessa Williams”
As someone who has made history on her own, Vanessa Williams (UGLY BETTY, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) sets out on a journey to find out if her ancestors were also trailblazers. Her search leads her to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and to South Carolina where she finds ancestral ties to the Civil War’sUnion Army. She also heads to the South and discovers an ancestor who was aneducatorin a time when many African-American southerners did not have the opportunity to receive an education.

Supernanny | 8pm on ABC
“Potter Family”
“This is my life, and it sucks,” admits father-of-four Chris Potter. Chris and his wife, Joy, have four children who they feel are very disrespectful. Joy says that Chris is too “old school” yelling, scaring the kids, and being too strict and temperamental. Noah, 10, has a strained relationship with his father, who berates him as a brat when he’s angry, and the younger siblings also come under fire. Chris feels that Joy is undermining him by challenging his parenting style, which his own mother didn’t do with his dad when he was growing up. Jo Frost observes that Joy is inconsistent about discipline, but also that Chris could break Noah’s spirit if things don’t change. Joy sadly tells Jo that her marriage is on the line if she and Chris can’t get on the same page. Is it too late for this family to change for the better? [GMMR: Incidentally, I’m taking a Psychology class right now and my professor says Jo is an excellent child therapist and that he highly recommends this show to any parent or kid caretaker.]

Smallville | 8pm on The CW
Clark, Oliver , Lois and Dinah (guest star Alaina Huffman) are released by the VRA after being captured at Hawkman’s funeral but each of them have flashbacks of Chloe holding them against their will. When Chloe returns, Dinah warns the others that Chloe may now be a traitor. Oliver dismisses her concerns but Clark is unsure if he can trust Chloe after she disappeared without an explanation. [GMMR: Our own Marisa Roffman spoke to producer Brian Peterson about the final run of episodes, which start tonight: Check it out!]


Kitchen Nightmares | 8pm on FOX
“PJ’s Nightmares”
Chef Ramsay visits PJ’s Steakhouse in Queens, NY, determined to breathe newlife andenergy into the establishment. Husband-and-wife owners Joe and Maralyn have given up their home and belongings in order to preserve the memory of Joe’s beloved brother, PJ, but the restaurant’s inconsistent food, lackluster service, and uncooperative chef may prove to be too much a labor of love. Ramsay steps in to evaluate the restaurant’s hospitality and food quality, but he makes startling discoveries within the restaurant’s operations that force him to make tough changes. He gives the owners and chef one last chance to turn things around, but will a revamped menu and fresh professional outlook be enough to save PJ’s Steakhouse?

Fringe | 9pm on FOX
“Concentrate and Ask Again”
When a scientist falls dead after ingesting a lethal cloud of blue powder and his bones disintegrate in his body, the CDC suspects a biological attack. As the Fringe Team investigates further, a subject from Walter’s past with ties to Olivia reluctantly agrees to assist with the intense case.

Supernatural | 9pm on The CW
“Like A Virgin”
Dean and Bobby (Jim Beaver) anxiously wait for Sam to wake up to see if Death (guest star Julian Richings) was able to restore his soul without causing Sam to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby investigate a disappearance of virgins and discover dragons are behind the kidnappings. Bobby sends Dean to adoctorwho owns the only weapon in the world that can slay a dragon, but Dean must prove himself worthy enough to take it.

Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star | 9pm on OWN
“Do It With Style”
A group of would-be Oprahs and Dr. Phils vie for a chance at a talk show of their very own on OWN in this elimination contest. Carson Kressley and Nancy O’Dell are the hosts. Mark Burnett (SURVIVOR, THE APPRENTICE) is the executive producer.

The Soup | 10pm on E!
A weekly recap of various pop culture and television show moments of the week. The show is hosted by Joel McHale, who provides sarcastic and biting commentary on the various clips.

Also playing…

The Ricky Gervais Show | “Onion” | 9pm on HBO

CSI: NY | “Party Down” | 10pm on CBS

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