Friday, October 28, 2011

TV Weekend: Grimm, Zombie Apocalypse, Allen Gregory

What’s new this weekend:
Chuck, Grimm (NBC, tonight) Season Premiere/Series Debut: Read all about ‘em at (Item 2).

Also new tonight:
Some Baseball Shit (Fox); Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC); Nikita, Supernatural (The CW); Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network); Sanctuary (Syfy); Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO); The Soup (E!)

Zombie Apocalypse (Syfy, Saturday) Movie: Read all about it at (Item 3).

Also new Saturday:
Cops, America’s Most Wanted (Fox); Possessing Piper Rose (Lifetime); The Good Witch’s Family (Hallmark); Dogs 101, Puppies vs. Babies (Animal Planet)

Allen Gregory (Fox, Sunday) Series Debut: Read all about it at (Item 4).

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday) Come watch it at Brewvies (677 South 200 West, 21+) for free at 8 pm, after some Geek Show Halloween madness.

Also new Sunday:
Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Pan Am (ABC); The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, CSI: Miami (CBS); Sister Wives (TLC); Kendra, Dirty Soap (E!); Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, China Il. (Adult Swim); Boardwalk Empire, Hung, How to Make It in America (HBO); Dexter, Homeland (Showtime); Talking Dead (AMC)

Still looking for that damned kid on The Walking Dead this Sunday …

Thursday, October 27, 2011

TV Tonight: Project Runway, Community, Beavis & Butt-head

What’s new tonight:
Project Runway (Lifetime) Season Finale: The Final 3 show their goods at Fashion Week (sorry, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, sheesh), then Heidi Klum and her underlings choose a winner (even if Josh doesn’t win, he’ll get his own spin-off bullying and dressing the hillbillies of Middle America—mark my words). Afterwards, Lifetime premieres Project Accessory, which I’m guessing is some sort of crime show. Yeah, I do watch too much Law & Order

Community (NBC) After Britta makes the gang take personality tests, she becomes convinced that one of them is a total psychopath … only one? Really? Somehow, this all spins into everyone telling Halloween horror stories and, fingers crossed, a special appearance by Annie’s Boobs (the monkey, you pervs).

Beavis & Butt-head (MTV) Series Return: Read all about it at (Item 1).

Also new tonight:
Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice (ABC); The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, Person of Interest, The Mentalist (CBS); The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle (The CW); It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League (FX); Gigolos, Dave’s Old Porn (Showtime); Good Vibes (MTV)

No sign of Annie’s Boobs on tonight's Community … well …

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TV Tonight: South Park, Psych, Top Chef: Just Desserts

What’s new tonight:
South Park (Comedy Central) Much—exactly, really—as he became obsessed with the Food Network last season, Randy sees a musical in the big city (well, Denver) and goes completely Broadway batshit. Think there’ll be a dozen or so inside references to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Book of Mormon musical? Of course not …

Psych (USA) Just in time for Halloween, there’s a suspiciously vampire-like murder in Santa Barbara—and clues point to Lassiter’s mysterious new girlfriend, who just happens to be played by the O.G. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kristy Swanson. But, really, you’re here for Shawn and Gus in totally ree-dic vampire costumes.

Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo) Season Finale: The final three pastry … cheftestants … fuck that term … compete down to the wire for the $100,000 and the Food & Wine mag swag. It’s all about Orlando! I mean, I don’t have any bets placed or anything.

Also new tonight:
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Revenge (ABC); Survivor: South Pacific (CBS); America’s Next Top Model (The CW); Ghost Hunters (Syfy); The Ultimate Fighter, Blue Mountain State (Spike); Law & Order: UK, Whitechapel (BBC America); Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time (Comedy Central); Work of Art (Bravo); (TLC); The Real World (MTV); Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery); American Horror Story (FX)

South Park goes Broadway tonight and … Wicked?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TV Tonight: Flip Men, Rachel Zoe Project, Zombies

What’s new tonight:
Flip Men (Spike) Series Debut: Filling (spackling?) the Salt Lake City-based TV series void left by Big Love, Doug Clark and Mike Baird are the Flip Men, entrepreneurs who buy foreclosed houses that could require a little clean-up for resale, or contain “a biohazard, a meth lab or a squatter who just doesn’t want to leave” (bet on one of those; this is Spike, not HGTV). Flip Men also bridges the reality-TV gap between the 385 home-improvement shows and the 429 blue-collar-underbelly shows currently clogging cable and, along with the new Auction Hunters that precedes it, makes the case that maybe Spike wants out of the dude-tube business and would rather be A&E. So, why does there always have to be a skinny one and a bald fat one on these shows?

The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo) Season Finale: It’s Rachel’s first day back at work—but she can’t leave baby Skyler at home! Solution: Bring the show, er, baby, along to a photo shoot. Will Rachel and Rodger (with a “d,” natch) find a way to balance company and family? Only if there’s a fifth season next year—otherwise, that brat’s going on eBay.

Zombies: A Living History (History) Special: A look at the facts (yes, there are some) behind zombies, not just a cheap way for the former History Channel to cash in. Not at all. The legends of Gilgamesh, Vikings, primitive Haiti, the Bible and more are all here, doubters!

Sons of Anarchy (FX) Come watch it on the big screen tonight at Brewvies (677 South 200 West, 21+) at 8 pm, totally free. After this week, DirecTV (Brewvies’ satellite provider) may drop FX and all other Fox channels over yet another money dispute; don’t know there’ll be an SOA showing next Tuesday. Read showrunner Kurt Sutter’s love letter to DirecTV here.

Also new tonight:
Last Man Standing, Dancing With the Stars, Body of Proof (ABC); NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Unforgettable (CBS); The Biggest Loser (NBC); The X Factor (Fox); 90210, Ringer (The CW); Tosh.0, Workaholics (Comedy Central); Mad Fashion (Bravo); 19 Kids & Counting, The Little Couple (TLC); Auction Hunters (Spike); I Used to Be Fat, Chelsea Settles (MTV); The Onion News Network (IFC)

Preview: Enjoy Sons of Anarchy while you can, DirecTVers ...

Monday, October 24, 2011

TV Tonight: Bored to Death, Hoarders, Monster In-Laws

What’s new tonight:
Bored to Death (HBO) Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) goes on The Dick Cavett Show (!) to promote his book. No, Dick Cavett isn’t dead—you’re thinking of Merv Griffin. You weren’t thinking of Merv Griffin? Huh. Anyway, Jonathan’s arch-nemesis shows up and ruins this retro-joyous moment, as arch-nemesis tend to do. Also, Ray (Zack Galifianakis) somehow sets off an AMBER alert, and Ted Danson is waaay funnier here than he is on CSI. Just sayin.’

Hoarders (A&E) Season Premiere: Two more mentally-unstable crap collectors with questionable back-stories are profiled: Kevin, the son of some allegedly famous people, and Mary, who’s obsessed with Victorian houses. Both have too much stuff, and their families aren’t putting up with it anymore. Yeah, it’s a whole new twist this season!

Monster In-Laws (A&E) Series Debut: In-laws don’t get along, so a basic-cable network and a “no-nonsense, unconventional relationship expert” are here to solve centuries of bullshit. But these Monster In-Laws are particularly horrible, horrible bastard people who can only be cured on national television. You know, just like A&E cured hoarding.

Also new tonight:
Dancing With the Stars, Castle (ABC); How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two & a Half Men, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); The Sing-Off (NBC); Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie (The CW); Pawn Stars (History); The Bad Girls Club, Bachelorette Party: Las Vegas (Oxygen); The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); Ridiculousness, Death Valley, Cuff’d (MTV), Scare Tactics, Urban Legends (Syfy); Enlightened (HBO)

Bored to Death preview twofer: Cavett prep and dormant male nipples …