What to Watch April 9 - 15
Here are AOL Television's top picks for every day of the week. Get more TV recommendations here.
Thank God You're Here (Mon., 9PM ET, NBC) series premiere
Confession: I miss Whose Line Is It Anyway? What can I say, I like improv. That's why I'm excited for the premiere of this new improv show, hosted by David Alan Grier. Four celebs don costumes and play out scenes they know nothing about. In the first episode, Wayne Knight is a medical quack, Bryan Cranston a randy rock star, Joel McHale a clueless archaelogist and Jennifer Coolidge a ditzy pageant queen. Then, judge Dave Foley crowns one the best performer of the night.
Dog the Bounty Hunter (Tue., 9PM ET, A&E) 4th season premiere
Much happened to Duane "Dog" Chapman in 2006. Last May, he married business partner Beth a day after daughter Barbara died in a car crash. In September, he was arrested for bounty hunting in Mexico, where it is illegal. His request not to be extradited was denied, so he too will have his day in court. Despite all of this, Dog is back and better than ever. In the premiere, he personally takes on the case of a female fugitive after learning she shares the same birthdate as his late daughter.
Friday Night Lights (Wed., 8PM ET, NBC) 1st season finale
Are you ready for some football? The Dillon Panthers prepare for the state championship, but their focus on the game is clouded by (true) rumors that Coach Eric Taylor has taken a job at TMU. But he may might rethink his decision when wife Tami reveals some surprising news about the future of their family. If you haven't been watching the show, get the DVD when it comes out and make sure to add season two to your DVR. I love Heroes, but this is the best new show of the season.
Notes From the Underbelly (Thu., 10PM ET, ABC) series premiere
What a year for this timeslot. It's no surprise ABC wants to capitalize on the huge ratings of Grey's Anatomy. The network has thrown up several shows -- Six Degrees, Men in Trees and October Road -- to see which might stick. Now, the post-Grey's spot is a launching pad for a new comedy about pregnancy (which will move to Wednesdays at 9PM). Notes has a promising start: Young couple Lauren and Andrew decide to have a baby, but don't realize their decision transports them to a new universe called modern parenthood.
Painkiller Jane (Fri., 10PM ET, SCI FI) series premiere
Kristanna Loken goes from indestructible Terminator to indestructible government agent in SCI FI'S newest drama. She plays Jane Vasco, a DEA agent recruited to track down genetically enhanced people known as "neuros." And surprise, surprise, it turns out Jane has an enhancement of her own: she has extraordinary recuperative abilities (think Claire on Heroes). As she hunts for out-of-control neuros, she also searches for the origin of her power.
Drive (Sun., 8PM ET, Fox) series premiere
It's Amazing Race -- as a drama! People are invited (or coerced) to participate in a super-secret race across the country. They're all in it for different reasons: Alex (Nathan Fillion) wants info on his kidnapped wife; Wendy (Melanie Lynskey) is fleeing her abusive husband; and Ivy (Taryn Manning) and friends are rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. They receive clues via text message, and drive frantically to the next location -- without knowing where the final destination is or what they'll find when they get there.
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