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(S05E17) Okay, boys and girls, here's the deal...
For some reason unbeknownst to me, my Stupid DVR (name brand) did not record this week's installment of 'Bones.' This, despite the fact that I set it up as a series recording. Of course, I can blame it on the kids, but that wouldn't be fair to them (I need to save that blame for when I do something stupid).
Until I can catch the episode on the Interwebs, I'm going to leave this post open for you, the wonderful and caring readers of TV Squad, to comment on the show. Let us know how you felt about this post-'I love you, but we're just friends' episode of the series, and if you think their new relationship will actually work until they eventually fall passionately into each others' arms sometime around season 33.
You can also let me know if the same mystery DVR loss has ever happened to you. That'll make me feel a little bit better.
(Update: You can now see the review after the jump)
- At 8, NBC has The Olympics.
- FOX has a new, two-hour 'American Idol' at 8.
- PBS has a new 'Faces of America' at 8.
- Cartoon Network has a new 'Dude, What Would Happen?' at 8, followed by a new 'Destroy Build Destroy.'
- Disney XD has two new episodes of 'Aaron Stone' at 8, then two new episodes of 'Naruto: Shippuden.'
- At 9, Fine Living has a new 'Whatever, Martha' at 9.
- At 10, USA has a new 'Psych.'
- FX has a new 'Nip/Tuck' at 10.
- TBS has two new episodes of 'Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns' at 10.
- Discovery has a new 'Solving History with Olly Steeds' at 10.
- There's a new episode of 'The Real World' on MTV at 10.
- TV Land has a new 'High School Reunion' at 10.
- Also at 10: Bravo has a new 'Shear Genius.'
- At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new 'Tosh.0.'
Check your local TV listings for more.
After the jump, the late night talk shows.
(S02E11) "They're a little old to be necking, aren't they?" - Van Pelt
"There's an age limit on that?" - Jane
I love Jane's humor! Don't you? This week, our favorite mentalist was a fish out of water when the case of the week lead the team to a high school reunion, an event Jane never attended before since he was too "busy" to go to school. Based on the previous episode, he was probably too busy conning people for/with his father.
As Jane told Lisbon, everyone at such a reunion lies, making it difficult for them to find out the killer. So to help get the truth out, Jane resorted to blackmailing a friend!
We've said it before and we insist it's still true: nothing insures good guilty pleasure reality TV viewing like a villain, and this season of 'High School Reunion' has plenty of 'em. Reuniting the class of 1989 from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, season three's baddies include John the Troublemaker (his classmates' nickname for him, not ours, though we heartily agree), a guy who says whatever's on his mind, no matter how offensive it or he may be. And then there are 'The Summer Girls,' the clique of catty chicks who made high school miserable for plenty of their female classmates, and who seem intent on continuing their wicked ways 20 years later ...
The promo isn't online so I'll have to describe it. The narrator talks about how times change (with a montage of how phones have evolved over the years), how tastes change (a montage of different foods that people have eaten over the decades), and how we've changed (a montage of different hairstyles you might have had since you were a kid). The point of all this is that things change, but ... change is good! And that's why it's good that TV Land has a bunch of reality shows instead of classic TV shows, because things change and that's where viewers are now in their lives.
You won't believe which show is kicking the collective ass of TV Land's The Cougar. Then again, maybe you will. The New York Times reports that reruns of (Shazam!) The Andy Griffith Show are the cable network's most watched show.
So does this mean that the former classic TV network will go back to running shows that people actually want to watch? Probably not. Sorry to break the bad news to you. Oh, and there is no Santa Claus, and if the tooth fairy does exist, she's probably a big ol' commie.
The network has announced a few new reality shows, including one that they call an "anti-makeover" show. If it's truly anti-makeover, it will be a scripted comedy, but I'm sure it's really just another damn reality program. They have also announced a third season (gah) of High School Reunion. Guess all the people in their 40s and 50s like these things, though as someone in my 40s I'd just like to say HEY, YOU KNOW WHAT, TV LAND? I DON'T WANT TO SEE MORE REALITY SHOWS AND MAKEOVER SHOWS, EVEN IF THEY ARE "ANTI."
(10PM, ABC) series premiere
The title pithily sums up the quirky, secrets-keeping detectives of the NYPD's Homicide unit, where Det. Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn) is transferred to after working undercover as a hooker in Vice.
She's paired with Det. Walsh (Jeremy Renner), who's obsessed with tracking down the murderer of his former partner. The rest of the motley crew includes Delahoy (Adam Goldberg), who wants to get killed on the job and his partner, Banks (Harold Perrineau), who's so afraid of dying on the job that he won't remove his bulletproof vest.
Then there's super religious Cole (Josh Close), who's trying to keep his shady past a secret from his partner and his boss.
Our favorite channel during the dinner hour is TV Land. In our neck of the woods, Hogan's Heroes airs from 6 to 7 p.m., and The Andy Griffith Show from 7 to 8 p.m. We love both these shows, and the episodes always spark laughter and a few discussion topics. Like, how could Colonel Klink be such a dimwit, and why can't more people be like Andy Taylor?
But we might have to start watching the Discovery or History channels or - gasp! - turn the TV off altogether, because the commercials on TV Land are making us gag on our organic mac-and-cheese. I'm talking about the commercials for TV Land's reality shows, High School Reunion and The Cougar.
Now most of them have fallen into a strange gelatinous blob of unoriginal and unrecognizable sewage. I believe the technical term is "reality shows."
The TV Land network has been slowly engulfed by this blob of mediocrity with shows like High School Reunion and The Cougar. Their latest VP hire indicates it's about to be swallowed whole by more of the same.
Now it seems like TV Land, which is becoming the network for reality shows starring people over 35, has decided to pick up a Bachelorette-esque series where a number of young men will be competing for the affections of "sexy and accomplished mature woman." The show is being produced by Mike Fleiss, who was the executive producer for the network's version of High School Reunion.
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