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What's On Tonight: 'Party Down,' 'Clone Wars,' 'Ben 10,' 'NFL Draft'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 23rd 2010 1:07PM
'Party Down' returns for a new season at 10 p.m. on Starz
Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local
TV listings for additional information.

Starts at 7:00
ESPN: '2010 NFL Draft' -- Rounds 2 and 3

8:00 to 9:00
ABC: 'Wife Swap'
The CW: 'Smallville'
NBC: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' -- Two Hours
Cartoon Network: 'Ben 10: Ultimate Alien' and 'Generator Rex'
Disney: 'The Suite Life on Deck'
Nick: 'Big Time Rush' and 'Victorious'

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' -- Season (series?) finale
Animal Planet: 'I Shouldn't Be Alive'
Cartoon Network: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'
CMT: 'Gator 911' and 'Danger Coast'
Discovery: 'Swamp Loggers'
HBO: 'The Ricky Gervais Show' and 'The Life & Times of Tim'
National Geographic: 'Dog Whisperer'
TeenNick: 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'
TLC: 'Say Yes to the Dress' -- Season premiere. Two 30-minute episodes
SyFy: 'Stargate Universe'

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: '20/20' -- Stories on false accusations
CBS: 'Miami Medical'
BBC America: 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross' -- Idris Elba; Kiefer Sutherland; Gemma Arterton; performance by Alphabeat
CMT: 'Smoke Jumpers'
HBO: 'Real Time With Bill Maher' -- Journalist Matthew Continetti; security expert Susan Eisenhower; Rep. Alan Grayson; counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke; activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Discovery: 'American Loggers' -- Season finale
E! 'The Soup'
Food Network: 'Private Chefs of Beverly Hills'
SyFy: 'Merlin'
Starz: 'Party Down' and 'Gravity' -- Season and series premieres, respectively
TLC: 'Four Weddings'

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Review: Better Off Ted - Love Blurts

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 9th 2009 12:32AM
better off ted love blurts season two premiere
(S02E01)
Great. Now I'm gonna be picturing Ted as "Aquated" for the next few days. (Surprise! He looks good in aquatights!)

Phil and Lem's hilarious superhero fantasy was only a tiny throwaway gag in a premiere full of wonderfully weird moments and plotlines. There was Ted's fake obsession with Utah, Veronica's real obsession with Utah, and Taye Diggs' obsession with dressing up like a bear and terrorizing innocent park dwellers. What's say we start off by discussing that last one?

At this point, I'm convinced that Diggs' contract with ABC says that he gets to appear on all of the network's shows. (I can't wait to see him on General Hospital.) I'm not complaining, though. The guy really knows how to deliver the funny (and the crazy). At first I thought his character was going to end up being Ted's bland and handsome rival for Linda's affections. Thankfully, the writers had something far more insane in mind. Hearing Diggs confess his secret to Linda – on their first date! – reminded me of why I love this show so much: It's just so damn bizarre! But Better Off Ted rarely feels like it's actually trying to be weird. Like Diggs, the show makes crazy look easy.

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Guess what the top two shows were last week

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 30th 2009 3:29PM
network logosYou're probably going to say that Dancing with the Stars was one of them, but actually those episodes were numbers 9 and 10. And it wasn't one of the CSI shows or one of the comedies on CBS and it wasn't Grey's Anatomy.

Hint: the two shows are related, and I think they're taking over the television landscape. Here's the full list of the top 20 shows in the Nielsen ratings last week. Three new shows made the list.

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What's On Tonight: NCIS, Hell's Kitchen, The Forgotten, Joe Buck Live

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 22nd 2009 12:15PM
  • The Good WifeAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Dancing with the Stars, followed by the series premiere of The Forgotten.
  • CBS has the season premiere of NCIS at 8, then the series premieres of NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour Biggest Loser at 8, followed by a new Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour Hell's Kitchen at 8.
  • There's a new 90210 on The CW at 8, then a new Melrose Place.
  • ESPN has two new episodes of The World Series of Poker at 8.
  • Biography has The Star Trek 25th Anniversary at 8, followed by Star Trek: A Captain's Log.
  • G4 has a new Web Soup at 8.
  • TCM has North By Northwest at 8, then Psycho.
  • At 8:30, ABC Family has a new Ruby & The Rockits.
  • At 9, Syfy has the season finale of Warehouse 13, then a new ECW.
  • At 10, FX has a new Sons of Anarchy.
  • Food Network has a new Chopped at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Flipping Out at 10.
  • Sundance has a new Brick City at 10.
  • HBO has a new Joe Buck Live at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: One Tree Hill, Lincoln Heights, Monday Night Football, Jay Leno

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2009 4:00PM
  • Gossip GirlAt 8, The CW has the season premiere of One Tree Hill, then the season premiere of Gossip Girl.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour America's Got Talent at 8.
  • ABC Family has the season premiere of Lincoln Heights at 8, followed by a new Greek.
  • ESPN has the season premiere of Monday Night Football at 7, the Patriots vs. the Bills.
  • At 9, TLC has a new Jon & Kate Plus 8.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has the series premiere of The Jay Leno Show.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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So what are you watching tonight?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2009 2:01PM
LenoWe'll have a lot of season premieres coming up in the next few weeks, but I would say that tonight is a big night, too. Not only do we have the season opener of Gossip Girl on The CW, we also have the long-awaited debut of The Jay Leno Show on N "we don't have scripted shows at 10 anymore" BC.

What are you going to watch? Lincoln Heights and Greek? Monday Night Football? One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl? Or are you going to watch something on cable or the news? Or maybe DVDs/DVR stuff you haven't watched yet? Will you give Leno a try?

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TV Squad's complete 2009-10 fall season premiere calendar

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 3rd 2009 12:04PM
GleeThe networks have had a quiet summer, quietly introducing scripted bomb after scripted bomb, so they're certainly ready to jump into the new fall season. And It looks to be an interesting one. ABC is scheduling a two-hour block of new comedies on Wednesdays as the sitcom tries to make a comeback.

Even more risky is NBC handing 10:00 to Jay Leno every night of the week. Everyone's waiting to see how that one plays out. FOX is banking on huge positive buzz for Glee to make it a hit, while ABC is hoping FlashForward can pick up where Lost is leaving off when it wraps its run this season.

To help you with it all, TV Squad has put together a handy calendar of all the premieres so you can schedule responsibly in this busy time of TV watching. Some nights have as many as twelve premieres scheduled, so you might need to invest in a few more DVRs to catch all your favorites; Monday's still look grim. Bookmark this page and you'll have it handy to help see you through.

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FX sets premieres for Sons of Anarchy, Always Sunny, and Nip/Tuck

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jun 30th 2009 5:12PM

(L-R): Maggie Siff, Katey Sagal, and Charlie Hunnam in a scene from 'Sons of Anarchy.'FX announced their fall premiere dates today and it turns out that they've got quite the schedule lined up for the autumn months.

With Rescue Me set to end it's 22 episode fifth season on Tuesday, September 1st, it comes as no surprise that Sons of Anarchy has been scheduled to fill the Tuesday 10PM ET time-slot starting the very next week on September 8th. The motorcycle drama's sophomore season is generating a lot of buzz ever since the announcement of Henry Rollins and Adam Arkin joining the cast.

But wait - there's more!

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What's On Tonight: Baseball Playoffs, Pushing Daisies, Sons Of Anarchy

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 1st 2008 4:06PM
  • Dirty Sexy MoneyAMC has a Breaking Bad marathon all night.
  • At 6:30, TBS has the Cubs vs. the Dodgers, followed by the Red Sox vs. the Angels.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Pushing Daisies, followed by the season premieres of Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new Knight Rider, followed by new episodes of America's Got Talent and Lipstick Jungle.
  • FOX has new episodes of Bones and 'Til Death (two episodes).
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8.
  • At 9, Bravo has a new Project Runway, followed by a new Top Design.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, then a new Destination Truth.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, then a new Criss Angel Mindfreak.
  • At 10, FX has a new Sons Of Anarchy.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Dancing, Heroes, Worst Week, Letterman

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 22nd 2008 4:04PM
  • Boston LegalAt 8, NBC has the Heroes Countdown special at 8, followed by the two-hour Heroes season premiere.
  • ABC has the two-hour season premiere of Dancing with the Stars at 8, then the season premiere of Boston Legal.
  • FOX has a new Sarah Connor Chronicles at 8, followed by a new Prison Break.
  • CBS has the season premiere of Big Bang Theory at 8, then the season premieres of How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men, the series premiere of Worst Week, and the season premiere of CSI: Miami.
  • The CW has new episodes of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.
  • E!'s Fashion Police discuss the Emmy dresses at 8.
  • At 8:30, HGTV has a new Curb Appeal.
  • Food Network has a new How'd That Get On My Plate at 8:30, then a new Unwrapped.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • At 10, TNT has a new Raising The Bar.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 15th 2008 8:08AM
Emmy AwardOur Monday morning roundup of a half dozen things TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week.

1. Emmy Awards. Fingers crossed that 'Til Death wins a special award. Oh please oh please oh please oh please. (Sunday at 7 on ABC - we'll have live blog coverage!)

2. House season premiere. I'm just guessing, but I bet there's some mystery illness and House figures it out. (Tuesday at 8 on FOX.)

3. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season premiere. I haven't seen this show but the new commercials actually make me want to check it out. (Thursday at 10 on FX.)

4. Burn Notice season finale. Doesn't it seem like the season just started? (Thursday at 10 on USA.)

5. Supernatural season premiere. Yes, Dean is alive and well (?). (Thursday at 9 on The CW.)

6. The Closer season finale. Actually, maybe that should say The The Closer season finale. (Tonight at 9 on TNT.)

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 8th 2008 8:38AM
Bonnie Hunt ShowOur Monday morning roundup of a half dozen things TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week.

1. Fringe series premiere. It's from the guys behind Lost and the pilot cost $10 million. I think a few people are going to be talking about it. (Tuesday at 8 on FOX.)

2. Sarah Connor Chronicles season premiere. "Everyone thinks I'm here to terminate John Connor. I just want to watch his DirecTV..." (Tonight at 8 on FOX.)

3. Saturday Night Live season premiere. Who's going to play Sarah Palin? (Saturday at 11:30 on NBC.)

4. The Bonnie Hunt Show series premiere. Will her talk show truly be different? Can it succeed in the crowded talk show landscape? Is it here for the long-term like The Merv Griffin Show or will it be gone as quick as The Martin Short Show? (Starts today - check local listings.)

5. Psych summer finale. Sometimes it gives you a headache trying to figure out when these seasons start and end and when they start up again. (Friday at 10 on USA.)

6. Privileged. I'm beginning to overdose on the pretty/rich people TV show genre. (Tuesday at 9 on The CW.)

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 1st 2008 8:05AM
True BloodOur Monday morning roundup of a half dozen things TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week.

1. Season Premieres.
Prison Break (tonight at 8pm on FOX), Gossip Girl (tonight at 8pm on The CW), One Tree Hill (tonight at 9pm on The CW), The Shield (Tuesday at 10pm on FX), Bones (Wednesday at 8pm on FOX), America's Next Top Model (Wednesday at 8pm on The CW), Top Design (Wednesday at 10pm on Bravo), Kitchen Nightmares (Thursday at 8 on FOX), Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? (Friday at 8pm on FOX), Cops (Saturday at 8pm on FOX), Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football (Sunday at 7pm on NBC), and Entourage (Sunday at 10pm on HBO).

2. Series Premieres.
Raising The Bar (tonight at 10pm on TNT), 90210 (Tuesday at 8pm on The CW), Privileged (Tuesday at 9pm on The CW), Sons of Anarchy (Wednesday at 10pm on FX), Hole in the Wall (Sunday at 8 on FOX), and True Blood (Sunday at 9pm on HBO.)

3. Republican National Convention.
Important for the usual reasons, but also because Hurricane Gustav might affect what goes on at the convention and who shows up. (All week on the cable news channels and CSPAN and Monday-Thursday at 10pm on the networks.)

4. Stand Up To Cancer.
ABC, CBS, and NBC (though not FOX or The CW) join forces on one night to raise money. (Friday at 8pm.)

5. Swingtown season finale.
Or is that the series finale? (Friday at 10pm on CBS)

6. U.S. Open Finals.
Will it be Federer vs. Nadal again? We know it won't be a Williams/Williams women's final because they're in the same half. (Women's Final: Saturday at 8pm on CBS. Men's Final: Sunday at 4pm - or whenever football gets over - on CBS.)

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Previously on TV Squad

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 10th 2006 5:05PM
In case you've missed it -- perhaps you were busy closing your ears every time you heard about "Manning vs. Manning" -- here are some highlights from the last week at TV Squad:

Star Trek original cast

Star Trek turns 40!
Breaking News
Discussions
The Five
Opinions
Retro Squad
Episode Reviews

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ABC to air video Cliffs Notes of Grey's and Lost

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 5th 2006 12:37PM
Cliffs NotesI'm not really sure why most networks don't do this: As they did last year, ABC is going to air video recaps of its most popular dramas, Lost and Grey's Anatomy, which will be shown close to the airing of each show's season premiere. Both shows will spend an hour recapping the previous season via clips tied together in some theme. Think of it as a sitcom flashback episodes without all the dumb "Remember when you killed that patient?" setups.

So, here's the schedule: the two hour Grey's season finale will air on Wednesday, 9/20 at 9. The one-hour recap will air on Thursday, 9/21 at 8, right before the season premiere of Grey's, whch will bow at 9. Lost's two-hour season finale will air Monday, 9/25 at 9, the clip show will air Wednesday, 9/27 at 9, and the season premiere will air on Wednesday, 10/4 at 9. Got that? Don't worry... I'm sure we'll have a lot of news about each show before they start up again.

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