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What are you up to tonight?  After you check out tonight’s all new BETTER OFF TED on ABC, flip  on over to USA and tune into the season premiere of WHITE COLLAR.  When we last left Neal and company, Peter was saying hello to a surprised Kate, and wearing the ring.  You know, THE RING that is in the most important picture of Kate that Neal has ever seen.  The episode resolves the cliffhanger over the course of the hour, and the story isn’t so convoluted that I don’t buy it.  I am interested to see where they go from here.

I’m excited that they’re using Tiffani Thiessen and Willie Garson so well, and the toned down Natalie Morales makes for an enjoyable if not predictable hour of TV.  Guest stars like (one of my favorites) Jonathan Tucker are a welcome sight, and Matt Bomer, as always, is charming, and perfect in this role!

Check out a trail for tonight’s episode and don’t forget to tune into USA tonight at 10 to see how it all plays out!

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Lots of new episodes to check out tonight – what are you watching?

The 8:00 Hour –

ABC airs a rerun of MODERN FAMILY and an all new episode of THE MIDDLE – up first, the episode with the BBQ at Jay and Gloria’s, after Manny and Luke get in a fight at school.  On THE MIDDLE, Brick runs for class historian, and Mike finds dinosaur bones at the quarry.  Over on CBS, check out an all new episode of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE and GARY UNMARRIED.  On CHRISTINE, Erick McCormack is back and Christine tells him she loves him.  On GARY, Gary thinks Tom is hanging with a bad crowd.

FOX has an hour and a half of AMERICAN IDOL. NBC has an all new episode of one of my newest guilty pleasures, MERCY!  Veronica cares for three college kids with meningitis and Michael Imperioli guest stars!   Check out a rerun of ONE TREE HILL on The CW – Nathan and Haley get ready to move.

The 9:00 Hour –

On ABC, there’s all new episodes of MODERN FAMILY and COUGARTOWN.  On MODERN FAMILY, Jay’s friend is gay, at least according to Cameron and Manny’s date gets a makeover from Gloria!  On COUGARTOWN, Jules and Scott get closer, and Ryan Devlin sticks around for a relationship with Lori!  CBS has an all new episode of CRIMINAL MINDS – the team investigates a serial killer who targets specific women.

LAW AND ORDER: SVU is all new on NBC – both Sarah Paulson and Naveen Andrews guest star!  FOX has the last half hour of AMERICAN IDOL followed by a rerun of THE SIMPSONS (the 450th episode).  The CW airs a rerun of Gina Torres’ first episode as Vanessa’s mother on GOSSIP GIRL. GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL is all new on Syfy with a trip to Eden Hotel, in La Falta, Argentina.  There are two new episodes of MEET THE BROWNS on TBS.

The 10:00 Hour –

ABC has an all new episode of UGLY BETTY featuring Fisher Stevens as Betty’s new therapist, and Daniel begins to doubt Marc’s motives as his assistant.  CBS has an all new episode of CSI: NY that has DB Sweeney pitted against Mac’s team in the investigation of a brutal stabbing.  LENO is new on NBC.

LAUNCH MY LINE is all  new on Bravo – the designers need to make a three piece suit.  On MTV, you have another episode of THE REAL WORLD: DC – Ty falls deeper for Emily!  NIP/TUCK focuses on a guy in a coma that needs some plastic surgery, and a model that they try to talk out of too much surgery.  TBS also has new two new episodes of MEET THE BROWNS.  TNT has the all new winter season premiere of LEVERAGE set in the backdrop of a high fashion world.

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I don’t know about you, but there’s something about an All Star season of SURVIVOR that always makes me really happy.  I love getting to see some of my favorites again, and see how they interact with others, see how they change up their game if they didn’t win last time, or if they did win.  I do doubt some of these labels of Hero and Villain (Is Sandra a Villain because she’s a past winner?)  Check after the jump for pictures and descriptions of the two tribes and let me know what you think! (more…)

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WAREHOUSE 13 promo

WAREHOUSE 13 has quickly become one of my favorite summer shows, and I’m so glad that it’s been picked up for another (hopefully longer) season! Check out the clip from tonight’s all new episode, “Regrets.” Pete and Myka investigate a prison where “nightmares become all too real.”

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September

It struck me as I was flipping forward on the DVR yesterday that in just a few days, it’ll be time to start scheduling the madness of Fall TV into the DVRs that currently have too much stuff on them anyway!  In celebration of over-working my poor DVRs, I wanted to pass along the full downloadable premiere date calendar for September (October will be around before you know it; look for a breakdown of those dates in a few weeks)!

Did I capture all of your favorite shows?  Let me know if I missed anything!  Click on the thumbnail to download the full version!

*A full schedule of shows will be made available closer towards September 8, for times!

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A while back, I fell in love with a short film that Zachary Levi and Tony Hale were a part of called CTRL+Z.  The film, about a putupon cubicle occupant (Hale) who discovers the secret powers of his desktop computer keyboard, is hilarious, and won accolades from multpile film festivals for just how incredible it is.  Now, the folks involved, including Hale and Emi Coligado (as well as the creator Robert Kirbyson), have come together for an online series based on the same premise, but taking it a little further than the short film could.  I’m with Rae; I loved the screeners that NBC sent, and now you can enjoy it to on NBC’s CTRL site.  Today is the premiere (the first three episodes are up), and Tony Hale and Steve Howey wanted to say a little something to celebrate!

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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

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Which one of your favorites just narrowly missed out on top 2?  That’s why I’m here – having gotten completely addicted (against my better judgment) to the show in the past few weeks, I want to make sure people who missed it could find the answer!  After the jump, find out who got kicked off! (more…)

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haroldIn recent years, one of my favorite people to watch on TV has been Harold Perrineau!  Michael Dawson, the man who sold out his friends to save his boy on LOST, made a huge impact on the TV landscape that his celebrated return last season was a welcome addition.  Back on TV again this season, with a new show that’s gathering critical acclaim (while facing a limited audience), Harold spent some time chatting with me about what to expect, why he likes this show, why he thinks you will, and what about my movie choices make him laugh!

What drew you to this show?
I really thought it, I thought it was really, really funny, and really well-written.  I hadn’t done anything like this so far, that was light and funny, but really dark, and a little strange.  When they told me that Adam Goldberg was going to be doing it, I thought, yeah, I’d love to be down, so those are the things that drew me in! (more…)

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