Jenny’s TV Guide: Sunday February 17

Welcome to a new week for This Week on TV! Lots of good stuff on this week. And since the writer’s strike is over and we are going to be seeing the return of many of our favorites in a couple of months, it’s time to celebrate. So let’s get to it and see what’s going on, shall we?

Sunday marks the two-hour movie (which may be turned into a series assuming you all tune in) of Knight Rider. Will this re-imagination be BIONIC WOMAN bad or BATTLESTAR GALACTICA good, find out for yourself on NBC at 9/8c (Global TV in Canada)

It’s also the network premiere of Dexter on CBS at 10/9c. If you haven’t caught this show before, NOW IS THE TIME! It is so terrific. I’ve heard they didn’t ruin it by having to tone parts down when they took it off cable, so… Definitely check it out!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*American Gladiators – NBC @ 7/6c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Cold Case – CBS @ 9/8c (Season Finale Due to the Writers’ Strike)
  • *Season Premiere*Family Guy – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Dexter – CBS @ 10/9c (Network Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Knight Rider – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Pilot Special Into Possible Series?)
  • *New*American Dad – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Breaking Bad – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brothers & Sisters – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c (Last Episode Before Hiatus)
  • *New*CW Now – CW @ 7/6c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover Home Edition – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*King of the Hill – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Rock of Love with Bret Michaels – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Russell Simmons Presents: Def Comedy Jam – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Scott Baio is 46… and Pregnant – VH1 @ 10/9c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The L Word – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Wire – HBO @ 9/8c

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  • Josh Emerson

    Big night tonight! I’ll be recording Brothers & Sisters, Dexter, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Big Brother.

  • Yep, big night tonight. Things we are recording:
    American Gladiators
    The Simpsons
    Cold Case
    Knight Rider
    Family Guy
    Breaking Bad

    Nice to have some decent tv on..

  • Does anyone else feel that Brothers & Sisters is becoming increasingly awkward the more they focus on the McCallister presidential run? It’s just so otherworldly the way they have him running against fictional candidates.

    This show tends to get very political. They often bash Republicans, although I’m not sure they ever mention Bush by name. If they have, and if McCain is elected in real life, will they ever mention McCain by name in the show, or will they refer to whichever fictional Republican candidate that will inevitably beat Senator McCallister?

    It’s also strange to hear them talk about Michigan and Super Tuesday. The real primaries are so publicized that there’s a “been there done that” feel to the way the show portrays it. It also seems strange that McCallister has so much time to spend in his home state and with family, when everyone in the real campaigns are hopping planes and going from one speaking engagement to another across multiple states.

    I think the show should have ended the campaign subplot back before the real-life primaries started to occur.