What We’re Watching: December 2, 2008

FRINGE (9PM FOX, “A” in Canada)
Because we’re a card carrying member of the cult of JJ (Abrams). Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

ELI STONE (10PM ABC, “A” in Canada)
Enjoy it while you still can.

HOUSE (8PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Our indifference to HOUSE of late can be summed up perfectly thanks to this brilliant post on cracked.com

Tonight marks ACCORDING TO JIM’s eighth season premiere. Which according to us, is a very sad commentary on the state of television comedy.

MatejJ: Definitely THE MENTALIST (9PM CBS), it’s the most entertaining show the moment, number don’t lie 16+ million viewers every Tuesday!

For Jenny’s comprehensive TVGuide,

  • *Season Finale*Living with the Wolfman – Animal Planet @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Paris Hilton’s My New BFF – MTV @ 10/9c & 11/10c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale & 1-Hour Reunion Special)
  • *Season Finale*The Rookies – A&E @ 10/9c, 10:30/9:30c. 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (4 New Episodes, Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*According to Jim – ABC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Bad Girls Club – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *Special*2008 World Music Awards – My Network TV @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Top Gear: Winter Olympics Special – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Blush: The Search for the Next Great Make-Up Artist – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cha$e – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dirty Jobs – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Eli Stone – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Frank TV – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Fringe – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*House – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*NCIS – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rita Rocks – Lifetime @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Mentalist – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c

For all the latest TV news and reviews

  • blueberry

    Numbers actually do lie.

    Before the season began, I bet that there was only room for one show with a psychic detective who was not really a psychic (i.e. Psych). Apparently there’s room for one on broadcast television and one for cable. Guess I lost that bet.

    If numbers told the truth, then Pushing Daisies was one of the worst shows on television.

  • John

    Leverage isn’t on Tuesdays until next week. It premieres this Sunday and then moves to Tuesdays.

    Cold Case is on TNT tonight.

  • http://www.thetvaddict.com theTVaddict


    Thanks for the update John. And while I take full responsibility, partial blame must go to EW.com for posting that LEVERAGE is on tonight as well!

  • http://www.heroestelevision.com/ Matej

    Cool, I got featured, thanks Daniel!

    Anyway, I know that numbers are not showing the whole picture but I read a lot of episode review online and everyone’s enjoying the show, it’s so easy and fun to watch. It’s definitely my favorite new TV show .. although Fringe is getting better and better ..

  • DB

    Leverage premieres Sunday (7th) at 10 on TNT, then move to regular time slot with second episode on Tuesday (9th) at 10.
    honestly i don’t get why they’re premiering a new series this way…
    but the show’s worth watching just for Gina Bellman (BBC’s Coupling) along!

  • Rocky

    you were watching according to jim? really? for sure? not kidding?

    ooookkkkkeeeeyyyy … guess I dont have to listen to you no longer which shows I should watch and which not because you officially jumped the shark with according to jim
    are you serious??? cant believe it

  • http://www.thetvaddict.com theTVaddict

    Dear Rocky,

    I probably should clarify, as this is a new feature on the site.
    The only things I’m 100% watching (or PVRing) are “Tonight’s TV Addictions”

    “New & Notable” refers to shows that others may be interested in, or simply shows that are notable (hence the title!).

    Rest assured, outside of the one episode I’ve seen so that I can ethically be against everything ACCORDING TO JIM stands for for eight consecutive years, I swear that I didn’t watch the show :)

    That said, I’d love to get some feedback if you guys are enjoying this new feature, or if you’d prefer the more simple list of shows.

  • http://makesyoudothewacky.blogspot.com/ shanna

    I can’t do The Mentalist just cause I love Psych. It seems like Psych without the funny. And the funny is why I watch Psych.

  • blueberry

    Hi fives to Shanna.