Tonight’s TV Addictions: January 8, 2009

UGLY BETTY (8PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Just when you thought this show couldn’t get any gayer (in a good way), along comes Broadway diva Bernadette Peters as an editor our heroine is desperate to impress. Need more? How about Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray as Betty’s counterpart at Elle magazine? And we’ll throw in that rag’s actual editors — Robbie Myers and Joe Zee — as an extra added bonus.

Expect a whole lot of whining as Meredity and Christina’s friendship takes another hit following the arrival of a death-row patient. Oh, and Izzy finally tells current-beau Alex that she’s been “sleeping with” late-beau Denny. Can’t wait to hear how that conversation goes.

30 ROCK (9:30PM NBC, CityTV in Canada)
Alec Baldwin’s Jack will be a busy beaver tonight as he wooes guest star Salma Hayek, helps Jenna land a new role and tries to help Tracy and his wife (Sherri Shepherd) get their marriage back on stable ground. Oh, and LIz meets a new guy.

The wanna-be losers chart their progress, but someone is having a really tough time getting with the program. Yes, Alex, we’re looking at you. Put down the booze and step away from the cigarettes! We’d say we’re all in this together, but… um, yeah, you’re on your own. It’s tequila shooter night at our place!

Having learned a thing or two from The Discovery Channel’s wildly popular Shark Week, Sci Fi offers up a double-dose of maneating goodness. First, at 8, comes RAGING SHARKS, in which Corin Nemic battles several of the title characters who have been made wildly aggressive thanks to… wait for it… wait for it… an object from outer space landing in the Bermuda Triangle! (Hey, it is the Sci Fi Channel! Then at 10 p.m. comes SHARKS IN VENICE and, well, the title tells you everything you need to know.

Kim wants to become the anchorwoman of the local news telecast. Hey, if Katie Couric can do it, who can’t, right?

ER (10PM NBC, CTV in Canada)
Isn’t this show over yet? Okay, fine. Tonight, people go to the hospital looking to be treated by doctors who have their own personal crap to deal with. You know, kind of like GREY’S ANATOMY without the ghosts of Denny past.

TOP CHEF (10PM Bravo)
Here’s a challenge we can really sink our teeth into: The chefs must whip up a up a sweet treat… without using sugar.

The comedian/author helps couples deal with problems in their relationship. If SOAPnet isn’t careful, they’re gonna have to hire him to heal the relationship between them and viewers, ’cause this ain’t what we come to SOAPnet for. Need a clue? What we’re looking for is right there in your network’s name.

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  • tim wilkins

    I can’t wait to see Bernadette on Ugly. Love her in anything. As for Grey, I can’t wait to see how Izzy explains sex with her dead ex too. Poor Alex. Do all his love interests have to have mental problems? lol

  • ct

    Tim: Chances are if you’re dating someone from Seattle Grace, they’re gonna have mental issues! (Some are just a little more obvious than others.)

  • grumpyoldman

    OMG, that GA was awful last night. Except for Callie.