Tonight’s TV Addictions: January 15, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH’S FINAL PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (8PM CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, NBC)
After requesting 15 minutes to address the nation for the final time, President Bush can now add messing up our “Thursday Night TV Schedule” to his illustrious legacy that include sinking America’s reputation both at home and abroad, the handling of Katrina and the economy. Below, be sure to take note of the irregular start times to some of your favorite shows like CSI (8:15 and 9:15PM).

SMALLVILLE (8PM CW)
No stinkin’ presidential address is gonna get in the way of Clark Kent starting on time! Not when Chloe’s been kidnapped and a trio known as The Legion are on hand to help!

MY NAME IS EARL (8:30PM NBC)
Joy and a reality show? Seems like a match made in heaven, huh?

SUPERNATURAL (9PM CW)
If you’ve been jonesing for a break from the mythology-heavy outings on tap of late, this could be your night as the show offers up a good, old-fashioned haunted house story that gets complicated when a family moves in.

THE OFFICE (9PM NBC)
Andy finally learns the truth about Dwight and Angela. One guess as to who spills the beans.

CSI (9:15PM NBC)
You can bet your butt there are some execs at CBS who are ticked as hell that President Bush has the nerve to screw up tonight’s other big exit… that of Grissom.


GREY’S ANATOMY (9PM ABC)
Tyne Daly plays Derek’s mom, who meets Meredith for the first time. Whatcha wanna bet that doesn’t go so great? And that Meredith will make the situation worse over the course of the hour? And then whine about it? In other news, Eric Stoltz continues his arc as death-row inmate William, who wants to donate an organ to one of Bailey’s patients.

30 ROCK (9:31PM NBC)
Liz wants to prevent everyone from getting sick, and that means flu shots. What does Jack want? To spend time with his mom’s nurse, who has a rather full plate already. Not that that’ll stop our man Jack!

PRIVATE PRACTICE (10PM ABC)
Addison and Violet each find themselves caught up in love triangles. Tramps.

NEW & NOTABLE:
RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS: AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW (10PM MTV)
Okay, this show does not actual feature Randy Jackson, so let’s just get that out of the way right up front. And while it doesn’t show videos, it does actually feautre music and dancing, so it might just be the closest thing you’re going to find on MTV to, well, classic MTV.

GREG BEHRENDT’S WAKE-UP CALL (10PM SOAPnet)
Wait, let me get this straight… the timeslot on which SOAPnet (their all-cap emphasis, not mine!) usually shows, um, you know, a soap opera, is being handed over tonight to a lame DR. PHIL wannabe? Okay, tonight’s episode features a couple whose big problems include her insistence on keeping her crap in her car and his calling her several times a day. Wait, Greg, let me handle this one: Hey, idiots: Grow up! There… now can we please have GENERAL HOSPITAL instead?

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  • Ace

    Ugh, I know what you mean about Private Practice. I had a New Years goal to stop watching shows that I don’t really like all that much or haven’t been good in a while. Yet, somehow I still manage to watch Private Practice and Desperate Housewives. Ok, fine, I’ve been watching 90210 too but there is seriously nothing else at that time right now. Foreshame, self, foreshame.

  • Linda B.

    My TIVO says GA and PP are on at normal times. It says Bush is speaking for 15 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Scrubs and a 30 minute Scrubs (repeats from the other night). Don’t understand the Scrubs thing.

  • Linda B.
    My apologies, a correction has been made.

  • Jessica

    what about BONES? like we care about BUSH whateva!

  • Thursday nights are packed. I have a love/hate relationship witht he jam-packtiness of those nights but I’m excited for it.