Tonight’s TV Addictions: February 19, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
UGLY BETTY (8PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
It’s fashion week in New York. Maybe this year, one of those fancy designers will pull Betty aside and give her a few tips… ’cause the girl’s apparently too clueless to look around her and pick them up for herself.

BONES (8PM FOX)
Fanboys and girls will either be laughing or cringing during this case, which takes the team to a comic book/video game convention.

GREY’S ANATOMY (9PM ABC)
The best thing I can say about this show these days is that Addison is on again tonight. But the subplot about Christina doubting the abilities of a renowned surgeon — played by Faye Dunaway, who stole the show when she was a judge on the reality series THE STARLET back in 2005 — has a been there/done that (a million times) feel to it. And that’s exactly what made me quit watching ER a million years ago. Well, that and the episode where the helicopter landed on Dr. Romano

PRIVATE PRACTICE (10PM ABC)
A baby born with both sex organs kicks off a debate about sexual reassignment surgery. Which is interesting… think about it. What if you’d been that baby and your parents chose to lop off the opposite of what you have right now? Discuss amongst yourselves.

NEW & NOTABLE:
SURVIVOR (8PM CBS)
Someone’s gonna call Taj out! And it’s gonna sound something like this: “What’s a former pop star who’s married to a former NFL player need a million bucks for?”


MY NAME IS EARL (8PM NBC)
Crabman’s daddy is… hold the phone. Danny Glover? That’s just great casting.

THE OFFICE (9PM NBC)
Both this and 30 ROCK are reruns tonight, and frankly, we’re kinda glad of it! Thursdays have become a night so crowded with great stuff that if at least two of the shows aren’t airing reruns, some very tough decisions have to be made!

CSI (9PM CBS)
How do we know this isn’t a reality show? Because tonight’s case revolves around a “respected politician.” Yeah, right!

HELL’S KITCHEN (9PM FOX)
It’s steak night in Hell’s Kitchen! And if we know Chef Ramsay, at least one of the contestants will wind up feeling like a big ol’ slab of donkey!

MY HUSBAND IS GAY (9:30PM CBS)
Now we know what you’re thinking, but before you say it we’ve got news for you. It’s not a Sherri Shepherd Biopic. Rather it’s a look at what happens after a man — say, one named Tom — finally tells his wife — let’s just call her Katie — the secret he’s been keeping for years.

ELEVENTH HOUR (10PM CBS)
Words you never, ever wanna hear strung together: Helicopter pilot struck blind midflight. No, that’s just not good.

ER (10PM NBC)
Funniest sentence of the day: “Nikolas and Nadine take on the government.”
Nope, still not the finale. But we’re getting close, as you can tell by the title of this episode, “The Beginning Of The End,” which features the return of original cast member Noah Wyle as Dr. Carter.

BEING ERICA (10PM SOAPnet)
This being SOAPnet and all, it must be a special about ALL MY CHILDREN’s superdiva, Erica Kane, right? Um, no. This is yet another hour of primetime programming that the network build on the notion of viewers being able to watch their daytime shows at night is giving to something other than a soap. Hey, at least it’s not a reality show.

  • luke

    I forgot about “The Starlet”. You mentioning it got me curious as to what the winner of that show was up to. I went on imdb.com to find that she’s done nothing since the show aired. How sad for her.

  • Ace

    It is funny that you said you stopped watching ER when Dr. Romano was killed by the falling helicopter b/c that is the last episode I watched too! I had become a sporatic watcher at that point but after that I had to throw in the towel. And yes, it was bad anyway but NO ONE ever mentioned it on the show. It was like he just disappeared. Lamo.

    I used to get so excited for Thursday TV but I’m really feeling very “meh” about most of these shows right now. Don’t get me wrong, I still watch Ugly Betty, Grey’s and the Office, but I’m just not as excited for them as I used to be.

  • J

    aww! don’t hate on being erica! although the concept of the show feels a little stale, the actress is really endearing. i’m liking where it’s going so far! but than i always try and support any canadian drama, as there aren’t that many of them!