Apparently, the big five network’s failed get the memo that sweeps moved to March. How else to explain the fact that tonight lineup features repeats of virtually all of your favorite show including: NCIS, THE MENTALIST, WITHOUT A TRACE, SCRUBS, and 90210.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
AMERICAN IDOL (8PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
The final 12 semi-finalists
NEW & NOTABLE:
REAPER (8PM CW)
REAPER was easily one of the most promising new shows of last season — too bad it teetered out halfway through. The strike didn’t help. Season 2 doesn’t disrupt the drollness: Sam (Bret Harrison), now officially the Devil’s son, is back to sending souls back to hell, this week with a cattle prod. Ray Wise’s performance as a giddy Lucifer is still great, but what REAPER desperately needs is to embrace a serialized element beyond the habitual bagging and tagging. — Aleks Chan