WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (8PM FOX)
In the first of a two-parter, John and his mom prepare to pack up and hit the road. As anyone who has ever been a teenager will tell you, nothing sucks more than having to be the new guy every few months. Even if you are hot and your mom’s a babe.
DOLLHOUSE (9PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Echo has to infiltrate a cult to rescue a woman being held against her will. The only problem: She has to do it as a visually impaired woman! Oh, those wacky imprinters! You know, the more I think about it, the more this seems kinda like CHARLIE’S ANGELS, what with the having to pretend to be different people every week and the hot chick and all.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (9PM NBC, E! in Canada)
It ain’t easy dating a Riggins boy, but it does give Lyla and Mindy something to commiserate over. Meanwhile, Billy’s depressed, Tyra deals with her regrets and the women in Matt’s life clash. Okay, place your bets: Will his mom or grandma come out on top? My money’s on grandma. Old people play dirty!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (10PM Sci Fi, SPACE in Canada)
In part one of the two-part series finale, Adama seeks out volunteers for a final mission. Frak, I’m already missing this show… how long until CAPRICA debuts?
NEW & NOTABLE:
WIFE SWAP (8PM ABC)
Think of this as a “fan-favorite” episode. Two families from past episdoes — voted on by viewers — swap with one another. So that wacky mom who thinks she’s psychic and believes she controls the weather swaps with the mom who heads up a family of storm chasers. And because it’s not nearly exploitative enough to put kids through this kinda crap, ABC arranges for the children of the two clans to face off during a special segment. Geez, the people responsible for this crap make it really easy to feel rightiously superior, don’t they?
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS (8PM CW)
Chris tries to hide someone else’s stash of drugs. Speaking from personal experience, that never, ever works out well. (Don’t judge me!) Speaking of things not working out well, Rochelle trying to learn a new computer system sounds like a disaster in the making.
ALL MY CHILDREN (8PM SOAPnet)
The folks at this soap keep insisting that Reese isn’t interested in Zach. She’s a lesbian, through and through. And yet again tonight, Zach and Reese wind up in a kiss. Maybe someone over there doesn’t know what “lesbian” actually means? Are they confusing it with “thesbian?” Because I used to do that all the time.
SUPERNANNY (9PM SOAPnet)
Our husky heroine travels to Staten Island to help a couple who have three kids, including a pair of tantrum-prone twins. Imagine how thrilled these kids will be when in, say, 15 years, their prom dates are treated to a viewing of this episode.
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (9PM CW)
Did you miss the makeover episode? Regretting it now? Well, thank God for reruns, cause here it is again!
20/20 (10PM ABC)
Talk about your odd couples! John Stossel (who, quite frankly, has always annoyed me for some unknown reason) and Drew Carey team up to talk about the economy, border security, criminalization of medical marijuana and, apparently, anything else that flits across their joint attention spans.
NUMB3RS (10PM CBS)
The FBI gets info that could clear a Mob boss who is scheduled to be executed in a few hours. Me? I’d lose that file and then tomorrow say “whoops.”
DATELINE (10PM NBC)
Looking for a way to kill your wife? Tonight, the show looks at a guy who claims to have done away with his partner… while sleepwalking. You just KNOW he got the idea from that DR. PHIL episode where they talked about people who eat while sleepwalking.