Tonight’s TV Addictions: March 17, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
AMERICAN IDOL (8PM FOX, CTV in Canada)
Rumor has it producers have already picked their final four. A reality show manipulating the outcome? Quelle shocker!

NEW & NOTABLE:
DANCING WITH THE STARS (8PM ABC)
Listen, ABC might be calling this a “new” episode, but seeing as it’s just a recap of the best performances so far this season, we’re calling it a rerun. But hey, here’s hoping those of you who didn’t tune in for KINGS the other night are thrilled to have another hour of primetime television eaten up by reality TV. Enjoy! At 9 p.m., you can catch the first results show of the season… which I’ll bet will feature clips of the very performances spotlighted in the first hour.

THE BIGGEST LOSER (8PM NBC)
While home, the contestants have to run a half marathon and make healthy food choices. (Now I’m not gonna lie. A friend of mine ran a half marathon a few weeks back and I was winded just watching her jog past.) As if that weren’t hellish enough, they later face a cookie temptation. Yeah, I’d so be toast on this show. And then, because I’ve always loved toast, I’d have to consume myself.

REAPER (8PM CW)
Sooner or later, every show feels the need to do a boxing-centric show. I don’t know why, they just do. REAPER is getting it out of the way tonight. Meanwhile, Ben worries that his pals won’t accept his girlfriend. Sure, she’s hot and all… but she’s also a demon. Wonder if the Winchester boys will come over and try to do her in? Now that would get me to watch this show.


NCIS (8PM CBS)
Uh-oh. When Vance’s friend is killed, Gibbs winds up digging into his pal’s past. Expect Gibbs to be a tad bothered by the director’s approach.

LAST RESTAURANT STANDING (9PM BBC America)
See, watching this network can be very educational. For example, tonight we learn that what we ugly Americans refer to as “take-out” meals, our English pals call “take-AWAY” meals. Never say that I don’t try and broaden your minds, people.

THE MENTALIST (9PM CBS)
Jane loses his site and must rely on his other senses. Whatcha wanna bet he’ll get his vision back by the end of the hour? Even soap opera characters lose their vision for longer than that!

I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS PREGNANT (9PM Discovery Health)
An Irish rocker goes into labor. Too bad she, as the title of this new series would imply, had no clue she was expecting. In fact, the hard-living life she’s been leading has a not-so-great impact on the child.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (10PM NBC, CTV in Canada)
All you need to know is that tonight’s guest star is Carol Burnett… and that she plays a strip-club owner.

WITHOUT A TRACE (10PM CBS)
Jack and Sam have to adjust to Brian spending a lot more time with Finn. I’m sure if you watch this show, that makes sense. If not, just know that in other news, a trial consultant vanishes. Oh, and former GENERAL HOSPITAL babe Vanessa Marcil appears. And by “former” we mean as in “she used to be on” not “she used to be hot.” Because she still is. Majorly.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO (10:03PM ABC)
Okay, BIG LOVE fans, here’s a question for you: You’re in a restaurant when an old man sits down with this three wives. They’re celebrating his upcoming marriage to his fourth wife… a 15-year-old who is clearly not keen on the idea. What would you do?

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  • Moon

    Yikes re: I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant

  • DO NOT watch I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. I caught an episode once and it scared the bejesus out of me.