Tonight’s TV Addictions: March 31, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
90210 (9PM CW, Global in Canada)
Liam takes Naomi out for a wild night, Silver makes a shocking video and Annie finds out Ethan’s been kissing someone else. Oh, the drama!

CUPID (10PM ABC)
The person who said there are no new ideas under the sun is apparently proven right tonight as ABC launches this remake of a show that failed miserably the first time around. On the plus side, Bobby Cannavale (WILL & GRACE) deserves a series and is wildly appealing. This, however, probably won’t be it.

NEW & NOTABLE:
BETTER OFF TED (8PM ABC)
Hoping to get an audience for this quirky comedy, ABC is re-running the first two episodes back-to-back. The series is wildly uneven, but it has its moments… and that’s more than you can say for a lot of currently-airing shows.

NCIS (8PM CBS)
Sometimes, you’ve gotta do things you don’t want to in order to get the job done. For me, that involves going to work. For Gibbs, it means working with bad guy Trent Kort in order to capture a major criminal.
 
REAPER (8PM CW)
Andi gets a shock when she finds out that the devil is Sam’s babydaddy.
 

BIGGEST LOSER (8PM NBC)
Former winners Ali Vincent and Michelle Aguilar step in to take over the hostessing duties of Alison Sweeney. But the fun won’t stop as a player suffers a medical problem, new players shake things up and a competition leaves several players suspended above a pool!
 
SEX AND THE CITY (8PM HBO)
Frankly, I thought this movie was pretty awful. There was about 30 minutes of good stuff, but then… blech. Finding out the sequel is being shot in London doesn’t inspire me with confidence. After all, the series was a love letter to New York City… not London or, for that matter, California (where Samantha spends most of this flick). Rant over. (Your thoughts, folks?)
 
DANCING WITH THE STARS (9PM ABC)
Two more contestants are eliminated. But wait, that’s not all! Tune in tonight and you’ll also get a special performance by Boyz II Men. Now how much would you pay? Watch now, and as an added extra bonus you’ll also get Kevin Rudolf singing the tune “Let It Rock.” Still not enough to get you to watch? Yeah, me neither. Call me when something scripted returns to this slot.
 
THE MENTALIST (9PM CTV)
Someone out there is using hypnosis to kill! Who ya gonna call? Why, THE MENTALIST, of course, otherwise, this whole blurb would be under some other show!
 
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (9PM SOAPnet)
Jess decides the time is right to tell hunka-hunka-burnin’-love Brody that she’s got the hots for him. Um, yeah, trust us, Jess: The time could not be wronger. More wrong? In any case, this won’t be pretty.
 
OSBOURNES RELOADED (9:25PM FOX)
Just when you thought maybe they’d gone away, no, the obscenity-spewing, spotlight-hogging clan is back with… a variety show? Featuring a segment in which Kelly and Ozzy work in a fast-food restaurant? I’ll bet dollars to donuts this bit’ll include people not being able to understand a word Ozzy says.
 
WITHOUT A TRACE (10PM CBS)
Geez, get convicted for serial rape once and everybody looks at you crosseyed every time the milk is left out overnight or your brother goes missing!

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  • Ace

    “Call me when something scripted returns to this slot.” Couldn’t have said it better myself. Looks like another DVR backlog Tuesday.

  • Linda B.

    Regarding Sex and the City – I was completely against them making the movie because i was happy how they left all the characters – happy. That said, the movie was better than i expected it to be. However I agree w/ Samantha being in CA was pretty stupid, Jennifer Hudson’s cameo was not needed and a big waste of time, and i was disappointed everyone’s relationships did not end happily. I would like to give it a second viewing though, this time w/o women constantly shouting at the screen as they did in my theatre 😉

    London??? Are you kidding? The show (as you put it) is a love letter to NYC!!!

  • Anonymous

    How is dancing with the stars still on? who is watching this stuff?