Tonight’s TV Addictions: April 16, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
IN THE MOTHERHOOD (8PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Emily and Jason fear that their son’s imaginary friend might be something of a troublemaker. My family went through something similar when my folks began to suspect that Little Lord Soggybottom, my foppish imaginary friend, was plotting to bring down the government. All I know is Soggybottom was sent to live on a mysterious farm with our dog, Benji, and was never heard from again.

PARKS & RECREATION (8:30PM NBC, CityTV in Canada)
The pilot didn’t blow me away, but I’m willing to give another shot to anything that puts Amy Pohler on the screen. Tonight, her alter ego, Leslie, goes door-to-door in the hope of building support for her latest project.

THE OFFICE (9PM NBC)
This show has taken a very unfunny turn of late, but one thing that definitely works is the relationship between Jim and Charles. It’s easy to see how the behavior we’ve found charming in Jim over the years would be viewed completely differently by a corporate type. Tonight, Dwight decides to become Charles’ new best bud.

30 ROCK (9:30PM NBC, CityTV in Canada)
With film execs considering pulling the plugs on Jenna’s Janis Joplin project, she and Jack work to stir up some buzz. And Liz? She’s going a little bit nuts thanks to her forced suspension.

HARPER’S ISLAND (10PM CBS, Global in Canada)
The wedding party goes on a scavenger hunt, but what they’re likely to find is another body! This fun romp is officially my favorite show of the spring season. (At least until GLEE launches in May!)

SOUTHLAND (10PM NBC, CTV in Canada)
An abandoned baby stirs up memories of the past in Lydia, while Bryant and Moretta take unusual steps to protect a young woman.


NEW & NOTABLE:
MY NAME IS EARL (8PM NBC)
Joy’s bullying takes center stage as Randy tries to avoid it and Earl reflects on his own childhood experiences with a meanie.

ALL MY CHILDREN (8PM SOAPnet)
If it’s Thursday, it must be Kendall’s day to declare Ryan the love of her life. Friday will be Zach’s day and next Tuesday she’ll give Petey the eye.

SURVIVOR (8PM CBS, Global in Canada)
We’re intrigued by the title of tonight’s episode: “The Biggest Fraud In The Game.” Who might it be referring to? Expect details to unfold after a trio of contestants share an off-site reward together.

BONES (8PM FOX)
The Jeffersonian team dives (somewhat reluctantly) into the death-metal scene after finding out that a band in Norway has been using an actual human skull during their performances.

SAMANTHA WHO? (8:30PM ABC)
What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas for Sam, who winds up losing bigtime. Meanwhile, best-sidekicks-ever Andrea and Dena ask favors of one another.

CSI (9PM CBS, CTV in Canada)
I’m not a big fan of this show, but I’ll admit it: The intriguing commercial for this episode — in which Hodges and Wendy investigate the death of a beloved sci fi actor — reeled me in. It just looks like a hoot and a half. That’s right, I said hoot and a half.

HELL’S KITCHEN (9PM FOX,)
I might watch this with the sound off if only because the remaining chef’s are heading to Atlantic City’s Borgata hotel, which is one of my favorite places. I don’t wanna hear Gordon screaming, but I’d like to see the restaurant the winner will wind up cooking at.

  • As usual on Thursdays I’ll be viewing the ULTRA HOT Sam & Dean on Supernatural – I just wish they would take their shirts OFF &fight evil in like Hawaii or somewhere like that- SHIRTS OFF = High Ratings.