Tonight’s TV Addictions: Monday June 22, 2009

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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (9PM ABC Family)
This Stick It-esque drama about young gymnasts with dreams of the Olympics may mine every teen sports movie trope there is (showbiz mom and dads; catty competition; down-on-her-luck protagonist defies odds and scores huge), but it manages to do so with a naturalness that’s a relief — I don’t I could take another broadly drawn teen drama. It’s no FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, but even if you’re not this show’s target audience, you shouldn’t feel bad for liking it. Grade: BAleks Chan

NEW & NOTABLE:
STAR TREK: TNG (8PM Sci Fi)
JJ. Abrams STAR TREK re-boot got you itching for more? Why not jump on the NEXT GENERATION bandwagon with the thrilling two-part episode that assimilated this TV Addict into the annals of TV nerdom.


THE CLOSER (9PM TNT)
In what will most likely be her best shot at a much-deserved Emmy nod (since the Frakkin’ nominating committee doesn’t seem to recognize anything to do with science fiction) BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Mary McDonnell arrives on the scene to investigate Gabriel’s shooting.

JON & KATE PLUS EIGHT (9PM TLC)
We hear that Jon & Kate are going to make some sort of big announcement. Wonder what that’s about?

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  • Linda B.

    My husband keeps wanting me to start watching old TNG episodes. Are you saying I should?

  • Linda B.

    You definitely should give TNG a chance. It was an awesome show in its day and still holds up. (Especially season three onward!)