Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Reasons why you best be watching FOX between 8-10PM tonight

You Asked For It
For years, viewers have complained about the lack of original, scripted programming on the networks once the summer months hit. So unless you’re content to spend the next three months getting your jollies from BIG BROTHER or THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN — while at the same time dooming future summer TV watchers to more of the same — you need to tune in for FOX’s one-two punch of original programming, LIE TO ME and THE GOOD GUYS.


Jason Dohring
Not only does one of our favorite VERONICA MARS alum make a triumphant return to the small screen tonight, with a killer (pun intended) guest gig on tonight’s LIE TO ME, the artist formerly known as Logan Echolls is so rockin’ in the role you’ll walk away asking how the heck Dohring isn’t headlinging a series of his own.

Colin Hanks
You liked him in ROSWELL. You loved him in The House Bunny. And despite being the son of uber-famous Tom Hanks, Colin seems to have avoided the trappings of pampered, scandal-ridden next generationers. That alone makes us wanna give his show a chance.

We’re asking nicely.
Even if LIE TO ME and THE GOOD GUYS aren’t going to go down in histroy as examples of TV’s Golden Age, it’s in the best interest of all of us to encourage original scripted programming over… what’s the phrase for which we are searching? Ah, yes, “reality crap.” So we hope you’ll consider our sincere plea that you tune in to FOX tonight. Otherwise, we just might head over to Youtube and post the entry you submitted — obviously after a night of partying — to our “OMG, I Am So The Biggest Hannah Montana Fan Ever!” contest. Bet you thought you dreamed that whole thing, didn’t you? Nope. We’ve been sitting on all the entries to that completely fake contest, waiting for just the right moment. Don’t test us!

The alternative
Two words: THE BACHELORETTE.

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  • Alice

    6) LIE TO ME IS REALLY FREAKING AMAZING. Seriously. The second season has been REALLY, really good, and it's just going to get better.

  • Lauren

    I love that you hate reality TV almost as much as I do. I will be tuning in.

  • Amy_D259

    I must admit I actually kind of love Big Brother.
    Won't be around to watch either of these tonight :( Will be setting my tv on the channel though. At least the network will think I'm watching :P
    Sha'll catch them on the internet. Pumped for Dohring :)

  • joshemerson

    I'll be watching original scripted programming tonight, but it'll be Persons Unknown on NBC. These two Fox shows just don't look that good to me.

    The Real Housewives of Saskatchewan should be a real show. It'd certainly be better than New York and LA!

  • Abby

    Will be watching Lie to Me! Couldn't get into the Good Guys but wish it well :-)

  • http://www.themoustache.co.cc/ Sourabh

    I'll be watching The Good Guys, but I've heard a lot of good things about Lie To Me this past week so I'll probably try watch the previous seasons, and maybe The Mentalist's too, by next week.

    I have never watched a reality show other than American Idol, so I plan to start now, because you have to watch the bad to appreciate the good.

  • Chris

    I look forward to Big Brother every summer. It makes me feel better about my own relationships and morals.