If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/20/11

Tonight’s lineup of television is like a delicious buffet. There are so many great shows to choose from. We were all going to try to cut back on our choices, but if we really did that by too much, you’d be missing out. 😉 Let’s take a look at what you definitely CANNOT miss tonight!

Megan’s Choice #1

Don’t Stop Believing that Glee can get back to the perfection of its first season. Everywhere we turn, there are promises about how this season is going to get back to basics, and I can’t help but eat it up. It’s true that Ryan Murphy has been all over the place with his promises and his writing, but hopefully with some new blood in the writers’ room, he’ll have enough babysitters. 😉 I’m also looking forward to seeing the winners from The Glee Project—especially the adorable Damian McGinty—and the roles they play this season.

On tonight’s season premiere, the Glee kids are down in the dumps following their loss at Regionals, so Will assigns them a project to get them back on track. Meanwhile, Blaine considers a transfer to McKinley, and Sue wants to go to Washington.

Tune in to FOX at 8/7c to watch the beginning of a whole new fabulous chapter for New Directions. Learn where to find episodes online of Glee @ Clicker.

Jump with us to see what else we think you should be watching tonight.

Jenny’s Choice #1

My first pick tonight is the series premiere of Unforgettable on CBS. For one, it’s a detective procedural, which I always enjoy, and for another, it stars Poppy Montgomery, from Without a Trace. I loved her in that, and I’m really hoping I enjoy her in this. Montgomery stars as Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy, and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It’s not just that she doesn’t forget anything—she can’t, except for one thing: the day her sister was murdered years ago.

Since then, Carrie has tried to put her past behind her, but she’s unexpectedly reunited with her ex-boyfriend and partner, NYPD Detective Al Burns (Dylan Walsh, Nip/Tuck), when she consults on a homicide case. Surprisingly for Carrie, being back on the job after a break feels right. Despite her conflicted feelings for Al, she decides to permanently join his unit as a detective solving homicides—most notably, the unsolved murder of her sister. All she needs to do is remember.

Check out the series premiere tonight on CBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Unforgettable @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #1

The series premiere of Ringer was met with rave reviews and a large viewing audience. With the boost of the series premiere airing last Friday and yesterday, the show has even more gas in its tank to take it this show to the limits. Sarah Michelle Gellar is an all star, and teamed up with Ion Gruffard, she has amazing chemistry. Add into the mix the handsome charm of Kristoffer Polaha and the twin twist, and this show has a total package that you should be watching!

Tonight, Bridget tries to cover up a crime that she’s committed without blowing her Siobhan cover, and Machado stays in NYC in order to learn more about Siobhan. Bridget confides her secrets to Malcolm, while Andrew and his business partner (guest star Jaime Murray) throw a party. Finally, Gemma grows even more suspicious of Henry and his shady behavior.

Tune in at 9/8c to The CW for an all new intense episode! Learn where to find episodes online of Ringer @ Clicker.

Kyle’s Choice

I am so happy that Raising Hope returns for its second season tonight, and the premiere is just as hilarious as ever! I find the entire cast of characters so funny and likeable. The only exception might be the non-lucid Maw Maw, when she acts more disgusting than funny, though it looks like they may have dialed that back a bit in this new season. One thing I’m raising my own hopes for this year is that we will finally see Sabrina return Jimmy’s unrequited love. But either way, it looks like we are in for another season full of laughs.

In tonight’s premiere, “Prodigy,” Jimmy learns he was a musical prodigy until an accident ruined his talent, and he asks Burt, Virginia, and Maw Maw to help him recover his abilities.

See the season premiere tonight on FOX at 9:31/8:31c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

Last season of NCIS: LA ended strong, as Sam, Callen, Kensi, and Deeks all resigned to go look for Hetty after they were ordered not to. It was an amazing show of team spirit, and even though I saw it coming, I absolutely loved it. We learned a lot in the last episode, about Hetty, her relationship to Callen, and his past. In the last minute, Hetty announced that she was part of the Comescu family, which was a shock. Now, the race is on for the team to find her before it’s too late.

On tonight’s episode, “Lange, H.,” as the team travels to Romania to search for a missing Hetty, whose life is on the line after her sudden disappearance, Callen starts to come across some new information about his past life when he regroups with Kensi in an abandoned building.

Check it out tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS: LA @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice #2

Zooey Deschanel is sexy, hilarious, and downright brilliant in FOX’s new comedy, New Girl. Deschanel plays Jess Day, a girl who needs a new place to live after she catches her boyfriend red-handed, cheating. She finds a place with three single guys that she met through an online search. She moves in, despite not knowing these guys, and through her quirky personality and the friendships she forms with her new roomates, she learns how to move on. It’s a character you can definitely love and laugh with.

On tonight’s series premiere, Jess catches her boyfriend cheating, and then moves in with three single guys. She then spends this episode trying to get back on the horse again with the help of her new friends.

Tune in to FOX at 9/8c to check out this new pilot. Trust me, you will be sorry if you miss it. Learn where to find episodes online of New Girl @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #2

Coming back off of a highly successful first season, Body of Proof aims to amp up the intensity of the cases and the smarm from Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delaney). Season one is now out on DVD, but you don’t need to have seen it in order to indulge in this show. The cases are unique, and this show is unlike any other procedural on TV right now. If you’re in need of a medical drama that’s mixed with personality and humor, Body of Proof is the show for you!

On the season premiere, a middle-aged man is killed when his car goes out of control and plunges over an embankment. Although the neighborhood seems idyllic, Megan finds out that things are not as they seem, and the list of suspects keeps changing.

The new season begins tonight at 10/9c on ABC! Learn where to find episodes online of Body of Proof @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #3

The eighth season of NCIS came to an abrupt end when Tony was given a special assignment: to find the leak in NCIS. Only Tony, the new SECNAV, and Vance knew about Tony’s new assignment. Why is that? Why not let Gibbs in on the secret? Or the rest of the team, for that matter—unless they are worried it’s someone on Gibbs’ team. Ray basically proposed to Ziva—he said he wanted to marry her, but first, he had to finish his work in Tel Aviv, dealing with Kort. EJ left, needing some time off after the big Port to Port Killer case. Add all that to Franks’ funeral—which Gibbs had made the casket for *sob*—and it was a great episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Nature of the Beast,” after spending months tracking down his target from the secret assignment given to him by the Secretary of the Navy, Tony is left with a dead NCIS agent, and it’s up to him and Gibbs to find all of the pieces to the puzzle.

Don’t miss the premiere tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS @ Clicker.

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5 Responses to If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/20/11

  1. megan says:

    I was not that impressed with Ringer, and I’m not a huge fan of Raising Hope (I don’t watch at all), but everything else is on my can’t miss list. I am putting Ringer on my recording and will watch when I can list.

  2. Jenny says:

    Yeah, I’m skipping Ringer and Revenge tomorrow. heh

  3. Kyle says:

    I’ve probably seen one or two episodes each of the NCIS‘s and they looked good–it’s just that I can’t start watching a show from the middle–and don’t have time to catch up on so many seasons. 🙂
    Didn’t care for Ringer, so will prob just take this opportunity to help clear up my schedule up a bit.
    I never watched Without a Trace but plan to check out Unforgettable as it looks good from the ads.
    Enjoyed the New Girl and Body of Proof premieres, but probably won’t re-watch tonight. Though I will re-watch Raising Hope tonight since the screener only had temporary effects, and the episode was hilarious.
    Will also be watching Glee (as there’s nothing else I watch at 8p), hoping for a better, more consistent season this year.

  4. Kyle says:

    Jenny, I watched the first 2 episodes of Revenge and I think I’m also done with that.

  5. Jenny says:

    Good to know. 🙂