If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/28/11

We are just barely into the new Fall season, and my schedule is already overwhelming. I have started to make the tough cuts and have already deleted a few season passes. However, one thing I won’t cut out is ABC’s hilarious 2-hour Wednesday comedy block! I am ready for some laughs tonight! Read on to find out what we all think you should watch.

Kyle’s Choice

Happy Endings returns for its second season tonight, and I’m happy to say it’s just as funny as always! In addition, the show seems to be opening up its world a bit this season, adding some new sets. Happy Endings is a modern-day Friends. I love all of these characters, and they make me laugh out loud every week. The pre-credits sequence that opens up tonight’s episode really lets new viewers know what they are in for—a crazy, madcap romp.

In tonight’s episode, “Blax, Snake, Home,” we start one year after the events of the series premiere. Penny buys a condo and vows to turn her life around, and Jane talks Dave and Alex into finally being honest with each other.

Tune in to ABC at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Happy Endings @ Clicker.
Jump with us to see what else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice #1

The season premiere of Harry’s Law last week was fabulous. Kathy Bates is great as Harry, and her comedic timing is second only to her dramatic flair. The writing on this show is perfection, and it keeps us coming back for more. When she works a courtroom, people stand up and take notice, and last week, she was on fire. Did her client actually kill his wife? Who knows, but either way, Harry is going to make sure he has a fighting chance.

On tonight’s episode, Harry continues Eric’s case after the charges against her are dropped, but Roseanna Remmick orders the police to harass Harry and plant evidence incriminating Eric. Meanwhile, Cassie and Oliver follow leads, and Harry asks Tommy to handle the media.

To see if Harry can save not only her career but her client, tune in to NBC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Harry’s Law @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #1

One of my favorite pilots this season is tonight’s series premiere of the new ABC comedy, Suburgatory. I love the premise, and the cast is fantastic. I love Jeremy Sisto, and Jane Levy—who plays his daughter—is great as the snarky teenager. The supporting cast is fun, too—Alan Tudyk (V, Firefly), Cheryl Hinest (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Allie Grant (Weeds), Rex Lee (Entourage), and Carly Chaikin (The Last Song).

Tessa (Levy) and George (Sisto) have been on their own ever since Tessa’s mom pulled a Kramer vs. Kramer. So far, George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly, he’s feeling a little out of his league, especially after he finds a pack of condoms in her room. So it’s goodbye New York City and hello suburbs. At first, Tessa is horrified by the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and their sugar-free, Red Bull-chugging kids. But little by little, she and her dad begin to find a way to survive on the clean streets of the ‘burbs. Sure, the neighbors might smother you with love while their kids stare daggers at your back, but underneath all that plastic and caffeine, they’re really not half bad. Being in the ‘burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they’ve ever been.

See the series premiere tonight on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Suburgatory @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #1

On the season opener of The Middle, we learned how Mike and Frankie really spent their honeymoon, and the family took a camping trip before the start of school. This normally dysfunctional family, well, was still dysfunctional in every way, but at the end, they came together and realized how much they appreciated each other. There was also a great guest appearance by Patricia Heaton’s former Everybody Loves Raymond costar, Ray Romano, that brought a bit of giggles! Thank goodness this charming comedy is back on Wednesday nights in order to get us through the mid-week blues!

Tonight, Axl plays a trick on Sue, who is now in high school with him. Plus, after learning that his son has been allowed to skip gym class, Mike meets with Brick’s new fourth grade teacher (guest star Chord Overstreet, Glee).

Tune in at 8/7c for an all new episode on ABC! Learn where to find episodes online of The Middle @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice #2

For those of you who haven’t tuned in to The X Factor because you hate American Idol or singing competitions in general, you’re missing out. The X Factor is so different, in the sense of there are so many crazy auditions, with a few brilliant ones scattered through out. Seriously, in the first episode, a man auditioned with an original song and dance around with his pants down (censored, obviously). It was hilarious. Then in the same episode, we saw Chris Rene, who was inspirational and sang/rapped his orginal song that was outstanding.

On tonight’s episode, the third installment of the auditions bring us more drama, more triumph, and a lot more failure.

To see if there are any that you are ready to put your support behind yet, tune into FOX at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The X Factor @ Clicker.

Jenny’s Choice #2

I am so excited to get new episodes of Criminal Minds. It was great to have JJ and Prentiss back, and I’m very happy to have the team complete once again. It’ll be interesting to see the coming reactions from the team as the deal with the deception. How long it will take them all to accept it and move on, I have no idea. heh

On tonight’s episode, “Proof,” the BAU team searches rural Oklahoma when women are being found murdered after being robbed of one of their five senses. Also, JJ and Prentiss get the cold shoulder from Reid as he deals with their deception about Prentiss’ presumed death. Andy Milder (Weeds) guest stars as Cy, a mentally-challenged man, and Tracy Middendorf (CSI, Boardwalk Empire) guest stars as Lyla Bradstone, Cy’s sister-in-law.

Tune in tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Criminal Minds @ Clicker.

Lisa’s Choice #2

Last week, we got a double dose of Modern Family! We got to see some range—Jackson Hole, to be exact—on the season opener of Modern Family when the Dunphys and Pritchetts went west. Cam and Mitchell struggled with how to tell everyone they wanted to adopt a boy. Haley and her boyfriend Dylan looked at possibly getting engaged, only for Claire to shoot Dylan down on Haley’s behalf. It all worked out in the end, when Dylan decided to stay on the ranch and work. The second episode had Manny struggling with some sticky fingers, and Mitchell and Cam realizing Lilly may not be as interested in a new family member as they are. If the new season continues to be as laugh out loud as the season opener, we’re in for some side splitting good times.

On tonight’s episode, Jay’s relationship with the dog irritates Gloria. Meanwhile, Phil and Luke try to master the tightrope. Also, Cameron starts on a juice fast.

Watch an all new episode at 9/8c on ABC! Learn where to find episodes online of Modern Family @ Clicker.

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