If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/19/11

We’re halfway through the week. That means our DVRs are already getting backed up, and we’ve got another great night of TV to look forward to. Wednesday is probably my favorite (or at the very least, funnest) night of TV, thanks to ABC and USA!

Kyle’s Choice

Psych is back, and it’s great to see that it hasn’t lost any of its magic (head)! Last week’s premiere gave us more of the Shawn and Gus banter we love, and Shawn and Juliette’s romance finally came out into the open. I really enjoyed the hilarious Psych-Out with Malcolm McDowell and James Roday doing some really bad accents, as well as the Dexter-y ending with Henry teaching Shawn how to beat a lie detector. I am so happy to have this show back on my TV, and it’s a great, fun way to cap off the night!

In tonight’s The Hangover-like episode, “Late Night Gus,” with no memory of the previous night, Gus, Shawn, and Woody (played by Kurt Fuller) are suspects in a murder.

Tune in tonight on USA Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Psych @ Clicker.
 
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Jenny’s Choice #1

I’m always excited when we get back stories and looks into the personal lives of the characters on Criminal Minds (or any show, for that matter). And tonight, we will meet SSA David Rossi’s first ex-wife, Carolyn, played by the beautiful Isabella Hoffman (JAG, Homicide: Life on the Streets). Tonight’s episode will be hard on the team, which always makes for good fun. Also guest starring tonight are Heather Tom (The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Annie Fitzgerald (True Blood).

On tonight’s episode, “From Childhood’s Hour,” the BAU team investigates the abductions of young children with troubled mothers in St. Louis. Also, Rossi reconnects with his first wife who has shocking news for him.

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

Megan’s Choice #1

I already loved Harry’s Law, but Mark Valley is making it that much better. Not only is Valley incredibly easy on the eyes, but his comedic timing is being used well in his new role. Last week’s episode was a bit emotional, because it dealt with cyber bullying. I really felt sorry for the girl who wrote the blog, as well as for the family who lost their daughter. I think that both sides had valid points in the trial, but Harry (Kathy Bates) was just that much better at proving hers.

On tonight’s episode, “Bad to Worse,” Harry represents a teacher (Jason Alexander, Seinfeld), who claims he was fired becasue he failed a student who rejected Darwinsim. Ollie and Nate defend a serial dater who is accused of fraud because she received expensive gifts from the men she dated.

To watch Harry rule the courtroom, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Harry’s Law @ Clicker.
 

Lisa’s Choice #1

Hell hath no fury like Emily Thorne scorned on Revenge. Last week, Emily put the kabosh on her former shrink that kept her away from her father as a young girl while he was locked away. With the flick of a remote, the Hamptons got exposed, literally! Emily released video of some of the Hampton socialites in session with the therapist, and all havoc was let loose. Jack and Declan tried to decide what to do with the bar after their father’s death, and Daniel’s roommate, Tyler, started playing some games of his own. Never a dull moment for the life of the wealthy with secrets to hide. Thank goodness Revenge was picked up for a full season, so we’ll get a healthy heaping of vengeance and redemption.

Tonight, Victoria’s vulnerabilities are exposed when feelings of guilt and a fight with her daughter Charlotte become too much for her. Also, a vindictive Lydia returns, and Daniel makes a major change when he becomes aware that he’s been betrayed.

Tune in to ABC at 10/9c for an all new epsode! Learn where to find episodes online of Revenge @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

One of my favorite comedies ever is Modern Family. It never fails to make me laugh. The characters are all so great. It’s a large cast, but in my opinion, not one of them outshines the others. Sure, sometimes the episode features one character more than the others, but that’s true of any show. But this show is one of the best I’ve ever seen in terms of giving each and every cast member (minus Lily, who gets a little screen time, which is ok for her age) time in the spotlight.

On tonight’s episode, “Go Bullfrogs!,” it’s father-daughter time, as Phil takes Haley on a college tour of his old alma mater. Claire, having a rare night alone, forces Mitchell and Cameron to take her for a fun night out with the boys…but she ends up alone with one particular man candy, who is anything but gay. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jay deal with a potential situation at home that may require having “the talk” with Manny. (Being the mother of a 13-year-old who has to get “the talk” soon…I sympathize. lol)

Check it out tonight on ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Modern Family @ Clicker.
 

Megan’s Choice #2

This year has been amazing for new comedies, and Suburgatory is part of the amazement. It is definitely worthy of the full season pick up it’s received. I am loving the father-daughter banter, as well as the social experiment of putting a city girl in the suburbs. When Tessa helped with the school paper, it went a little too well. Gossip sells, but I was pleased when Tessa managed to find her moral ground and stopped what the paper had become. I will also never forget the look of George in those mom jeans… Epic.

On tonight’s episode, “Don’t Call Me Shirley,” the theft of Sheila’s Shirley Temple doll collection sparks fears of a neighborhood crime wave, but Tessa’s elation at such a gritty development in the suburbs is tempered when Dallas and Dalia are so scared of being robbed that they move into her house.

To see why this new comedy deserves its full season pick up tune in to ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Suburgatory @ Clicker.
 

Lisa’s Choice #2

Bring on the pretty! Tonight, in a prequel episode to the show Pretty Little Liars, it all revolves around Halloween. Unfortunately, there will be no regular episodes of the show until the winter, but show fans will get a scary fix with tonight’s special holiday episode. The girls may not be the only ones who have encountered A and his/her torturous ways. It seems that Ali may have been A’s original play toy, and we’ll find out tonight how it all began. Will the liars be in for only tricks tonight?

On tonight’s special Halloween episode, the streets of Rosewood are full of festivity celebrating the spooktacular holiday. Kids are running around, hoping for some tricks and treats. The Liars are no different—only, they’re looking for their kicks at Noel Kahn’s Halloween party, which is the biggest party of the season. It’s the Halloween before Alison goes missing, and the only concern that Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna have is how to get invited to Noel’s party. With a new girl in town trying to challenge Ali’s Queen Bee status, Spencer possibly losing the class president election, along with her parents’ approval, and a very shocking revelation for Aria about her father, the ladies may have a bit more to worry about then finding the perfect costume for Noel’s party. With all of the tricks and treats that are floating around Rosewood, there may be something a lot more sinister waiting out there for Ali and her group of best friends.

For tonight’s fright night, tune in to ABC Family at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Pretty Little Liars @ Clicker.
 

Jenny’s Choice #3

I’ve always loved Law & Order: SVU, and while I love the new characters a lot, I’m still iffy about the show this season. I’m in the minority, I know, but I’m glad Stabler is gone, but I’m not a big fan of Benson anymore. I haven’t been for the last few years, but her attitude since Stabler left has been really crappy. Still, I love the rest of the cast and the storylines are always compelling, which makes it worth recommending. The subject for tonight’s episode also hits close to home, as an 11-month-old baby went missing just a few minutes from my house a couple of weeks ago. The longer it goes without a hint of her, the more her parents are coming under suspicion. I really hope it wasn’t them, but…

On tonight’s episode, “Missing Pieces,” a young woman visiting from Buffalo claims that her car was stolen outside a Manhattan convenience store with her baby still buckled in the back seat. Benson and Amaro get as much information as they can from the anxious mother and her boyfriend at the police station, while Fin and Rollins track their path from Buffalo for clues. When the parents’ stories don’t add up, the detectives must uncover what really happened to the missing baby, and the truth surprises everyone. Diane Neal and Tamara Tunie return as as ADA Casey Novak & M.E. Melinda Warner respectively.

Check it out tonight on NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Law & Order: SVU @ Clicker.

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