If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/4/12

There’s a little bit of everything on tonight, including some series premieres and finales. It may be hump day, but it’s also the start of a busy but fun week for me. Today, I’ll be heading into the office for the first time in a long time, as they are having a Casino Night after work – I only go in for the important stuff. 🙂 Then tomorrow night, I plan to head into Cambridge to the Microsoft NERD Center for the annual Made in Massachusetts gaming industry party, and on Friday, I head back into Boston for the start of the PAX East gaming convention, where my brother will be hosting a panel. So while I’m trying to figure out when I’m actually going to watch all these new TV shows, here’s what we recommend you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, NBC kicks off yet another new comedy, Best Friends Forever. This sitcom follows soon-to-be-divorced Jessica (Jessica St. Clair), who moves back to Brooklyn looking for a new start. She moves in with her best friend Lennon (Lennon Parham) and Lennon’s boyfriend Joe (Luka Jones). The pilot has been available for a couple weeks online, including iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. I really enjoyed the first episode. It had a lot of funny moments, and more importantly, I actually liked the characters and found myself invested in them. I think this small cast works really well together.

Like Bent, this could just be another 6-episode burn off show. I have slightly higher hopes, since NBC is only airing one episode a week of this one, pairing it with the new Betty White hidden camera show. However, it looks like Adam Pally (who plays Max on Happy Endings) was in the original version of the pilot, which means NBC has probably had this show sitting on the shelf for a while. I look forward to watching more of Best Friends Forever, even if we ultimately only get six episodes.

In tonight’s pilot, after being served with divorce papers, Jessica’s best friend, Lennon, persuades her to move back home to Brooklyn and into the apartment they used to share. The gals easily fall back into old habits, much to the dismay of Lennon’s live-in boyfriend, Joe.

Check it out tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Best Friends Forever @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI, Happy Endings, Bent, Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis, Psych, and Monster Man.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

One of the funniest comedies on TV the last couple of years has been ABC’s Happy Endings. Last week was one of my favorites in a while. Penny ran into an old, annoying childhood friend, and rather than just tell the woman she didn’t want to spend time with her, she came up with an elaborate lie. That one little lie snowballed into an even bigger one and continued spiraling until the entire gang was caught up in it. Jane had to fake a pregnancy (complete with baby shower), Dave had to pretend to be terminally ill, Alex had to pretend to be a lesbian, and on like that. Plus, Max and Dave’s landlord wanted them out, as he was jealous of their love lives, and when he met Alex, he developed a crush. The boys tried to set them up just so he wouldn’t evict them, but it backfired. Luckily, Penny’s old friend and the landlord seemed to hit it off at the end of the episode, making them both happy.

On tonight’s season finale, “Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral),” the gang find themselves at yet another wedding, this time the nuptials of Derrick (Stephen Guarino reprising his role) and Eric (Nate Smith). Will there be “DRAMA,” to quote Derrick? Of course, as Brad struggles to tell Jane something important, Jane tries to find a way to help Eric hide the fact that the pricey reception must be downscaled, and Max tries to find the courage to perform with his old all-male Madonna cover band. Meanwhile, a dateless Penny is sad that she’s at another wedding, alone, until she meets cute guy Chris (Brian Austin Green) via Skype.

Check out all the laughs tonight on ABC at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Happy Endings @ Clicker.

Megan’s Choice

Tonight, my TV addict’s heart will lay to rest a piece of my teenage years, as the series finale of One Tree Hill airs. Let us remember not the rocky later seasons, but fondly embrace the past seasons where we really fell in love with Brooke, Peyton, Lucas, Nathan, and Mouth – before the new cast. I have wept with Brooke when she got beaten, and I have cheered with Peyton when she kicked some ass. My heart has fluttered for Lucas and Nathan alike, while Mouth made me laugh. I will miss Tree Hill like it was a piece of my home. Never again will we watch them play at the river court or see new talent premiere at Tric. 🙁 I will miss you, Tree Hill, and I will miss Leyton and equally Brucas. Thank you for being a part of my life for so long.

On tonight’s series finale, “One Tree Hill,” the tenth anniversary of Tric brings old faces and new possibilities for the Tree Hill family.

To say goodbye to One Tree Hill with me, tune in to The CW for the 2-hour series finale at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of One Tree Hill @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, Criminal Minds, Survivor, CSI, and Bent.

Lisa’s Choice

Last week’s hilarious Psych was one of the best episodes the show has had recently. Shawn and Gus searched for a body’s cause of death in order to save Woody from being fired after he supposedly had made a mistake. They teamed up with book store owner Whip Chatterly, played by French Stewart, and investigated what happened to the victim the night before his death. Woody teamed up with another coroner named Grace Larsen in order to go over the body to see what might have been missed. Unfortunately for Woody, getting close to Grace didn’t prove to be a good idea, as she had been holding a grudge against him for a while.

On tonight’s new episode, “True Grits,” Shawn and Juliet get into a serious disagreement, very much to Lassiter’s amusement. Also, Shawn and Gus are hired by a Southern chef, played by guest star Anthony Anderson, in order to prove his innocence after spending time in jail for a crime he did not committ.

Enjoy all of the zany antics at 10/9c on USA! Learn where to find episodes online of Psych @ Clicker.

Tonight, I am also watching Happy Endings, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Best Friends Forever, and the series finale of One Tree Hill.

Jenny’s Choice #2

If you missed the premiere/special episode of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers when it aired in January, that’s too bad, because it was funny. But you’ll get your chance to see a new episode tonight, when it returns with all new episodes. Betty White herself provides her saucy brand of commentary between the pranks, but she isn’t out there in public doing the actual pranking (she’d be recognized, so there’s no way she could do it herself, although that would be hysterical to see, too…). Instead, a group of other senior citizens work to pull off hilarious pranks on the young generations. Unlike other hidden camera shows, when these pranks are done, the hidden cameras aren’t revealed and the pranksters don’t fess up. It’s a lot of fun and just perfect for a giggle between your other shows. Check out my interview post with Betty herself & Executive Producer Chris Coelen.

On tonight’s episode, seniors target unsuspecting young people with pranks that include pouring a late spouse’s ashes on a park bench and writing tickets for makeup violations.

See it tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’m also going to be watching/DVRing Criminal Minds, Psych, Restaurant Stakeout, the season finales of Bent & Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, and the series finale of One Tree Hill.

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