If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/28/12

I know, I know. Sorry this is up late. lol I was so tired last night that I couldn’t focus enough to write my part up. Then this morning…well, I had stuff I had to get done before I could sit down with it. But it’s here now, so read on to see what we think you should be watching tonight.

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. Food Network fans know her from shows like The Next Iron Chef, Worst Cooks in America, and . This time, she’s back in a fun new show as host, helping restaurants find the right chef for them. Here’s the show description from Food Network: “When top restaurants are in need of an executive chef – the critical employee who can make or break a restaurant – they turn to Anne Burrell. Each week Anne puts four candidates through the toughest job interview of their lives, testing everything from their culinary mettle to business acumen. It all ends with the biggest test of all: running the restaurant. Who will make their dinner service the most profitable and delicious, landing their dream job as the restaurant’s new executive chef?”

On tonight’s premiere, “Re-Branding a Restaurant,” host Anne Burrell journeys to Manhattan Beach, California, to assist a Mexican restaurant in locating an executive chef, and the candidates are challenged on their chile knowledge, tested on tacos, and given the opportunity to run a dinner service.

See it tonight on Food Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Rookie Blue, Duets, Men at Work, Take Me Out, Burn Notice, and Saving Hope.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Megan’s Choice

I couldn’t be happier that Rookie Blue is finally back with new episodes. It’s been a few weeks, and I’m going into withdrawal. The cast this season has been hitting it out of the park so far, and the addition of Nick as Gail’s ex-fiance is making for some great television. On the relationship note, I am loving Andy and Sam this season. (Sorry, Kyle!) They are just so cute. Traci is going to be a great detective, as long as she trusts herself, and Dov is going down a complicated trail as he deals with the aftermath of the shooting. Overall, this season has already given us fabulous character growth and heroes to cheer for.

On tonight’s episode, “Girls’ Night Out,” all hell breaks loose on Traci’s first day as detective when a carload of young women from a bachelorette party slams into another vehicle, apparently killing the driver. When the police discover the driver of the parked car was dead before the accident, Traci realizes that her “rookie” handling of the car crash may have compromised the pending homicide investigation. Meanwhile, as Gail and Christ work together on the case, Chris not only realizes he still has feelings for Gail but that he also has competition. Finally, when Traci and Andy uncover a secret the bride is desperately trying to keep, it’s a race to find the murderer before he strikes again.

To see how Traci does on her first day as detective, tune in to ABC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Rookie Blue @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Breaking Pointe.

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, BBC America is premiering a new comedy, Twenty Twelve, as part of their Ministry of Laughs lineup. The series is a documentary-style comedy that follows the London Olympics Deliveries Commission as they plan for the arrival of the 2012 Olympics. It is a fun look at the politics, issues, and incompetencies that arise while planning for this huge high-profile event that will have the world’s eyes focused on London.

The series is narrated by David Tennany (Doctor Who) and stars an amazing array of British comedy actors: Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Amelia Bullmore (I’m Alan Partridge), Vincent Franklin (The Thick of It), and Karl Theobald (Green Wing). I’ve seen all these folks in other shows, and I can’t wait to see them all come together!

With the Olympics just a month away, this series couldn’t come at a more perfect time! In the UK, the first season aired last year, and the second series is currently airing. Tonight, BBC America is showing the first three episodes, and I hope they will ultimately air all 12 episodes leading up to the Olympics.

In tonight’s premiere, a large clock to mark 1000 days to go until the opening ceremony is planned for installation at the Tate Modern; and decisions are made about which public figures should carry the Olympic torch on its journey to Britain. Then in episode two, Ian Fletcher and the OCD heads travel by bus to meet Sebastian Coe, but when they run into a few big problems with bad traffic in the London streets, the group starts to believe the driver is conspiring to keep them from their meeting. Finally, in episode three, when Roman remains of potential significance are found near the aquatics centre, the team is forced to contemplate making last-minute modifications; Siobhan Sharpe decides that the 2012 Games should have their own audio logo.

Check it out tonight on BBC America at 9/8c, 9:40/8:40c, & 10:20/9:20c. Learn where to find episodes online of Twenty Twelve @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording the premieres of Anger Management, Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell, and Awkward, as well as Wilfred, Men at Work, Burn Notice, Suits, Rookie Blue, and Saving Hope.

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