If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/2/13

What a difference a week makes! We’re only two days into the May sweeps month, and my TiVo is already working overtime. There is so much on TV now as shows are ending and new shows are starting back up or returning. But fear not, because we’ve got a few suggestions to help you wade through the vast sea of new programming that’s on tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

zachstonesmallTonight, MTV premieres the new scripted comedy, Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous. Recent high school graduate Zach Stone (Bo Burnham) just wants to be famous—he doesn’t know how or why he will achieve his fame, but he will do anything to achieve it. So Zach decides to do a reality show about his life as a pre-celebrity and has a camera crew follow him 24/7. Zach takes advantage of any opportunity to become famous—even if that means “headlining” at a funeral.

Zach’s dad (Thomas F. Wilson) believes in a hard day’s work and doesn’t care for his son’s get famous quick schemes. Zach’s mother (Kari Coleman) tries to be supportive of her Zach’s venture, but his younger, popular, overachiever brother Andy (Cameron Palatas) wants no part of it. Zach’s peers include oldest friend Amy (Caitlin Gerard), who keeps him grounded (as much as possible), his loyal best friend Greg (Armen Weitzman), and Christy (Shelley Hennig), the hottest, most popular girl at school, who has no idea who Zach is.

On tonight’s premiere, “Pilot,” a young man attempts to become famous by hiring a camera crew to document his life.

See how interesting Zach Stone’s life is tonight on MTV at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Hannibal, Glee, Giving You the Business, Men at Work, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

personofinterest52smallI have loved Person of Interest since the beginning, and last week was a great example of how good the show can be. The number that came up led them to a well-respected, decorated doctor who was poisoned right in front of John without his knowledge. The man was dying and there was nothing John or Finch could do about it. Instead, John convinced him to help them figure out who’d murdered him. Seeing the guy basically say goodbye to his daughter (Hello, Claudia from Warehouse 13!) was so sad, and then at the end, when the mad finally died, it was pretty heartbreaking. John and Finch now know the virus that is going after the machine is already affecting it. Will they figure out how to stop the virus before it destroys not only everything they’ve been doing, but wreaks havoc on the world? On the Carter/Fusco front, Carter now knows Fusco used to be a dirty cop working with HR, and after talking with Finch, she realized that he was different now and he was her partner, so she needed to be there for him. She took the dog and moved the body before IAB could take Fusco out to get it.

On tonight’s episode, “Zero Day,” Reese and Finch realize that a virus has rendered The Machine erratic, causing it to issue numbers irregularly. As they race against the viral countdown, the team searches for a tech millionaire so elusive, no one has ever seen him. Also, Detective Carter’s mission to bring Cal Beecher’s murderer to justice lands her squarely within the sights of the HR criminal organization.

See if Carter can stay safe and if the guys get their man tonight on CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Person of Interest @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Men at Work, & Elementary.

Megan’s Choice

tbbt52smallWhat can be said about The Big Bang Theory that I haven’t already said? Not much, but I’ll say it all again! I love this show. Last episode was awesome, watching Raj try to become some masculine form of himself and choosing the LA Kings jersey because it was slimimng… That is not manly. 🙂 Sheldon was also quite amusing while he was trying to deal with the cancelation of Alphas. Now that is a story line this TV addict can relate to—I HATE when a show I love gets canceled on a cliffhanger. SERIOUSLY, the networks need to be more considerate about our need for closure! I don’t care what Amy tried to teach Sheldon… If you crank the Jack-in-the-box, I want the damn thing to pop up!

On tonight’s episode, “The Proton Resurgence,” Leonard and Sheldon hire the host of their favorite children’s show (Bob Newhart) to perform; Howard and Bernadette run into trouble while dog-sitting for Raj.

To see if Bob Newhart lives up to Sheldon’s fantasies, tune in to CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Big Bang Theory @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, Glee, Elementary, Scandal,, and Community.

JJ’s Choice

parksandrec52smallThe second half of this fifth season of Parks and Recreation has been a back order separated by Ben and Leslie’s wedding. Although the back half missed a theme or overarching stories, the episodes have been awesome (Mona Lisa, finding new animal control employees) and the introduction of Jamm and him trying to fight both Leslie and Ron for separate reasons was a great source for several episodes. And the good thing about Parks and Recreation is that most often, the A-, B-, and C-stories are all great.

On tonight’s episode, “Are You Better Off?,” the fifth season finale, Leslie celebrates her first year as a councilwoman, Andy once again calls upon (retired) Special Agent Burt Macklin, Tom debates a big business opportunity, and April gets some life-changing news.

Find out what the news is on NBC at 9:31/8:31c. Learn where to find episodes online of Parks and Recreation @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Community, The Vampire Diaries, Glee, and Project Runway.

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