If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/30/14

Sadly, another of this year’s new series has been gobbled up by the Cancellation Bear—NBC has stopped production on Thursday comedy Sean Saves the World. While UK folks need to pay an annoying TV license, at least they don’t have to worry about the shows produced with that money being pulled, leaving unaired episodes! I find this practice by US networks incredibly frustrating and annoying—all shows have fans, people put their time and effort into making those episodes, and those fans should get to see them! How do shows like Betrayal and Dads get to air out their full seasons while far better shows get pulled early?! But enough of my ranting… Let’s get on to our list of shows (that are still on the air) that we suggest you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

kingofthenerds2014smallLast week, TBS kicked off another King of the Nerds competition, with eleven new geeks from all walks of nerd-dom entering the hallowed halls of Nerdvana to duke it out to take a seat atop the Throne of Games. The season started off with captains Zachary and Chris selecting their teams. Since there was an odd number of players, Kelsey was left unselected. However, she was given the power to swap places with one of the others, and she chose Nicole. Nicole thought she was headed home, but in a twist of events, it was deemed that being kicked out by somebody who wasn’t even on a team was nerdier than not being picked at all, so she got to choose her team, and that team would be the winner. She chose for Kelsey to head to the losing team. In the Nerd-off, Kelsey and Chris competed in a fantasy trivia competition called “Nerdditch,” which ultimately sent Kelsey home. I can’t say I was sad to see Kelsey go—I found her pretty annoying…especially her constant speaking in other languages. I’m not sure who I’m rooting for yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing what other fun, nerdy competitions await these contestants.

On tonight’s episode, “Weird…Science?,” the nerds’ knowledge of science is tested. Appearing: Bill Nye, Mayim Bialik, and Blake Marggraff.

Find out which nerd goes home tonight on TBS at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Community, Parks and Recreation, and Rake.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice #1

tbbt130smallIt’s been three weeks since the last new episode of The Big Bang Theory, and I’ve missed it. Last time, Penny quit her job at the Cheesecake Factory so she could focus on her acting career. Leonard tried hard to support her, but it was hard for him since he wasn’t sure she was doing the right thing. Sheldon was forced to take a vacation, and boy, it didn’t sit well with him. LOL Watching him try to figure out what he was supposed to do was pretty great. And finally, Bernadette went to Stuart to try to replace one of Howard’s comic books, but when he didn’t have that one, Stuart took her to his arch nemesis, whose comic book store was ultra swanky & crazy busy compared to Stuart’s.

On tonight’s episode, “The Convention Conundrum,” after the guys can’t get Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon tries to hold his own convention and winds up spending a wild night with James Earl Jones. Meanwhile, the girls see if they can act like “grown-ups.” James Earl Jones & Carrie Fisher guest star as themselves.

See if Sheldon gets speechless tonight on CBS at 8/7c.

Megan’s Choice

thecrazyones130smallIt would appear that this season, I have become a bigger fan of comedies—perhaps it’s because they are shorter and easier to catch up on, or maybe it’s because the quality has been better this season. Whatever the reason, I am completely on board for The Crazy Ones and the quirky stories it brings. This show is a weekly does of off-the-wall humor brought to us by a charming cast. Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) never fails to deliver, but it’s no surprise that Simon (Robin Williams) steals the show for me on a regular basis. In the last new episode, we saw Lauren get a chance to help with a campaign after a PR crisis, and Sydney was desperately trying to avoid the office flu outbreak so she could go on her date with “the perfect guy.” As usual, nothing worked out exactly as planned, but it all worked out in their usual loopy way.

On tonight’s episode, “Simon Roberts Was Here,” when the agency’s new research analyst defeats Simon in a creativity contest, Zach and Andrew work together to help Simon get his groove back. Meanwhile, Sydney worries that her new attachment to a cat will ruin her chances with future human relationships.

To see if Sydney can fight off her cat lady status, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, The Taste, American Idol, Rake, Reign, Community, and The Millers.

JJ’s Choice

community130smallI’m so thrilled with Community this season. Bringing back Dan Harmon has been so great! Last week was the (emotional) departure for Troy, and this is the only show that can pull of a high-concept episode that can bring the emotion at the same time, as well. Troy’s departure had me in tears, and it will be interesting to see how the show continues without such an iconic character (and leaving Abed behind..).

On tonight’s episode, “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking,” Annie and Professor Hickey investigate Greendale’s custodial corridors of power in anticipation of the midterm dance. Kumail Nanjiani, Paget Brewster, Robert Patrick, and the always amazing Nathan Fillion guest star.

Find out what the hierarchy of staff is on NBC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching (or storing for watching over the summer) American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Parks and Recreation, and The Crazy Ones.

Jenny’s Choice #2

It’s also been 3 weeks since the last new episode of Elementary. Last time, Detective Marcus Bell, who was working in a new department, found a body in a barrel. It was all about the mob and the NSA… The case wasn’t memorable, but I love the side stories… Sherlock continued to try to make things right with Marcus, and he did indeed make some progress. Sherlock told Bell that his new boss was dirty, and though Marcus didn’t believe him, Sherlock turned out to be correct. Marcus & Sherlock had it out, but in the end, Marcus is back where he belongs: Homicide. So there’s definite progress.

On tonight’s episode, “Dead Clade Walking,” when Joan revisits one of Sherlock’s cold cases, she discovers an unsolved murder is connected to a rare prehistoric fossil. Meanwhile, Sherlock finds himself in uncharted territory when his duties as a sobriety sponsor cross his personal boundaries.

Find out how Sherlock’s personal boundaries are crossed tonight on CBS at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Taste, The Millers, Chopped Canada, Two and a Half Men, King of the Nerds, & Panic Button.

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