If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/6/14

It’s insane how much new TV is on these days—and it always feels like I am in a hopeless battle to keep up with all of it! While the last thing I need is to do is add even more new shows to my already 95+% full TiVo, we’ve got a couple of them among our suggestions of what you should check out tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

sirenssmallTonight, USA Network adds the new comedy series Sirens to its schedule. The series follows a group of talented-but-immature Chicago EMTs whose skills at saving people in their ambulance haven’t really extended to saving their own relationships. Police officer Theresa (Jessica McNamee) broke up with her sports-loving EMT boyfriend Johnny (Michael Mosley) due to his inability to commit. Now Johnny drives in an ambulance along with his all-knowing best friend Hank (Kevin Daniels) and wide-eyed rookie Brian (Kevin Bigley), who still lives with his parents.

The premise sounds ripe for humor—and with Denis Leary as one of the execuive producers, I have high hopes that this show will be a lot of fun. It’s been a really long time since USA has had an original 30-minute comedy series, but with reruns of Modern Family doing so well for the network, it seems like the right time to try again.

On tonight’s first episode, “Pilot,” Johnny sees Theresa for the first time since taking a break from their relationship, while Hank decides who to list as his emergency contact. And in the second episode, “A Bitch Named Karma,” the guys enter a heady discussion about karma after lightning strikes at a church picnic, while a scheduling conflict leaves them obligated to educate children about CPR on the same day as a big football game.

Check out this original new comedy tonight on USA Network at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Elementary, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, Community, Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Game Night, Parenthood, Chopped Canada, King of the Nerds, Suits, Vikings, Review, Portlandia, and The Red Road.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.

Jenny’s Choice

saintgeorge36smallI love George Lopez, and I loved his comedy, George Lopez, back in 2006-2007 on ABC. It starred George as…George Lopez, who was married to Angie, and they had daughter Carmen and son Max, as well as his mother Benny and his best friend Ernie. Fast forward to 2014, and tonight is the premiere of Saint George on FX. This time, George plays…well, George Lopez, who has an ex-wife named Mackenzie, an 11yo son named Harper, an overbearing mother Alma, fun-loving but freeloading uncle Tio, and cousin Junior. I know. Not a ton of difference, is there? Sure, it might be a little more edgy because it’s on cable & not network TV, but… And that’s okay with me. I loved the first show, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one, as well. Instead of working as a manager at an aviation plant, George is a successful entrepreneur who is wealthy and just recently divorced. So I’m looking forward to it. (Plus, Danny Trejo is in it. I love him!)

On tonight’s episode, “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” George decides to go back into the dating world and discovers he’s terrible at it.

See if this new comedy is for you tonight on FX at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Chopped Canada, Hollywood Game Night, Two and a Half Men, Beat Bobby Flay, King of the Nerds, Sirens, & Elementary.

Megan’s Choice

tbbt36smallI’m so glad we’re back to a normal TV schedule, because I was really missing new episodes of all my favorites, including my go-to for giggles, The Big Bang Theory. It doesn’t matter how long the show’s been on. It’s still one of the top comedies, in my opinion, which is also thanks to the stellar cast. Last week’s episode, there was quite the kerfluffle because of Leonard getting a dining table for the apartment and Sheldon doesn’t like the big change. In the end, the girls convinced them to keep the table, but everyone still ate around the couch and on the floor anyways. Howard jumped at the chance to go to space, but after Bernadette and Raj staged an intervention because they knew how much he hated it, he came to his senses and worked on a way to back out of the mission. He got a doctor’s note, declaring him medically unfit to go back to space by getting his doctor to take his blood pressure when he was on the phone with his mom—a wise, yet hilarious move. Despite how odd Raj and Howard’s relationship is at times, I like how the show manages to get Bernadette and Raj to work together when it’s needed.

On tonight’s episode, “The Friendship Turbulence,” after the insults fly, Bernadette tries to broker the peace between Wolowitz and Sheldon. Meanwhile, Penny is offered an embarrassing movie role, and Raj asks Amy to write to a woman on his behalf.

To see what kind of embarrassment Penny is offered to partake in, tune in to CBS at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Grey’s Anatomy, Chopped Canada, Scandal, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Community, American Idol, Saint George, Vikings, The Crazy Ones, and Elementary.

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