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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/20/11

It’s the start of another new week of fabulous television, and I hope all of you are as excited as I am. Let’s take a look at what you should be watching tonight.

Megan’s Choice

I am super excited about the new season of The Amazing Race that is starting tonight. There are many reasons for this excitement, but most of all, it’s because a lot of my favorite teams are coming back to duke it out to see if they can win it this time. I love the cowboy brothers, Jet and Cord, as well as the Globe Trotters, so this will be an exciting battle for me to watch.

On tonight’s episode, the 18th season begins with 11 former teams who failed to win returning for a chance to claim the $1 million prize. The race starts in Palm Springs, California, and continues in Sydney, Australia, where the teams swim with sharks.

Tune into CBS at 8/7c and find out if my favorites (and yours) can prove themselves worthy this time around. Learn where to find episodes online of The Amazing Race @ Clicker.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/13/11

It’s the beginning of another great week of TV, with premieres and finales. This week, we’re lucky to have Jose from Daemonstv.com with us again this week. He’s out of town until Tuesday, so for tonight’s and Monday’s Remote posts, I’ll be writing up his recommendations with the info he gave me. Everyone be sure and welcome him back! Now, let’s see what we think you should watch tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

My pick tonight is the new episode of Desperate Housewives on ABC. The preview I’ve seen makes the episode look fantastic, just like the entire season has been so far.

On tonight’s episode, Lynette fights back when her mother, Stella (Polly Bergen), tries to force the Scavos to pose for a family portrait with her obnoxious new husband, Frank (Larry Hagman). Meanwhile, Susan is presented with a kidney donation from an unlikely source, Gaby refuses to confront her past while undergoing therapy to discover what’s causing her underlying obsession with her doll, Bree continues to keep the existence of Keith’s son a secret from him, and Mike reaches out to biological son Zach to see if he was involved in adopted father Paul’s shooting.

Don’t miss the new episode on ABC at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of Desperate Housewives @ Clicker.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/16/11

Welcome to a new, and tremendously busy, week of TV! This week, our guest poster is another returnee – so everyone welcome Jason, theTVaholic! – Jenny

Hi, My name is Jason and I’m @theTVaholic. The ladies of TVisMyPacifier have asked me back to attempt some remote control guidance this week. I had fun last time, even though I find it quite difficult to narrow down the nightly choices to a single selection. And this week’s a particularly big one to attempt such a feat, as most shows will be back with new episodes and many others will be debuting. You can always find me over at TVaholic.com providing daily digests of what is worth watching each night. Now, let us take a look at Sunday.

Jason’s Choice

Showtime has a great Sunday night lineup. This season of Californication is really good, as are the first three episodes of Shameless. But, my pick tonight is the show that plays between them: Episodes. I believe it was Adam’s pick last week as well. I love this show, but it may not be for everybody. It apparently suits my comedy tastes. Once I watched last week’s premiere episode, I didn’t want to stop. Especially since tonight’s episode introduces Matt LeBlanc, playing an extreme version of himself (read: he’s kind of an ass). But his introduction provides lots for Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan to react to, which is one of my favorite things about the show. They have great comic timing and can deliver just the right reaction to the Hollywood shenanigans that are going on around them.

Greig and Mangan play a married British writing duo that just has one thing after another go wrong, as they attempt to adapt their hit British TV series for an American TV network. This is another thing I loved about the show. The comic look behind the scenes of how many a foreign hit show remake can turn into the junk that litters our television screens way too often.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/9/11

It’s the start of a new week, and this week, there’s an extra special treat for you! (No, it’s not an invitation to my son’s 13th birthday party, sorry!) Adam, from TVDoneWright.com is back as our guest poster this week! So everyone give him a welcome, and then join us to see what we think you should watch tonight.

Adam’s Choice

First, I want to thank the good folks at TVisMyPacifier.com for inviting me back here as a guest. If you don’t know me, my name is Adam Wright from TVDoneWright.com. If you are a fan of anything TV, and smart-assness, TVDoneWright.com is the place to be. If you really really are a fan of smart-assness, follow me on Twitter at @TVDoneWright.

It’s a big night for Showtime, with all season and series premieres. Californication, Episodes and Shameless fill the night on the cable network.

My pick for the night is Episodes. It’s been promoted as the return of a ‘former Friend’ on TV. Yes, it’s true, Matt LeBlanc is back on TV. However, if you expect to tune-in to Episodes for Joey, you will be very disappointed. Instead, you should tune-in for what it is. It’s a dramatic-comedy about a British couple who bring a hit UK show to America. Matt LeBlanc barely appears in the pilot episode.

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/2/11

Welcome back, TV! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so glad new episodes are back. I had an okay holiday season, but I am so happy we get new TV this week! Our guest poster this week is Jim Halterman, who posts, in addition to his own site, at a variety of other places. Megan and I have been on many conference calls with him, and I’m a big fan of his on Twitter, so welcome him to TV Is My Pacifier this week!

Jim’s Choice

I’m Jim Halterman (@jimhalterman) and I’m a freelance entertainment journalist writing for a number of outlets including FutonCritic, EDGE, AfterEllen, and my own website, JimHalterman.com. Like so many of us that love television, I was one of those kids who connected with the world I saw on TV as both a world I could escape to, but also one I always felt I could be a part of. I studied Telecommunications at Indiana University, and once I took the plunge and moved to Los Angeles, I first learned the business of television by working for a development exec at Sony Pictures Television. From that job, I landed my first writing job on the last year of the original Beverly Hills 90210, which was more than a little surreal and a fantastic experience. After that, I spent years working in development, so when a friend asked me to start writing my thoughts about TV for a small website (for no pay!), I jumped at the chance, and now, almost four years later, it’s my full-time job. I want to thank the TV Is My Pacifier team for asking me to contribute this week, as I share what I’ll be watching in the coming week.

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