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If We Controlled Your Remote… 3/28/13

The only thing I like about college basketball is that it makes my TV schedule a little more manageable at the end of March. It’s nice to get some reruns to give me time to catch up on my TiVo backlog (especially before the torrent of new stuff starting/ending this Saturday and Sunday night!). If you don’t watch basketball, there’s not a whole lot on tonight, but don’t worry, we didn’t let that stop us from finding some great suggestions.

Kyle’s Choice

1600penn328smallTonight, 1600 Penn finishes out its season with two new episodes. In last week’s pair of episodes, Skip finally graduated college, Becca revealed to D.B. that she had dated Marshall, and Dale and Emily tried to add a little spark back into their marriage. I was really happy that the show went the route of Becca realizing that she really did want D.B. and that her relationship with Marshall was a thing of the past. These two are really great together, and I hope it stays that way, because it’s highly likely that tonight’s two episodes will be the final two of the series. This is such a fun show, and I really wish more Neilsen families were watching!

On tonight’s first episode, “Bursting the Bubble,” a foreign princess visits the White House to attend an annual peace gala and asks Skip to be her escort. Meanwhile, Becca tests D.B.’s parenting skills; and Emily looks to reconnect with old friends.

And in the season finale, “Marry Me, Baby,” President Gilchrist accidentally calls the legality of his marriage into question during an interview with Larry King (playing himself), so Skip tries to resolve the situation. Meanwhile, Becca and D.B. receive surprising news.

Tune in to the see the final two episodes of the season (& possibly series) tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c & 9:31/8:31c. Learn where to find episodes online of 1600 Penn @ TV.com.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, Raising Hope, Archer, Legit, and Nathan for You.
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TV News – Renewals, Casting, & Pilots!

newsslideshowIt’s been a bit since I took the time to do a news post, but without further adieu, I’m here to bring you up to speed on some interesting news and renewals going on in “TV land.”

A little while ago, Twitter exploded with the news of a Boy Meets World spinoff called Girl Meets World, which would feature Riley, Cory and Topanga’s daughter. I am thrilled at the prospect of seeing some of my favorite characters from my childhood shows back on screen for my daughter to enjoy. Now they are adding Teo Halm to the cast as Riley’s brother, Elliott. Even more exciting is the fact that the original creator/executive producer Michael Jacobs is in charge of the pilot, which should assure us of some of the old brilliance intact. The pilot is being considered by Disney Channel for their 2013-14 schedule. TVLine.com

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/26/13

I’m still getting winter here too, but not nearly as bad as Jenny. You’d think we’d get it worse, seeing as everyone assumes Canadians live in igloos and ride polar bears… In fact, we don’t ride polar bears—just moose. 😉 Now, while I amuse myself with my terrible wit, you should check out what’s on TV tonight.

Megan’s Choice

smash226smallFunny thing about Smash is that at first, I was set to hate it because I was such a fan of Glee, but then I watched a few episodes and fell in love. Musical shows aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but this one has the right balance of songs, drama, comedy, and just plain entertainment. There are still a few moments of stunt casting, but if Jennifer Hudson is the stunt cast of choice, then sign me up. She was FAB-U-LOUS! I am also loving how Ivy is getting back up and going for her dream the right way instead of sabotaging Karen.

Now, let’s talk about the new sexy character of Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan, who I loved in the movie Joyful Noise)… This character is exactly what the show needed: someone to challenge Karen and make her relax a bit. It doesn’t hurt that he is super talented and has a sexy voice to match his angelic face. 😉 I am really enjoying the direction the show is going in this season, and I simply want more, more, MORE!

On tonight’s episode, “The Song,” Karen orchestrates a huge opportunity for Jimmy and Kyle; Peter challenges Julia as they continue to work together; Eileen faces a moral crossroads that has significant ramifications for Bombshell.

To see which choice Eileen makes, tune in to NBC at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Smash @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, NCIS: LA, Golden Boy, Go On, Body of Proof, Cult, Hart of Dixie, The Mindy Project, and New Girl.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 2/5/13

I usually don’t have a problem with Mondays, but yesterday was a doozy. Most of the day was good—hubby worked from home for the day, so we got to spend some extra time together—but then the day kind of turned to crap after the kiddo got home. I’m telling you, if you have a teenager, I feel for you. *sigh* Anyway, there’s some great TV on tonight, so I’m planning to relax tonight and enjoy myself. Here’s what we think you should be watching. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice

raisinghope25asmallLast week’s Raising Hope was too much fun. First, Sabrina & Jimmy got married (kind of…although they don’t know it, Jimmy’s wife, the serial killer, is still alive. They faked her death certificate so the pair could get married. heh), and it was cute, and sweet, and Sabrina’s speech to Jimmy at the end was too adorable. Then in the second episode, Barney’s wedding gift of an armoire turned out to be dollhouse-sized, so to make it up to them, he took the whole family (plus Sabrina’s mom’s ex-boyfriend LOL) to California to let Hope attend a taping of her favorite television show, starring Barney’s ex-wife’s child. While at the studio, the little girl in the show refused to do her line of blowing a raspberry, and when Hope did it from the audience, the producer pulled her in and replaced the other little girl. Hope was adorable, as was the very end, when Burt was confused about it being over already and then even more confused when he was told it was a “To Be Continued.” That was too funny.

raisinghope25bsmallTonight is another two episodes of this great show. It’s the continuation of the honeymoon episode plus another ep that sounds like it’ll be very funny. I’m very much looking forward to them. 😀

On tonight’s first episode, “Yo Zappa Do, Part 2,” when Hope is recruited as an actress on “Yo Zappa Do,” Jimmy signs on as an extra to help her through her scenes. But the show’s star Trevor (guest star Camden Garcia) is making his life miserable on set. Meanwhile Burt tries to pitch a new landscaping design to the studio chief (guest star Brian Doyle-Murray, Yes, Dear & Caddyshack), and Maw Maw settles an old debt with her late ex-husband.

Then on tonight’s second episode, “Sex, Clown and Videotape,” when Burt and Virginia discover that their storage locker is up for auction, they also realize they have misplaced a personal and incriminating home video that has fallen into the hands of another couple (guest stars Mike O’Malley, Yes, Dear & Glee, and Liza Snyder, Yes, Dear). Meanwhile, Sabrina tries to get to the bottom of Jimmy’s epic sleepwalking habit.

See both episodes tonight on FOX at 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Raising Hope @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Betty White’s Second Annual 90th Birthday Special, NCIS, The Taste, NCIS: LA, The Bachelor, Chopped, Cougar Town, Justified, & Total Blackout.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/29/13

For some reason, Monday dragged by. I’m ready to put my feet up and watch some great TV, of which there’s plenty tonight, so check out what we think you should be watching. 🙂

Jenny’s Choice #1

ncis129smallThe last new episode of NCIS was pretty heartbreaking. It was the aftermath of the deaths of Vance’s wife and Ziva’s father. Tony just about had me swooning as he tried to take care of Ziva…inviting her grandfather to stay with him because she would be there and he knew she needed the support, even if she said otherwise. I honestly expected Tony to show up on the plane back to Israel, but he wasn’t. In my opinion, that would have been the perfect way to cap that off. And then, of course, there was the murder (that I totally called) of the other guy from Iran (Kazmi) as his transport went boom on the way to the airfield or wherever. I love Oded Fehr, but man, oh man, his character Ilan Bodner is a bad guy!

I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode because we get to see a young Abby and learn more about her past. I absolutely adore her, so this is exciting for me and should be a lot of fun.

On tonight’s episode, “Hit and Run,” the NCIS team investigates a marine’s car accident and ignites some upsetting past memories for Abby as a young girl on the trail of her first “case.”

See if Abby’s always been, well…Abby tonight on CBS at 8/7c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS @ Clicker.
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