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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/17/12

I’ll be at the dentist when this posts. Yay me… Hopefully I don’t have to have another root canal done. Best case scenario, I have a crown put on the temporary one I got last summer (losing your job really puts a dent in things like paying $500 or whatever for a crown…). Worst case scenario, I have to redo the root canal done last summer and get another one done on a tooth on the bottom. So keep your fingers crossed. *sigh* Whatever happens, I know I’ll be ready for some great TV tonight, and there is plenty of it, so see what Megan & I think you should be watching. 🙂 (Kyle is home but trying to catch up on sleep after Comic-Con, so he should be back tomorrow. Yay! 🙂 )

Jenny’s Choice #1

Last week’s premiere of Covert Affairs was a doozy. Jai was killed in an explosion after meeting with Annie away from the eyes of the CIA. The only reason Annie wasn’t caught in it was because she forgot her umbrella (thank you, Danielle!). When Annie got back to work, things were very different than they had been the morning of the explosion. It was suddenly all business—from screensavers of fireworks and an almost cheerful air for the 4th of July to nothing but work and somberness. And then she found out she’d be transferred out of Joan’s group. She’s now working with another female CIA agent named Lena, who runs an entirely different type of ship than Joan. Joan is much more about protocol and giving Annie a hand to hold to help lead her, while Lena is basically “let’s shove Annie out into the world on her own and let her figure it out herself.” Neither is necessarily wrong, but it’ll be interesting to see how Annie fares. Last week, she ended up sleeping with her target, which I don’t think she’d have done if on assignment for Joan. Also, Auggie was transferred by Arthur basically into Jai’s old spot—and he wants Auggie to find out why Jai was killed.

So what does this mean for the relationships (professional & personal) between Annie/Auggie and Annie/Joan? I’m not sure. This week, we won’t find out, really, because I know Annie & Auggie go undercover together for a DPD op. So maybe next week? heh By the way, if you’re an Annie/Auggie shipper, don’t miss this episode. lol

On tonight’s episode, “Sound and Vision,” the DPD sends Annie and Auggie on a trip to Spain to track down and acquire a dangerous computer virus, but problems arise when the two agents learn that the virus has also caught China’s attention.

Watch it tonight on USA Network at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Covert Affairs @ Clicker.
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 7/10/12

Early tomorrow morning, I head off to San Diego for Comic-Con. As usual, I’m both excited and a little overwhelmed. There are so many great TV panels I want to see, but some tough decisions will need to be made as many of them overlap. I’m sure I’ll be running on little sleep but still have a great time. I will be taking a break from these nightly TV suggestions during Comic-Con, but read on to find out what we’re recommending you check out tonight.

Kyle’s Choice

Last season’s White Collar finale left us with quite the cliffhanger! Neal’s commutation hearing was underway. While Kramer dug for dirt on Neal in order to take Caffrey back to DC to use as his own resource, Peter dug for clues as to Kramer’s motives. Neal tried to assure himself that the hearing would go his way, but he started to have doubts—he still wasn’t sure what Peter was going to say on his behalf. These doubts overwhelmed Neal, and he cut his anklet and got on a plane with Mozzie.

So where do we go from here? Even if Neal’s sentence is commuted, as soon as the news that he has made a run for it comes out, he will be a fugitive, and you can bet he won’t get the same cushy deal he just had. I don’t see how Peter could even fix this one (if he wanted to). So I’m interested to see how this season is going to work—will it just be a hunt for Neal, or will they find a way to make Caffrey and Burke partners once again?

In tonight’s season premiere, “Wanted,” Peter tries to find Neal on a remote island before a bounty hunter locates him first.

Watch it tonight on USA Network at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of White Collar @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Trust Us With Your Life, Jane by Design, Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, Covert Affairs, The Glee Project, and Workaholics.
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Interview with Jonathan Mangum from Trust Us With Your Life

Not too long ago, I got to speak to actor/stand-up comedian Jonathan Mangum about his new ABC show, Trust Us With Your Life, which premieres July 10, at 9/8c. Fred Willard hosts the show, while Jonathan performs alongside Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. He is also the co-host of Let’s Make A Deal on CBS. Read on to see what Jonathan had to say about his new show, his background, and more.

Jenny: In your own words, explain the premise behind the show, since to me, it sounded awfully similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway.

Jonathan: Fred Willard is our host, and he interviews our celebrity guests. We had some great ones. Ricky Gervais was there, and David Hasselhoff, Serena Williams… There were eight total. And based on stories from their lives, we’ll take those stories and then do them in an improv game or an improv scene. One example: We interviewed Ricky Gervais about something in his childhood, and then we did it as a Forward-Reverse scene, or we would redo it in a different game style, but it’s all based on the stories they tell us. On Whose Line Is It Anyway, Drew Carey would ask the audience for suggestions, like “give me a job” or “give me an unusual food” or whatever, and they’d come up with the improv scenes. Well, on this show, instead of the audience yelling out suggestions, we’re getting stories from the celebrities and using those to create the comedy.

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