Amph SEASON PREMIERE ALERT! Top Shot

Discussion in 'Community' started by Zaz, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    8-9PM
    CBS, TV-14

    Season Premiere
    NCIS

    Gibbs uncovers a link between a murder and the decision to disb"and his team. Next week: The team reunites only to be torn apart after a disastrous trust-fall incident."

    10-10:59PM
    NBC, TV-14-D

    Season Premiere
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    "Luke Perry plays a guy who might be abusing his foster child. Come on, Luke. It's roles like this that stop you from bringing back Dylan McKay?"

  2. DavBacca Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 13, 2002
    star 2
    Boston Legal and HIMYM were very strong last night. And Tonight is perfect with the House-Fringe-L&O: SVU lineup.
  3. Jainasolo101 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 23, 2007
    star 2
    Law and Order SVU is the best. I am so glad for new episodes. So how long have they been on? 8 or 9 years?
  4. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    Tonight:

    10-11PM
    NBC, TV-14-DS
    Lipstick-jungle_150

    Season Premiere
    Lipstick Jungle
    B

    "It always pays to check in on a series' season opener: Jungle is a lot perkier these days, with Brooke Shields confidently driving the show's combo of coldheartedness 'n' warm humor. (Maybe a tad too warm in Kim Raver's Botoxing-the-G-spot subplot.) Guest star Mary Tyler Moore is perfect as Shields' mom ? her character is like a brittler Cindy McCain ? and charming rogue Andrew McCarthy finally gives Lindsay Price's porcelain face a reason to crack a smile. Up against Dirty Sexy Money, Jungle tries with renewed energy to embody all three of those elements. ?Ken Tucker"

    8-8:30PM
    CBS, TV-14-DL

    Season Premiere
    The New Adventures of Old Christine

    "Channeling Andie MacDowell in Green Card, Christine proposes to Barb, who just became Gérard Depardieu in this metaphor."
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-11PM
    ABC, TV-14
    greys-anatomy_150

    Season Premiere
    Grey's Anatomy
    A-

    "With Seattle Grace's teaching hospital rank dropping to No. 12 in the country, the Chief (James Pickens Jr.) rallies his staff to raise the bar. Someone did the same thing to Grey?s; after an uneven fourth season, it returns with an emotional and surprising (hint: you'll never look at icicles the same way) premiere. ?Tim Stack"

    8-9PM
    NBC, TV-14

    Season Premiere
    My Name Is Earl

    "In this double shot of episodes, Earl (Jason Lee) helps grating guest star Seth Green make a movie, then attempts to salvage a relationship with an old neighbor. If it sounds like a recycled logline, it might as well be: The show has returned to its original make-amends premise, but its old gimmicks aren't nearly as funny anymore. C+ ?Tanner Stransky"

    8-10PM
    CBS

    Season Premiere
    Survivor: Gabon

    "Apparently, Gabon is ''Earth's Last Eden.'' Good thing Mark Burnett isn't prone to exaggeration or anything. Meet the new cast"

    9-10PM
    NBC, TV-PG

    Season Premiere
    The Office

    "The Dunder Mifflin staffers become obsessed with weight loss in this hour-long premiere. It will be a sad day for television if either Kevin or Phyllis loses any of their chins."
  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    10-11PM
    CBS

    Season Premiere
    48 Hours Mystery

    "FBI agents searching for one kidnapped boy find him and another. And on the ride home, three terrorists and D.B. Cooper."
  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    10-10:30PM
    Showtime, TV-MA

    Season Premiere
    Californication

    "Does David Duchovny get to watch himself have sex in sex rehab?"

  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-10PM
    DirecTV Ch. 101, TV-14

    Season Premiere
    Friday Night Lights
    B+

    "If you think catching up on Smash's injury, Lyla and Riggins' new relationship, and Lyla's now-AWOL mom is overwhelming, just think how Tami (Connie Britton) must feel. Mrs. Coach is now principal of the teacher-depleted Dillon High, while still hand-holding poor, lost Tyra (Adrianne Palicki). â??Ari Karpel"

    "Friday Night Lights" on Wednesday. *That* makes sense.

    9-10PM
    ABC, TV-14

    Season Premiere
    Private Practice
    D+

    "The combined writing talents of creator Shonda Rhimes and Buffy the Vampire Slayer mainstay Marti Noxon cannot resuscitate the ailing subplots now infecting the Oceanside Wellness medical practice. Tim Daly's Pete seems emasculated even when he's coming on to Kate Walsh's Addison. And the only way to make Audra McDonald's Naomi seem vulnerable was to have her mismanage the company's finances? Really, writers? Having her utter the line ''Can we just be us again?'' was bad enough. â??Ken Tucker"


    10:01-11PM
    ABC, TV-PG-DSV

    Must Watch of the Week Season Premiere
    Dirty Sexy Money

    "The first season of ABCâ??s smartly decadent DSM, a Dynasty-esque soap about the wildly wealthy Darling clan, petered out with dwindling ratings and a strike-shortened run. Determined to buy itself some attention in year 2, the series is back with a new showrunner and flashier story lines: Lucy Liu shows up as a mysterious seductress who's after lazy playboy son Jeremy (Seth Gabel); serial marrier Karen (Natalie Zea) and family nemesis Simon Elder (Blair Underwood) continue their affair amid a scribble of double crosses; and somebody in the family doesn't survive the premiere. (The complete absence of cast regular Samaire Armstrong, however, isn't addressed at all.) The campy, trampy series still boasts one of the best ensembles on TV, although this overstuffed episode feels like the show might now be more aptly titled Crazy Sexy Money. â??Tim Stack"
  9. gonzoforce Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2002
    star 5
    I have to wait till january until I can see Friday Night Lights. And there's no way I'm getting Direct TV, just to watch one show. Direct tv sucks, but I gotta give them credit for picking up Friday Night Lights.

  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    8-8:30PM
    The CW

    Season Premiere
    Everybody Hates Chris

    "You can't go wrong with guest star Jackée, whom I will never acknowledge as Jackée Harry. She's too good for a last name."

    8-9PM
    CBS

    Season Premiere
    Ghost Whisperer

    "New cast member Jamie Kennedy can see ghosts too. Or maybe they're just teen-terrorizing serial killers costumed in ghoulish white masks."

    10-11PM
    CBS, TV-PG-LV

    Season Premiere
    Numb3rs

    "Math brainiac Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz) no longer has security clearance in this unmemorable episode, so he can't assist bro Don (Rob Morrow) with his FBI cases. But when Don's life is endangered by gun-toting diamond thieves, Charlie deserts his teaching duties to help out anyway. Don't feel sorry for Krumholtz, Morrow, or returning guest actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Feel sorry for Charlie's students, who, once again, are paying heaven-knows-how-high tuition fees in return for diddly-squat. C+ â??Clark Collis"
  11. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-10PM
    Weather, TV-G

    Season Premiere
    When Weather Changed History

    I'm all about the 10-day forecast, but this is taking rain a little too seriously.


    10-10:30PM
    E!, TV-14-DLS

    Season Premiere
    The Girls Next Door

    "For Hefâ??s 82nd birthday, the perky trio has chocolate molds made out of their body parts â?? Bridget's chest, Kendra's butt, and Holly's...well, we won't spoil that unhygienic surprise. Also brilliantly cringeworthy: a birthday serenade by a naked and overly giddy Pam Anderson. B â??Lindsay Soll"
  12. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    8-9PM
    TLC, TV-PG

    Season Premiere
    Little People, Big World
    A-

    "Patriarch Matt Roloff sets off to help three young Iraqi little people get some much-needed medical attention. The show drags at first as we follow Matt's travels, but by the end, buckets of tears are inevitable. â??Tanner Stransky"


    9:31-10:01PM
    ABC, TV-PG-L

    Season Premiere
    Samantha Who?

    "Christina Applegate goes into pluck overdrive in a second-season premiere that has, to my ear, not a single competent punchline. The dialogue failing her, Applegate frantically dances and strips to her skivvies, as recent Emmy winner Jean Smart mugs even more strenuously while delivering yuks like "After the coma, you had to relearn to peel an orange!" One should not have to spend 30 minutes feeling sorry for people starring in a sitcom. C- Ken Tucker"
  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    10:01-11PM
    ABC

    Season Premiere
    Eli Stone
    B+

    "After having surgery to cure his brain aneurysm, Stone (Jonny Lee Miller) meets with a psychiatrist (Sigourney Weaver) to determine his mental stability. In this warm, charming episode, the underappreciated legal show proves it's still fit to practice. B+"?Tim Stack

  14. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9

    10-10:30PM
    Current TV

    Season Premiere
    Vanguard

    "Correspondent Mariana van Zeller meets up with female guerrillas attacking Iran. And if this succeeds, look for Tyra to recruit van Zeller to host America's Next Top Female Guerrilla Attacking Iran."


    Never heard of this one before...
  15. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-11PM
    BET, TV-14-LV

    Season Premiere
    American Gangster
    B+

    "The popular docuseries' third season begins with the tale of Larry Davis, who shot six police officers during a 1986 raid. To some, he was an innocent railroaded by a corrupt NYPD; to others, a dangerous criminal. The show handles both sides with admirable balance and depth. â??Leah Greenblatt"

    10-11:30PM
    VH1, TV-14-L

    Season Premiere
    Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew

    "Proving someone has worse career options than Justin Guarini, American Idol's Nikki McKibbin checks in."
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    Sunday:

    8-9PM*
    PBS, TV-PG

    Season Premiere
    Nature

    "Twenty-seven seasons, and finally they get around to the gyrfalcon."

    9-10PM
    History, TV-PG

    Season Premiere
    Cities of the Underworld

    "Not to be cocky, but yours truly knows a thing or two about underground tunnels and secret histories, having been in a secret society in college. Oops. Did I just get myself kicked out? (And if so, can they stop sending me donation-solicitation letters?)"

  17. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 10
    Cities of the Underworld is a neat show- but i had to drop it at the start of last season as I was recording too much TV. Gonna have to pick up the 2nd season DVDs at some point.
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9

    8-9PM
    Showtime

    Season Premiere
    Brotherhood

    "Brotherhood", about a blue-collar Rhode Island family with one sibling in local government and one in the local Mob, has always been as interested in social drama as the vagaries of Providence politics or Irish-American gangs. Season 3 digs deep into the series' working-class roots. The cast is so solid, you'd never guess they hail from England, Australia, Ireland, Hollywood royalty, and bad teen comedies. They feel like they've always been sitting in this sad little corner of Providence, waiting for the show to start. Aâ?? â??Gillian Flynn"


  19. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    10-11PM
    Bravo, TV-14

    Must Watch of the WeekSeason Premiere
    Top Chef: New York

    "It's not easy to keep a reality show fresh, and Top Chef is trying every trick in the cookbook. For its fifth season, Chef relocates to New York City, where tonight competitors concoct dishes inspired by different ethnic neighborhoods. A few contestants immediately stand out: Hawaiian dishwasher-turned-humble chef Eugene, and the much-lauded Stefan, who egotistically launches into an ''a vinaigrette is not an emulsion'' rant. And then there are the always-important nutjobs: ''I want to be led to do this dish, basically, by my spirit guides. That's how I do it, '' says Carla, a screechy caterer. The one questionable ingredient is the new judge, Toby Young (How to Lose Friends and Alienate People), who will begin in the seventh episode, when levelheaded Gail Simmons vacates to get married. Will he be as bland as occasional judge Ted Allen or give the show the jolt of flavor it needs to keep us hungry for more?"

    Never seen this one...
  20. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9

    9-10PM
    ABC, TV-PG

    Season Premiere
    According to Jim

    "In tonight's two episodes, which were originally broadcast... Wait, they're not repeats? This is still on? On television?"

    This show, and "Two and a Half Men" always surprise me. Why are they still on?
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-10PM
    A&E, TV-14-L

    Season Premiere
    Intervention
    A-

    "Janet, a 50-year-old sex and alcohol addict, drinks so much that she suffers seizures when she stops. It's an especially heartbreaking episode ? amplified by the fact that Janet has four children. Another fascinating chapter in this increasingly absorbing series. ?Kate Ward"
  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    11-11:30PM
    TBS, TV-PG-DL

    Season Premiere
    10 Items or Less

    "Two seasons weren't enough to contain all the hilarity that ensues at a mismanaged supermarket. Kicking off season 3 of this semi-improvised sitcom, manager Leslie (John Lehr) must figure out what to do with 1,100 pounds of frozen turkey he mistakenly ordered (''It's just so easy on the computer, 'cause you just point and click!''). The solution involves grape soda, bowling, and a wager with new Super Value Mart manager Mercy (Kim Coles). If only the funny didn't dwindle every time Lehr leaves the screen. B"
  23. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-10PM
    CBS, TV-PG-V

    Season Premiere
    Flashpoint

    "Oops. Some bodyguards thought protecting a wealthy couple meant letting the wife get kidnapped."


    10-11PM
    Comedy Central, TV-14

    Season Premiere
    Comedy Central Presents

    "Season 13 of stand-ups crying on the inside."
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-10PM
    ABC Family, TV-14-DLSV

    Season Premiere
    Kyle XY

    "There's no rest for a belly-button-less superteen! Kyle (Matt Dallas) is now battling the folks at the mysterious Latnok, and this action-packed premiere plays like a one-hour version of Spider-Man. Blessedly (for us), the war is just getting started. B+ ?Tanner Stransky"
    9-10PM
    MyNetworkTV, TV-PG

  25. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    9-10PM
    TLC, TV-14

    Series Debut
    Saw for Hire

    "Sentence that stopped being true this week No. 1: There is a reality show about every job except tree removers."


    10-11:30PM
    MTV, TV-PG

    Season Premiere
    Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew

    "I've never gotten why this comes courtesy of Randy and not Paula, who actually is an Emmy-winning choreographer. Maybe she's been busy prepping America's Best Ex-Journey Bassist-Turned-Producer Who Says ''Dawg!'' An Irritating Amount. Anyhoo, let the ''getting served'' and whatnot commence!"