September 23, 2010

Premiere Week: Thursday

I just realized that I probably should have mentioned that all the times posted are everything but Central. I'm sure y'all figured it out regardless.

Big night tonight. I can't wait.

The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m. (CBS)

BBT is about nerds. Doing nerdy things. Even the hot girl is a bit of a nerd. How could I not enjoy this show? The cast is amazing, awkward and totally people I'd love to hang out with ... for at least a half an hour a week.

Bones, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Another of my crime shows. (I told you I like them.) Bones follows a team of forensic anthropologists who work with the FBI to solve murders. There's often a lot of bones (duh) and corpses that need to be cleaned. I was really disappointed with the way Bones and Booth left everything last season, and I'm not all that pleased with the fact that Booth is coming back from the middle east with a GF ... But I still really enjoy the show.

Fringe, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Fringe is a J.J Abrams vehicle that involved crazy science, crazy scientists, crazy science experiments, alternate universes, alternate personas, shapeshifters, mind powers and a cow named Jean. The end of the last season got So. Good. you guys and I can't wait to find out—Spoilers, maybe? Although you should be caught up by now!—how Olivia gets back to our dimension.

The Mentalist, 10 p.m. (CBS)
The Mentalist follows a team of California Bureau of Investigation agents who work with Patrick Jane, a former fake-Psychic, to ... you guessed it ... solve crimes. I'm curious to see what happens this season with Rigsby and Grace, and where the Red John plotline goes.

New tonight:

$#*! My Dad Says, 8:30 p.m. (CBS)
$#*! My Dad Says is based on the Twitter feed Shit My Dad Says, created by Justin Halpern and consisting of quotes from his father Sam. In the show, the father, Ed, is a very opinionated 72-year-old who has been divorced three times. His two adult sons, Henry and Vince, are accustomed to his unsolicited and often politically incorrect rants. When Henry, a struggling writer and blogger, can no longer afford his rent, he is forced to move back in with Ed, which creates new issues in their tricky father-son relationship.
William Shatner+rude tweets=brilliance? We shall see.

(See EW's Fall Cheat Sheet to find out what else is premiering when.)


  1. Oh, I should SO get caught up with Bones too.

    And thanks for doing this. It's kept me in touch with TV. Really interesting. Your work is much appreciated.


  2. Aw, thanks H. That's a really nice compliment. <3