I also checked out the new NBC series My Own Worst Enemy - and yeah, I think they got that title right. The series revolves around a man with an engineered split personality that has him working as a super spy one day and as a mild-mannered dad the next. Trouble is, the on and off switch is broken causing him to change personalities at the most inopportune times.
On the plus side, I liked the Jekyll and Hyde theme, especially when one personality started leaving notes to communicate with the other. In that, it reminded me of the BBC series Jekyll which was wonderfully creepy. The down side was the spy side, the gratuitous brutality, the slap-dash pace...was a tad hard to follow. I might give it one more try, but at this point I could take or leave it.
Tonight On TV - Tuesday, October 14
ABC is looking good again with the season premiere of Eli Stone
. Sigourney Weaver guest stars as Eli's therapist. Before that, it's Opportunity Knocks
and the Dancing with the Stars
Ellen Burstyn provides the star power on NBC tonight when she guest stars as Stabler's mom on Law & Order: SVU
. Before that, it's another installment of The Biggest Loser
CBS has a full schedule of crime dramas with a twist starting with Gibbs heading home on NCIS
(with guest star Ralph Waite), then The Mentalist
hits the beach and a white collar criminal disappears Without a Trace
at 10 p.m.
The CW is all reruns for some odd reason - 90210
But Fox is all new with House
and a man who can harness electricity on Fringe
Over on cable
ABC Family is calling all teens with Lincoln Heights
Bravo has new episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
and then it's Oscar time for the Rachel Zoe Project
If you've never seen Emeril Green
, there are two episodes on Planet Green starting at 8:00 then straight up and fly right with Neat
News and notableSmile…You're Under Arrest!
It's a new Fox Reality show that tricks real life criminals into participating in fake crimes so they can be arrested. Wait, isn't that called entrapment?
VH1 is giving Rock of Love 2 contender Daisy De La Hoya her own show. The title? Daisy of Love
. (And how hard did they have to work to come up with that?)
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is working on a new series called Party Down
about six aspiring actors who work for a catering company while looking for that big break.
Media Rights Capitol has suspended production on Easy Money
and Valentine which they are producing for The CW Sunday line-up. MRC says the stoppage was pre-planned, so the abysmal ratings had nothing to do with it?
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Swing
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta
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