Before Private Practice quarantines (what!), here is my look at last night.
Do you like the Friday the 13th movies? Then you'll love the new CW show, 13- Fear is Real. I watched it but I don't think I'll be tuning in again. It's sort of Fear Factor meets Real World meets Survivor. They pull out all of the usual reality show psychological stuff in order to pit the contestants against one another but add to that a layer of horror movie macabre straight out of the Saw movies. Frankly, I don't know how they can do these things and not risk a law suit, or maybe much of it is faked for the viewing audience. They buried two girls and waited for them to dig themselves out. Earlier in the show, 5 of the contestants were blindfolded, bound and gagged and left in a Louisiana bayou to be rescued by their partners. The potential for a real accident here or worse is just too obvious. Yes, I know there's a camera crew watching their every move but that's not going to help if one of these kids really has a heart attack when they're pushed to their limits. But then, I guess that's the whole point of the show, isn't it?
On the opposite end of the spectrum was Top Chef. Gayle Simmons is gone and in her place is a judge that isn't pulling any punches. The words 'cat food' and 'weapons of mass destruction' were used and yes, he was referring to the food. Looks like the chefs are in for a rocky time for the rest of their stay. The lucky ones may have been Eugene and Melissa, the two that were sent home.
Knight Rider and Law & Order are waiting for me on the DVR and it looks like I'll have time to watch them tonight since my favorite CW line-up is still in reruns.
CBS is all reruns; CSI:NY, CSI (regular) and Eleventh Hour.
The CW is still in reruns with Smallville and Supernatural
And depending where you live, FOX is covering the BCS Championship Game.
NBC is mostly new with episodes of My Name is Earl, Kath and Kim and 30 Rock. The Office is a repeat but there's a new ER at the end of it all.
Ugly Betty: Dress for Success - Betty (America Ferrera) juggles work and family without much success as she struggles to impress her idol, Jodie Papadakis (guest star Bernadette Peters), the editor running YETI. Things go from bad to worse when she encounters Teri (guest star Nikki Blonsky), an assistant at ELLE magazine, just as the long-running Mode/ELLE rivalry heats up. Photo: ABC/Patrick Harbron
My Name is Earl -- Pictured: Jason Lee as Earl Hickey -- NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth
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