Nashville Star, Middleman and more
A superhero and a secret call girl both top the list for tonight on TV.
Last night my TV was tuned to "Design Star" and "The Next Food Network Star," hmm, I'm sensing a theme here. Yes, like most of the world, I'm a sucker for these talent-based competition shows. Some how I actually missed the first episode of "Design Star" but I'm all caught up now and I'm in for the run.
They're operating out of this gorgeous house in Nashville which is so much nicer than that place they had in Vegas last year. One down already, who will be the next "Design Star?"
Tonight on TV
NBC gets the vote tonight with "American Gladiators" and the second episode of "Nashville Star," which I'll be recapping in the morning.
ABC is all reality, too with a double dose of "The Bachelorette" followed by "The Mole."
CBS counters with reruns of their four comedies followed by "CSI: Miami".
The CW has reruns of "Gossip Girl" and "One Tree Hill," while FOX goes with reruns of "Bones" and "House."
Over and cable
You must catch the new ABC Family show "The Middleman" at either 8:00 or 9:00 tonight. It's a really fun, quirky, superhero show loaded with so many pop culture references it's like a trivia game inside a TV show.
Over on Bravo, Mike Meyers stops by "The Actor's Studio" at 8:00, TruTV has a new "Party Heat." HGTV has several new episodes of their shows on tonight and TLC has "Masters of Dance."
Finally, Showtime takes over the 10:00 pm spot with the return of "Weeds" and the new series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl."
News and notable
Oprah's Harpo Productions is developing a new series starring Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Out with the docs and in with the cops, "ER's" John Wells is developing a series about the LAPD to replace the medical drama when it ends its run this season.
Having done so well, so far, AMC is looking at two more original programs, "Carter Beats the Devil" (based on the novel) and a story about a family in the NY diamond trade called "Ice."