The Hills are alive once more as the MTV hit returns for its fourth season tonight.
Sci Fi and gymnastics have been top on my viewing list these last few days. Stargate Atlantis found a creative way to bring back a character even though the original actress declined to return, make her a ball of energy that needs to build a new body in order to survive!
Then, over on BBCAmerica, the gang at Primeval was stuck chasing giant spiders in the London Underground. Yikes! I can’t handle one tiny one in the bathroom but millions of prehistoric spiders in a contained space, I feel faint just thinking about it.
Lots of excitement and controversy during the gymnastics meets at the Olympics and that was just during Bela Karolyi’s interview. I adore that man. He’s so passionate about what he does. I also watched the trampoline competition…boing, boing, boing. Fun stuff.
Tonight on TV
NBC has the Olympic Summer Games 2008 all night long with more individual gymnastics medals, track and field and beach volleyball.
ABC goes with High School Musical: Get in the Picture and then the movie Bewitched.
CBS goes with their usual line-up of The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and CSI: Miami
The CW has reruns of Gossip Girl (it’s season premiere is only weeks away) and One Tree Hill.
Fox has an exciting night of action with Prison Break and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Over on cable
The biggest news for the whole night is it’s the season premiere of The Hills! Yes, their back and you can’t escape.
ABCFamily has something old and something new. It begins with ET and ends with vampire puppets on The Middleman!
TNT has new episodes of The Closer and Saving Grace, and VH1 is mostly new with Work for Diddy, New York Goes to Hollywood, and Luke’s Parental Advice.
HBO has an incredible documentary, Thank You Mr. President: Helen Thomas in the White House. The film was created by Rory Kennedy. Check out our interview with Robert Kennedy’s daughter here.
News and notable
Christian de la Fuente is now a regular on USA’s In Plain Sight, which is odd because I thought he already was.
Former wrestler turned Governor Jesse Ventura is in talks to have his own daytime court TV show. Why not?
Food Network is in development on a game show called Eat the Clock. Seriously, would I lie to you?
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