Jennifer Love Hewitt has company generating buzz on Ghost Whisperer from Camryn Manheim.
Before the Ghost Whisperer whispers, some thoughts on last night:
I love my Knight Rider, but last night — not so much. It was the first of a big two-part ‘everything changes’ episode that has Michael acting out the movie Speed. Keep KITT moving at 100 miles an hour or the bomb in the trunk goes boom! Carrie already went boom when the warehouse that was the base of the totally unvillainous villain blew up and I’m happy to see her go. Someone else will die before it’s all said and done and I’m not too worried since I know all of my favorite characters (Billy) are safe!
The rest of my night was spent with Jensen Ackles overload — from a Supernatural rerun where he gets horizontal in the back of the Impala with a grounded angel to news from the My Bloody Valentine movie premiere. Photos show Jensen hanging with Jessica Alba, Jamie King and Danneel Harris. Lucky guy, huh? Or is that lucky them?
Tonight we get the finale episode of one of my favorite TV shows, Stargate Atlantis but I expect my pain to be eased by a tremendous Numb3rs. Not even going to attempt to sit back in my chair on that one, I’ll just start out on the edge of my seat.
Tonight On TV — Friday, January 9
CBS has got it covered with all new episodes of their hit shows. First up Delia encounters her first ghost on Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Ghost Whisperer, then it’s the return of the action-packed series Flashpoint, and an old enemy escape from jail leaving Don questioning the meaning of it all on Numb3rs.
NBC starts with the premiere of their new prank show Howie Do It, that’s followed by new episodes of Lipstick Jungle and Dateline.
ABC gets real with new episodes of Wife Swap, Supernanny and 20/20.
CW has new episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and The Game and follows that with a repeat of the premiere of 13-Fear is Real.
FOX goes to the movies with Bruce Almighty.
Over on cable
Stargate Atlantis dials home one last time as the Wraith zero in on Earth. It’s the big series finale on SCI FI Channel at 9:00.
USA has the return of their most popular series’ Psych and Monk.
Most Haunted is new on Travel Channel as is What Not to Wear on TLC.
News and notable
HBO has a new comedy called Eastbound and Down about a Major League Baseball player who gets tossed out of the league and ends up teaching PE in his old hometown.
Rachael Ray is producing a new cooking show for Food Network, one with a Spanish vibe. It’s Viva Daisy! staring cookbook author Daisy Martinez.
E! has a new docudrama called Candy Girls which follows the life of back-up dancers. (I’ll watch that!)
Rumors of the death of Superman have been greatly exaggerated. Tom Welling is about to sign on for another year of Smallville. And I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of paycheck came along with that decision.
Discovery Channel has several new projects in the works:
But Wait. . .There’s More follows salesmen who decide what to pitch on TV. Out of the Wild has suburban families living in the Alaskan wilderness. Swamp Blogging is about extreme logging (yes, really.) Moments of Terror profiles people with near-death experiences. Photo credit:
Numbers — Don (Rob Morrow) looks toward his newly found religious beliefs to help him contend with a escaped criminal bent on revenge. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS
Ghost Whisperer: Life On the Line — Melinda helps a family in turmoil after a freak accident. Meanwhile, Delia (Camryn Manheim, right) has her first haunting and discovers why, as Ned (Christoph Sanders, left) well knows, it’s sometimes easier to be a skeptic than a believer. Photo: Randy Holmes/CBS Studios