American Idol boots Katrina Darrell

Katrina Darrell, better known as Bikini Girl on American Idol, is finally heading home.

I do not understand those American Idol judges. Some people who were very good (I think his name was Ryan) were sent packing while others who totally flubbed everything stayed on. Now, I don’t think it’s terrible that you can fly all that way and get cut after one bad audition, but when they say things like, ‘forget the lyrics and you’re out,’ then that should go for everyone.

I was glad to see Katrina Darrell go, she wasn’t taking this seriously but I wish they’d sent laughing girl home, too. You know they kept her just for the drama she creates. There really are some fabulous voices in this group, though, it will be interesting to see who makes this last, brutal cut.

There were six hours of TV recording on my DVR last night so I had to play fast and loose in order to watch most of it. I caught Top Chef on the HD feed and saw the chef’s tasked with filleting a variety of seafood including eel. Stefan is still coming out on top and I’m wondering if he’s beatable. Poor Fabio can’t seem to get out of the pack and shine.

After Idol, I went with Knight Rider. I’m still loving this show, even more so with the new direction. Last night it was about a drill sergeant killed during an amateur fight night. Yes it’s ’80s and a bit corny, but it’s one of the most beautifully photographed TV shows on the air right now. Last night it looked like they were up in Big Bear, gorgeous snowy mountain peaks and KITT tearing up the winding roads.

Finally, I went with Law & Order. This was a very confusing episode about a cop involved with historical memorabilia thieves with the brains behind the heist out to prove that he’s the son of JFK. Clever idea but it was hard to follow on screen.

Still have Lie to Me on the DVR. Maybe I’ll get to that tonight after my favorite show airs. Take a look. Did I mention how excited we are Katrina Darrell is gone?

Tonight On TV — Thursday, February 5

The CW gets first billing tonight with Oliver Queen ending up on the receiving end of a bomb blast on Smallville. Then, on Supernatural, it’s a case of Sex & Violence as Sam and Dean investigate a siren who is luring men to kill the ones they love.

Smallville asks for a Requiem and gets it

Fox goes big when the Grave Digger returns and buries Booth alive on Bones and that’s followed by a new Hell’s Kitchen.

ABC has Ugly Betty, then Derek looks for the perfect opportunity to propose on Grey’s Anatomy and it’s finished off with Private Practice.

CBS is all reruns tonight, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, CSI, and Eleventh Hour.

NBC begins with My Name is Earl, Kath & Kim, and The Office. Then Mad Men’s Jon Hamm begins his arc on 30 Rock and William H. Macy returns for the final season of ER.

Tina Fey and Jon Hamm get cozy on 30 Rock

Over on cable

HGTV has House Hunters and Property Shop.

USA has Burn Notice.

Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House on VH1 and MTV has America’s Best Dance Crew.

News and notable

The DTV transition date has moved to June 12. So if you’re still on an analog signal, that will be your last day to convert and this time they mean it.

ABC has picked up Bob Saget’s show Surviving Suburbia which was originally made to air on The CW Sundays.

Look for werewolves, vampires, ghosts and dinosaurs this year on BBCAmerica as they launch two new shows, Being Human and Survivors to go with the return of Primeval.

Lastly, Bravo wants you, the viewers, to vote on the final contestant for their oddly familiar new series The Fashion Show. Visit the show’s website, to cast your vote.

Today’s clip: 30 Rock guest starring Salma Hayek

Thanks NBC!
Photo credit:
30 Rock: Generalissimo — Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, Jon Hamm as Drew — NBC Photo: Jessica Miglio.
Smallville: Requiem — Guest star Chris Gauthier as Winslow Schott, Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen. Photo: Marcel Williams/The CW

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