Ghost Whisperer is dealing with a pushy mom haunting tonight and we think Jennifer Love Hewitt has her hands full.
Speaking of the supernatural, Supernatural is back in my favor again, but how could they miss with an episode called Sex and Violence. A siren, disguised as a series of strippers (all named for Disney princesses) talk four men into killing the women in their lives. When Sam gets naked with a lady coroner, you gotta think he’s next on the list, but the siren has switched genders in order to go after Dean. Turns out all Dean wants in this world is his little brother back, so the siren tempts him with promises of being the best little brother ever. Sam and Dean let the hurt feelings fly before they turn to fists and finally an ax! Yikes! Just a portent of things to come, I fear. Brother against brother in the fight of their lives.
Before Supernatural, I watched an episode of Property Shop and it got me to thinking. In the show, Tatiana, who is trying to start her own real estate agency, is stuck with an audit, a property in a deadly neighborhood and then her husband is taken to the hospital with a mysterious illness. Bad for her, great for the TV production company who is following her around. Which makes me wonder, do they ever film a reality show where nothing of interest happens? Maybe all of our lives are filled with enough twists and turns to be interesting once you boil it down to a half hour a week.
My DVR is still loaded with Lie to Me, Life, Smallville and I don’t know what all. Looks like I’ll be having a marathon TV watching session this weekend, which is just perfect since it’s raining like crazy here in Southern California.
Tonight On TV — Friday, February 6
CBS rules the night with the spirit of a pushy mom battling Jennifer Love Hewitt on Ghost Whisperer, a sniper after one of their own on Flashpoint, and priceless sneakers are stolen on Numb3rs.
The CW has Everybody Hates Chris and then reruns of The Game and 13-Fear is Real.
Fox goes old school with Cops and America’s Most Wanted.
NBC has two episodes of Howie Do It, then Tyra has a new boyfriend on Friday Night Lights, and that’s followed by Dateline.
Over on cable
For those who prefer scripted drama, there are new episodes of Battlestar Galactica on SCI FI and Monk and Psych on USA.
Unscripted fare includes a new Most Haunted on Travel, True Hollywood Story looks at Mario Lopez on E, What Not to Wear is new on TLC.
Looking for laughs, go with the Britcom comedy block on BBCAmerica which includes Monty Python, Little Britain and the Catherine Tate show.
News and notable
The Rock of Love ladies will return to Charm School but this time Ricki Lake will be the headmistress.
The CW has picked up the rights to The Vampire Diaries, a Twilight-ish tale about a teenage girl caught between two vampire brothers.
Jerry Springer is leaving America’s Got Talent, so the hosting job is now open if you’d like to apply.
Loretta Devine is switching law offices this fall, leaving the shuttered Eli Stone and moving into David E. Kelley’s Legally Mad.
The hilarious Christine Baranski is scheduled to appear in a short arc on Ugly Betty, but didn’t ABC pull that show from the schedule? Curiouser and curiouser.
Numb3rs: Sneakerhead – A stolen pair of “kicks” leads the David Sinclair (Alimi Ballard) and Nikki Betancourt (Sophina Brown) into the world of sneaker collecting after a foreign Ambassador finds his prized pair missing. Bruno Campos guest star as Randall Nespola and Eugene Bryd guest stars as Vic Mortiz. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
Psych — Truer Lies Episode 3013 — Pictured: (l-r) Jonathan Silverman as Randy, James Roday as Shawn Spencer — USA Network Photo: Alan Zenuk