Fox rocks with Sarah Connor and Dollhouse

Sarah Connor investigates the death of a factory town on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and then Echo is going hunting with Middleman’s Matt Kessler on Dollhouse.

I started my night with Life from a day ago. It’s cute, but not my favorite one of the bunch. The episode, about a roofing contractor who scammed the wrong man’s mama, didn’t have the usual wit and pacing. Always a good time, but I’ve seen better. The Mentalist was after a country club killer and that one also left me wanting something more. I do love Jane’s quirky smile when he’s doing something he knows he shouldn’t. The scene where he talks to the son about talking with loved ones who have passed on was very sweet and sad. It was a huge tip-off, though, that the end a fake-out, but maybe you were supposed to know. This show is like that. I also made it through the first part of the Top Chef finale. My sweet Fabio — gone! Sob. I’ll miss him. So now it’s Carla all the way. I thought it was a nasty turn to bring back three contestants who had already been eliminated. They’re all good chefs for sure, but once you’re gone, you’re gone. This is supposed to be a talent competition, not a drama-fest like Big Brother. The rules here should stick. The only thing new that I watched was Supernatural and that was a rerun! Does that make sense? While I ponder, you go ahead and see what’s on tonight.

Tonight On TV — Friday, February 20, 2009

ABC begins with a rerun of Wife Swap then it’s new Supernanny and 20/20. CBS is all reruns tonight with Ghost Whisperer, Flashpoint, and Numb3rs. This is good new for FOX who really needs the eyeballs on their new Friday line-up. Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse are both new NBC has a double dose of Howie Do It, then Riggins does his part to welcome JD but you know that’s not going to work out the way he planned on Friday Night Lights. That’s followed by a new Dateline. The CW has reruns of Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, and the series finale of 13-Fear is Real.

Over on cable

USA has the season finale of both Monk and Psych tonight. Both episodes take a personal twist as both lead characters are forced to face their inner and outer demons. Battlestar Galactica is new on SCI FI Channel, as is Most Haunted on Travel. E! has The Soup, followed by The Soup Awards – that should be good for a few laughs. Movie fan? TCM has Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. If you’ve never seen it, try it. It’s a great look at love and the generation gap.

News and notable

Casting Call: Fine Living Network is looking for people determined to change another’s person’s annoying flaws. Email a description of the situation and photos of yourself and the annoyer to With Project Runway still buried in legal red tape, Bravo has cast Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland as the hosts of their new series Fashion Show. Battlestar’s Aaron Douglas is headed for Toronto to film The Bridge, a new police procedural destined to follow in the footsteps of Canadian cousin Flashpoint. Photo credit:
Dollhouse: The Target — Echo (Eliza Dushku, L) is sent on an engagement as an outdoorsman’s (Matt Keeslar, R) dream date. Cr: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX
Friday Night Lights: It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy — Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity — NBC Photo: Bill Records


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