A sizzling performance by Gilles and Cheryl on Dancing with the Stars last night has a fan sitting on my desk cooling me off this morning. I’ll have more on Dancing with the Stars later today with my full recap plus the latest on tonight’s American Idol.
After Dancing with the Stars, I stayed on for the premiere of ABC’s new sitcom Surviving Suburbia. Oh my, what a train wreck. It reminded me of those over-acted, ridiculous sitcoms of the 80’s. In the pilot episode Bob Saget accidentally sets fire to his new neighbor’s house but is mistakenly called a hero when he lies about the circumstances. Are they simply reusing old Brady Bunch plots here? Cause I’m sure I saw a variation on this theme acted out with twelve-year-olds.My spirits were revived, though, when that show ended and Castle came on. I’m still very in love with this new cozy mystery and Nathan Fillion never fails to charm me. Last night it was a convoluted case involving a woman who was murdered and frozen five years earlier. On the side, we learned about Detective Beckett’s back story. Turns out her mother was murdered and the killer was never caught. Of course the episode ends with Castle reading mama Beckett’s case file — obviously we haven’t heard the last word on that.I’m really excited about tonight’s TV because it marks the return of Fringe! Oh how I miss this show and I can’t wait to see what wild ride they take us on with six new episodes all in a row. Oh, and there’s the little show called American Idol.
Tonight On TV –Tuesday, April 7
Fox begins the night with American Idol then a freaky serial killer returns on an all-new episode of Fringe.
ABC has a wholesome evening planned. First up It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!, then it’s the Dancing with the Stars elimination show and that’s followed by the new romantic dramedy Cupid.CBS sends Abby on a dangerous mission on NCIS, then a movie producer is murdered on The Mentalist, and a billionaire’s son vanishes Without a Trace.
The CW has the guys of Reaper on a road trip then Silver goes missing on a new 90210.
NBC fills the night with Biggest Loser: Couples, then the detectives track a serial killer on Law & Order: SVU.
Over on cable
Couple of premieres tonight, Rescue Me on FX, Women Behind Bars on WEtv and Outlaw In-Laws on The Style Network.
TNT has the season finale of Trust Me and that could be the last we see of this fun series.Also new tonight is Chopped on Food Network, Real Housewives on Bravo, G’s to Gents on MTV and Pretty Wicked on Oxygen.
News and notable
The CW has announced two new summer series. Hitched or Ditched is a reality series about couples who have been together for so long their friends think they should either get married or break it off. On the semi-scripted side is Blonde Charity Mafia, a docu-drama about influential twenty-somethings in Washington. Think The Hills with politics.Fox Reality is gearing up for The Cindy Margolis Dating Project. Auditions for magnetic men eighteen or older are happening in Los Angeles this month. If you know a guy who needs a date, have him apply at firstname.lastname@example.org (Source: Cynopsis).TVLand has picked up a third season of High School Reunion.The LA Times is reporting that almost half of all the pilot series commissioned this season are for half-hour sitcoms. Ironically, this article comes at the same time EW posted an article saying The CW is getting out of the comedy business and Fox is cutting down.House fans know that Kal Penn’s character committed suicide on the series, but why? So the actor could take a job he’s always wanted at the White House. Noâ€¦not on a TV show about the White House but at the actual White House — now that is cool.Photo credit:
Surviving Suburbia: Hero — Pictured: Jere Burns, Bob Saget, G Hannelius. Photo: ABC/Randy Tepper.
NCIS: Toxic–When a government scientist goes missing, Abby (Pauley Perrette, right) is recruited to carry on his work, but Gibbs (Mark Harmon, left) and the team worry that she may befall the same fate as her predecessor. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS
House: Kutner (Kal Penn, C), Chase (Jesse Spencer, L) and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison, R). Adam Taylor/Fox