So You Think You Can Dance top 18 battle

Jun 17, 2009 at 3:48 p.m. ET

The So You Think You Can Dance top 18 hit the stage fighting to becoming America's Favorite Dancer.

Taylor Swift and Def Leppard rock the houseLast night, my house was alive with the sound of music -- country music on the CMT Music Awards! The best performance of the night was Sugarland singing Love Shack with the B-52's!

We also had Taylor Swift singing with a stage full of backup cheerleaders then rocking out with Def Leppard. And what about Keith Urban mesmerizing the crowd without any bells and whistles at all. I could have done without the stilted scripted banter between presenters, but otherwise this was a great show.

Before awards, I settled in for an NCIS marathon. I've always been amazed by the amount of humor and warmth in this police procedural with a military twist. Mark Harmon just gets better and better with age and the supporting cast is just so very likeable! If you've never given this show a try, you really need to watch at least one. You can find it on all hours of the day and night in syndication so just check your local listings.

Tonight's top picks:

So You Think You Can Dance

It's another two-hour episode designed to help you choose America's Favorite Dancer!

Nine couples will take the floor in a variety of styles and tomorrow night two more will be eliminated.

The top 18 on So You Think You Can DanceWatch So You Think You Can Dance at 8:00 on Fox.

Don't miss our interview with hostess Cat Deeley here!

Top Chef Masters

This one is called The Lost Supper. Operating on an extremely tight budget, the chef's must create the perfect amuse bouche using only what they can find in a vending machine. Master chefs Wylie Dufresne (wd-50), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Graham Elliot Bowles (Graham Elliot Restaurant) and Elizabeth Falkner (Orson) find themselves "lost" as they are challenged to make a meal inspired by the hit TV show, using ingredients such as fish, wild boar, fresh fruits, and other island specialties.

Lost co-creators, executive producers and writers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof guest star.

Watch Top Chef Masters at 10:00 on Bravo.

The Unusuals

It's the series finale for this quirky cop show that never really caught on. Tonight, Beaumont and Cole interview a couple regarding a break-in at their home. Although nothing was taken, the couple discovered that an adult film they rented was shot in their apartment. Hoping to set the scene for another movie, Beaumont and Cole go undercover. Meanwhile Scraeger becomes emotionally invested in trying to help a serial accuser who was the victim of a violent attack 10 years ago after disappearing from a big prep school party.

Watch The Unusuals at 10:00 on ABC.

News and notable

The CW has announced their fall premiere schedule. They're looking at an early September launch for all of their new shows beating out the other networks by up to two weeks.

Following is The CW's fall premiere schedule:

Melrose Place's new cast on the CWTuesday, September 8
8:00-9:00 pm 90210 (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm Melrose Place (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, September 9
8:00-10:00 pm America's Next Top Model (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Thursday, September 10
8:00-9:00 pm The Vampire Diaries (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm Supernatural (Season Premiere)

Monday, September 14
8:00-9:00 pm One Tree Hill (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm Gossip Girl (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, September 16
8:00-9:00 pm America's Next Top Model9:00-10:00 pm The Beautiful Life (Series Premiere)

Friday, September 25
8:00-9:00 pm Smallville (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 pm America's Next Top Model (Encore Episodes)

Photo credit:
CMT Crossroads: Def Leppard and Taylor Swift -- Pictured: L to R: Taylor Swift, Joe Elliott. Credit: Rick Diamond/CMT
So You Think You Can Dance -- Pictured: Top 18. Credit: Mike Ruiz/Fox

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