Friday, May 29, 2009

Some New Stuff this Week!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer


The Simpsons
: off until the fall

Family Guy: off until the fall

American Dad: off until the fall.

How I Met Your Mother: off until the fall.

Little People, Big World: no new episode AGAIN this week. :(

House, M.D.: off until the fall.

Lie to Me: moving to Mondays after House.

Jon and Kate Plus Eight: tons of people tuned in this week, mostly to find out if the Gosselins will be getting a divorce. Nothing was really mentioned, and every tv blog there is pretty much did an entry on the show this week. The kids turned FIVE. I can't believe it, I remember when they were just two!! The party was neat, a Backyardigans theme. The format of the episode was strange, as it ran an unprecedented 73 minutes, and at least one whole minute was sat in silence, with Jon and Kate unable to answer exactly "what's next" for them. There will be at least five episodes (so I assume we're in for a full season... after all, Kate herself has said that it'd be mean to fans to pull the show), and next week seems kinda a lame look at Kate and the spa. again.

Table for 12: no new episode this week.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager: off-season, but returning June 22nd!

Make it or Break it: it's going to premiere right after the new Secret Life, and I think I'm in for the ride! It's about the life of competitive gymnasts, and Candace Cameron (Bure) is going to play a mother or something.

18 Kids and Counting: the house gets blinds... borrrrring. Then five of the kids go to the dentist at 8am. Why 8am when they're not an early-bird family? I have no idea. X-rays and fillings galore. Nothing on Josh and Anna. boooooo. (I did catch the "double date" episode, which was nowhere near as bad as snarkers made it out to be. I thought it was cute.)

Lincoln Heights: off-season, returning 8pm August 4th!

South Park: mid-season until October.

Glee: I haven't seen the pilot, but the hype has lured me in. Starts back up September 16th.

Wipeout: I still am not a big fan of how they have to shorten the first segment SO MUCH in order to fit everything else in, but oh well. The opener was pretty funny, my favorite character was "trash talker" who failed miserably at doing so, and actually GAVE UP on the final challenge! I like the changes to round 1 and round 2, they're more entertaining now. Round 3, I'm a little sad that they changed that one. I liked the merry-go-round and the uneven foam things. Round 4 is SO DIFFERENT! I like it tho. Good stuff.

The Goode Family: I only found out about this show a few days before it premiered, and I'm glad I tried it out. I think the pilot tried to tackle too many issues at once, but maybe that'll be the comedy that is this show. They've ordered 13 episodes, now let's see if it makes it. It's from the writers of King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. Not my idea of fantastic writing, but at the same time, it was pretty funny. The show is about a family who thrives on being politically correct, vegan, and "green." They have an adopted South African-American son who is sixteen, and a daughter who seems to be about fifteen. The father works at the community college, and the mother doesn't seem to have a job just yet. Lots happened in the first episode, but I'll suffice it to say Ubantu (the son) gets his driver's license and Bliss (the daughter) learns about ultra-abstinence. Included below is the pitch for the show, mostly lines from the pilot, but the lesbian scenes must be from a future episode.

Surviving Suburbia: This one I watched out of boredom. My husband didn't get home until really late, so I caught this to stay occupied. Bob Saget is the male lead, and the rest of his family is played by regular Joes. They have a 17-year-old neighbor who is pregnant with her second child, and Saget's son (Sam) is obsessed with her. The girl's mother, Monica, is morbidly obese and uses a scooter to get around. A new family moved to the neighborhood, and they have a smokin' hott daughter that all the men stare at... too bad she's interested in Sam, who doesn't notice her. Maybe I'll give it one more try, maybe not.

Monk: off-season, returns in the summer... not sure when, but at least not until the third week of June.
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