Be Prepared. If It's Not Scintillating, My Interests Will Wane Rapidly.
We've got one premiere tonight which is probably highly anticipated within the Pajiban community, since it's "Justified" starring Timothy Olyphant. And he's totally playing a law enforcement type character, just like he did on "Deadwood"! And it's on FX which also has shows like "Damages" and "Sons of Anarchy" so the possibilities for this show being good are pretty much sky high. Unless, like me, you can't turn off Gone in 60 Seconds whenever it's on TV and happen to remember that Mr. Olyphant was somewhat less than impressive in that movie, in which case you're hopeful but that's about it. Here's your Tuesday night:
8:00 p.m.: "90210" on The CW.
"American Idol: Finalists Perform" on Fox.
"The Biggest Loser" on NBC.
"Samurai" on History. Special two hour long presentation.
"NCIS" on CBS.
9:00 p.m.: "19 Kids and Counting" on TLC.
"Lost" on ABC.
"Melrose Place" on The CW. Now that both "90210" and this are back on the air (after a fashion) I keep getting early '90s flashbacks writing this column. Which is weird, because in the early '90s I didn't watch either of these shows, because it would've cut into valuable time I could spend watching "Might Morphing Power Rangers" or "Ren and Stimpy." So mostly I just wish "Ren and Stimpy" and the original "Mighty Morphing Power Rangers" had come back to TV as well.
"NCIS: Los Angeles" on CBS.
10:00 p.m.: "16 and Pregnant" on MTV.
"Flash Forward: What Did You See" on ABC. This is listed as a "One hour special presentation" so I'm betting it's not a new episode but rather a recap episode to get people up to speed with the half of the first season that happened months ago before any new episodes start. I'll help: Everyone blacked out, shit went crazy, Not-Ralph Fiennes went self righteous, blah blah blah fate blah, the cute one died.
"Food Wars" on Travel.
"The Good Wife" on CBS.
"Justified" on FX. Series premiere.
"Millionaire Matchmaker" on Bravo.
"Parenthood" on NBC.
"Southland" on TNT.
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