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"Glee" Is Back! And Jim and Pam Aren't Getting Married ... Yet

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 1, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 1, 2009 |


A quick note before we got on with tonight’s highlights: After crapping on “Glee,” all week, I’m happy to say that last night’s episode was a nice return to form. The presence of Kristin Chenoweth certainly didn’t hurt. I did not, however, appreciate the use of Hall & Oates — (500) Days of Summer still owns the nostalgic value to “Makin’ My Dreams Come True.”

Here are tonight’s highlights:

8:00

— “Bones” on Fox.

— “FlashForward” on ABC. There’s been a very mixed reaction to the show, so far. I think most agree it’s a decent premise that is so far poorly executed.

— “SNL Weekend Update: Thursday” on NBC. Who’s ready for Oct. 15 and the return of “30 Rock”?

— “Survivor” on CBS. 50/50 odds says that Russell gets the boot this week. Not another villain will make it as far as Coach did. Besides, that other dude — the racist fuck who got booted from a challenge last week — he’s become the real villain.

— “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW.

8:30

— “Parks and Recreation” on NBC. I actually decided to give up on this show. There are too many good shows this season to settle for mediocrity.

9:00

— “The Office” on NBC.Why have they spent all week pimping the Jim and Pam wedding if that’s not happening until next week?

— “CSI” on CBS.

— “Fringe” on Fox.

— “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC. Can someone let me know what happened last week? I don’t want to watch the show, but I’m slightly curious as to how the events unfolded.

— “Smoking Gun Presents: The World’s Dumbest Criminal” has its sixth season premiere on TruTV.

— “Supernatural” on The CW.

9:30

— “Community,” on NBC.

10:00

— “Behind the Music: Bret Michaels” on VH1. Dude already has a VH1 reality show; now he’s featured in a documentary?

— “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on FX. Just once, just once: I’d like to see one character, even briefly, show a glimmer of humanity. Although, should one do so, the entire show may fall in on itself.

— “The Mentalist” on CBS.

— “Project Runway” on Lifetime. Oh, and apologies to anyone who tuned in to “Top Chef” last night, only to discover it was a goddamn rerun.

— “Private Practice” has its third season premiere on ABC. Man, what a bad show.

11:00

— “Models of the Runway” on Lifetime.




Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.