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Stupid SyFy, Getting My Hopes Up

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | January 26, 2011 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | January 26, 2011 |

This is around the time of year that living in Miami starts to have a serious impact on my perception of the world. While we’re having the occasional chilly evening, we’re past the time of year that requires anything heavier than a sweatshirt. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s winter in other parts of the world as opposed to the season we’re having here, which I fondly refer to as “Not Hurricane Season.” Mostly, this makes any of my friends and family who live north of Orlando begin to hate me with a burning passion, so I’m going to apologize in advance for the gloating I will definitely be doing over our mild weather and sunny days. Of course, I also have to go bathing suit shopping a clear four months before most of you. Here’s your Wednesday night TV:

8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox. Two hour episode.

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E

“Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star” on HBO2

“Howe and Howe Tech” on Discovery

“Live to Dance” on CBS

“Minute to Win It” on NBC

“Mystery Diagnosis” on OWN. Someone gave me shit for listing the OWN shows the other day. I distinctly remember asking if I could abandon listing these shows and receiving no reply either way. So, if any of you out there are watching the shows on OWN (some of which are former Discovery Health shows) please tell me, otherwise I will henceforth banish the Oprah Network from my column.

“Nova” on PBS

8:30pm: “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on Food Network

9:00pm: “Chase” on NBC

“Criminal Minds” on CBS

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E

“Friday Night Lights” on DirecTV

“Ghost Hunters International” on SyFy. It’s been inevitable that this show would get around to the “Amsterdamned” pun sooner or later. It finally happened.

“Inside the NFL” on Showtime

“Man vs. Food” on Travel

“My Strange Addiction” on TLC

“Nova: Making Stuff Smaller” on PBS

“Operation Repo” on TruTV

9:30pm: “Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&e

“Sons of Guns” on Discovery

“Cougar Town” on ABC

10:00pm: “Are We There Yet?” on TBS

“Blue Bloods” on CBS

“Celebrity Rehab with Dr.Drew” on VH1. Reunion episode.

“Clean House” on Style. Tenth season premiere.

“Desert Car Kings” on Discovery. Series premiere.

“Face Off” on SyFy. Series premiere. Apparently, this is a competition between special effects make up artists, rather than a series based on the 1997 John Woo movie starring John Travolta and Pajiba favorite Nicholas Cage. I know. I’m just as disappointed as you are.

“I Used to be Fat” on MTV

“Miracle Detectives” on OWN

“Off the Map” on ABC

“Restaurant Impossible” on Food Network

“Toddlers and Tiaras” on TLC

“The Traveler’s Guide to Life” on Travel. Series premiere.

Late Night Listings

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Annette Benning, Frank Caliendo, and Amos Lee

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Amy Poehler, Martha Plimpton, and Cold War Kids

“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Betty White and Ellie Kemper

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Jonathan Alter

“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Michael Waldman and Christine Yvette Lewis

“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Wilmer Valderrama, Gary Valentine, Arden Myrin, and Sarah Colonna

“Conan” on TBS featuring John Cryer, Nick Thune, and Motorhead

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures. She promises to stop bitching about her cast at least two days after it’s taken off.

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.