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Get Your Hankies Ready

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 25, 2010 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 25, 2010 |

The week is almost over and no one is happier about that than me. I’m absolutely exhausted and am looking forward to having a couple days where I don’t actually have to get out of bed if I don’t want to. And February is almost over, which is nothing but good news because of all the months out there I generally consider February the most useless one (no offense to those of you with February birthdays). And can I just say that this week has been a terrible week on television? It’s like everyone who doesn’t have the Olympics just gave up. I can’t wait till I can spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon watching the latest episode of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on Netflix because it’ll be the most entertaining thing I’ll see all week. Here’s Thursday night:

8:00 p.m.: “American Idol: First Results Show” on Fox. New episode on a special night.

“Carnie Wilson: Unstapled” on GSN.

“The Deep End” on ABC. First season finale.

“Olympic Winter Games” on NBC. The big news tonight is the finals in Women’s figure skating, in which Joannie Rochette will probably make every single person watching the Olympics cry no matter what happens. Oh, and someone will win a gold medal.

“Survivor” on CBS.

9:00 p.m.: “Kitchen Nightmares” on Fox. New episode on a special night.

“Police Women of Maricopa” on TLC. Second season premiere.

10:00 p.m.: “Ace of Cakes” on Food Network. I don’t watch this show often but I appreciate that it’s out there providing an alternative image of life in Baltimore as compared to other TV shows set in Baltimore. Both images are equally true.

“Burn Notice” on USA.

“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” on VH1.

“Important Things with Demetri Martin” on Comedy Central.

“LA Ink” on TLC. I used to watch “Miami Ink” and while I don’t like the show in particular, I do like Kat Von D the person. I’ve heard that she gets a shitty edit on “LA Ink” and that makes me sad because the more I learn about her the more I like her.

“Soundstage: Willie Nelson” on PBS

“Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” on Bravo. From commercials for this show I dearly wish they’d re-name it “The Real Orange Housewives” because a lot of those women look like they’re abusing the spray tan but terrible.

10:30 p.m.: “The Sarah Silverman Program” on Comedy Central.

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