I might have to start watching “Lost” so that I have something to look forward to on Tuesdays, because right now all I have to look forward to on Tuesdays is that they end, eventually. It’s not even that I hate them, because that would require a lot more energy on my part than I’m willing to devote to Tuesdays. And in addition to my nearly irrational dislike for Tuesdays in general, they’re currently kind of a wasteland for TV, which I can say because “Sons of Anarchy” is not currently on TV so I’m not going to get a bunch of people jumping on me about how the best show on television is on Tuesday nights and I’m just ignorant. (For the record, I’m not ignorant, just stubborn about getting into new shows.) Anyway, here’s your absolutely pathetic Tuesday night:
8:00pm: “American Idol: Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform” on Fox. Two hour long episode. When did “American Idol” start segregating the competition and why? Have they always done this and I just missed it because I don’t watch “American Idol”? I just realized I don’t care.
“The Biggest Loser” on NBC
“Postpartum Nightmares” on Health. I threw this in just because it eerily parallels some of the joke titles from last night’s Pajiba After Dark thread. I’m going to advise that no one watch this, ever.
“NCIS” on CBS
“Nova: The Pluto Files” on PBS
9:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC. I think the Duggars should go on “Postpartum Nightmares”. I can’t even imagine attempting to recover from a birth when I had to go home to a soccer team worth of kids.
“Last Restaurant Standing” on BBCA
“Lost” on ABC
“NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS
10:00pm: “16 and Pregnant” on MTV
“The Good Wife” on CBS
“The Michael Vick Project” on BET
“Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo. I mostly mention this show because I know how much it irritates people out there.
“Parenthood” on NBC. Series Premiere. NBC pimped this all through the Olympics so I think I know all I need to know about this show: Lauren Graham will be doing that combination of protective mom and clumsy emotional mess that she does so well, Dax Shepard will be a more subdued version of Dax Shepard, Craig T. Nelson will be salty comic relief, and Ron Howard will be attempting to helm all of them into something that is at once schmaltzy yet somehow emotionally empty. I just saved all of you an hour.
“Southland” on TNT. Second season premiere.
“White Collar” on USA
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