I donated blood today, which is one of those things that I’m actually kind of diligent about doing at least twice a year since I was 16. It makes my mother worry about me a lot because I tend to hover somewhere within seven pounds of the minimum weight for donating, I have naturally low blood pressure, only about 4% of the population shares my blood type and I’m a universal receiver anyway. And I have to admit that the whole process with the checking iron and repeating every time that yes, I spent a semester in Ireland but I promise I don’t have mad cow, and spending about five minutes with a big needle in my arm is tedious at best and nausea inducing at worst. But I tolerate donating well, I’ve never burst into tears or passed out which seems pretty common for girls at high school and college blood drives, and it always makes me feel good. Or like I want to take a nap and then do my best to replace about 600+ calories. Whatever. Here’s Wednesday night’s TV:
8:00 p.m.: “American Idol: Top 10 Male Semifinalists Perform” on Fox. Two hour episode at a special time.
“Mercy” on NBC.
“The New Adventures of Old Christine” on CBS.
“Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” on PBS.
8:30 p.m.: “Gary Unmarried” on CBS. I know a lot of people complain about the number of dramas that revolve around cops, lawyers, doctors or some combination thereof, but I’m personally bewildered by the number of sitcoms that revolve around marriage and/or divorce. It just seems lazy on a certain level.
“The Middle” on ABC.
9:00 p.m.: “Criminal Minds” on CBS.
“Ghost Hunters” on S(ci)yF(i)y. Two hour sixth season premiere and the 100th episode. Hooray for you guys! S(ci)yF(i)y has given you at least two years more than they gave the critically acclaimed and much beloved “Battlestar Galactica!” I’m gonna go cry now.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on NBC. Back to back new episodes. So, has anyone else seen all the videos of dogs howling along with the “Law & Order” theme music? It’s completely bizarre and not a little spooky.
“Modern Family” on ABC.
9:30 p.m.: “Cougar Town” on ABC.
10:00 p.m.: “The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special” on ABC.
“CSI: NY” on CBS.
“Nip/Tuck” on FX. Series finale. This show had such a completely unhinged mentality that it was like trying to trying to watch a telenovella that had mated with “Grey’s Anatomy” in the LSD induced dreams of a drag queen. But damn if it wasn’t fun.
“Psych” on USA.
“The Real World” on MTV.
“The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi” on Logo. I guess we determined last week that he’s a stylist/professional fame whore. Now we know.
“Shear Genius” on Bravo.
“Solving History with Olly Steeds” on Discovery. First season finale.
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on TBS. Returning from hiatus.
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