As of writing, I’m engaged in a battle of wills with a wee anole lizard who has made his way all the way up the wall above my window. I’ve got both curtains pulled back so the window looks alluringly like an exit and a plastic bowl and magazine behind me so I can flip him into the bowl and out the window. I can see him wanting to move to get to the window, and he can see me sitting here watching him and neither of us are going to back down easily. I’ve previously evicted several lizards and a tree frog from the house because I’ve got a skill with it (or immunity to a violent case of the heebies) that both my roommates lack. Such is the price for living in a subtropical climate. If I were to get my own house down here I think I’d try and figure out a way to treat all the walls so they stayed slick and could provide no grips to wee lizards trying to escape removal. Like coating the walls in an attractive shade of Teflon. Bonus! You could clean most of your house with a damp cloth. And with that rambling done, here’s what’s on TV tonight:
8:00 p.m.: “10 Things I Hate About You” on ABC Family.
“Dancing With the Stars” on ABC.
“House” on Fox. This week’s Entertainment Weekly contains some season finale spoilers and “House” was one of the shows that got a cryptically brief paragraph. No I won’t tell you want it said, I’ll just tell you that it’s out there and you can decide if you want to read it or deal with that itchy feeling in your brain until the season finale.
“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS (They got a paragraph too).
“The International Sexy Ladies Show” on G4.
“Little People, Big World” on TLC.
“Top Gear” on BBCA. New 100 minute episode. I guess they’re basing show length on a metric standard.
8:30 p.m.: “Little People, Big World” on TLC.
“Rules of Engagement” on CBS.
9:00 p.m.: “24” on Fox.
“Intervention” on A&E.
“PBS Special: Earth Days: American Experience” on PBS.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo.
“Tough Love” on VH1.
“Trauma” on NBC.
9:32 p.m.: “Romantically Challenged” on ABC. Series premiere.
9:40 p.m.: “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross: Top Gear Special” on BBCA. Special presentation.
10:00 p.m.: “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on Travel. Sixth season finale and the episode title is “Food Porn 2”. I’m betting there’s plenty of Paji-Ladies and more than a few Paji-Guys who would like to see Mr. Bourdain in just regular old porn porn, but y’all can discuss that amongst yourselves below.
“Castle” on ABC. Also got a blurb in EW’s spoiler-fest. I’m just trying to drive all of you nuts.
“CSI: Miami” on CBS.
“Damages” on FX. 90-minute third season finale.
“Nurse Jackie” on Showtime.
“The Price of Beauty” on VH1.
“Southern Fried Stings” on TruTV.
10:30 p.m.: “The United States of Tara” on Showtime.
“Southern Fried Stings” on TruTV.
“Transform Me” on VH1.
Late Night Listings:
“The Late Show With David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jennifer Lopez, Mike Golic & Mike Greenberg, and “American Idol” castoffs Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens.
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Brooke Shields and Phoenix.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Tim Allen, Alex O’Loughlin, and Cypress Hill featuring Tom Morello.
“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Brendan Fraser, Amanda Righetti, and Brian Scott McFadden.
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Rep. John Dingell.
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring George Will.
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.