I got a package today and of course my immediate concern is not actually what I ordered. That was something totally mundane yet necessary that isn’t really fun at all (rosin for my bass bow) but it came in bubble wrap and now I won’t be productive for the whole rest of the day. Just now as I was reading over tonight’s listings and thinking about what to write I had picked it up and had started at a corner and was popping down and outwards. Then I hit a few of those little bubbles that don’t pop with a satisfying “snap!” noise but just kind of piffle out and it made me sad. Anyway, it led me to think that some group on my campus should sponsor a study break where they just buy a giant roll of bubble wrap, the kind with big super fat bubbles, and unroll that sucker across the first floor of the library (currently open 24 hours a day to fill all your caffeine and adderall-fueled cram session needs) and let people go nuts. Here’s tonight’s TV and if you’ll excuse me, I have important work to do. *snap!*:
8:00 p.m.: “10 Things I Hate About You” on ABC Family. Apparently this is getting cancelled which is a tiny bit sad because it means this lovely young man will no longer grace TV screens across America. Or the small portion of America who bothered watching this show. He’s like Cillian Murphy but younger, taller, American, and without the semi-creepy blue eyes.
“Chuck” on NBC.
“Dancing with the Stars” on ABC.
“House” on Fox.
“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS.
“The International Sexy Ladies Show” on G4.
“Little People, Big World” on TLC.
“One Tree Hill” on The CW.
“Women on Death Row 5” on WE. Two hour special presentation.
8:30 p.m.: “Little People, Big World” on TLC.
“Rules of Engagement” on CBS.
9:00 p.m.: “24” on Fox.
“Best Food Ever” on TLC. Series premiere. Man, TLC’s moving in on Food Network’s territory now? I guess the whole multiple children / little people / medical freak show niche market isn’t what it used to be.
“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS. New episode at a special time.
“Gossip Girl” on The CW.
“Intervention” on A&E.
“PBS Special: Roads to Memphis: American Experience” on PBS.
“Tough Love: Couples” on VH1.
9:30 p.m.: “Romantically Challenged” on ABC. Starting at 9:32pm.
10:00 p.m.: “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” on Travel.
“Castle” on ABC.
“CSI: Miami” on CBS.
“Intervention: Fame and Recovery” on A&E. One hour special presentation.
“Law and Order” on NBC.
“Nurse Jackie” on Showtime.
“The Price of Beauty” on VH1. First season finale.
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo. Second season premiere.
“Southern Fried Stings” on TruTV.
“Ultimate Chili Challenge” on TLC. One hour special presentation.
Late Night Listings:
“The Late Show With David Letterman” on CBS featuring Mickey Rourke, Jim Parsons, and “American Idol” castoff Siobhan Magnus.
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jon Favreau, and Godsmack.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz, Leslie Bibb, and Two Door Cinema Club.
“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Morgan Freeman and Kate Mara.
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, and Corinne Bailey Rae.
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Jonathan Eig.
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Elizabeth Warren.
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