Summer series are premiering tonight which is exciting but not in that way that anyone’s blocked off their evening and tripled checked the DVR to make sure things record, but in the way that you go “oh, well that’s nice” when you find out about it and then you forget to watch anyway and give the whole endeavor up to massive indifference. So, not actually exciting at all, really. I am intrigued by the concept of “Wilfred” because Elijah Wood playing crazy is something I can really and truly get behind. Frankly, ever since Sin City happened it’s hard for me to see him as anything else which makes the whole Lord of the Rings movies a touch more disturbing to watch. Also it’s apparently Mahler night on PBS and while Mahler has never been one of my absolute favorites I know that his fans tend to be pretty devoted so you should all be very excited. So, with those bits highlighted, here is your Thursday night TV:
8:00pm: “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox
“Wipeout” on ABC
9:00pm: “Burn Notice” on USA. Fifth season premiere.
“Expedition Impossible” on ABC. Series premiere. So far this is the first new reality show I’ve seen that’s trying to copy the “Amazing Race” formula. Let’s see how that goes for them.
“The First 48” on A&E
“Keeping Score: Mahler: Origins” on PBS
“Police Women” on TLC
“Swamp People” on History
10:00pm: “24 Hour Restaurant Battle” on Food Network. Second season finale.
“Futurama” on Comedy Central. 6B season premiere. Wait, what?
“Love Bites” on NBC
“Mounted in Alaska” on History
“NY Ink” on TLC
“Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in Concert” on PBS
“The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo
“Rookie Blue” on ABC. Second season premiere.
“Suits” on USA. 75 minute series premiere.
“Swords: Life on the Line” on Discovery
“True Life” on MTV. Returns from hiatus. The episode title tonight is “I’m Allergic to Everything” so it’ll be the reality version of the under-appreciated Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle Bubble Boy. At least in my head it is and I’m not planning on watching and spoiling that image.
“Wilfred” on FX. Series premiere.
10:30pm: “Futurama” on Comedy Central
“Louie” on FX. Second season premiere.
11:00pm: “Watch What Happens” on Bravo
12:00am: “Children’s Hospital” on Adult Swim. The other day I was trying to explain to someone who Malin Ackerman was and asked them if they watched “Children’s Hospital” and then I had to try to explain what “Children’s Hospital” was and by the end of the conversation it was clear that my listener had no better idea of who Malin Ackerman was and was starting to think some unflattering thoughts about yours truly.
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jason Segel, horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, and Noah and the Whale
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, and the Antlers
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Rosario Dawson, Michael Angarano, and Jill Scott
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS is in reruns this week but for some reason it’s the only show I get questioned about if I don’t list it so I am mentioning it just to let you know that. New episodes next week.
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Selena Gomez and Jon Benjamin
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Bruce Headlam
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring The Black Belles
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Gabourey Sidibe, Greg Fitzsimmons, Arden Myrin, and Whitney Cummings
“Conan” on TBS featuring Adam Levine, Nick Kroll, and My Morning Jacket
Intern Rusty has a Masters degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry. While looking for a job she has taken to blogging again so you can read more about her at Rusty’s Ventures if you’re into that sort of thing.