A friendly reminder: Tomorrow night, at 9 ET, is the first Pajiba Movie Club. Please watch Good Night, and Good Luck (it’s on Netflix Watch Instantly) and join us for a discussion. Punch and cookies will not be provided. However, future editions of PMC will depend on the success of tomorrow’s installment (in the future, time of day will fluctuate, FYI).
It’s another big night of premieres; some favorites are returning. Some not-so-favorites that you can’t stop watching are returning. Let’s get to it:
— “How I Met Your Mother” has its fifth-season premiere on CBS. The sluggish second half of last season is already a distant memory. Cut back on the old running jokes, guys, and start some new ones.
— “Dancing With the Stars” has its ninth-season premiere on ABC. I’ve still only seen one episode, and that’s all I need to see.
— “Heroes” has its fourth-season premiere on NBC. And it’s another two-hour premiere, designed to test the hell out of your patience. It’s where I gave up on “Heroes” last season. I could deal with one hour of boredom, but two hours was insurmountable.
— “Top Gear” has its seventh-season premiere on BBCA. I believe this is one of the most popular shows in Britain.
— “House,” two-hour season premiere on FOX.
— “Accidentally on Purpose” premieres on CBS. It’s a new Jenna Elfman show. We’ll probably review it this week.
— “Indianapolis Colts vs. Miami Dolphins,” or what I’ll be watching tonight. Prediction: Colts 45, Dolphins 0. (Take that with a grain of salt, since I’m a Colts fan).
— “Two and a Half Men” has its seventh-season premiere on CBS. That’s seven too many.
— “Gossip Girl” on the CW.
— “Jon and Kate Plus 8” on TLC. What’s going on post-separation over there? I can’t bring myself to watch (nor do I really care).
— “Big Bang Theory” has its third-season debut. I understand that smart people actually like this show. I’ve only seen one early episode. Wasn’t a fan. Maybe it’s better now.
— “CSI: Miami,” has its eighth-season premiere. Eight years of Caruso removing his sunglasses? Yikes.
— “Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke” on VH1. First I’ve heard of this reality show, which follows Griffin as he tries to earn enough money to support five ex-wives and eight children. Jesus, dude. You know what’s cheap? Condoms.
— “Castle” has its second-season premiere on CBS. It’s a show I didn’t like at first, but it grew on me.
— “The Jay Leno Show” on NBC has Jennifer Garner and Barney Frank. Let’s see how Leno does this week with actual competition.
Also tonight: President Obama on Letterman. It’s the first time a sitting U.S. president has appeared on the show.