Tonight’s the Britney Spears episode of “Glee!” so all of us who were teenagers in the late 90’s can feel nostalgic and fuzzy, or something. I’ll confess that I find more than a few of Ms.Spears’s singles to be pretty damn catchy, and “…Baby One More Time” is a spectacular pop song. And whatever else you can say about the woman (and there’s a lot, and most of it has already been said somewhere at some point in time) she’s put out six albums since 1999 and with all the shit she’s gone through on a very public stage, she has yet to hit 30. She’s a remarkable person, in every sense of that word. Of course, I also understand that tonight’s episode will be focusing on everyone’s favorite Cheerio, Brittany, which will either be awesome or render the character completely irritating. Here’s Tuesday night’s TV:
8:00pm: “30 for 30” on ESPN
“The Biggest Loser” on NBC
“Glee” on Fox
“Inside the Actor’s Studio” on Bravo. Betty White is the guest tonight. I know she’s got more than a few fans out there, so enjoy.
“Melissa and Joey” on ABC Family
“NCIS” on CBS
“No Ordinary Family” on ABC. Series premiere. I’m certain the thought process behind this show went like this: “Hey, remember that Incredibles movie? That was pretty successful, right?”
“One Tree Hill” on The CW
“The Tenth Inning” on PBS
“Weird, True & Freaky” on Animal Planet. Third season premiere.
9:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC
“360 Sessions: La Roux” on IFC
“The Bad Girls Club” on Oxygen
“Dancing With the Stars” on ABC
“Flipping Out” on Bravo
“Life Unexpected” on The CW
“NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS. The Los Angeles version of “Law and Order” is coming out soon and the biggest connection between the two that I’ve seen so far is that both of them star people whose film careers really didn’t pan out the way they’d probably hoped.
“Raising Hope” on Fox
“Stargate Universe” on SyFy. Second season premiere.
“Swords: Life on the Line” on Discovery
9:30pm: “Running Wilde” on Fox
10:00pm: “1000 Ways to Die” on Spike TV
“Billy the Exterminator” on A&E. Third season premiere.
“Chopped: $50,000 Tournament” on Food Network
“The Colony” on Discovery. Second season finale.
“Crimes of Passion” on WE
“Detroit 187” on ABC
“The Good Wife” on CBS. Second season premiere.
“Hair Battle Spectacular” on Oxygen
“Lost Tapes” on Animal Planet. Third season premiere. I’m not sure what this show is about, but tonight’s episode deals with zombies, which so far haven’t gotten lame. Next year, when we have a “reboot” of the zombie concept come through where they’re really just sensitive and misunderstood creatures, trying to cope with these urges to eat brains and the difficulty of living in a world where everyone wants to behead you.
“Parenthood” on NBC
“Sons of Anarchy” on FX
“Teen Mom” on MTV
“WWE: NXT” on SyFy. Series finale.
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jon Stewart and N.E.R.D
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Patrick Dempsey, Mindy Kaling, and Train
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Dane Cook, the latest “Dancing With the Stars” castoff, and Maroon 5
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring David Boreanaz and Melissa McCarthy
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Christopher Meloni, Joanna Garcia, and Teenage Fanclub
“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Elisabeth Moss, Kim-Marie Penn, and Menomena
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Arianna Huffington
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Ross Douthat
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