No Amazing Race on this week due to a Country Music awards shindig, but the premieres of Showtime’s latest “historical sexcapades” (what Amy calls The Tudors) show, The Borgias, and AMC’s The Killing debut tonight. ABC had decent ratings with the debut of Dana Delaney’s Body of Proof last week and they are playing it tonight in Brothers & Sisters spot, which makes me think that they are seeing if it should go there if they decide not to renew Brothers & Sisters.
Out of the shows that has season finales this week, Harry’s Law seems to be doing decent in the ratings so it might be renewed. I don’t believe things are looking too well for No Ordinary Family, especially since both leads have shot pilots that might be picked up if the show isn’t renewed. Either way, it isn’t a good sign. The ratings haven’t been stellar for Off the Map so that is a long shot for renewal too. Lights Out has already been told it will not be renewed so the series finale ends this week, but at least the full season was shown on FX.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell, Joel Kinnaman, Michelle Forbes, Brent Sexton
Premieres: Sunday, April 3
Synopsis: Police investigate the murder of a young girl in the remake of a Danish television series.
My Take: AMC has some unique shows so I need to give each one a shot of checking it out. The critics also love what they have watched so far.
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All the new shows are on tonight. Later on this week, The Event comes back from hiatus. You might have forgotten this show even existed. The critics that have seen the two-hour comeback episode have given it a resounding “ehhhh” review. I don’t believe it’ll be on the air much longer. On a sadder note, Stargate Universe will start showing its final 10 episodes and when it ends there will be no Stargate shows on the air anymore. Tiny tears. The season finales for this week are Southland, White Collar and The Defenders.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Laz Alonso, Domenick Lombardozzi, Brooke Nevin, Jimmi Simpson, Malcolm Goodwin, Erica Reed
Premieres: Sunday, March 6
Synopsis: U.S. Marshalls make a deal with some cons to help them catch other criminals that have broken out of prison. For each one they help them catch, they get time shaved off their sentence.
My Take: It’s a similar premise to White Collar, but a bit grittier. It also has one of the many creepy guys from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and he looks like the much needed comic relief.
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There are quite a few season finales this week to make room for all the new shows starting the new few weeks. On Monday, Top Gear and Secret Diary of a Call Girl end. On Tuesday, FlashForward will have a special to catch everyone up on what has happened so far before the show comes back from hiatus on Thursday. Archer ends its first season on Thursday and Survivors ends its first season on Saturday. Survivors does have a second season that has already aired on BBC, so it just has to start showing on BBC America. On Wednesday, both Gary Unmarried and Scrubs will have their season finales. Scrubs really should have ended last year. I quit watching it since the abomination of the show from this season was clouding the goodness of the show previously.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Erica Tazel, Tim Gutterson, Joelle Carter, Natalie Zea
Premieres: Tuesday, March 16
Synopsis: A man left Kentucky as soon as he could to become a U.S. Marshall, but after angering some superiors, he is sent to Kentucky again, where he never wanted to return. Based on the character created by Elmore Leonard.
My Take: Each critic that has previewed this show loves it to death. They cannot get enough of it. I have loved Timothy Olyphant since Deadwood. This looks very violent and awesome.
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