I only watched two shows last night and one was a sitcom so no show commentary today. I did enjoy Lost for the second week in a row. Is this a new trend?
The real reason I’m posting is because it’s a night packed full of new TV. I didn’t want anyone to forget about the three new shows starting tonight or all of the shows that have new episodes for us to enjoy. Enjoy your Thursday night TV!
NEW SHOWS STARTING TONIGHT
Andy Barker, PI (9:30PM, NBC): Milquetoast accountant Andy Barker begins a daring career in crime investigation after being mistaken for the former tenant of his current office, a hard-boiled PI who recently retired.
Things to note about this new series? Well, for one, you can preview all six of the first episodes online at NBC.com so you don’t have to wait for more if you like it! Also, if you’re like me and a huge fan of Jane Espenson’s, then the fact that she is a writer on the show should be enough reason to check it out.
Note: Jane wrote “Fairway, My Lady” in case you don’t plan on watching but do want to check out her episode.
Raines (10:00PM, NBC): Spectral homicide victims haunt Det. Michael Raines until he nails their killers.
Yeah, yeah, I know it sounds disturbingly like Ghost Whisperer with maybe a side of Medium thrown in for good measure but it’s Jeff Goldblum!! Who doesn’t love Jeff?! I’m cautious about any new show being released right now (except Drive) but I have to give
Jeff Raines a chance to win me over.
Note: NBC also has the first episode of this one up in their First Looks section. So, if you can’t check it out tonight, you can check it out there.
October Road (10:00PM, ABC): A popular author returns to his hometown to find his friends and family have taken issue with what he’s written about them.
Hey, remember this show back when it was on the WB, helmed by Kevin Williamson, and called Glory Days? (ETA: Credit goes to schnappycat for already having noted the similarities between October Road and Glory Days earlier this week.) Still, ABC has done a good job with the promos. They make me want to watch even though I don’t have much hope for a show that I heard about eons ago and is just now making on air. I’m giving this one a chance because I liked Bryan Greenberg as Jake on OTH. I want to see how well he carries a show. Plus, that chick who played Donna on That 70′s Show is also in it and it’ll be interesting if I can watch and NOT see her as Donna.
SHOWS WITH NEW EPISODES TONIGHT
- Ugly Betty
- Grey’s Anatomy
The Office is NOT new tonight but NBC is running two what they call “newpeats” as a one hour showing with never-before-seen moments in them. A nice twist to the idea of reruns! Luckily for me my TiVO is currently taping any Office airing which means I can stick to new shows tonight and watch these two “newpeats” during the weekend.
On my schedule for tonight: Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, Raines, and October Road