Nightfly lists his preferred picks from primetime TV and the world of entertainment.
TV Week in Review (week of 4/8/12)
In this column Bravo, HBO, FOX and ABC turn in standout performances, delivering shows that earned high rankings on my various lists. Touch has especially impressed me and has managed to occupy my top hour-long drama spot since Spartacus' season finale a few weeks ago. FOX claims three of my hour-long list's top seven spots, HBO took my top two sitcom slots and Bravo earned two of my reality show list's top three slots including its no.1 spot. Nickelodeon's music-themed series How to Rock (starring Cymphonique Miller) tops my Favorite Teen Shows list this edition, its third consecutive week topping that chart. I awarded a tie for my no.2 hour-long list spot this outing.
There's lots to celebrate about the upcoming week of TV, starting tonight (4/16) with three season premieres (Eureka, Lost Girl and Top Gear) and two series premieres (Richard Hammond's Crash Course and Eden's World). Tuesday brings the season finales of Ringer and Raising Hope as well as the debut of Private Practice on its new nite. Wednesday (4/18) heralds the return of ABC's Revenge while Thursday sees Parks and Recreation return (on NBC) along with the series premiere of Kathy on Bravo. Friday (4/20) ushers in the new season of The Ricky Gervais Show and Sunday (4/22) brings Julia Louis-Dreyfus' new sitcom to TV in HBO's Veep. Shows with (Coming Soon) GetGlue stickers presently available appear linked above.
Check out my music video and webtv columns for even more entertainment discoveries. Now onto my preferred picks from last week's primetime TV...
* Warning: videos below may contain spoilers and/or mature content not suitable for all ages *
Runners Up: The Kids in the Hall - "Chicken Lady: The Straight Man" [Runtime 5.43] Voyage Trekkers - (Ep.9) "Fabulous Technology" [Runtime 2.06] --------------------------------------------------------------------- * Favorite Teen Shows *
Despite a noticeable number of shows airing repeats last week my overall total hours viewed climbed to fifty and a half hours watched, up from last edition's forty-five. Unfortunately I missed out on two shows I'd hoped to screen for this column: Sand Masters and House. For this entry twenty-seven hours were spent watching hour-long series, fourteen hours were spent screening reality shows and nine and a half hours were devoted to laughing at half-hour sitcoms.
Fans of VH1's sexy primetime drama Single Ladies got the gift of a preview trailer for Season Two (debuting May 28th) last week. Take a look at Stacey Dash's replacement and some of the upcoming season's guest stars in the stylin' new clip (below).
Thanks again for supporting this column with your ongoing interest and comments. My last two trivia questions have went unanswered so maybe this week will be luckier. Have a Great Week & Happy Viewing!