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Nightfly's TV Week in Review 4/17/11 - Doctor Who, 30 Rock & more!

Written by Nightfly on Monday, April 25 2011 and posted in Features

Senior TV Columnist Nightfly lists his preferred picks from the previous week of primetime programming.

TV Week in Review
(week of 4/17/11)

The only network to score two spots on my hour long Scripted List this week was the CW; no network landed more than one slot in my Reality Shows category. NBC and ABC both own the Sitcom category this week, with ABC garnering three fifths of the entries and NBC claiming the top two comedic slots. Episode 2 of Mortal Kombat's web series takes Kano and Jax to the next level, Ke$ha guest stars in the Teen Beat Pick of the Week, and I tried something new this time out by adding clips for all the Outstanding Sitcoms and Reality Show honorees. Now onto my preferred picks for last week...

7. Hawaii Five-0 - "Ho'opa'i" (CBS)
6. Glee - "A Night of Neglect" (FOX)

5. Justified - "Full Commitment" (FX)
4. Hellcats - "Woke Up Dead" (CW)
3. Nikita - "Girl's Best Friend" (CW)
2. Game of Thrones - "Winter Is Coming" (HBO)
1. Doctor Who - "The Impossible Astronaut" (BBC-America)

prequel webisode to this week's thrilling DW premiere.

Outhouser Always Right on DW's premiere...:
"Those aliens are [expletive deleted] terrifying."

Teen Beat Pick of the Week
: Victorious - "Ice Cream for Ke$ha" (nick)
Ke$ha & Victoria Justice in Victorious
Guest Star of the Week: Beau Bridges on Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Beau Bridges
Sally Field, Beau Bridges, and Rachel Griffiths in "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

Her Universe

Webisode of the Week: Mortal Kombat: Legacy - Episode 2 (8:49)

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Trivia Question of the Week: Two special guest stars played Canton Everett Delaware III (at different ages) in Doctor Who's season premiere this week.
Name either of the two actors who played Canton?

Current Medal Standing:

~ Last week's answer: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution  (Winner: GLX)
* Outstanding Sitcoms *

5. Modern Family - "Someone to Watch Over Lily" (ABC)

4. Better With You - "Better With Lying" (ABC)

3. Happy Endings - "Mein Coming Out" (ABC)

2. Parks and Recreation - "Soulmates" (NBC)

1. 30 Rock - "100" (NBC)


* Reality Shows *

4. Oddities - "3 Little Piggies" (Sc)

3. Human Planet - "Grasslands and Jungles" (DSC)

bonus deleted scene w/ (original) narration by John Hurt

Outhouser The Nacireman speaks on ABDC...:
"If it were up to me, I aM mE, Phunk, and 787 would be the last three teams standing."

2. America's Best Dance Crew - "Black Eyed Peas" (MTV)
America's Best Dance Crew (Season 6) - MTV Shows

1. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution - "I Think I Found a Loop Hole" (ABC)

Of the thirty-two and a half hours of primetime programming watched to compile this column, the dramas coming closest to making this week's Scripted List were Smallville (introducing Booster Gold & Blue Beetle), Breakout Kings, Desperate Housewives, and a fairly epic episode of Fringe.  Comedies just missing my Outstanding Sitcoms list this week include Breaking In, Traffic Light, HIMYM, and Happy Endings (introducing Michael Mosley to the show as Malcolm).  The reality shows almost making my Reality List this column were Top Shot, CMT's Next Superstar, Human Planet, and Monster Bug Wars.

To see all the shows I watched for this week's column click here.

Hope you enjoyed Doctor Who's return this week as much as I did. Be Well & Happy Viewing!

Written or Contributed by: Nightfly

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About the Author - Nightfly

A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.

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