If We Controlled Your Remote… 6/20/12

It’s halfway through the week and I am watching Hell’s Kitchen while I write this up. So fun to watch Chef Ramsay blow his top at these surprisingly inept chefs. On another topic, MightyText is cool. I can use my computer to send text messages to phones. Very handy when I need to text my kid. LOL Ok, enough about me. Read on to find out what we think you should be watching tonight. 😀

Jenny’s Choice #1

Tonight is the series premiere of The Soul Man, and I’m excited because it looks really fun. From the creators of Hot in Cleveland, The Soul Man revolves around Cedric’s character, Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, an R&B superstar-turned-minister who takes over as preacher of his father’s church. Niecy Nash (Reno 911) stars as the reverend’s wife, Lolli. The pilot also features John Beasley (Everwood) as his father, Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You) as his younger brother, and Jazz Raycole (My Wife and Kids) as his daughter. The character of Reverend Boyce originated on a second season episode of Hot in Cleveland, in which Cedric guest-starred.

The cast looks fantastic, the previews have been funny, and it’s on TV Land, which has had some big hits for me in terms of original comedies. I’m really looking forward to this one.

On tonight’s episode, “Lost in the Move,” an R&B singer gets a calling to become a minister, so he gives up his superstar lifestyle and moves to St. Louis to become a preacher in his father’s church. The family soon notices that some of their possessions were lost in the move.

See the premiere tonight on TV Land at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Soul Man @ Clicker.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice #1

“Good News, Everyone!” (I know I say that every time I write about Futurama, but I can’t help myself. :)) Futurama returns tonight for its seventh season premiere with a double-bill of new episodes! I was so anxious that over the weekend, I re-watched all of last year’s episodes! For those unfamiliar with the show, it follows the misadventures of the Planet Express crew as they deliver packages around the universe 1000 years in the future.

Futurama is such a sharply written show, and it features an amazingly talented voice cast. They mix in so many layers of humor and pop culture references that with each viewing, I notice something new or laugh at some joke I may have missed the fist time. Even though the show has great replay value, it’s always great to get new stories, and it looks like tonight’s two episodes will have me laughing out loud as usual.

In tonight’s first episode, “The Bots and the Bees,” Bender becomes a father after a fling with the office soda machine.

And then in “A Farewell to Arms,” an ancient prophecy calls for the world’s end in 3012.

See it tonight on Comedy Central at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Futurama @ Clicker.
 

Megan’s Choice

When I first heard about ABC Family’s new show Baby Daddy, I immediately thought about Three Men and a Baby and hoped it was as amusing. Well, I have to say the pilot exceeded my expectation and had me giggling the whole time. Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Kyle XY) comes home to find a baby girl on his door step, leaving him, his friend Tucker (Tahj Mowry, Full House), and brother Danny (Derek Theler, 90210), to figure out what to do with this tiny little girl. Danny calls in back up in the form of Riley (Chelsea Kane, Dancing with the Stars), former chubby tomboy, who has a crush on Ben, and she comes to their rescue for a bit. Eventually, Ben and the boys are going to have to juggle their whole bachelor life style to fit the new little princess in.

It’s done with humor, life lessons, and a style that reminded me of the comedies that used to be on the TGIF block of shows. The cast is adorable, witty, and the comedic timing is spot on. You won’t be sorry for giving it shot.

On tonight’s pilot episode, a 20-something bachelor bartender becomes an unlikely parent when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby girl on his doorstep.

To see these young bachelors melt over a baby, tune in to ABC family at 8:30/7:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of Babby Daddy @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing So You Think You Can Dance and Duets.
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

Also tonight on TV Land is the season premiere of The Exes. If you don’t remember, this show stars Kristen Johnston (Third Rock) as Holly, a divorce attorney who moves across the hall after her boyfriend cheats. She then begins to collect strays – clients who are now single after their divorces. At first, there were 2 roommates: Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Phil, and Wayne Knight (Third Rock, Seinfeld) as Haskell. The series started with Holly bringing in very newly divorced Stuart, played by David Alan Basche (The Starter Wife), who was…very enthusiastic, which drove Phil & Haskell nuts. Finally, there’s Eden, Holly’s assistant, played by the adorable Kelly Stables (Two and a Half Men).

This season, they’re still attempting to adjust to one another’s quirks and annoying habits, but Holly is there to help avert any disasters – or in some cases, cause them. Meanwhile, Holly’s assistant, Eden, doesn’t exactly let professionalism get in the way of prying into her boss’s dating life – or lack thereof. I’m excited because this show made me laugh a lot in season 1, so I’m very hopeful for season 2.

On tonight’s episode, “Analyze Them,” Holly decides to send Phil, Haskell, and Stuart to couples’ therapy when she discovers they are having difficult getting along and resolving their differences, but her plan backfires when the guys discover that Holly is the problem.

Laugh along with me tonight on TV Land at 10:30/9:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Exes @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Melissa & Joey, So You Think You Can Dance, Baby Daddy, Cajun Pawn Stars, Royal Pains, Duets, Around the World in 80 Plates, & Coming Home.
 

Kyle’s Choice #2

Tonight, BBC America has the premiere of the four-part import series, Inside Men. This series follows the planning and execution of an armed robbery of a security deposit – a place where large amounts of cash is brought to be counted. From the first scene, we’re brought into the action of the robbery – where the manager, John (Steven Mackintosh), is being forced at gunpoint to allow masked men into the vault. Then, it cuts to 8 months earlier, where we follow the personal lives and drama of John, security guard Chris (Ashley Walters), and employee Marcus (Warren Brown).

The first episode does a great job keeping up the mystery and suspense. It has you constantly wondering who is behind this massive heist months later. Each character we meet has his own motive and need for the money, and they all could be guilty. I can’t wait to see how this rest of this drama unfolds!

Check it out tonight on BBC America at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Inside Men @ Clicker.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, Around the World in 80 Plates, Dallas, and Royal Pains.

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