If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/8/13

It’s been a really great holiday vacation, filled with lots of family fun, but I’m very happy that life is back to the usual routine—especially my television schedule. Tonight, I’m going to kick back and watch some awesome new television, and you should, too. Here’s what you should be tuning in on your screens.

Megan’s Choice

ncisla18smallNCIS: LA has been having a strong season so far, and I loved the Christmas episode for so many reasons—especially Nell and Eric kissing under the mistletoe. That was some definite geek heat. This show manages to keep the viewers intrigued with the case of the week, but still keeps us up-to-date on our beloved character’s lives. It’s the perfect balance. I can’t wait for tonight’s new episode.

On tonight’s episode, “Drive,” one of Deeks’s former defendants is targeted for uncovering information that could dismantle a car shipping operation with ties to global terrorist ring.

To see how the team handles the stress this week, tune into CBS at 9/8c. Learn where to find episodes online of NCIS: LA @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching NCIS, The Mindy Project, Emily Owens M.D., and New Girl.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice #1

justified18smallLast season’s Justified was all about Raylan versus Quarles & Limehouse, dirty politics, & hidden fortunes (one of my favorite moments was Raylan talking to Loretta about the missing moments. I love her character and I hope we’ll see her this season…but since she’s one of the main cast on Last Man Standing, I guess we’ll see…). It’ll be fun to see where Boyd is at in his head and with the town on this season, and whether or not Winona will have had the baby yet.

On tonight’s episode, “Hole in the Wall,” while running down a vicious fugitive, Raylan finds evidence his family is at the center of a legendary unsolved mystery.

Don’t miss the drama & excitement of this fantastic series tonight on FX at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Justified @ Clicker.
 

Kyle’s Choice

joeschmosmallTonight, after over a decade, the faux-reality competition series The Joe Schmo Show, returns! Each season, the show within the show is some new, outrageous—and completely fake—reality series. However, there is only one actual contestant—an average Joe who thinks he’s participating in a new unscripted television competition series. However, what this contestant doesn’t know is that the whole thing is staged and that everyone else are actors! This season, the “contestants” are competing to become a bounty hunter.

I was a huge fan of the first season—I still remember the name of the first Joe Schmo: Matt Kennedy Gould! Some of the actor contestants have even gone on to become some now-recognizable faces, including Kristen Wiig (SNL), Jon Huertas (Castle), and David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)! This year, Lorenzo Lamas joins the cast, playing himself. And Ralph Garman once again returns in disguise to play the host. It’s a wonder how Joe Schmo doesn’t realize that everything is fake—either by recognizing some of the actors or by just how absurd and ridiculous the situations get!

Tonight, there is a double bill of new episodes. First, one man is brought onto a fake reality show, thinking he’ll become a real bounty hunter. Then, Chase’s loyalty is tested after a shocking revelation; an insane eviction ceremony with flame throwers and wild animals.

See if this long-awaited new season is worth the wait tonight on Spike TV at 10/9c, with a 2nd new episode at 11/10c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Joe Schmo Show @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/recording Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt 23, The New Normal, Parenthood, Raising Hope, Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Emily Owens, M.D., and Cougar Town.
 

JJ’s Choice

themindyproject18smallI always seem to end up with comedies for the remote choices somehow. Apparently, this is a good season for comedies (or I have no taste…?). Anyway, The Mindy Project is undergoing somewhat of a retool, with Anna Camp becoming recurring, Amanda Setton stepping down, and the weird assistant from the second episode coming back. Let’s see how that works out. But still I love the show, especially the chemistry between Mindy and Danny.

On tonight’s episode, “Mindy’s Brother,” Mindy’s brother visits and tells her he wants to drop out from college and become a rapper. Meanwhile, Danny and Jeremy try to lower the office rent by lifting the spirits of the elderly landlord.

See if they succeed on FOX at 9:30/8:30c. Learn where to find episodes online of The Mindy Project @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching Go On, New Girl, Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt 23, and most importantly…COUGAR TOWN!!
 

Jenny’s Choice #2

cougartown18smallThank goodness for TBS, that’s all I have to say, because if not for them, last season of Cougar Town would most likely have been the last. The cast of this show has what I think is the best chemistry of any I’ve ever seen on television. They literally feel like a group of friends and family in real life that we get to watch as they live their lives. The move is also a good thing because it means they will be on cable now—and later than primetime—which means they can push the boundaries of the jokes and stuff…and they do. I’ve seen the first handful of episodes, and they are just as good if not better than the show has been in the past. By the way, if you haven’t checked out my interview with Edwin Hodge, who guest stars as Laurie’s boyfriend Wade, you can read it here: Edwin Hodge – Cougar Town Interview.

On tonight’s episode, “Blue Sunday,” it’s the first week of marriage for Grayson and Jules, but when Grayson doesn’t know the rules, he soon becomes Jules’s “coffee and wine bitch.” After Travis’s 21st birthday, Bobby tries to make up for lost time by teaching him lessons about being a man. And Ellie and Laurie try to pull Jules out of her depression when Grayson refuses to apologize for what he did in her dream.

Don’t miss the laughs tonight on TBS at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Cougar Town @ Clicker.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing NCIS, Raising Hope, NCIS: LA, Ben and Kate, Happy Endings, The New Normal, & Flashpoint.

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