If We Controlled Your Remote… 5/27/14

I am absolutely loving all these warm temperatures and beautiful days, even though I know it means that the super humid days of summer are just around the corner. That’s okay, because after the ridiculous winter we had, I am going to enjoy every minute of the heat. When my day has come to an end, it’s time for me to sit my butt down and watch some TV. Let’s see what we’re recommending you watch, too.

Megan’s Choice

riotsmallSummer television is filled with lots of shows that are on purely for entertainment that require no real attention to a story line and are just plain fun. Riot is one of those shows for sure. This show takes two teams of celebrities and comedians and puts them in a series of competitions that have them singing, dancing, and creating comedy sketches while dealing with crazy obstacles, such as a set that’s tilted. The first episode was hilarious, with Steve Carrell sliding all over the place during the sketch. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the insane antics these celebrities get up to. Aren’t you?

On tonight’s episode, “Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines,” the show features two of television’s favorite comedy stars in the wackiest and funniest song, dance, and sketch challenges, while navigating the show’s trademark one-of-a-kind set, tilted at a 22-degree angle.

To let this great show bring you giggles, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching America’s Got Talent, The Night Shift, and Extreme Weight Loss.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

thenightshiftsmallTonight is (finally!) the series premiere of NBC’s The Night Shift. The show focuses on the men & women who work the overnight shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. There’s a lot of interesting characters, including adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan (Eoin Macken, Merlin), who did three hard tours of duty in Afghanistan. Others include his best friend Topher (Ken Leung, Lost) and protégé Drew (Brendan Fehr, Roswell). The guys like to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but are all business when lives are at stake. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new senior management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, Six Feet Under), who has to balance the real-world pressures of cutting costs while battling the stigma that he is more interested in saving money than helping people. Also starring are Jill Flint (Royal Pains) as TC’s doctor ex-girlfriend, J.R. Lemon, Jeananne Goossen, & Robert Bailey, Jr.

I’ve seen tonight’s premiere—although it was way back last summer, so I don’t know how much it’s changed since I saw it—and I loved it. It’s not ER, but there’s a lot of great chemistry in the cast, some interesting story lines, and I think it shows promise that it could be a fun show.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” TC, an ex-Army doctor with a talent for medicine, deals with a life-threatening situation while on the way to his job at San Antonio Memorial Hospital; TC’s co-worker & ex-girlfriend, Jordan, tries to convince their boss to let her run the night shift.

Check out the first episode of this new drama tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing America’s Got Talent, Riot, 19 Kids & Counting, Chopped, The Little Couple, & Playing House.
 

Kyle’s Choice

thewilwheatonprojectsmallTonight, Syfy kicks off a new series called The Wil Wheaton Project. Wil Wheaton is probably most famous for playing the role of Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation. These days, he’s all over the geek world, including appearing as Sheldon’s nemesis on The Big Bang Theory and hosting the popular Tabletop series on YouTube. Syfy has decided to give Wil a weekly 30-min talk show in which he will discuss popular and trending sci-fi and fantasy related topics. I’ve seen him host a few panels at Comic-Con, and they are always fun, so I’m looking forward to checking out this new show tonight.

Check out Wil Wheaton in his latest role of talk-show host tonight on Syfy at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Celebrity Wife Swap, The Night Shift, Riot, I Wanna Marry Harry, Fargo, Playing House, Heroes of Cosplay, Awkward., and Faking It.

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