It’s the last night of my son’s trip to Disney World with my mom, brother, & his family. I know he’s had a great time, and I’ve enjoyed the peace & quiet…but I think we’ll all be happy he’s home. But it does mean I’m going to take the evening and catch up on as much TV as possible! On that end, here’s what we’re recommending tonight.
I’m so happy because tonight is the season premiere of MasterChef: Junior. This was a huge hit with me last season. The kids they bring on are amazingly talented…as talented as any of the adults they have on the regular show. These boys and girls—who range from 8 to 14, I think—are really fun to watch because they seem just as confident as the adults yet get so much enjoyment out of it. And the judges are even more fun to watch because they truly just get to let their hair down, so to speak. I’ve seen tonight’s premiere, and the crop of kids really blew me away. I can’t wait to see more.
On tonight’s episode, “The Next Generation,” America’s first-ever “MasterChef: Junior,” Alexander Weiss, returns to the kitchen as a special guest. Alexander presents the mystery box challenge, and the 16 junior home cooks will be tasked with preparing impressive dishes using the special guest’s favorite ingredients. The winner of the challenge will have a significant advantage and select which of the judges’ favorite proteins the remaining contestants will prepare in the elimination round. Later, the 12 junior home cooks with the best dishes will advance in the competition.
Meet the new chefs tonight on FOX at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing 19 Kids & Counting, MasterChef Canada, Chopped, Restaurant Redemption, Town of the Living Dead, & Benched.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
The Mindy Project continues to make me laugh, no matter how controversial the show can get about certain topics, and to be honest, I love how they aren’t afraid to tackle some really awkward things in a humorous way. Last week, we watched as Mindy tried to butter up the new head of Obstetrics, Dr. Jean (Nicey Nash), by taking her out for a girl’s day, which ended with an awkward kiss between Mindy and Jean. I was giggling when Mindy suddenly decided she was gay—even Danny found it kind of funny. Then Jean’s wife walked in, and it didn’t go well, but thanks to Danny playing along with Mindy’s lie of him being suicidal over her kissing Jean, it all worked out in the end. Danny and Mindy are honestly just so adorable together—one of my favorite couples on TV right now by far. Regardless of why you tune in to this show, just make sure you do, because it’s worth it.
On tonight’s episode, “Caramel Princess Time,” Danny decides it’s time to take Mindy’s chronic tardiness into his own hands and teach her a lesson about being on time. Meanwhile, Tamra and Morgan set Peter up on a blind date with their novel-writing friend.
To see how the story ends for Peter, tune in to FOX at 9:30/8:30c.
I’ll also be watching New Girl, MasterChef: Junior, Chopped, The Voice, and Marry Me.
Selfie has been a really fun new series—and now that Manhattan Love Story has been pulled, we get a double-dose of episodes on Tuesdays! I’m really enjoying the relationship between Eliza and Henry and how they are both rubbing off on one another, making each other’s lives a little bit better. In the last episode, Henry told Eliza she had to do something selfless on her weekend, and so she reluctantly agreed to babysit Charmonique’s son Kevin while she went to her high school reunion. Eliza was surprisingly successful in this venture—well, until she accidentally destroyed Charmonique’s wig collection. Meanwhile, Henry agreed not to work over the weekend, but he failed at this, becoming obsessed with fixing the dwindling sales of the company’s flagship chewable vitamin, which had been his first big re-branding success.
I really hope more of those lucky Nielsen viewers start to realize what a great show this is and give it a chance tonight; otherwise, I fear it will soon join the rapidly-growing pile of canceled new fall shows!
On tonight’s first episode, “Even Hell Has Two Bars,” Eliza and Henry engage in some questionable behavior while spending the weekend with no cell reception at the estate of their boss Sam Saperstein, who dangles a promotion in both of their faces. Then, in “Never Block Cookies.” Eliza attributes Henry’s perpetual bad mood to his lack of a love life and makes it her mission to help him out with the ladies, whether he wants her to or not.
Check out the double dose of Eliza & Henry tonight on ABC at 8:02/7:02c & 8:30/7:30c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Marry Me, About a Boy, MasterChef: Junior, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Sons of Anarchy, Chrisley Knows Best, Benched, Awkward, Faking It, and Happyland.