Monday, September 17, 2012

TV Premieres: What to Watch 9/17

After receiving a bunch of e-mails telling me how much they wished I had continued my TV listings, I thought I’d do a scaled-down version.  I’m stripping the TV Premiere listings to the bone and only giving you what I think you need.  Below is a listing by-day of the new series premieres with the time and network.  I’m also throwing in an abbreviated listing of returning series premieres and series finales.

Remember, this is on a trial basis.  We’ll see how it goes.

This week the two big premieres are “The Mob Doctor” which is a show I’m hearing is a disappointing mess, Revolution by JJ Abrahms which I highly recommend based on the freely available pilot episode.

NOTE1:  Corrected the time and network for Revolution.

Note2: All times are U.S. CST

Monday, 9/17

Let’s Ask America-6:30pm on NBC

The Mob Doctor-8pm on Fox-The Mob Doctor stars Jordana Spiro as a cardiothoracic surgeon paying off her brother's gambling debt by doing medical work for gangsters. Evanston native Zach Gilford and Jamie Lee Kirchner play her day-job colleagues at a hospital, with William Forsythe as a mob boss.

Revolution-9pm on NBC-Revolution by from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke.  This one is an adventure thriller where the family attempts to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape. Basically, there was a really serious blackout of tech.  Nothing electronic works – every geek’s worst mightmare!  Don’t miss this one.

Season Premieres:  Wheel of Fortune, Bones


Tuesday, 9/18

Iceberg Hunters-8pm on TWC

Hot Set-9pm on SyFy-Watch as two Hollywood production designers and their teams compete in extreme design challenges.  Challenge themes includes science fiction, fantasy and horror genres.

Season Finales:  So You Think You Can Dance


Wednesday, 9/19

Season Premiers:  Survivor Philippines, South Beach Tow, The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons,

Season Finales:  Royal Pains, Big Brother


Thursday, 9/20

Tamar & Vince-9pm on We

Prom Queens-9:30pm on Lifetime

Season Premiers:  Up All Night, The Office, Parks and Recreation

Season Finales:  Wilfred, Awkward, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell


Friday, 9/21

Access 360-5pm on National Geographic

Secret Princes-9pm on TLC

Season Premiers:  Haven


Sunday, 9/23

The First Family-7pm on Centric.  The First Family stars Christopher B. Duncan (from The Jamie Foxx Show) and Kellita Smith (from The Bernie Mac Show) as the president and first lady. Gladys Knight plays the president’s mother, and Jackee Harry and Marla Gibbs are the first lady’s sister and mother. 

Secret Brazil-7pm on National Geographic Wild

Mr. Box Office-8pm on Centric

$24 in 24-9pm on Food

House Hunters Renovation-10pm on HGTV

Season Finale:  Ice Road Truckers, The Real Housewives of New Jersey


That’s it for this week.  If I missed anything of note or you have a show you’re looking forward to let us know in the comments.