Your Week in TV
September 8, 2008 at 12:36 am
Penn's very own television maven Emily Lasky writes in to tell us what's on her radar this week. Gentlemen, set your TiVo's!
Underwhelmed by 90210? Entranced by Gossip Girl but need more of that delicious TV goodness? Then check out the new dishes the networks are serving up this week:
True Blood: Sun 9/7, 9 p.m. on HBO NEW SHOW! Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer play a pair of lovers: she's a telepathic waitress, he's a vampire. And they live happily ever after or… not so much because this is HBO and the show is about vampires.
Entourage: Sun 9/7, 10 p.m. on HBO After a whole year, the boys are back in town. And by town, I mean some remote locale in Mexico. And by boys, I mean Turtle and Vince, the latter of whom is nursing his hurt ego after the glorious failure that was Medellin.
Fringe: Tues, 9/9, 8 p.m. on Fox NEW SHOW! This show's got Pacey Whitter and a new girl (Anna Torv) that is sure to impress, given J.J. Abrams's track record with his female leads. It's also got some vague creepy thing called "the pattern," so… something for everybody:
Privileged: Tues, 9/9, 9 p.m. on the CW NEW SHOW! In keeping with the CW's plan to only air shows starring kids in the highest tax bracket, Privileged follows a woman (the funnier-than-you-think Joanna Garcia) hired to tutor two rich teens. But it does come from Rina Mimoun, a former producer for Pushing Daisies, Gilmore Girls, and Everwood, so there's pedigree in front of and behind the camera.
Do Not Disturb: Wed, 9/10, 9:30 p.m. on Fox NEW SHOW! On this list not because this show looks any good, but because Niecy Nash (Reno 911) is awesome and will find herself a better gig after this hotel comedy closes down.
Hole in the Wall: Thur, 9/11, 8 p.m. on Fox NEW SHOW! It's human Tetris. Not people falling in the shape of blocks, but people trying to jump through oddly-shaped holes in Styrofoam walls moving slowly towards them. I know, I was less excited when I found out the details, too. Still, it's got lots of people falling down, so it'll be something to watch until the real Thursday TV comes back in a few weeks.