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Network Updates

Well, the networks have their "upfronts" this week, where they lay out next season and let us know what's staying and what's going. Now, I'm only going to report on shows that I watch or have some sort of interest in. In the fall I'll report on all the new shows. 

For more complete details, click on the network to get TVSquad's full coverage.


Sons and Daughters
Less Than Perfect
Commander In Chief
Emily's Reasons Why Not
Jake in Progress

What About Brian
Grey's Anatomy
Desperate Housewives
American Inventor


Courting Alex
Love Monkey
Out of Practice

The New Adventures of Old Christine
How I Met Your Mother


Malcolm in the Middle
That 70's Show
Arrested Development
Skating With Celebrities
Free Ride

American Dad
Family Guy
The Loop
The O.C.
The Simpsons


Teachers No big surprise.
Surface Again, not a huge surprise. I thought it was only OK.
Four Kings
(remaining episodes to be shown this summer)

Scrubs (But will start in the winter like this year)
Crossing Jordan
My Name Is Earl
The Office


The Bedford Diaries
(This one hurts…)
Modern Men
Pepper Dennis
What I Like About You

7th Heaven (ugh)
Gilmore Girls
Smallville (double ugh)
Veronica Mars
Everybody Hates Chris

Watched log for Wednesday

Lost: Lockdown

Lockdown = Locke down… it's a double meaning…

Veronica Mars: The Rapes of Graff

ROFL… the Lamb re-election campaign poster "18 – It's Legal!" Veronica's sob story at the wig shop…

As for the MotW… decent. Too bad I can't really remember what episode Troy was in before. Now I really need to buy and rewatch the season 1 DVDs.

Almost forgot… the cameos by Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat (George Michael and Maebe on Arrested Development) were awesome.

Out of Practice: Hot Water

Courting Alex: Big Client

Watched log for Wednesday

Overhaulin’: Hot Head

Bones: The Woman in the Tunnel

Lost: The Whole Truth

Yay! New Lost episode. So, there’s a Sun pregnancy plot, Henry the balloonist’s map, and Locke’s hatch. Charlie was less annoying.

Widmore Labs… wonder if that’ll be important. Just looked it up, and there may be other Widmore companies that may be important.

Weird how the island seems to have some sort of curative powers. Locke’s legs, Sun’s faulty/not faulty fallopian tubes. It’s a miracle.

Veronica Mars: The Quick and the Wed

OMG! Tinseltown Diaries! ROFL! Awesome. Oh, I would love to know what #8 is on the Bachelorette scavengar hunt list. Also awesome was the Silence of the Lambs callback. Ah, Kendall. Haaron. Awesome.

Out of Pratice: Model Behavior

Courting Alex: The Mattress

Watched log for Monday

Smallville: Cyborg

Skating With Celebrities: Episode 6

It’s the finals, baby! First is the short program for Jillian and John and then Kristy and Lloyd skated an excellent program. Most of the rest of the hour was filled with the previous competitors flashbacks. Kristy and Lloyd end up with a slight lead going into the free skate which is going to be in the next episode, the finale.

24: Day 5: 4:00PM-5:00PM

Wow, the hobbit is losing it. And the terrorists are pissed!

Medium: Sweet Child O’Mine

How I Met Your Mother: Game Night

Courting Alex: The Fix-Up

Watched log for Monday

Barbeque with Bobby Flay: Extreme BBQ

Skating With Celebrities: Episode 4

Well, Kristy and Lloyd had a very strong program, being first out. Jillian and John also had a good performance. Dave and Nancy’s program though, was kind of boring. Bruce and Tai were OK, and it was definitely their best performance yet. So, Dave and Nancy were eliminated.
In other skating related news, I saw Tonya Harding in a promo for something, and she looks nas-ty! Whiskey! Tango! (That’s white-trash for y’all not in the know)

24: Day 5: 1:00PM-2:00PM

I love how in the middle of a crisis, everyone still is also dealing with personal issues, like Lynne’s drug-addict sister and the Jack-Audrey-Diane love-no-love triangle. There’s always another crisis just around the corner.

Medium: A Changed Man

How I Met Your Mother: Zip, Zip, Zip

Barney Quote: “It’s Quid Pro Bro.”

Courting Alex: Girlfriend

Surface: Episode 15

Watched log for Monday

Skating With Celebrities: Episode 3

After the elimination last week, the scores were reset. So, whoever scores lowest is eliminated. Deborah and Kurt have been eliminated, even though Kristy and Lloyd were confused and thought that they had been eliminated. Wow, that’s a lot of “eliminated”s in one paragraph.

24: Day 5: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Iron Chef America: Secrets of Kitchen Stadium

American Chopper: FANtasy Bike 3, FANtasy Bike 4

Courting Alex: Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Watched log for Thursday

Smallville: Reckoning

Obligatory Ferris Bueller’s Day Off tv-edit reference: “Clark is so tight if you stuck a piece of coal in his fist, in a minute, you’d have a diamond.”

Chloe quote of the episode: “…yanking on your closet door”

Man, I could write this show. It’s so retarded. And if you didn’t know who was going to die, for real, you haven’t been paying attention. Especially with all the Jor-el crap and the continuity of the movies and the comics, which while they’ve blatantly ignored it before, it was the character that was least utilized.

Also, funeral scene just an excuse to use slow motion snow.

The O.C.: The Pot Stirrer

Not the drugs! Not “the pot.”

That 70’s Show: Sweet Lady

Four Kings: Tale of the Tape

My Name Is Earl: Monkey’s in Space

The Office: The Carpet

Courting Alex: Everything I Know About Men – Pilot