Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

by | August 11, 2009 at 4:34 PM | Tuned In


The Big Bang Theory‘ is continuing to evolve into a solid hit for CBS, even during summer repeats. Last night Sheldon and the boys were the top-rated show in the coveted 18-49 demo, beating out its lead-in ‘Two and a Half Men.’ The comedy got a lot of attention last season, and is riding a high with an Emmy nomination for star Jim Parsons and a recent TCA Award honoring the series for Best Comedy (and Parsons as well.) CBS’s confidence in moving the show to air after ‘Men’ in the fall seems to have been a stroke of genius.

What’s Hot:

For all you ‘King of the Hill‘ fans out there, finally a bit of good news. Fox just announced they will be airing a special, one-hour series finale on September 13th at 8pm ET. Of course this still leaves four unaired episodes, but hey beggars can’t be choosers right? (And we know we’ll get to see them on TV). In the final hour in Arlen, Bobby gets teased mercilessly by girls in his school and prepare for a surprising wedding.

Monday TV Highlights:

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

In the season finale of ‘Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,’ our girl was reminded once again of her place in the Hollywood food chain. She was denied a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but who came calling with a spot for her? Yup, Palm Springs. So Kathy & company trekked south and tried to scrounge up someone to present her. It turns our A-list stars Suzanne Somers and Barry Manilow surprised her with the honors. She also chose her book cover and got the honor of becoming a wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s. (And yes, Kathy was pleased to see her likeness didn’t have a line on her sculpted face.)

Tuesday Sizzlers:

  • NYC Prep: 9pm on Bravo It’s the season finale of Bravo’s addictive look at the spoiled rich brats on the Upper East Side of New York city. Will PC come out? Will Jessie and Camille get into a catfight? And who will Sebastian hit on next?
  • 10 Things I Hate About You: 8pm on ABC Family If you haven’t yet checked out this charming, smart comedy, now’s your chance. It’s a high school show, but not just for teens, as it tells the tale of rebel Kat and her younger, desperate to be popular sister Bianca, and their stern father.
  • Big Brother: 9pm ET on CBS Oh how the tables have turned! Just one week after ruling the house as HOH, Russell is now on the block and needs to win the Power of Veto to ensure his safety.