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Monday, October 01, 2007

Tonight’s TV

Photo: Aliens in America on the CW

My DVR is getting a workout tonight, and yours should, too.

First, one of my favorite new comedies of the season, Aliens in America, premieres tonight on the CW. It’s about a Pakistani Islamic exchange student who moves to Wisconsin. It’s a hoot and should be on your must-watch list. I know the 8 p.m. hour on Monday is absolutely impossible, but you should try to find a way to fit this show in. I promise it’s worth it.

Also, Chris Rock guest stars in the season premiere of Everybody Hates Christ tonight as a guidance counselor. Good stuff.

Here is a rundown of what looks interesting tonight. This is based solely on my taste, of course, and is highly subjective. In other words, you won’t find The Bachelor on this list. (Although, that dude is one fine piece of eye candy based on the previews…. no, no. I won’t watch it.!)

8 p.m. Everybody Hates Chris on the CW, Chuck on NBC, Dancing With the Stars on ABC, and How I Met Your Mother on CBS

8:30 p.m. Aliens in America on CW

9 p.m. Heroes on NBC and Two and a Half Men on CBS

10 p.m. Journeyman on NBC


Mason said...

I've been waiting all summer for this show. It's not getting a lot of press, sadly, I guess because it's on the CW. But, from what I've seen it's the best new comedy this year.

tube talk girl said...

You're right Mason. It and "Reaper" are my two favorites, and they are both on the CW. I hope these two new shows will help give the CW a little more publicity.

Jared said...

Jen, is this show offensive?

tube talk girl said...

Hmmm.....well, Jared...I think it's a good social commentary on how xenophobic the country has become. I'm sure it will offend some, as all good comedies do, but I didn't find it in bad taste. In fact, just the opposite, it was quite sweet at the end.

Aaron Weber said...

Both TV With MeeVee (that's my blog, although my co-editor Joel wrote the review) and the NY Times think "Aliens In America" is good, and that it's a non-offensive handling of a topic that could easily step on a lot of toes.

WAY less offensive than a show like "Everybody Hates Christ." I mean, wow, talk about Hollywood sacrilege! (Yeah, I know you mean "Everybody Hates Chris," but it's funny.)

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