What to watch on Monday, November 16.
An upcoming tripartite tryst on Gossip Girl has a parents' group in a tizzy. We think they might be overreacting.
Ohhh CW. When will you learn? Hopefully never, actually! Because you just keep rolling out laughably ridiculous show after laughably ridiculous show. Sometimes they are fun ridiculous (Gossip Girl) and sometimes they are awful ridiculous (Melrose Place). But no matter what, they're always fun to gawp at in horror. And look! Your new drama development slate has some fantastically stupid-sounding shows on it.
It's Monday night -- and Darth Vader is in the House.
What's going on in the TV world on Wednesday, September 30.
Oh goodness gracious, great balls of [sound of head crashing down on piano keys]. After a pretty good episode last week, our favorite Manhattan antidote Gossip Girl returned to story-shedding, willy-nilly form last night. What with big bombshells being dropped only to end up being duds. The mystery of Dan Humphrey and the Half-Blood Mince? We hardly knew ye.
Gossip Girl, I tip my fancy Burberry or whatever cap to you. For whatever reason, because of time or circumstance or some other mysterious force, the damn show was actually pretty good last night. With funny jokes and interesting plots and decent acting and everything! Fitting, as it was the show's first college-set episode. Maybe all the kids had to do was grow up.
Hey, did you hear? Jay Leno has a new primetime show! Yes, the gazillions of dollars NBC spent promoting The Jay Leno Show paid off on Monday, to the tune of 17.7 million total viewers -- a hefty number in primetime for any network, but especially grand for struggling NBC.
Gossip Girl! Sometimes she leaves you, but she almost always comes back. And indeed last night, after a four month hiatus, our bitchy uptown voice-friend came rushing back into our lives like the Jitney barreling through stop sign and crashing into a window display at Barney's. Which is to say it was loud and sudden and jolting and not necessarily all that pleasant.
TV's bitchiest teen soap Gossip Girl returns on Monday night for its third, college-bound season. Haven't watched? Here's our template primer for this zeitgeisty series.
Currently, the BBC consists of nine TV channels, dozens of radio stations and numerous online outlets, so it's no wonder the corporation wants to scale down. Criticised in the past for taking on too much, it's now considering cutting its expenditure by dropping international acquisitions, and possibly even some channels. But what does this mean for our favourite American shows?