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Thursday Watch List: 30 Rock Gets All Live On You

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Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and plan to move to Chile just so you can party with the miners. LET’S GO!

30 ROCK – 8:30PM (NBC) Tonight’s episode is live. LIVE! Even on the West Coast, where nothing is live, not even actual life. That’s right, they love you so much they’re gonna perform this episode twice. No word on if they’ll be selling Twizzlers in the lobby. Live episodes of traditionally taped shows have something of a dubious history. “ER” did one ages ago that was… Well, it did have George Clooney. That was fun. And remember “Roc”? With Charles Dutton? They did live episodes every now and then. Anyway, Tina Fey and the gang should be well prepared for this kind of thing, given their SNL background. ANTICIPATION: LIVE!

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – 10:00PM (Bravo – an NBC/Universal network) Can’t get enough of bickering women who are neither real nor housewives? Well, Bravo’s got the hookup for you. And they’ve set their newest installment in the real housewifeiest town of all: 90210. The shallowness will blow you out of the water. Among your housewives tonight are Camille Grammer, freshly minted ex-wife of Kelsey, and British restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump. I swear that’s her name. It says so right in the guide. It’s the porniest name for a British person since Lord Woodrow Poppen. ANTICIPATION: CATTY!

CSI – 9:00PM (CBS) Ann-Margaret guest stars, specifically to appeal to CBS’ target audience of people who are no longer alive. Your serial killer tonight is named Sqweegel, which is the lamest serial killer handle ever conceived. ANTICIPATION: BYE BYE BIRDIE!

THE VANILLA ICE PROJECT – 9:00PM (DIY) The erstwhile Robbie Van Winkle gets his own show, in which he helps renovate a Palm Beach house and accidentally pins his baggy pants to the wood frame with a nail gun. The premiere episode is titled, “Nice Nice Landscaping.” Get it? I bet you do. Remember when Ice trashed the MTV set with a baseball bat? I totally bet he ends up doing that to his plumber. ANTICIPATION: WHITE BOY FUNK!

THE OFFCIE – 9:00PM (NBC) Michael fears he has herpes. Well now, who doesn’t? ANTICIPATION: HERPES HERPES BO BURPEES!

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