This Week In TV The Hell's Kitchen finale is this Tuesday. NBC has the season 4 premiere of 30 Rock on Thursday. Game 1 of the ALCS is on Friday on Fox. Game 2 is on Saturday. Ugly Betty finally premieres on ABC on Friday night. NBC, meanwhile, has a special on Friday night called Secrets of 'The Lost Symbol', where they talk to Dan Brown about his new book, and then talk to Freemasons where they explain what he got right and what he got wrong. ABC has the 2009 NASCAR Banking 500 only from the Bank of America, which I guess is the stupid official name, from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. All the regular shows in regular timeslots are new except for Family Guy on Sunday.
Hey, look, I found household ratings again. I'll remind you that the networks (with the possible exception of CBS) don't care about household ratings. The CW doesn't even care about 18-49 ratings, they care about 18-34 ratings. But they are there for your information.
There's an ongoing trend with this show that every time there's a plot-driven episode, the next week has been just about guaranteed to let hijinks ensue with just enough plot to push it along. And boy golly did they ever.