THIS WEEK IN TV Monday * There's a two-hour special of The Bachelor on ABC. It's the marriage of Jason Mesnick, from season 13 of The Bachelor, to Molly Malaney, the runner-up who he decided to start dating on the finale. It's followed by the return of Castle. * On The CW, Life Unexpected is followed by the long awaited return of Gossip Girl. * On Fox, House returns with new episodes, and is followed by 24. * On NBC, Chuck is followed by the equally longly awaited return of Trauma. Tuesday * The CW's Tuesday night shows return this week. That is, 90210 followed by Melrose Place. * A rerun of the last new episode of Glee airs after American Idol tonight. I'm not sure of the point since Glee doesn't come back for another month. Wednesday * Scrubs is back on the air, starting out the night on ABC. The finale airs next week. * The CW has the premiere of cycle 14 of America's Next Top Model. It is followed by the series premiere of High Society. High Society is a reality show about Tinsley Mortimer. If you miss either of them on Wednesday, they reair on Friday. Thursday * 30 Rock returns this week on NBC. Sunday * On Fox, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, and Family Guy return with new episodes, and are joined by the premiere of the live-action Sons of Tucson. * NBC has the series premiere of Minute To Win It, hosted by Guy Fieri; and the season premiere of The Apprentice.
I have no idea why Pawn Stars did so well. I have that as the highest rated show on History since I started keeping track. The season finale was last night. We'll see if it did as well as this one did.
Having just caught the Daily Show replay, I'd have to say that maybe Trent Lott should think about staying out of the spotlight some more. The "best man, woman, or minority" isn't all that endearing Trent.