THIS WEEK IN TV PREMIERES/RETURNING SHOWS-The Bachlor, Canterbury's Law, New Amsterdam (timeslot premiere), Beauty and the Geek, Smallville, Reaper, The Return of Jezebel James
MONDAY-ABC has the premiere of The Bachelor (actually a where-are-they-now show tonight), along with the two-hour season finale (dare I say series finale?) of October Road; CBS has two new episodes of New Adventures of Old Christine (with one airing in the spot previously held by the now finished Welcome to the Captain, also hopefully canceled); The CW has a new episode of Girlicious; FOX has the premiere of Canterbury's Law, along with the time slot premiere of New Amsterdam; and NBC has new episodes of My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, Deal or No Deal, and Medium.
TUESDAY-ABC has new episodes of Just For Laughs, what might be the season finale of According to Jim (with Dancing With the Stars taking over next week), and Primetime: What Would You Do?; CBS has new episodes of Big Brother 9 and Jericho; The CW sees the premiere of Beauty and the Geek and a new episode of One Tree Hill; FOX has a two-hour episode of American Idol; and NBC has a two-hour episode of The Biggest Loser.
WEDNESDAY-ABC has new episodes of Wife Swap, Supernanny, and Men in Trees; CBS has a new episode of Big Brother 9; The CW has a new America's Next Top Model; FOX has new episodes of The Moment of Truth and American Idol; and NBC counters with Deal or No Deal and Law & Order.
THURSDAY-ABC's got new episodes of Lost and Eli Stone, CBS has Survivor, The CW sees the return of new episodes of Smallville and Reaper, FOX returns to Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and Don't Forget the Lyrics, and NBC has Celebrity Apprentice and the penultimate episode of Lipstick Jungle.
FRIDAY-ABC has two hours of 20/20, CBS has The Price Is Right, The CW has Friday Night Smackdown, FOX has the premiere of The Return of Jezebel James (which was cut down to 7 episodes in October, which probably means it isn't very good), and NBC has Amne$ia and a two-hour Dateline NBC.
SATURDAY-ABC airs Catch Me If You Can, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery, and FOX has new episodes of Cops and America's Most Wanted.
SUNDAY-ABC's all new with America's Funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Oprah's Big Give, and Here Come The Newlyweds; CBS has new episodes of 60 Minutes and Big Brother; The CW has new episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and Aliens In America (doing horrible ratings on Sunday, by the way); and NBC airs another two-hour Dateline NBC.
Hey, this was a pretty cringless episode of FG, with an unspectacular but decent enough story (highlighted by Jinx the robot and Brian & Stewie's reaction after jettisoning Meg into space). But this one is praiseworthy for the peripheral stuff.