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.
Tonight on Letterman, according to Bill Scheft's appearance on the Bob and Tom show this morning, they will have Bill Hicks's mother on talking to Dave. Then they will be showing a performance of his from 1993 which was banned from being aired back then....