The McCarthys debuts on CBS tonight at 9:30p and this sitcom hits it out of Fenway Park!
The McCarthys are your typical Boston family, they all live within a block from each other, they love their sports teams and they only eat Dunkin’ Donuts. I also assume that they are New Kids on the Block fans, but that is another story.
Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf) is the matriarch of the family and she has her favorite kid. That honor goes to her youngest son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), and he wants out of Boston so he can find love. That is something his mother does not want because she wants her favorite to stay near her, even if that means he won’t be able to find a boyfriend.
Ronny has two older brothers, Gerard (Joey McIntyre) and Sean (Jimmy Dunn), and they are fraternal twins. Even though they look nothing alike, they both want one thing and that is their dad Arthur’s (Jack McGee) admiration.
Finally, there is Jackie (Kelen Coleman) and she is her mom’s least favorite kid even though she is the only girl of the bunch. Will her mom start to like her more, now that she is pregnant?
When I watched the pilot for the first time, I hated this show. But then I watched it again a few weeks later and I couldn’t stop laughing. So what I am saying is give this show a chance. If you don’t like the first time, then watch it again to get all the subtle jokes. There are a lot of them from the beginning until the end of the pilot and because of that it has the right stuff.
BTW I should caution you that after you watch the show, you will start talking like a Bostonian. As a NYer, that is a bad thing for me; but like I said I love this show so it is OK!
CSI is CBS’s longest running show, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t immuned from being on the network’s chopping block. The show that is in its 15th season had its episode order cut from 22 to 18 according to TVLine.
The procedural is expected to be replaced by its spinoff CSI: Cyber which is getting a lot of positive buzz. So I guess CBS can only have one CSI on at a time.
That problem solved for CBS, now they have to figure out where to put Battle Creek and The Mentalist. My prediction is that Stalker will not get the bottom 9 to make room for Creek and The Mentalist will move to the summer. I also expect that NCIS: LA and Person of Interest to switch timeslots. I think POI is a better fit with Scorpion and LA with the other two NCISes.
But who knows anything can happen?
Plus, they still have to find slots for The Odd Couple and Mike & Molly. So that means at least one comedy might also have their episode order cut to make room for Oscar and Felix.
Kat Dennings is on Ellen today and Ellen DeGeneres asked her what it was like to work with Kim Kardashian on the season premiere of 2 Broke Girls that airs this Monday on CBS at 9p. The waitress on TV told her, “I didn’t know what to expect, I was very nervous because I’ve seen so many episodes.” Then she added, “She was very sweet. She was very nice. And her a$$ is amazing.” She didn’t stop there, “I was so in love with her a$$.”
I am sure that Mrs Kanye West feels the same way about Max’s boobs.
If you are like me, then you are still missing Quantum Leap. We are not going to get the show back with new episodes, but we are getting the next big thing. That’s because we are going to see Sam and Al together again on NCIS: New Orleans.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Dean Stockwell will guest star on the season’s biggest new show sometime next month. EW says he “will play Tom Hamilton, a proud and spirited retired New Orleans cop who still has his wits about him. When confronted by investigators about a murder 40 years ago, he arrogantly pushes back using his knowledge and experience. Tom Hamilton is also the father of Councilman Douglas Hamilton (recurring guest star Steven Weber).”
Sounds like his character could be back working with Scott Bakula again at some point during the show’s run, which is perfectly fine with me. Quantum Leap wasn’t only great because of the storylines, it was also great because of the chemistry between the two actors. Something I can’t wait to see when the two of them share the small screen together again after 21 years.
How excited are you for this TV reunion?
Even though CBS’s summer shows ended over a month ago, today the network finally announced which ones will be back and which one won’t be. For some reason they thought that Steven Spielberg’s Under the Dome and Extant warranted another season. Something I find surprising because both shows were awful this year. I loved Under the Dome’s first season, but this season they took the heart out of it. It wasn’t about the Dome, but instead it was all about this Sci-Fi stuff. It was that stuff that took away from what made the once great show a must watch. Hopefully, they will go back to the way it was during the first season but after that sh!tty season finale cliffhanger I don’t know how they can. When it comes to Extant, that show was publicized as Halle Berry getting pregnant while being alone in space, but it seemed to be about anything but. Like UTD it was too Sci-Fi for me, so I will be passing on season 2 and I am sure I am not alone.
Talking about passing on season 2, that is exactly what CBS has done to Reckless. The legal drama will not be back. Sadly, for that show it got really good in the last two episodes, which was too little too late.
Finally, CBS forgot to make a decision about Unforgettable. Hopefully, they will bring it back because it was the only show worth watching this summer on the Eye.
In the ’60’s Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon played Oscar Madison and Felix Unger in The Odd Couple on the big screen. Then in ’70s those roles were played by Jack Klugman and Tony Randall on the small screen. In the ’80s those title roles were switched up and they were played by Ron Glass and Demond Wilson on TV and Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno on the stage.
Since then we haven’t really seen anyone star as the recent divorcees who live together but probably shouldn’t because they are such opposites. But that is all about going to change because Matthew Perry and Thom Lennon are bringing The Odd Couple to CBS in the near future.
Today the Friends star Tweeted this photo of himself with his new friend and I am so excited to see what they are going to do with it. Especially because ever since I heard that Lennon got the role, I can’t get over how much he reminds me of Randall. He has his mannerisms, his look and his personality but yet his own man, so he will be perfect in the role. When it comes to Perry, he is one of the naturally funniest actors on television today, and I don’t think he can do any wrong.
Hopefully, this will continue to be another great project for both men.
BTW if you have never see the ’70s version of the sitcom, you can watch it on MeTV every Friday at 10p. If you have seen the original version, then watch it again because it is timeless.
Last week America fell in love with Scorpion and tonight at 9p on CBS, they will adore it even more.
The team is called in to investigate a case that seems out of their jurisdiction, but it isn’t. The Governor’s daughter has come down with a mysterious virus and only has hours to live. Turns out the virus is manmade and the person who made it is not only targeting the Governor’s daughter but also a few other kids too. Why? That is what they are going to have find out before it is too late.
While that is the case of the week, the episode is so much more than that. You will also see how the members of Scorpion look out for each other as they try to solve the case. While they are all business, Paige (Katharine McPhee) is showing them how to be a little but more caring and basically human. Her ways are starting to rub off them and that is a good thing for them.
Tonight, we also learn more Gallo (Robert Patrick) and it explains a little more about why he is the way that he is. You will have a change of heart towards him when it is revealed.
Scorpion is a fast-paced procedural that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you care about its characters. There is no other drama on CBS quite like it and that is why it’s the smart choice on television tonight.
Then at 10p switch the dial over to ABC to find out what happened to Castle.
The episode picks up where the season finale ends and Beckett (Stana Katic) sees Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) car on fire. Once the fire has been put out, they realize that he wasn’t in the car. So where is? There will be clues to his whereabouts, but they aren’t really helpful. They will make him look he is part of whatever it is. Did he have cold feet? Did he stage his disappearance? Will Castle go on without Castle?
You are just going to have to tune in to find out the answers to those questions. And to see what other questions they ask because they ask a few.
To be honest if they are carry on with this storyline for too many episodes, I am not sure how fans will feel about the show. I am going to give it another episode or two, but I am starting to have my doubts. It’s kind of like Sweets’ death on Bones, it might be the final nail in the coffin for some fans. I am not trying to discourage you from watching. I am trying to give you a warning because I would know I would want one.
Monday night was huge for CBS with The Big Bang Theory and Scorpion, and now they don’t want to mess with that for a few weeks. So instead of debuting Mom on Monday like planned, they are going to run repeats of TBBT at 8:30p for the next three weeks. Then on October 20th, The Millers moves to Mondays at 8:30p. The following week 2 Broke Girls returns to CBS’s Mondays at 8p followed by The Millers. On Thursday, October 30th, TBBT returns to its old timeslot, Thursdays at 8p, followed by the depressing Mom, the ending Two and a Half Men and the new comedy The McCarthys that will grow on you.
Think you understand what is going on, well don’t. Come the New Year, Mom moves back to Mondays on January 5th at 8:30p and 3 days later The Millers goes back to Thursday at the same time.
All of this is for now, but I am sure it will change again. Because none of this really makes sense. Good thing I have a DVR, so it can figure out this mess and I don’t have to.
If my post doesn’t make sense to you, then to see the schedule that CBS sent with the press release click here!
NCIS: New Orleans makes its standalone premiere on CBS tonight at 9p and it is something to be jazzed about.
A partial leg is found by the docks and now the NCIS team is called in to investigate it. When Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) is told that a Navy Seal has gone missing, he begins to think the two are connected. He thinks it’s a friend of his who he helped get out of the gangs and go good. So what happened to him? That is what they are going to find out.
We almost didn’t find this out because the show was not supposed to be a spinoff. Executive Producer Gary Glassberg told us at the CBS TCA Summer Press Day that he was talking to NCIS’ Mark Harmon about some sweeps ideas, and going to New Orleans was pitched. Harmon told him, “Gary, those aren’t the sweeps episodes. That’s a series.” Just over a year later, NCIS: NoLa is airing as its own show every Tuesday at 9p. When Hollywood sees something great, they move on it. A decision that has proven to be smart move on CBS’s part.
Scorpion makes its brilliant debut on CBS tonight at 9p and you don’t want to miss my favorite new drama of the fall.
Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) is a genius. When I say genius, I mean his IQ is higher than Albert Einstein’s is. When he was kid, he hacked into NASA and that put him on the government’s radar. They used his intelligence for something bad and ever since then he doesn’t trust them.
Today, he is working with three other geniuses but they are doing simple tasks below their brain power. Then one day a knock on their door will change everything.
Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) is now the lead agent for the NSA and he needs Walter’s help again. Even after all of this time Walter hasn’t forgiven him, but Gallo offers his team more money than they are used to seeing so they accept his task.
On tonight’s episode, LAX updated their software and it was corrupt. Now communication is lost with all the planes landing in the LA area. All but 56 of them were rerouted, but the remaining ones are running out of gas and more importantly time. Unless Walter and his team can come up with a solution all those souls will be lost.
Walter’s team consists of Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), who is a mechanical wiz, and she can rewire anything and so much more. Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), is a statistician that will blow your mind away with his use of numbers. Finally, there is Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and he has the power to read anyone and knows what they will do. Since they are so smart, they have a hard time relating to people like you and me.
Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee) is a waitress with a son, who is challenged. Walter, just did some work at her restaurant and now he is back with his team to save the 56 planes. She will help them come up with the solutions, when all help is lost because she is used to dealing with her son who is just like them. They will tell her that her son is a genius just like them, and they can help her understand him. She becomes their connection to the average people and they help her connect with her son.
But first she gets swept in their mission, and when I say swept up, I mean it. Gabel and McPhee take part in one of the best action sequences you will ever see on television. It is seriously genius and will have your heart pumping as fast as theirs.
If that is not a reason to watch, then the adrenaline rush you get from watching this brilliant show should be.
I fell in love with the show after the first time I saw it, and I loved it even more the second time around. It is smart, exciting and emotional all rolled into one. So what more do you need on a Monday night at 9p? Nothing, so watch it as every Monday they take on a new case since they are now working for the NSA.
Scorpion is based on Walter O’Brien and this show is inspired by his life and his high functioning brain. Really, if that doesn’t amaze you, then you will be missing out on this season’s most exciting new drama.