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.
Madame Secretary moves into her office tonight at 8:30p EST/8p PST on CBS, and you don’t want to miss this drama.
Elizabeth Faulkner McCord (Téa Leoni) is a former CIA analyst, who is now a married college professor with two kids living on a horse farm. Her life is pretty good.
Then one day, the Secretary of State dies in a plane crash and her life will never be the same. Her old boss at the CIA is now the President of the United States. President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine) wants her to replace the Secretary of State and he won’t take no for an answer.
So now her husband, Henry (Tim Daly) and teen kids, Alison (Katherine Herzer) and Jason (Evan Roe) are moving to DC to begin their new lives.
Elizabeth doesn’t listen to authority and does what she wants, only problem is she is now part of a system that is all about it. How is she going to do the job she was hired to do by her friend if others tell her she can’t do what she wants. Besides that, everyone in the State Department hates her because they don’t feel she is qualified for the position. Thankfully, she has her assistant Blake (Erich Bergen) and he helps her as much as he can. So does her husband, who is supporting and always has an ear for her to listen to when she needs it.
Will those two men be enough for her? Will she be able to do one of the toughest jobs in the world? We will just have to tune in each week to this exciting political drama to find out.
Also keep your eye on Erich Bergen, he is definitely one to watch. He is the true star of the show to me. You’ll see why I say this when you tune in tonight and every Sunday after 60 Minutes.
NCIS’s Michael Weatherly Tweeted this photo of himself with NCIS: New Orleans’ Scott Bakula in hazard suits and I wonder what they’re saying about their Tuesday night pairing? That we are going to need to protection now that TV’s #1 show is paired with its very hot spinoff. I guess so!
So suit up because we are going to need to be prepared for all the Fat Tuesdays coming up, starting September 23rd on CBS!
Back in April, Lindsay Lohan guest starred on 2 Broke Girls and this season the CBS sitcom is starting it off on October 27th with another paparazzi darling. This one is Kim Kardashian, who broke the news on her Twitter. What she will be doing on the show is a mystery, but we know the one thing she won’t be doing…acting.
2 Broke Girls is better than these stunt castings and I really hope they realize it before they book Justin Bieber to appear on it. Which at this rate should be the next person they ask to be on the sitcom.
UPDATE: CBS released some details about her appearance on the 2 Broke Girls. Kardashian will be playing herself which should be a stretch for her. The press release added that a producer approaches Max and Caroline about shooting an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians at their cupcake window.
Chris O’Donnell is one of the umpteenth celebrities to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and he is the only one I have heard scream like a little girl. Who would’ve thought that that sound could come out of him? He plays such a masculine character on NCIS: LA, which is back on CBS, Monday (its new night) September 29th; you’d never think his voice could get so high. But I guess that is how real men sound when they take a much needed ice cold shower. And his was literally ice cold.
Chris challenged his co-stars to take part in the challenge too, so I wonder how cool LL Cool J will be when dumps a bucket of cool ice on his head. Knowing him, he will be suaver than suave as he licks his lips.
Tonight at 10p on CBS’s Extant, Molly (Halle Berry) wakes up in the woods with Ethan (Pierce Gagnon), who does not wake up. As soon as John (Goran Visnjic) finds them, he calls for help. When the EMTs look at her, he tells them she’s pregnant and to check on the baby. They tell him there is no heartbeat. When she gets to the hospital, the doctors not only confirm she isn’t pregnant, but that she hasn’t been pregnant recently. Now she is trying to prove to everyone that she really was pregnant, but everyone is denying the fact including her good friend Sam (Camryn Manheim) who was the one who gave her the news in the first place. Will she be able to prove that she was with child or will everyone think she is crazy? And where is the baby?
Now, when it comes to Ethan, he is in a robot coma. He shut himself off to protect himself and they can’t turn him back on. Did Molly and John lose two children in one day or will they get one back?
You just have to tune in to this Sci-Fi drama to find out.
Also at 10p but on TV Land, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) runs into an old flame on Hot In Cleveland. As soon as she starts talking to Donald (Craig Bierko), she remembers why she ended things with him. But that doesn’t stop her from having sex with him one more time (which you can’t blame her because he puts the HOT in Hot In Cleveland). When they are done she tells him that Elka (Betty White) might be crazy because she acts like Kevin Spacey in House of Cards. After she makes that reveal, she finds out that he is Elka’s opponent’s campaign manager and the two candidates have a debate coming up.
Did Melanie just cost her friend the debate or will she somehow save the day? You will just have to tune in to find out in this very funny episode.
Extant debuts on CBS tonight at 9p and you don’t want to miss one of the biggest television events in recent broadcast TV.
Extant takes place in the near future and Oscar winner, Halle Berry, plays Molly Wood, an astronaut who just spent 13 months in space all by herself. When her doctor (Camryn Manheim) does some tests, she finds out Molly is pregnant. How can someone who has been alone in space for over a year, with no human contact, be pregnant? That is the mystery. A hint of what might’ve happened is revealed in flashbacks throughout the episode, but does that really explain what happened up there?
Now, back on Earth, she gets to spend time with her husband, John (Goran Visnjic), and their “son”. I put son in quotes because the couple has been infertile up until now. Their child, Ethan (Pierce Gagnon), is an experiment that John has been working on. He is a life-size android that is being taught how to feel like you and me. He is being raised as a child, who will become an adult (his data will switch bodies throughout time), so he will learn right from wrong just like us humans.
Since Molly has been gone, he has changed. What does that mean? Can we really raise robots to be just like us?
These are two major plot points in the 13-episode event that’s produced by Steven Spielberg.
Personally, out of all of the things that Spielberg has done on television, I think this one feels the most like a movie. You don’t feel like you are watching TV between the acting, the cinematography and the story; you feel like you’re in a movie theater. Because of that, you will want to see what happens next.
CBS put a lot of money into this show, and it shows. Just because you throw a lot of money towards a production doesn’t mean it’s going to be good. Extant is not good, it is excellent. So tune in tonight and every Wednesday for the rest of the summer for a series unlike any other.