Last week, viewers fell in love with American Housewife and tonight at 8:30p on ABC they get to love her and her family even more. Katie (Katy Mixon’s) kids keep her up all night and all she wants is a nap. Every time she gets close to closing her eyes, something else comes up. Moms around the World will understand her pain, as people will laugh with her about the never ending desire for a quick shut.
Then at 10p but over on NBC, it is a nice day to go for a swim on This Is Us. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) take their triplets to the community pool and we see how hard it is for parents to monitor 3 kids who are the same age at once. As we see them struggle, we also get to see how little things from this outing effect them when they get older.
Fast forward to modern day, Kevin (Justin Hartley) has moved to NY and he already has his first audition. To say it doesn’t go well would be an understatement. Thankfully he has his brother Randall (Sterling K. Brown) nearby. Only problem is Randall and his biological father are still trying to acquaint with each other. Then there is Kate (Chrissy Metz) who just saw her boyfriend’s ex wife, who is perfect, for the first time. Now she wants to get to know her better. She gets really close to her. Maybe too close.
And This Is Us is close to our hearts.
The Middle is finally back on ABC tonight at 8p and there are more changes besides its new night. Sue Heck (Eden Sher) is back from her summer working at Dollywood and she is a different woman. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is starting high school and he is trying to be a new man. Axl (Charlie McDermott) on the other has a new girl in his life and no one likes her.
The one thing that hasn’t changes is how funny this show is.
Then at 8:30p, American Housewife debuts and she fits in perfectly on Tuesday nights. Katie (Katy Mixon) is a married housewife with three kids renting in the ritzy Westport, Ct. The women are all skinny and perfect and Katie is not. Now that the second fattest woman is moving to Vermont, she will be the second fattest woman in Westport. Something she will do hardest to stop from happening. She will recruit her supportive husband (Diedrich Bader) to help her on the mission and her young daughter Anna-Kat (Julia Butters) that has fitting in issues. Her older daughter Taylor (Meg Donnelly) blossomed over the summer and now Katie is afraid she will turn into one of them. Her son Harrison (Daniel DiMaggio) already has. She has her hands full with them, but some how she makes it work. And this show doesn’t have to work on the humor because it comes naturally
Then at 9p, Fresh Off The Boat is heading to Taiwan for Louis (Randall Park) brother’s (Ken Jeong) wedding. For Louis and Jessica (Constance Wu) it is going home and for their kids it is experiencing the place they come from. Eddie (Hudson Yang) doesn’t want to be there, he just wants to be with his girlfriend. He told her he would fax her every day, but he can’t seem to find one. When he finally returns home, she tells him it’s over.
Tonight’s episode is beyond special because it is the first scripted show to go to Taiwan. Therefore, it is cool to see the country through their eyes.
Then at 9:30p, The Real O’Neals are back and they want to let you know it is Gay friendly after Noah Galvin’s controversial interview. Therefore they start it out with a Gay Pride parade and him calling up Lance Bass who calls Jane Lynch who calls Tyler Oakley who calls RuPual. If that is not enough, then his character starting an LGBT group should do it for you.
But not for me. I am like an elephant and don’t forget.
Finally at 10p but over on NBC, Chicago Fire is back and it is just as hot as ever. Now that Dawson is a mom (Monica Raymund) firefighting isn’t the same for her. She has some decisions to make. A decision that might come easier when Jimmy (Steven R. McQueen) tells off the Chief (Eamonn Walker). It isn’t all serious, someone has been writing fan faction about the firehouse and they have to figure out who is doing. All this leads to the shocking final seconds that will change someone’s life forever.
Supergirl flies over from CBS to The CW tonight at 8p and it feels right at home.
When National City is impending danger, Supergirl gets some help from her cousin Superman and the two enjoy working together. Shortly after they save the day, Lex Luthor’s sister, who has relocated there, finds her life in danger. Now the two of them have to work together to save her life.
If that is not for Kara (Melissa Benoist) to have to deal with, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) wants her to make a decision on whether she will stay as her assistant or become reporter. Not only that, she is about to go on her first date with Jimmy Olsen (Mechad Brooks). That is a lot for a normal person, but it is tougher for someone who is from Krypton.
I have to say, I sincerely found myself enjoying Supergirl more on The CW than CBS. it just feels right.
Talking about moving, also at 8p but over on CBS, Amy (Mayim Bialik) is moving in with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on The Big Bang Theory after her apartment is flooded and needs to be fixed up for 5 whole weeks. What can go wrong? Let me rephrase that, what can go right? The laughs because it is very funny episode.
Then at 10p, Scorpion is out of this World. Walter is asked to perfect the rocket he came up with; but when lightening strikes the rocket takes off with him on it. Now it us up for the team to save him before he runs out of oxygen. The lack of oxygen causes him to hallucinate and he imagines Paige (Katharine McPhee) up there with him. What he says and does might make him want to stay up there. Is the last we see of him? You will have to tune into this exciting episode to find out.
Talk about exciting, how about Timeless going back to 1865 to the day that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. That is what the NBC time traveling drama does tonight at 10p. Do you rewrite history and save the beloved President or do you let him die as it has been written? It is a tough decision they have to make, but watching the incredible episode is anything but tough.
Tonight at 10p on NBC, Timeless one of the most anticipated shows of the fall debuts. The Sci-Fi drama ponders what would you do if you could change an iconic moment in history. They start off with the Hindenburg and next week the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. These are two events that happened a long time ago because unlike Quantum Leap they can’t travel within their lifetime. The reasoning is explained early on.
Now that you know that, let’s get to the show. There is a secret time machine that has been hidden from the Government, but now its existence will be known when Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic), a master criminal, steals it. He has gone back to New Jersey in 1937 to stop the Hidenburg from blowing up. the secret group has assembled three people to go back in time in the spare ship to stop him before he does his damage to time. Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) works for the company and he will pilot the ship. As an African-American he is not looking forward to the journey back in time. Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan, US Army Delta Force (Matt Lanter) is there to protect them. Then there is Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), who teaches history, as in she is a renowned expert is all things the past. She is there to preserve history. Which will be difficult for them when they have to decide whether or not to save someone like Abraham Lincoln.
Do you change the past knowing there will be consequences in the future? Believe me there are consequences. And that is why you will love this show. That and they really capture the look of the eras they go back to. Each week it is a new period piece.
An hour earlier but on Fox, Lucifer’s mom is back in his life and it is going to be Hell on Earth for him. His mom has jumped into Tricia Helfer’s body and that will make things very awkward for him. Which will make this quirky show about the Devil even more lovable. I want to say more, but it is sincerely something you have to enjoy for yourself because that is what Lucifer is all about!
NBC made like Charles Manson and killed Aquarius after 2 seasons. Is the news a surprise? No, it was one of broadcast’s lowest rated shows ever. Am I disappointed? Yes, because they finally got to the Sharon Tate murders and that is what we cared about. While it was interesting to learn how one of the most notorious murderers in history became the way that he is known for. They spent way too much time building it up and in this day no one has an attention span for the years leading to the climax.
Although this season was a lot more interesting because they touched on other historical milestones like the murder of Robert Kennedy and Manson’s friendship with the Beach Boy’s Dennis Wilson. The problem that was just too little, too late.
My biggest takeaway from the series, I finally found out what Helter Skelter was all about. How did I not learn that from all of the movies I have seen about the Manson Murders?