Channel Surfing – September 17, 2009

Channel Surfing – September 17, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Spike Lee and Robert De Niro are teaming to produce a Showtime series about Alphabet City in the 1980s, which has since become the kinder, gentler East Village of NYC.

Larry David says the Seinfeld reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm will include some chatter about Michael Richardson‘s infamous comedy club rant.

– TBS has renewed My Boys for a fourth season.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent may return for a ninth season, but with some major cast changes.

Oprah hangs with Mad Men stars Jon Hamm and January Jones on Monday, Sept. 21.

– MTV has ordered a spin-off of the defunct Fox/IFC series Greg the Bunny.

– The ratings for the second season two episode of Sons of Anarchy were down … people, don’t tune out. It just keeps getting better and better as the season goes on.

Arianna Huffington and How I Met Your Mother producer Greg Malins are producing an ABC sitcom about a friendship between three freshman congressmen (actually, two congressmen and one congresswoman).

USA Today has a fun Q+A with Jane Lynch, just one of the many things to love on Glee.

– In case you missed it, the “singing chicken catcher” won America’s Got Talent.

– Still bummed about Harry Dean Stanton‘s Roman Grant, but Big Love has added another great actor to its cast for next season: Sissy Spacek.

– And TV comedy legends Michael J. Fox and Bob Newhart have been added to the line-up of Emmy presenters for Sunday night’s Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show.

– And tonight in primetime:

– The 19th season of Survivor, in Samoa, debuts on CBS (8PM)
– New Vampire Diaries on The CW (8PM)
– Fifth season of Bones on Fox (8PM)
The Office is back for season six (9PM, NBC)
Fringe debuts its sophomore season at 9PM (Fox). Go, Pacey!
– New Police Women of Broward County on TLC (9PM)
– The teen angsty goodness of Skins unfolds on BBCA (9PM)
– VH1 brings back Divas Live (9PM) with Paula Abdul hosting and Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Miley Cyrus performing
– The Supernatural (9PM, The CW) fellas try to help a small town whose citizens think they’re under the spell of demons
– One of the funniest new shows of the season, Community, premieres on NBC (9:30PM)
– Fresh drama on The Real Housewives of Atlanta (10PM, Bravo)
– The Charm City gang creates a cruise ship cake on Ace of Cakes (10PM, Food Network)
– The fifth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia hits FX (10PM)
– FX also shows a sneak peek of its upcoming comedy Archer at 10:30PM

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