Channel Surfing – October 6, 2009

Channel Surfing – October 6, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Bravo has made it official, by confirming that the long-rumored Real Housewives of D.C. will premiere next year, along with a second season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

– More Housewives news: The Real Housewives of New York City is getting a new cast member.

– Fox is bringing back the Idol Gives Back charity event during next spring’s American Idol run.

– Fox has bought an hour-long drama series called Broken, about a journalist in New Orleans who becomes so discouraged about post-Katrina life in the city that he decides to become a vigilante working against corrupt social and government agencies. Sounds like an interesting idea, though it also sounds like a show that is going to need a major, name actor to attract viewers. Remember Fox’s doomed post-Katrina-themed drama K’Ville with Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser? Exactly.

Craig Ferguson‘s take on the hubbub surrounding David Letterman‘s confession about having slept with his female staffers: “If we are now holding late-night talk show hosts to the same moral accountability as we hold politicians or clergyman, I’m out, I’m gone,” he joked. “I quite like my entertainers to be dangerous. I like my musicians to be kind of drug-fueled. Cause if you want entertainers to be squeaky clean, then who are you going to be watching? Jonas Brothers.” Good points all, though, as Ferguson himself pointed out, Letterman is his boss.

– According to a TiVo viewer demographics study, Republicans like to watch America’s Got Talent, Deadliest Catch and Wipeout, while Democrats like to watch Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Top Chef Masters and Saving Grace. As an informal follow-up, let’s test those findings … do they match up with your viewing habits/political affiliation?

– And tonight in primetime:

– A blogger who accused the NCIS (8PM ET, CBS) of covering up a murder is murdered
– On Nova: Darwin’s Darkest Hour (Check local listings for time and channel, PBS), a dramatization of Charles Darwin‘s decision to unveil his studies about evolution
– The contestants take a calorie quiz on The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC)
– Silver and her mom butt heads again on 90210 (8PM, The CW)
– It’s down to the final four on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox)
– The Shark Tank (8PM, ABC) gang is pitched a line of celebrity fashion accessories
– New NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS at 9PM
Dancing With the Stars results show (9PM, ABC), week three
– Jane gives the police a tip that leads to Ella being questioned on Melrose Place (9PM, The CW)
– Mike crushes old boats in Miami on Dirty Jobs (9PM, Discovery)
– On Man Caves (9PM, DIY), a firefighter who loves baseball creates a locker room hangout in his home
– It’s the final round of auditions on So You Think You Can Dance (9PM, Fox)
– Alicia defends an old friend’s son when he’s accused of murder on The Good Wife (10PM, CBS)
Cindy McCain takes the Green Car Challenge on The Jay Leno Show (10PM, NBC)
The Forgotten (10PM, ABC) investigate the case of a murdered pro football player
Jeff ‘fesses up about who his favorite employee is on Flipping Out (10PM, Bravo)
Kristin stirs up even more trouble when she decides to go for it with Justin Bobby on The Hills (10PM, MTV)
– The third season of Parking Wars kicks off with back-to-back new episodes on A&E at 10PM
– New ep of Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World on the Travel Channel at 10PM
– Zobelle kicks his thirst to ruin SAMCRO up a notch, and one of the Sons is a victim on a new Sons of Anarchy (10PM, FX)
Roxy dares to talk back to Kelly Cutrone on The City (10:30PM, MTV)

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    Kinda matches up in my case, I suppose. I guess you could call me a liberal and I do love me some Kathy Griffin and anything Top Chef. Tho’ I’ve never seen Saving Grace and don’t regularly watch those “conservative” shows, but have seen them.

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