The Marriage Ref (NBC) — I’ve been needing an excuse to use this picture of Seinfeld. Tonight’s panel features Jimmy Fallon, Sheryl Crow, and Kirstie Alley, and the lead-in is two hours of “Office” re-runs. Nice, I don’t have to watch TV tonight.
Bones (Fox) — New episodes return tonight. I’ve come to realize that this is basically “CSI: Castle” — or, more accurately, “Castle” is “Bones, She Wrote.” The formula for both shows: underrated sneaky-hot chick + square-jawed actor with previous role on a Joss Whedon show = instant cult following.
Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo) — I’ve grown to dislike these women the most out of all the other Housewives franchises, because media coverage makes them harder to ignore. This is YOUR fault, Page Six.
The Fugitive Chronicles (A&E) — Series premiere. Description from Yahoo: “This original docudrama brings to life the most compelling fugitive captures in recent history. Each one-hour episode dramatically reconstructs an infamous manhunt with gritty reenactments, fugitive narratives recreated from real testimony, and exclusive taped interviews with law enforcement officials.” Not my thing, but true-crime fans’ll probably like it.
The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Everyone I know who watches this is a girl. Does that make it a bad show? Yes.
The Tonight Show (NBC) — Justin Bieber is a guest tonight. As I understand it, America supposedly has a case of Bieber Fever, but I’m not really sure what he does. Does he sing? Is he an actor? No, don’t tell me. I actually don’t want to know. Side note: I’ve got a nasty case of beaver fever, which is something entirely different.