Michael and Michael Have Issues (Comedy Central) — As I wrote before this site went public, I am massively excited about this Black/Showalter collaboration. If it’s not funny, I will eat my hat. Or at the very least, I shall eat a bowl of macaroni and cheese that symbolizes a hat. Watch it or we can’t be friends. (Read more: the M&MHI blog; their interview with the Onion’s A.V. Club; this glowing review from the Boston Globe.)
Dark Blue (TNT) — Dylan McDermott stars in the series premiere of this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced police drama about super-secret way-undercover cops. Too bad, I read the name of the show and was hoping it was about sharks.
Leverage (TNT) — Timothy Hutton’s back as the lead for Season 2 (I think it’s Season 2 — I didn’t feel like double-checking) of this series about con artists who target evil corporate bigwig types. Thanks, guys. Way to not stop the economy from collapsing.
The Philanthropist (NBC) — Are you watching this? Stop it. The only people who like this show are Madonna, Bono, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
America Has Talent (NBC) — It’s slightly more high-brow than “America Done Got Talent.”
Extreme Loggers: Ice Loggers (Discovery) — Season 2 premiere. From Yahoo TV: “After an ice bridge is built, the race is on to haul valuable timber to the mill, but warming temperatures and equipment failures threaten to shut down operations.” Oh no! I sure hope their efforts to cut down arctic forests are successful! **commutes 90 miles in SUV**