Parks and Recreation [series premiere] (NBC) — Helluva lotta hype for the new Amy Poehler vehicle [Mandatory Ed. Note: Poehler? I hardly know her], in which the SNL alumna plays a mid-level employee in the local government of Pawnee, Indiana. From the creators of “The Office,” shot in a mockumentary style like “The Office,” and co-starring Rashida Jones (“The Office”), but in no other way associated with “The Office.” Most reviews can be summed up in one word (“meh”), but I plan to check it out. I ache nerdily for Rashida Jones.
The Office/30 Rock (NBC) — Two new episodes of “The Office” and a new “30 Rock.” And yet there are still people out there who will watch the re-run of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Those people are called “single women with more than one cat.”
Southland [series premiere] (NBC) — Well well well. Look what network came to play tonight. Too bad I can totally just watch this entire episode online. I guess that frees me up to watch “Harper’s Island” on CBS. And get this: it’s actually not a procedural crime drama.
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) — I always figured it’d be hotter.
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire [series premiere] (Comedy Central) — This looks like it might have some stupid-funny moments (clips here), but some people think it goes too far with the gay stereotypes. So that’s two reasons to watch.
American Chopper (TLC) — Series 6 premiere. There’s supposed to be some big twist coming on this show, but I don’t know if it’s tonight or an upcoming show. I wasn’t really paying attention, because, y’know, motorcycles. **makes wanking motion**