What’s New on TV Tonight: S#*! My Dad Says, Outsourced, etc With Video Previews

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Wednesday night TV, for the most part, belongs to rock-solid older shows that are still rolling in viewers. It helps that there’s some fresh new comedy, too, but chances are viewers already have plenty of shows lined up, ranging from SNL-inspired comedy to doctor dramas to forensic and sci-fi mysteries. There’s always something for everyone on Thursday nights.

All times listed are in the Eastern time zone. Here’s the lineup for all the pilot shows premiering on Thursday, September 23, 2010:

“My Generation” – ABC – 8pm
Writer and creator Noah Hawley takes a guess at what happen when a group of teenagers reunite ten years after being featured in a documentary in 2000. Naturally, not everyone is where they expected to be.

LOS ANGELES - SEP 16: William Shatner arrives at the CBS Fall Party 2010 at The Colony on September 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA Photo via Newscom

“S#*! My Dad Says” – CBS – 8pm
Based on the tweets by and real life experiences of Justin Halpern, “S#*! My Dad Says” (or ‘Bleep My Dad Says’) is about a dad who lets his struggling writter turned unpaid blogger come live with him. The show features William Shatner as Ed Goodson.

“Outsourced” – NBC – 9:30pm
It’s about time TV comedy made light of an American catalog-based company being outsourced to India. Ben Rappaport stars as Todd Dempsey who experiences culture shock when he moves to India and is forced to train his employees about all-things American.

As for the oldies but goodies, most of these shows have carved their niche and aren’t moving any time soon. One show has moved to Thursday night – “Big Bang Theory” – following its boisterous success last year. But in a lineup already full of good shows, will BBT still bring in the viewers?

Whether they’re in Seattle Grace or Oceanside Wellness, the doctors on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” have their hands full of grief in these two season premieres. “Grey’s Anatomy” airs at 9pm, when the doctors in Seattle cope with the aftermath of last season’s shooting in different ways. One couple even take a walk down the aisle: Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) get married. As for “Private Practice,” at 10pm, they, too, have a wedding to plan. Yet, that doesn’t stop the grief from overflowing at the loss of Dell.

Thursday night starts off with “The Big Bang Theory” at 8pm, where Sheldon (Jim Parsons) gets some help from Penny (Kaley Cuoco) before his first-ever date with guest star Mayim Bialik. Following “S#*! My Dad Says,” the network turns to the forensic drama “CSI” at 9pm, where Langston (Laurence Fishburne) continues to fight for his life after being stabbed. The drama continues at 10pm with “The Mentalist” and Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) who is rethinking working for the CBI even as he helps with two high-profile kidnapping cases.

Comedy reigns supreme on NBC Thursdays. “Community” kicks things off at 8pm with the group, led by Joel McHale, starting a new anthropology class taught by June Bauer, guest star Betty White. At 8:30pm, Liz (Tina Fey) continues to hang onto Carol (Matt Damon) but only with the help of Jack (Alec Baldwin. Then, in the 9:00pm slot comes “The Office,” and Evan Peters guest stars as a new assistant that no one likes, but Michael (Steve Carell) refuses to fire him.

Let the mysteries and tense potential love relationships begin. On “Bones” at 8pm, the team comes back together after seven months apart to help save Cam’s (Tamara Taylor) job; expect some more tension – and jealously – between Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel), too. In the premiere of “Fringe” starting at 9pm, Olivia (Anna Torv) is still trying to escape from “the other side,” while Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Walter (John Noble) have no clue that the Olivia they’re spending time with isn’t the Olivia they know.

© Copyright: 2010 Elizabeth SanFilippo at Gather.com




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