Remember when Fridays used to be devoid of any first-run TV because execs though people were too busy going out and having fun to sit at home and watch television? Either they were wrong about those notions, or people just can’t afford to go out anymore. Whatever the case may be, Fridays are all right for watching again.
Tonight’s only new show is on…
“A Gifted Man,” 8 P.M.
Why To Turn the Channel: The overarching story about a guy who stops being a jerk so he can help with a free clinic? A little too sappy, even for TV.
Gordon Ramsay continues his domination of Fox television with another season of “Kitchen Nightmares” at 8 P.M. This season he’ll visit places you can only hope you’ve never eaten in in California, Georgia, and Texas.
At 9 P.M. “Fringe” returns, and after the WTF finale of last year, in which Peter Bishop, and his very existence, seemed to just disappear, I can’t wait. Of course, Joshua Jackson is still a cast member, so I doubt his disappearance will be permanent…