Once again, let’s start with a look at the evening’s new offerings…


“New Girl,” 9 P.M.

What Is It?: A comedy about an “adorkable” young woman who breaks up with her boyfriend and must start life over in a new apartment with three male roommates.

Why To Watch: You adore star Zooey Deschanel’s patented brand of smarts, nerdom, and pretty. Also, the show is actually very funny at times, thanks in part to some talented co-stars, in particular, Jake M. Johnson as Nick. (But don’t get too used to Damon Wayans, Jr. as Coach. He doesn’t last past the pilot.)

Why To Turn the Channel: You aren’t an aging hipster, and find Zooey Deschanel completely grating, or even borderline offensive.


“Unforgettable,” 10 P.M.

What Is It?: A drama about a woman with hyperthymesia. You know, it’s that thing that Marilu Henner has, wherein a person can perfectly recall almost every moment in his or her life. Of course, in this case, that skill is used to help solve crimes.

Why To Watch: You like star Poppy Montgomery, and can’t get enough when it comes to crime procedurals.

Why To Turn the Channel: You’ve had enough when it comes to crime procedurals.

Returning Shows:


I haven’t watched “The Biggest Loser” in several seasons, mainly because I realized I am just not that entertained by watching people stepping onto scales, and as this show is roughly seven hours long every week, there’s a lot of that. Apparently this season the Losers will be placed into groups based on age, (under 30; 30-49; and 50 and over), and Anna Kournikova will be one of the new trainers (!?). If ever a show was made for DVR viewing, this is it. 8 P.M.


“Glee,” the show you either love, hate, or love to hate, is back, as is the cast, despite rumors to the contrary. 8 P.M. “Raising Hope” also returns, at 9:30 P.M., and this season, that baby will be getting older, but more importantly, Amy Sedaris is set to return as Cousin Delilah.


“NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” are both back, airing at 8 P.M. and 9 P.M. respectively. I’m pretty sure this year, some crimes will be solved.


And speaking of solving crime, “Body of Proof” is also back, at 10 P.M. More dead bodies, more crimes to solve. Crime, crime, crime. No wonder so many people watch “Glee”! It’s one of the only shows on tonight that ISN’T about crime. (Although sometimes it feels LIKE a crime, ammirite ladies and gentleman?!)

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Rain Jokinen watches a lot of television and movies and then writes things about them on the Internet. She's a San Francisco native, and yeah, she'll rub that fact in your face any chance she gets.

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