Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of November 30th 2009
Chances are, you’re a little TV’d out after the vacation. But do not fear! There’s lots to keep your ADD attention this week. We’ve got the season premieres of some favorite shows, like “Intervention,” “Scrubs,” and “Shatner’s Raw Nerve.” And this week also brings the premiere of “Jersey Shore,” which looks akin to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” meets “The Real World,” at da beach. After the jump, check out the previews.
The Show: “Intervention”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 9 p.m. (EST), A&E
“Intervention” is not a pretty show—well, unless watching people shoot up heroin fits your definition of pretty—but it’s incredibly good. And scary. And moving. In the season premiere, meet Linda, a former TV extra who is addicted to hardcore pain killers, the kind meant for people with terminal illnesses.
The Show: “Scrubs”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 9 p.m. (EST), ABC
Nine years later, “Scrubs” remains my favorite hospital show on television, just because it’s funny. This season, J.D. and Turk become med school teachers, and the focus shifts to a new set of unsure, goofball interns.
The Show: “Jersey Shore”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m. (EST), MTV
Italian-American groups have been protesting it, and I am so glad their efforts have failed. This trashtastic reality show looks like a keeper.
The Show: “Tough Love 2″
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, 9 p.m. (EST), VH1
Steve Ward and his mama are two of the nation’s top matchmakers. We loved the first season of the show where they took eight clueless women and gave them blunt advice on what they were doing wrong on the dude front. This season is even better: Taylor is back, looking an awful lot like a lion, and the newcomers are fascinating, like Angel, the stripper who can’t be sexy in real life.
The Show: “Shatner’s Raw Nerve”
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, 10 p.m. (EST), Biography
You like it when William Shatner reads things, like Levi Johnston’s twitters. So check out his talk show where he interviews folks like Jimmy Kimmel, Jenna Jameson and, of course, Leonard Nimoy.