Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of January 4th 2010
So the last few weeks have been a little eh in terms of television—with the reruns, holiday specials, and what-not. But finally, we are back to the good stuff. First up—cue the co-pilot jokes—the season premiere of “The Bachelor.” Also bringing new year reality cheer, “Celebrity Rehab” has a brand-new, sure-to-shock cast. Plus, “Big Love” is back in a big way. More details, and videos, after the jump.
The Show: “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 8 p.m. (EST), ABC
We think Jake Pavelka is the boringest bachelor ever. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be watching the season premiere tonight and reveling in — and liveblogging! — the cheese. Make that a full-fledged fondue.
The Show: “Conveyor Belt Of Love”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 10 p.m. (EST), ABC
This is the most genius concept for a game show ever: five women meet 30 men, passing by them on a conveyor belt. Ridiculousness sure to ensue.
The Show: “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m., VH1
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. This season’s cast is beyond amazing. We have former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and I-slept-with-my-dad Mackenzie Phillips, plus Tom Sizemore, Dennis Rodman, and Lisa from “America’s Next Top Model.” Nice.
The Show: “Big Love”
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, 9 p.m. (EST), HBO
On this season, Bill not only creates his own church and opens a Mormon-approved casino—he decides to run for public office. Meaning that there’s a high probability his family’s unusual make-up will be discovered and he could be sent to jail. The suspense!