The Boob Tube: Television Highlights For The Week Of January 10, 2010
With the exception of Brad Womack’s apology and the vampire wannabe on “The Bachelor,” it’s been a quiet few weeks on the television front. Thank goodness, things are starting to pick up. This week, meet the new set of “Teen Moms,” check out new series “Off the Map” and “Lights Out,” and pick up where you left off with the Hendrickson wives of “Big Love.” Previews and more after the jump.
The Show: “Bad Girls Club”
Set Your DVR For: Monday, 9 p.m. (EST), Oxygen
The formula is familiar to us now after five seasons—a group of mean girls are put together in a house and fight, slut it up, and play pranks on each other. But it’s still highly entertaining. So we’ll be watching the sixth cast, fo sho.
The Show: “Teen Mom 2″
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), MTV
The trailer for the new season of “Teen Mom” promises seriously compelling real-life drama. The stories that have gripped us already: Jenelle who is for some reason at war with her mom, and doesn’t seem to realize she couldn’t raise her son without mama’s help. And, of course, Leah, the former cheerleader who had twins with a fling and now must face the fact that one of her daughters has health issues. Tissues, please.
The Show: “Lights Out”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), FX
It would normally be very hard to get me interested in a series about a boxer returning to the game to pay off his debt. But I just saw “The Fighter” and it was totally amazing, so this show now has my attention.
The Show: “Off the Map”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 10 p.m. (EST), ABC
This new series from Shonda Rimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” is one part soaptastic medical drama and one half “Lost,” since it’s set in a remote rainforest. I am so watching to see Zach Gilford of “Friday Night Lights” in his new role.
The Show: “The 2011 Golden Globe Awards”
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, 8 p.m. (EST), NBC
Will “The King’s Speech” clean up as expected, or will it be “The Social Network” or “Black Swan” that comes out the big winner? And can any show unseat “Mad Men”? Find out this weekend, when Ricky Gervais hosts the awards show again.
The Show: “Big Love”
Set Your DVR For: Sunday, 9 p.m. (EST), HBO
It’s the final season of “Big Love.” When we left the Hendricksons, Bill had just won his election and told the world that he and his family are polygamists. Now they’ll all have to deal with the fallout.