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Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of December 14th 2009

Television always gets a little glum this time of year—way too many shows have wrapped up until 2010. Lucky for us, there’s the season finales of “Nip/Tuck” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” not to mention a “Vampire Diaries” marathon and the hilarious “SNL” special, “A Very Gilly Christmas.” Holler.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 14, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of December 7th 2009

The holiday season is never the best in terms of television and, really, what other terms would we be talking about here? There are far too many reruns and new episodes tend to be Christmas-themed, which is just annoying. Not to mention the commercials that suggest you buy your loved ones cars as gifts? Really,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 7, 2009

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

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 30, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of November 23rd 2009

It’s Thanksgiving week, and you know what I’m thankful for? My grotesquely oversized television. And thankfully, there’s lots of amazing stuff to watch this week, from the new show “Find My Family” that’ll make you cry like a baby, to the season finale of “Dancing With The Stars,” which will have you standing up and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 23, 2009

An Ode To “Remote Control”

MTV’s first foray out of music videos came in 1987, when host Ken Ober launched a hysterical hybrid of sketch comedy meets game show called “Remote Control.” For five seasons, in a studio tricked out to look like his mother’s basement, Kenny carried out his lifelong dream of hosting a game show. Contestants sat…

By: Jessica Goldberg / November 17, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch This Week Of November 9th 2009

Oh television, you pack so many hours of enjoyment into such a small package. This week, I’m excited to see Alan Thicke on “How I Met Your Mother,” Taylor Swift on the CMA Awards, and the final collections on “Project Runway.” And I am so ready to give “FlashForward” a shot.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 9, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of November 2nd 2009

As the weather outside starts to get frightful, evenings parked in front of the TV are sounding more and more appealing. What will I be watching this week? The World freaking Series! But do not fear, even if you aren’t into baseball, there’s lots of exciting stuff happening this week: Samantha Ronson’s cameo on “90210”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 2, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of October 26th 2009

This week, your television has some exciting things in store for you. Mainly, the kick start of “Friday Night Lights” season four on Wednesday. Also exciting: the return of “Cake Boss,” Natalie Portman on “Top Chef,” Betty White on “30 Rock,” and the series premiere of “Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew.” Yeah, it’s gonna be…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 26, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of October 19th 2009

As it gets progressively colder and more blustery by the day, your television is probably seeming far more appealing than it did in the glory days of summer. Luckily, there’s tons of great stuff for you to watch. This week, Wil Wheaton returns to the small screen, the “Glee” kids bust a move, the “Real

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 19, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of October 12th 2009

Over the past few weeks, there’s been so much new TV and so little time. But now that we’ve reached mid-October, it’s time to settle in and get comfortable with your old favorites. This week brings the season premieres of “30 Rock,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Ugly Betty.” Oh, but there are a few new things, too.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 12, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of October 5th 2009

For the first time in a month, there are not a lot of series premieres happening this week. So, it’s time to sit back, relax, and watch the shows you already love. This week, Tyra Banks and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 5, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week of September 28th 2009

Fall is in full swing, and your TV is probably your best friend right now thanks to all the new shows on air. The biggest news this week: tomorrow night “The Hills” are alive with the sound of Kristin. Also going down this week: a special guest star belts it out on “Glee“; “Private Practice”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2009

Remote Control: “Gossip Girl!” “The Beautiful Life!” “Bored To Death!” And More Must-See TV

While most of the major networks are waiting until late September to roll out their big gun shows, this week the CW is continuing their mission to permanently invade your brain by whipping out premiere after premiere. In addition to the launch of “The Beautiful Life” and the season three re-boot of “Gossip Girl,” they’ve…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 14, 2009

Remote Control: “Melrose Place!” “Glee!” “The Vampire Diaries!” This Week Is A TV Bonanza!

Alright, people. Get your couch cushions fluffed, your pillows prepared, and set a stack of menus by your phone, because you’ll want to call in delivery. This is one of the biggest TV weeks of the year, with oodles of new shows and season premieres of the ones that already have their crafty hooks i…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of August 24th 2009

Get ready to die, shut it down, and go bananas. Tonight is the season two premiere of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” which means Rachel, Taylor, Brad and the gang will be exploding blood vessels over fashion “disasters” that aren’t really such a big deal after all. Other than that, this week brings the season finale…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 24, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of August 17th 2009

It’s a biggggggg week for reality television, what with the super-sized season premieres of both “Project Runway” and “Top Chef.” So what else do you not want to miss this week? Read on.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 17, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want to Watch The Week Of August 10th 2009

I live in a 400-square-foot apartment, yet my television is four feet wide. Hey, don’t judge me—you know you have a TV problem, too. Even though it’s gorgeous out, and you should probably be outside soaking up the vitamin D, here are the shows you’ll definitely want to catch this week. Things start off slow,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 10, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want to Watch The Week Of August 3rd 2009

This week, lots of shows are coming and going. First, we’ll say good-bye to “So You Think You Can Dance” for the season. But do not fret. In addition to the premieres of “Addicted to Beauty” and “How’d You Get So Rich,” we have new episodes of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” to look forward…

By: Justine Fields / August 3, 2009

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of July 27th 2009

This week is shaping up for awesomeness all around in TV land. Jillian will finally pick her dude on “The Bachelorette,” though we have a sneaking suspicion that it will be Reid rather than the two she’s kept around for the finale. Diddy returns to make a band—this time, his own. “More to Love” and…

By: Justine Fields / July 27, 2009

Remote Control: What You Should Watch The Week Of July 20th 2009

The good ol’ electronic hearth is serving up a hefty portion of girl-tastic shows this week. Tonight, after “The Bachelorette,” of course, check out “Dating in the Dark.” We also have high hopes for ABC’s new teen music sitcom “Ruby & The Rockits,” which looks like it owes more than a little to “Hannah Montana.”…

By: Justine Fields / July 20, 2009