Welcome to a new week in TV! Your SideReel editorial team will now be bringing you columns throughout the week telling you what we're looking forward to for the week on TV, what's hot in the reality TV madness, what was awesome throughout the week and more! To kick things off, kendra here with what's happening this week including what I'm pumped to watch, what I'll be begrudgingly watching, and what I'll be passing on entirely. Big TV Returns of the Week ABC Family fans should not miss out on Monday night's premiere of 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) at 8/7c and the season finale of Greek at 10/9c! The first season of 10 Things held the typical ABC Family cuteness including some fun characters, heartwarming (yet edgy) plotlines, and of course, high school romance angst! This is definitely one to check out whether you were a fan first season or not - it's pretty easy to jump in on anytime. As for Greek, there's no need to sell die-hard fans on this one, just a reminder not to miss out on the big season finale that could bring some tragic cliffhangers including what on earth will happen with Casey and Cappie! Is it time to call it quits forever, or will we have to wait and see until its return? There are more show returns this week including: V (Reimagined Series) - Tuesday on ABC In Plain Sight - Wednesday on USA Network Bones & Fringe - Thursday on Fox Miami Medical - Friday on CBS My recommendations on these? Give V a try if you haven't, though personally I'm going to struggle to get myself to watch again. Much like Fringe, I find myself intrigued by the concept of the show, but just not held captive by the actual episodes, which, TV fans, I find pretty vital. I'll be sticking to the ABC Family returns mentioned previously, plus giving V another try, and Miami Medical a go though I plan to find it disappointing just like NBC's Trauma . I'll be jumping back into In Plain Sight as well which is worth watching if you're a fan of the usual USA Network formula. What I'm Psyched for this Week Chuck I find Chuck a highlight of every week it airs a new episode, but lately in this crazy new world of Spy Chuck, every episode has actually been exciting with lots of plot developments as well as being hilarious and cute. I'm most looking forward to seeing Chuck try to be a real spy after passing his spy test... falsely. Knowing Chuck's deadly honesty, something has to come of that unless he really has become a different guy. It also looks like there will be some serious attempts by Chuck to win Sarah over, maybe professionally and personally, and what Chuck fan can say "no" to some Chuck-Sarah drama?? Lost I was excited for the season premiere, and had lost faith in this final season along the way until last week's Richard Alpert episode. I'm now back to honestly being excited for Lost this week instead of dreading the disappointment and annoyance at more questions arising. This week it looks like we may FINALLY get Jin and Sun in the same place, and as one of the only non-annoying, sweet couples on that show, I'm dying to see their reunion and some tears including talk of their child. I'll try not to get my hopes up too much, though, just in case this episode is only leading to them reuniting later with plenty of other plot to distract from that happy "ending." Modern Family Much like Chuck, I'm always excited to see a new Modern Family. This week will feature Phil's birthday and Claire's attempts to get him something awesome. After the Edward Norton guest star incident Claire created for their anniversary, I'd say there are some classic moments to look forward to. Ugly Betty This week Ugly Betty goes to London for Fashion Week which will include a few exciting character returns including Christina (Ashley Jensen) and (gasp!) Gio (Freddy Rodriguez)! I always adored Betty and Christina's friendship and definitely miss it this season while Jensen has been off on Accidentally on Purpose , so it'll be great to have that friendship dynamic back, even if just for an episode. As for Gio, with the series finale quickly approaching for Betty, I'd really like some love life developments. While I'd be plenty happy if they went Gilmore Girls -style where they left Rory single but on to great things in her career, I'd like a little bit of a drama roller coaster before we settle on that, or a boyfriend of choice, for Betty. Vampire Diaries Usually my main Thursday thrills come from the NBC comedies, but unfortunately those are taking a break this Thursday. So Vampire Diaries wins this time, and I have to admit, a little too often since I did my marathon catch-up over its hiatus. This week I'm hoping for some hints at what those vampires meeting in secret are up to plus maybe some better idea of why and how that ring protected Alec from Damon's attack. And hey, while we're at it, I'll go ahead and hope for some developments on the Isabelle mystery too! What are you looking forward to this week on TV?
Tonight brings all new episodes of Chuck , Gossip Girl and more plus the season finale of Greek and season premiere of 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) on ABC Family! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Chuck on NBC Dancing with the Stars on ABC Life UneXpected on The CW 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) on ABC Family - Season Premiere! 8:30/7:30c Rules of Engagement on CBS 9/8c Castle on ABC 24 on Fox Trauma on NBC CSI: Miami on CBS Gossip Girl on The CW 10/9c Law & Order on NBC Greek on ABC Family - Season Finale! Damages on FX Saving Grace on TNT Nurse Jackie on Showtime 10:30/9:30c The United States of Tara on Showtime 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central 11:35/10:35c The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC What will you be watching?
First, the great news: Greek has been picked up for a fourth season. Now, the sad news for fans of this ABC Family series: all indications point to this being its final run. 'That is the plan,' said series creator Sean Smith, when asked about this summer's 10-episode season. He added that he hopes to bring back former stars, such as Charisma Carpenter and Michael Rady, for the final stretch. 'We're all looking at this as an opportunity to come back, wrap up the show, and end strong," Smith told Entertainment Weekly. "ABC Family could've ended it, but they gave us this opportunity and I don't want to squander it.' Meanwhile, an ABC Family spokesperson says all of Greek's regular cast members will return for season four. Source Here
It's party time! Collegiate drama Greek has been renewed for a fourth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The ABC Family show recently returned for the second half of its third season to 1.03 million viewers. Greek is now the longest-running series in the cable channel's history. The fourth, 10-episode season is scheduled to premiere some time later this year. Are you excited for more Greek? Source Here
. * XXI Olympic Winter Games (8/7c NBC)''' The team of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo go for China's first-ever gold medal in the pairs figure skating final tonight, having won the bronze in two previous Olympics. While their toughest competition should come from German and Russian pairs, a couple of up-and-coming U.S. pairs could be interesting. Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, together for only 18 months, surprised many by winning the U.S. Nationals last month, while Barrett's girlfriend, Amanda Evora, with partner Mark Ladwig, took second and the other Olympic berth. Also on the ice, the U.S. goes for its third straight gold in speedskating's 500m, with Tucker Fredericks a long shot to follow Casey FitzRandolph (2002) and Joey Cheek (2006) to the top of the podium. Seth Wescott, the 2006 winner in the inaugural snowboard cross, is back to try for his second straight gold. Daytime events feature what looks to be America's best-ever cross-country team, featuring World Championship silver medalist Kikkan Randall in the women's 10km. * The Bachelor : On the Wings of Love (8/7c ABC) So, should Gia, Tenley or Vienna write a thank-you note to Ali? One of them is in the Caribbean island St. Lucia tonight only because Ali, a likely semifinalist, chose her job over Jake last week. Nonetheless, romance fans know the drill from here: island frolicking (on a "pirate" ship this time) and wine-infused candlelight dining, followed (or not) by "fantasy suite" nights before the two finalists emerge. Then there's next week's "Women Tell All' interlude, followed by the finals on March 8. * Glenn Martin, DDS (8:30/7:30c Nickelodeon) Washington, D.C., serves as the perfect backdrop for this President's Day episode. The Martins head to the nation's capital because of Courtney's entry in an essay contest. Initially, Glenn's upset that his daughter's essay on the person she admires the most is not about him, but he happily gains Courtney's respect after President Obama praises him for helping him out with a dental emergency. However, because he's Glenn, he then does something to ruin Courtney's newfound admiration of him. * Greek (10/9c ABC Family) When an attractive young politician (Sam Page of Mad Men) visits campus, Casey happily volunteers to help him with a voter-registration campaign. Soon Casey starts thinking about grown-up things like a possible career in politics, while Cappie chooses not to contemplate life after graduation. Meanwhile, Rusty prepares to appear on the cover of Engineering Weekly, but then he starts to question some recent choices he's made. * Damages (10/9c FX ) Joe Tobin certainly clicked over into the "villain" category last week. Not to mention the "sucker" category: Does Joe really think that Winstone has his interests at heart? And the two of them couldn't even get Danielle (Madchen Amick) out of the country, so you can expect her to become a player, once she recovers from her concussion. But tonight, Joe has a decision to make while Patty gets her first crack at grilling Louis Tobin. Oh, and expect to learn more about Tom Shayes' death. Source Here
While we'll be missing a few Monday favs tonight including the CBS comedy line-up, there are some great premieres and other regulars to look forward to! Greek returns tonight with an all new time, plus FX and Showtime Mondays get interesting! Check out all that's new tonight: 8/7c Chuck on NBC House on Fox The Bachelor on ABC One Tree Hill on The CW The Secret Life of The American Teenager on ABC Family 9/8c Heroes on NBC 24 on Fox Life UneXpected on The CW Make It or Break It on ABC Family Intervention on A&E 10/9c Castle on ABC Greek on ABC Family Damages on FX Men of a Certain Age on TNT Secret Diary of a Call Girl on Showtime 10:30/9:30c Tracey Ullman's State of the Union on Showtime 11/10c La La Land on Showtime What will you be watching?
Winter break is over for the Greek guys and gals, and a new beginning will dawn tonight. Despite the title being a reference to a horror flick, things will pretty much be like a fairy tale on the season 3, chapter 6 premiere. Hopefully, anyway. Tonight's episode, "I Know What You Did Last Semester," will bring the Cyprus Rhodes students together for a little social event, as usual. They're all preparing a "Help Us Rebuild Our Castle Fairytale Ball" in order to help the Gamma Psi's. Their house burned down and funds are scarce, but hopefully this bit of charity will return their former glory. To Read More Click Here .
Greek's Cappie and Casey may be back together, but that doesn't mean they're going to be a happy couple. "They come together and totally love each other and have, obviously, for years," Spencer Grammer told TVGuide.com during a recent visit to the ABC Family show's set. "As you find in normal relationships, things start to change and people start to change... or people don't change, in this case." The cracks in the relationship become more evident as graduation inches nearer. "He's not ready to leave and he has no intention of leaving Cyprus Rhodes," said Scott Michael Foster. While Casey makes plans to move on and go to law school, Cappie continues to be "Peter Pan," Grammer said. "He wants to stay at Kappa Tau and party. He loves those guys and doesn't really have any idea of what he wants to do. He knows he wants to be with Casey, but she's moving above and beyond their college life. Maybe their relationship was just supposed to be in college." In her search for what's next in life, Casey meets Joel. "[Mad Men's] Sam Page plays Joel, a legislative aide," Grammer said. "He comes into the show to help Casey focus some ideas about her dreams of going to Washington. He encourages her to go to law school and helps her realize the things she really wants to do." Unlike Cappie, Joel catches Casey's eye because he's grown from being a crazy partier to a working man. "[He has a] sexier approach to life," Grammer said. "So there may be some temptation." Casey's relationship with Ashleigh (Amber Stevens) will also suffer because of school ending. "We have to decide if our friendship was convenient, or if it was a friendship made because we really are soul mate friends," said Grammer. "Casey ultimately starts to prioritize her life, and certain things begin to take a back burner." And can Cappie's bromance with Evan (Jake McDorman) survive last season's betrayal? "Ever since Evan betrayed him, it's been a vow of Cappie's to get back at the whole house for what they did," Foster said. "This whole season is a buildup of what they're going to do to get back at Omega Chi." Alas, there's one thing that's not changing this year. "There's a lot of making out with Scott this season," Grammer joked. Greek returns Monday, Jan. 25 at 10/9c on ABC Family. Do you want to see Cappie and Casey end up together? Source Here
* Damages (10/9c FX ) This season's villain appears to be Bernie Madoff, only the case is murkier and there's a body in a Dumpster. Len Cariou plays the Madoff-like Louis Tobin, and Campbell Scott and Lily Tomlin play his wife and son, whom Tobin insists know nothing. Patty's out to recover lost assets, while Ellen now works at the DA's office, which will prosecute Tobin. But don't expect them to work hand-in-glove. And in the flash-forward, Patty's car is rammed by a car that turns out to be registered to... * 24 (9/8c Fox) Season 8 moves to its regular time slot with a power struggle percolating as CTU honcho Brian Hastings is being second-guessed by his agents. It never seems to take this crew long to forget how often Jack has pulled everybody's fat out of the fire. Meanwhile, Renee's trustworthiness is in question; and Chloe has become at least underappreciated and possibly a pariah showing more loyalty to Jack than to Hastings. And then there's the Middle East peace process hanging by a thread. * Greek (10/9c ABC Family) ABC Family expands to airing three hours of original prime-time programming on Mondays with the mid-season return of this college-set drama. The Cyprus-Rhodes kids pick up right where they left off, in the aftermath of the fire at Gamma Psi. A fund-raiser is held to help rebuild the house, and the guilt-plagued ZBZs wonder what role they played in the destructive blaze. Meanwhile, the KTs have a tough time moving on in the wake of the expulsion of three of their brothers. * Chuck (8/7c NBC) The solid spy show's third season is flying high, delivering the usual fun mix of pop-culture riffs, workplace comedy, perfectly placed modernist music and, of course, guns, girls and gadgets. The series continues to take flight when Chuck departs to Paris for his very first solo assignment. During the flight, Chuck delights in a French connection when he befriends a pretty fellow passenger (Kristin Kreuk). But there'll be turbulence when Chuck must tangle with another passenger - menacing, muscle-bound goon Hugo Panzer ("Stone Cold" Steve Austin). Morgan's not on sturdy ground, either: He battles Jeff and Lester for power at Buy More. * La La Land (11/10c Showtime ) British comedian Marc Wootton is absurdly funny in this new series as he plays three different off-the-wall characters stalking stardom in Los Angeles. The hapless trio includes cocky cockney cabbie Gary, who wants to be an actor; psychic Shirley Ghostman, whose connection to the spirit world seems permanently disconnected; and dimwitted documentarian Brendan, who wants to be Michael Moore but is more Ed Wood. The three outlandish poseurs' interaction with real people in real situations is the stuff of head-shaking, eye-rolling lunacy. Source here
Since Greek is returning to ABC Family this coming Monday, January 25th, I felt it necessary to share this somewhat surprising/upsetting news. In a recent "Ask Ausiello" column, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello responds to a question about Greek being in danger of cancellation, and substantiates this rumor ! From the column: Question: Is Greek really in danger of being canceled? -Lisa Ausiello: I heard rumblings to that effect, but it wasn't until ABC Family basically renewed every single one of its scripted programs except Greek this week that the show's bubble status really hit me. I'm told ABC Family execs will be looking very closely at the ratings for the show's premiere on Jan. 25, so, please, tell everyone and your sister to watch it. Source Honestly, it hadn't even occurred to me that Greek was considered 'on the bubble', but with breakout hits The Secret Life of The American Teenager and Make It or Break It , the show is clearly no longer the net's poster child. While you could argue that Greek has actually arrived at a logical concluding point (Casey, Evan, Ashleigh and Cappie should be finishing up college soon enough...), I'd like to see the show survive just a little longer. It's only in its 3rd season! What do you think? Would you be sad to see Greek go? Will you be watching the premiere this Monday?