Finally! Now that ‘Trauma‘ is out of the way, the schedule is open for ‘Chuck‘ to make its comeback.
Sunday, January 10th Bartowski and gang will make their triumphant return with a 2 hour premiere. Check out a sneak peek after the jump.
Big “V” debut tonight (8 p.m., ABC), and one of the big draws is “Lost‘s” Elizabeth Mitchell as FBI agent Ericka Evans. Mitchell is all over EW, including an engaging online interview. This is what she said about her looks:
“I am very benign-looking. I’m somewhat like a golden retriever: It’s not hard to look at me. I’m perfectly fine. It’s not like things jut out and make you nervous. But the lovely thing about being so pale and having such pasty features is that I can look like pretty much anything, which is nice.”
Premieres Tonight 8PM on FOX
Simply put, the two-hour season six premiere of House is one of the best episodes of the entire series. In fact, “Broken” could have served as a perfect series finale.
Season five concluded with House admitting he had a problem with his addiction to Vicodin. Suffering from hallucinations and having lost his grip on reality, House checked himself into Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital. “Broken” picks up right where season five left off. After detoxing and bringing the hallucinations to a stop, House unsuccessfully tries to check himself out. The only thing stopping him is psychiatrist Dr. Darryl Nolan (Andre Braugher) who holds the key to letting House practice medicine again.
To come are the usual House shenanigans fans should come to expect; turning on the patients, turning on the doctors, mind games, mischief, etc. Without spoiling too much, House finds himself in a game he can’t beat.
In the season premiere, House conquers all (or most) of the emotional hurdles fans have rooted for him to do for the last five seasons (like being able to apologize to someone).
But with all this emotional growth comes a dilemma. One of the cornerstone arguments of House is that people never change, and if your concerned that House will comeback season six less snarky and quick witted as before, executive producer and director Katie Jacobs assures us that after “Broken” only a small part of House is fixed. There will still be plenty of irritability and bent up regression to seal up the rest season.
Here at JoyHog, we have seen a lot, but the video for ‘Zombie Holocaust Hunters Unite’ stands on its own for the weirdness / coolness factor. It’s like zombie headbanging by way of Fraggle Rock. Oh, and for those of you who are troubled by the celebutante-ism of Paris Hilton, we think you’ll be pleased with her fate…
Tonight @ 9pm
Well I am pleased to say that the new season of ‘Fringe‘ opens with another SHUT YO MOUTH! moment. Agent Dunham returns, obviously but she’s a hot mess and the season one finale won’t be resolved for a while. The bad news is that the Fringe division is being shut down for its lack of usable information and probably budget cuts as well. Walter Bishop (the ever-brilliant John Noble) is most excited about Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) upcoming birthday and there is a custard to be made. But before any of that can happen, the case du jour must be addressed and it involves Dunham’s journey and, as usual, some really gross technology. To aid the process in these troubled times, an ambitious FBI agent played by Meghan Markle has joined the team. She may be around for more than a New York minute, but I don’t like new people so I’m hoping not. She seems to exist as fresh eyes to get new viewers caught up on the cases from season one. As Olivia says, “there really is no point when things can’t get weirder.” Please. Let them get as weird as possible, as long as the show stays this damn good. This one’s a two-parter though, so don’t be looking for too many answers tonight. That JJ Abrams…such a tease.
The viewers: impressive. The debut drew 17.7 million. That compares to the roughly 5 million that used to regularly watch Leno’s old “Tonight Show.” Of course, the numbers will drop. Let’s see how they are when the TV season is in full swing.
The critics: not impressed for the most part. Robert Bianco wrote it was a “cut-rate, snooze-inducing, rehashed bore.” But then Jay has never been the critics’ darling. The new show is the good old Leno viewers have come to know and love. What did you really expect?
Brian Boitano, Olympic gold medal figure skater… and now celebrity cook. “What Would Brian Boitano Make?” debuts Sunday on the Food Network, and it promises to be a camp classic. Boitano — who is using “What Would Brian Boitano Do?,” the “South Park” ditty as his theme song — will be cooking in his San Francisco kitchen for friends. Our Joyhog mascot has been salivating over an upcoming episode in which Boitano cooks for a roller-derby team with BACON, mmmm BACON, an ingredient in every dish, including dessert.
Boitano spoke to Slashfood about the bacon bit:
“I’m getting a lot of input on the bacon. Did you realize that bacon is like the No. 1 search of food? If you add anything bacon-wise, it’s a hit. People love, love, love bacon. I like bacon, but really this show is about me preparing things for what people want, not what I eat. So the derby girls wanted all bacon, so they got all bacon.”