Recommendations: What To DVR This Week

It always pays to have more than one DVR in the house, even if your house is a one-bedroom apartment, like mine. Here’s what’s heading to my DVRs this week:


Gossip Girl: 8 PM, CW: I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to this “Blair Goes Serena” wild lifestyle change. It doesn’t hurt that it’s Leighton Meester’s real life boyfriend, Sebastian Stan, leading her astray, either.

The Powder & The Glory: 10 PM, PBS: The hatred between makeup mavens and real life neighbors Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein was so legendary that it merits its own PBS special. This is why they invented waterproof mascara, people.

Chuck: 8 PM, NBC: Tony Hale (hey, brother) returns as the assistant manager of Buy More.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: 12:35 AM, NBC: The Pope Of Mope, Morrissey performs. Maybe he’ll get some backup from The Roots, like Public Enemy last week.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager: 8 PM, ABC Family: Giving birth kind of ruins that whole “secret life” thing, right? Even so, Amy’s big baby delivery in the season finale will surely lead to more intrigue further down the road.


Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood: 8 PM, TCM: Animator Chuck Jones is also known as the “Father of Looney” tunes. You got that, doc?

I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant: 9 PM, Discovery Health: I don’t think it’s the “fries” that were making this fast-food franchise manager fat. But it wasn’t until she delivered a small fry of her own (AT WORK!) that she discovered the truth.


Lost: 9 PM, ABC: If the rumors are indeed true, start the deathwatch clock for Juliet now.

America’s Next Top Model: 8 PM, CW: Last week the “villain of the house” camera was pointed directly at Natalie. What about Sandra??!!

Great Performances: King Lear: 8 PM, PBS: What is it with Sir Ian McKellan’s love of capes?

Law & Order: 10 PM, NBC: Ripped from the headlines, Bernie Madoff style. It doesn’t exactly make up for all the damage this guy has done, but maybe the fact that he’s in jail awaiting sentencing will?

Damages: 10 PM, FX: Ellen is behind bars again. Guess Patty’s advice about her “temper issues” backfired when she shot her, because lets face it, she’s just the “vindictive type.”


30 Rock: 9:30 PM, NBC: When God closes a door, he opens a window, right? Maybe that window is for Liz to jump out of when Dennis (The Beeper King/The Subway Hero) resurfaces.

The Office: 9 PM, NBC: If Michael isn’t careful, Stringer Bell might take him out.

In The Motherhood: 8 PM, ABC: Series Premiere: It’s kind of like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, only with three grown women (Megan Mullally, Cheryl Hines, and Jessica St. Clair), no pants, no traveling, and a lot of dirty diapers. Actually, maybe the only thing they have in common is “hood.”

Samantha Who?: 8:30 PM, ABC: In case you got amnesia, this is a new night for Sam & co.

Larry King Live: 9 PM, CNN: DJ AM and Travis Barker guest and will likely answer questions about their horrific accident.


Mistresses: BBCA, 9 PM: It’s the season finale shocker. Will Siobhan and Hari make it work? Will Katie admit to having an affair with John on the stand, in front of Sam? Will Trudes say goodbye to Paul, again? And what will Jess do about the whole “Alex” situation? Even though this is technically the season finale, BBC America will begin airing the 2nd season on April 3rd, so there will be little disruption in your Mistressing habit.

Wife Swap: ABC, 9 PM: Full disclosure: after catching the 100th episode spectacular two weeks ago where Sheree “psychic” Silver had a ham sandwich and full glass of milk hurled at her by demented Richard “psycho” Heene, I have not been able to stop watching.

Party Down: Starz, 10:30 PM: Did somebody call the Governator?

The Late Show With David Letterman: 11:35 PM, CBS Wonder what Dave will think of Demetri Martin’s sketch pad?


Make plans to leave the house. Haven’t you been sitting in front of the TV for long enough?!


The Amazing Race 14: 8 PM, CBS: As long as Mike and Mel are still alive – emphasis on Mel – I’m happy.

Breaking Bad: 10 PM, ABC: Walt has a difficult time re-connecting with his family, which begs the question: when did he ever connect with them in the first place?

Jim Gaffigan: King Baby: 9 PM, Comedy Central: He journys beyond the pale and dives right into the sun. And by “sun,” I mean a five-minute joke about bacon.

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