I was up watching the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night and like most people on my Twitter feed, kind of wish I could get those three hours back. The show was so-so. And several people on Twitter called it “boring” and a “snoozefest.” There were some LOL moments but the funniest came at the end during Michael Douglas’ acceptance speech (he won for portraying Liberace in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra”) when he told a colorful joke. Hey, I know I recommended you watch it. While some history was made with Netflix’s “House of Cards” director David Fincher winning best director I primarily suggested watching just in case “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington became the first black woman to win best actress in a drama. It didn’t happen. That’s life. I’m fine. To help you get through this work week, I’ve compiled a list a 10 TV shows worth your time. And yes, they’re all available on XFINITY so if you don’t watch while it airs you can always watch online or On Demand. Enjoy!
“The Voice”: Cee Lo Green’s a busy man. In August, he and his group Goodie Mob released their latest CD “Age Against The Machine.” He published his autobiography, “Everybody’s Brother,” two weeks ago and he returns to NBC’s “The Voice” with Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine tonight. Catch the crew at 8 p.m. CST on NBC. [Watch here]
“Sleepy Hollow”: If you haven’t watched this new Fox mystery drama yet, there’s still time to catch it on XFINITY before the second episode airs tonight. Nicole Beharie shines as Lieutenant Abbie Mills and Orlando Jones does well as Captain Frank Irving. Actually, the entire cast is pretty solid and it’s nice that this tale is well-thought out and has depth. Check it out at 9 p.m. EST tonight on Fox. [Watch here]
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“NCIS: Los Angeles”: I’ve seen this and like the original it’s good. And I’m sure the ladies are checking in to see star LL Cool J as Sam Hanna, a senior special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, also know as … NCIS. Catch the new season at 8 p.m. EST Tuesday on CBS. [Watch here]
“Chicago Fire””: I haven’t seen this one yet but Eamonn Walker, who I loved as Howlin’ Wolf in “Cadillac Records,” is in it so I’ll check it out. Walker,who is probably most remembered for his role as Kareem Said in HBO’s “OZ,” stars as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden and Monica Raymund stars as paramedic Gabriela Dawson. The second season returns at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday on NBC. [Watch here]
“Person of Interest”: This is show I don’t watch regularly but when I do it’s an attention grabber. Taraji P. Henson stars as Jocelyn Carter, an NYPD homicide detective who is key to getting cases solved.”Person of Interest” returns for a third season on CBS at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday. [Watch here]
“Revolution”: If you took my advice and caught up on NBC’s “Revolution” over the weekend, then you know why you should tune in for its return Wednesday. There were plenty of unanswered questions from last season. And during his “Today” show interview last week, star Giancarlo Esposito hinted that his character Capt. Tom Neville could be a good boy gone bad gone good again. Let’s find out. It also stars Marie Howell. “Revolution” airs at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday on NBC. [Watch here]
“Criminal Minds”: Shemar Moore’s behind-the-scenes coverage at the Emmys may have left you scratching your head but his work on “Criminal Minds” won’t. He’s good along with the rest of the cast in this crime drama. Check out the new season when it returns at 9 p.m. EST Wednesday on CBS. [Watch here]
“Glee”: All of you “Glee” fans should be pleased as the popular teen musical series returns on Thursday. “Glee’s” Amber Riley, who stars as Mercedes Jones, is gaining a new crop of fans thanks to “Dancing With the Stars.” And “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding” star NeNe Leakes is expected to reprise her Coach Roz Washington role. The new season starts at 9 p.m. EST Thursday on Fox. [Watch here]
“Grey’s Anatomy”: If you haven’t been watching “Grey’s Anatomy” get on it. Shonda Rhimes’ show has an all-star cast that includes Chanda Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Jesse Williams, Jerrika Hinton and Gaius Charles. Jason George will be returning, Loretta Devine was a regular guest star and Debbie Allen occasionally pops in too. The tenth season premieres at 9 p.m. EST Thursday on ABC. [Watch here]
“Ray Donovan”: OK, so the first season ended last night (I was watching a certain awards show and haven’t watched it yet). If you haven’t already seen this Showtime drama it’s available to watch on XFINITY. It stars Liev Schreiber in the title role and veteran actor Jon Voigt as his troublesome father Mickey Donovan. The storylines are strong. It also stars Pooch Hall as Daryll Donovan, Ray’s half-brother, and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Daryll’s mother and Mickey’s true love Claudette. It’s good to see Hall landed on a series following his departure from BET’s “The Game.” [Watch here]
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