New & Returning TV This Week (May 3 -9)

It is still a bit early for the networks to announce their cuts, renewals and orders but that is planed to happen mid May unless the news leak out early. Rumors last week say that Heroes has been renewed for a final season already, personally I couldn’t care less

Last weeks sad news is that Legend of the Seeker and 10 Things I Hate About You have been canceled. The later might not upset many of you but LOTS will be missed by many.

I put the videos at the end.

Monday April 3

Monday is a good day for us genre viewers in sheer quality.

Chuck vs the Role Models (NBC) takes the newlyweds into training with another married pair of Agents, but they hate each other which screws up Chuck and Sarah’s mushy minds. Meanwhile Casey is supposed to train their new agent, Morgan. I am already smiling in anticipation. [Video below]

The Big Bang Spegetti Catalyst (CBS) features Sheldon as the in between. Leonard and Penny aren’t speaking and Sheldon tries to keep them both happy which is sure to amuse, a lot.

Castle (ABC) has Food to Die for when a high profile chef is found Frozen to death in the Kitchen of a hot NY resturant. Complications ensure as Castle and the restaurant owner, an old high school girlfriend of Beckett, share an attraction. Meanwhile, Beckett’s relationship with Detective Demming continues to grow. This looks like a great episode, the whole dynamic between Beckett and Castle is what makes Castle such a enjoyable show. [Videos below]

Of the non SF series you might want to check out Romantically Challenged (ABC) or Rules of Engagement (CBS). They go to a high school reunion respective look for a surrogate mother.

Tuesday May 4

It’s sad that the genre shows on Tuesdays don’t hold as much for me as the non-genre shows do.

In V the aliens tries to win the Hearts and Minds with the creepy live aboard program, Anna invites Tyler to join. Time for the freezers? The V sends a shuttle load of deadly V trackers after the fifth column and they have to stop it before it can land, unfortunately they might have been missinformed. V is on the bubble for renewal/cancellation and I don’t care about the numbers as much as the networks do but so far V has failed to hook me in, I hope that it will soon. It worries me I couldn’t find any action shots in the promotional photos. [videos below]

Lost shows the Candidate but I am not following that show. All the fans are excited about the series finale that is coming up now in May.

In NCIS (CBS) Anthony DiNozzo finds lady trouble in Obssesion.

Glee (FOX) is about Bad Reputation as a certain list  circulate the school and Sue’s private music video of Olivia Newton-John’s classic ‘Physical’ surfaces.

Peter’s electronic monitor goes off as he chases The Good Wife (CBS) out of the apartment and her kids  are covering for him. Alicia has her job cut out for her, again. This redemption thing works so well and the talented cast is a joy. [videos below]

In Justified Raylan invest the apparent suicide of a financial wizard, Owen Carnes. The widow Caryn knows more than she is letting on, making the case hard on Raylan.

Wednesday May 5

When his father chops off his hand Deputy Tommy Conroy is reluctantly forced to take over as the new sheriff of Haplin, the Happy Town. He has to investigate the recent murder and the return of the little towns dirty little secret serial killer, the Magic Man. Meanwhile perky Henley is determined to get to the secret third floor of the Boarding house.

You might want to check out Cougar Town where they consider friends with benefits.

Thursday May 6

After last weeks ‘musical’ episode Fringe is back to normal. Peter helps local law enforcement with a serial killer investigation with ties to Newton. Meanwhile Walter have to deal with maybe having to go back to the loony bin. Someone from the ‘other side’ pay’s a visit using the Northwest Passage? I wonder if we get any Peter – Walter resolution this episode? Do you know?

Supernatural (CW) is Two Minutes to Midnight when Bobby sells his soul to Crowley to avoid the Apocalypse and the Winchesters tangle with Pestilence who puts a deadly virus on them forcing Castiel to intervene. Dean goes head to head with Death and forms an unholy alliance at a high price for himself, in the hunt for the four rings they need to put the devil back into his underworld cage. Mark Sheppard who plays Crowley is such a glorious bastard, I can see where this is heading.

FlashForward goes on my save-to-watch pile, in the hope they will be better if I watch them all together. Someone is murdering the people that think they survived their flash forward fates and Mark helps Simon track down his missing sister.

Isobel returns to Mystic Falls in Vampire Diaries (CW). Mother and daughter finally meets, but Isobel refuses to answer most of Elena’s question but reveals she isn’t going to stop at nothing to find the mysterious invention Johnathan Gilbert has been searching for. Isobel’s dangerous actions lead Stefan, Damon and Bonnie to step in and help Elena deal with the situation.

Friday May 7

Friday is still SciFi Friday, but that might change next season. Syfy has allready decided to move it’s SciFi shows to Tuesdays when they return in autumn.

SGU is about Sabotage when one of the twelve FTL drive modules on the Destiny explode due to an overload, the crew calls upon a brilliant scientist from Earth to help find a solution. Nothing about what happened to Eli, Chloe and Scott? They where stranded at the end of last episode I would like to see how that play out.

Much to Clark’s surprise Martha Kent returns to Smallville with her new boyfriend Perry White. Perry and Lois get into trouble perusing a story about the Red Queen while Clark and Chloe search for the Book of Rao, which they think contains information they need to stop Zod. As the episode is named Hostage I think you can see where this is going.

Take a look at Gravity on Starz if you have the possibility.

Ariel becomes alarmed as she starts to loose large chunks of time in her life on Medium.

Melissa investigates an unresolved kidnapping that put her at more danger than anticipated in Ghost Whisperer.

Saturday May 8

We are lucky to have Legend of the Seeker on Saturdays, this week Rhal capture Cara and turn her against Richard as the Series Finale approach in Eternity. Richard and Kahlan discover the Stone of Tears is in a magical land from which they cannot leave; a surprise reunion lures Cara and Zedd into a deadly confrontation… I always thought Goodkin’s books where on the kinky side and this looks like another kinky episode.

The Doctor is recruited by Father Octavian to track the last of the Weeping Angels through the terrifying Maze of the Dead in this weeks on BBCA Doctor Who. As the Time Lord faces the Lonely Assassins, last seen in Blink, River Song is by his side. But can she be trusted?

Sunday May 9

No science fiction on Sundays, yet. Try Treme you might like it.

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