It's been a doozie of a summer - not much to select from on the ol' boob tube. Hubs and I have upped our Netflix count lately to get us through some rather boring summer evenings; HBO's cop drama The Wire has been our show of choice lately. Bravo has had some gems with NYC Prep (trainwreck) and the can't-miss premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta (double trainwreck). We have gotten a couple good laughs out of Wipeout - my favorite parts of this show is the commentary and the BIG BALLS. Check out Jill's big ball FAIL:
But I digress...this post is entitled Television Xanadu, not Netflix Xanadu. In just a few short weeks, some of my favorite shows are coming back to the idiot box! Rejoice!
First and foremost: Mad Men. Don Draper and I will be reunited on Sunday, August 16th at 10pm via AMC. In the words of January Jones, who plays Betty Draper, "the season is a little dirtier, a little grittier." Dirtier? Yes...with three olives please!!
Next on the schedule: Flipping Out on Bravo! Premieres Monday, August 18. Everyone's favorite high maintenance real estate queen is back! How will he handle this crazy housing market?
Tuesday 8/19 marks the return of Top Chef. This season will be coming at us from Vegas. I wonder if there will be any scenes of Colicchio hanging out at the Thunder From Down Under?
Rounding out Xanadu week on Wednesday 8/20, we'll head over to Lifetime for a cup of chamomile tea, a thousand cats and a rainy afternoon with a movie about teen pregnancy. Ok not really, but that's my perception of the Lifetime network. In their biggest victory in probably, well.... ever, Project Runway will be debuting on Lifetime.
And finally, although it's a bit further away, Fox's new show choir program Glee will premiere 9/9/09. Bring on the sequins and the jazz hands, and let's do a celebratory box step!
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...