Friday, January 19, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Feb. 18-22

On TV this week

MONDAY

90210, 9 p.m., CW Liam has PTSD before going on the stand. He simply cannot believe he ended up on such a melodramatic show.

The Following, 9 p.m., Fox Carroll asks a lawyer to send a deadly message. You mean besides the bill for representation fees?

Monday Mornings, 10 p.m., TNT Sung refuses to apologize to a woman after her husband dies on the table. Hey, doc, it's literally the least you could do at this point.

Deception, 10 p.m., NBC Edward finds out something strange about Lyritrol right before its release. The FDA does that all the time, and they don't seem to think it's a big deal.

TUESDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Cult, 9 p.m., CW A journalist searches for his missing brother after a television show the brother likes about a weird cult inspires a weird cult. Even worse than people who like The Walking Dead.

SEASON PREMIERE Body of Proof, 10 p.m., ABC A third season starts tonight. Every time Dana Delany sees how Desperate Housewives ended that last year, she must laugh and laugh and laugh.

Smash, 10 p.m., NBC Julia and Tom aren't too happy when they learn they have to start working with someone new. As if partnering with those two is some kind of thrill ride.

SERIES PREMIERE The Jeselnik Offensive, 10:30 p.m., Comedy A talk show with a comedian discussing current events? Boy, these network executives are just full of cutting-edge ideas.

WEDNESDAY

Arrow, 8 p.m., CW Oliver gets up the nerve to ask Detective McKenna out. Becuase have you seen Janina Gavankar?!?

American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox The 40 semifinalists head to Las Vegas to be culled from the group, one by one. And find out some details about Britney Spears' new casino show.

Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC David Faustino from Married ... With Children is a guest star. Start a pool on how many minutes it takes for Ed O'Neill to make a winking reference to the old show. We say before the credits even roll.

Top Chef: Seattle, 10 p.m., Bravo Finally, because we haven't been watching online, the winner of Last Chance Kitchen gets to come back. At least we know it won't be Josie.

THURSDAY

Community, 8 p.m., NBC Attention, all nerds on deck. Former cyborg Tricia Helfer is on, talking to Joel McHale. Your McHale hate intensifies … now.

Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC This drama about whether Seattle Grace/Mercy West is going to close is so anti-climactic. Now, if the show were being canceled, we'd worry a little bit.

Beauty and the Beast, 9 p.m., CW Heather gets all worried for Cat after meeting Vincent. Like her boyfriend is all that.

SEASON FINALE Suits, 10 p.m., USA Harvey and Jessica argue over the future of the firm after getting an offer from a British firm. You go ask the folks from Mad Men what happens when you sell out to the Brits.

FRIDAY

The Job, 8 p.m., CBS Five people battle over a spa manager job for a resort chain. It's only a matter of time before McDonald's hires employees by letting candidates fight to the death.

Nikita, 8 p.m., CW The director of the CIA is killed after learning about Madeline Pierce's connection to Division. Well, if there's anyone who could keep the reason behind an assassination a secret, it would be them.

Shark Tank, 9 p.m., ABC A man wants to find financial backing for his camouflage clothing line for hunters. Unfortunately, none of the investors could see it happening.

Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel The trio travel to New Orleans to explore some of the various haunted legends. This episode is curiously timed so it airs after Mardi Gras, we notice.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

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