On TV this week, Feb. 8-12

On TV this week

MONDAY

Intervention, 9 p.m., A&E Now there's someone who's addicted to exercise. They're just making up stuff now, aren't they?

SERIES PREMIERE Inside the Border Warriors, 9 p.m., NatGeo Now we peer into the lives of the Shadow Wolves, an elite group of federal agents fighting drug smugglers on the Arizona-Mexico border. In addition to being Native Americans, these agents also have dibs on the coolest unit name in law enforcement.

24, 9 p.m., Fox Are we the only ones who think Renee's storyline is the only one worth paying any attention to so far this season? Just wondering, because we're starting to be glad this is the last season.

TUESDAY

The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC As the show makes the transition from teams to singles, Paralympic athlete Allison Jones shows everyone you can be in shape even if you don't have the use of all your limbs, negating all the contestants' excuses.

The Millionaire Matchmaker, 10 p.m., Bravo The episodes where the gay male millionaires get fixed up are the best, because their dates are as straightforward as guys will be while being as catty as women can be. My e-mail is listed below for your complaints.

The Good Wife, 10 p.m., CBS We all have to wait and see if Peter's appeal is successful so he can go make another Sex and the City movie.

WEDNESDAY

Inside Polygamy: Life in Bountiful, 9 p.m., NatGeo A real-life version of Big Love profiles Winston Blackmore, a Canadian with more than 20 wives and more than 100 children. Remembering birthdays must be a full-time job.

Shear Genius, 10 p.m., Bravo Kim Vo shows up to tell the contestants how to repair damaged dye jobs. Buttoning top buttons is still a major problem, though.

Taboo, 10 p.m., NatGeo All the interesting stuff is on this channel tonight. Exhibit B: a guy who really is in love with his blow-up doll. Maybe Winston Blackmore should get to know a dozen or so of these.

THURSDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, 8 p.m., CBS Seeing as how CBS has all but dried up the potential contestant pool, they're cannibalizing past shows and pitting them against each other. We have to wonder whether they tell the people which role they're fulfilling. Who wants to be the villain?

SERIES PREMIERE Past Life, 9 p.m., Fox We got ghost shows and police shows, but what about ghost police shows? Now we have a pair of flatfoots who try to solve crimes that occurred in past lives. We can't even solve the ones in this temporal plane!

Fight Science, 9 p.m., NatGeo Viewers really need a show that explains when someone's foot hits you in the face, the amount of energy transferred equals being hit with a baseball bat. Here, let's try the real thing and compare!

FRIDAY

XXI Winter Olympics, 7:30 p.m., NBC For the next two weeks, gaze at the spectacle that is NBC losing an unbelievable amount of money for no real reason.

Smallville, 8 p.m., CW A magical comic book gives a guy superpowers. The pandering to the uber-geeks is just getting unreal on this show.

DogTown, 8 p.m., NatGeo Continue to feel bad about what Michael Vick did as we follow the fate of 22 dogs found at his dog-fighting ranch. Or watch the Olympics. Whichever.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, Feb. 8-12 02/07/10 [Last modified: Sunday, February 7, 2010 5:56pm]

    

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