Some notably new TV tonight….
How to Make It in America – 10/9c on HBO In the vein of his own show Entourage, Mark Wahlberg has joined in and is producing a New York based comedy for the network that centers around a group of friends as they try to hit it big in the Big Apple. I have seen the première episode which is available here at TV.com, and while I was not enthralled by it, I was not terribly disappointed thanks to my low expectations. The cast includes October Road alum Bryan Greenberg as the lead Ben, Kid Cudi, and a personal favorite Lake Bell as Ben’s ex, who you may have seen in shows such as Surface and Boston Legal. Martha Plimpton pops in as a recurring player and as I hear she is a huge highlight and I am excited to check her out. Premiering after the comedy is another new one in The Ricky Gervais Show based on his popular podcast this animated show brings the stories to life. Ricky is da bomb.
The Amazing Race – 8/7c on CBS The race is back on (plus it was also renewed for a fall cycle!), with brand new locations and some old favorites to revisit with new teams and of course good old Phil Keoghan. In the 16th installment of my favorite reality competition and Emmy favorite, Big Brother fans will at least recognize one team in Jeff and Jordan the sweet pair that met on this past summer’s season and are testing the TV relationship on the race. Should be a blast and after the show is Undercover Boss, settling in to its regular timeslot after last week’s “Super” première at 9/8c. The boss of Hooters goes in to test the managers and staff and may I say, we might see a FIRING. Awesome.
If you are not into any of those progams, the Olympics continue on NBC and last night’s primetime coverage featured some exhilerating action in the Moguls and Short Track. Go Team USA!
Also, NBC, where is the Olympic standard Jim Lampley? Al Michaels is doing an okay job in the daytime host position but I miss Jim’s nice comments about the event but one person that you can tell LOVES to be in Vancouver is the just great Mary Carillo who is now going from assignment reporter to late night host!