Fall 2009 TV: Premiering Tonight - Sept. 25

9:00 PM

FOX - Dollhouse: "Vows"

Picking up a few months after the first season finale, Echo, who now sporadically remembers past "imprints" due to Alpha's machinations, weds a wealthy and charismatic British businessmen tied to one of Agent Ballard's open FBI cases. Dr. Saunders struggles with being an Active and makes Topher the target of her aggression, and Boyd mixes business with pleasure in a risky venture. Meanwhile, Adelle makes Ballard an offer he can't refuse.

Battlestar Galactica star Jamie "Apollo" Bamber guest stars.

I like Dollhouse. I didn't at first, but as things started flowing, I was hooked. I'm excited to see where this is going. Although, I am a little sad that FOX didn't air the infamous 13th episode, "Epitaph One," as it revealed a lot about where the show's going and what's going to happen. I will be watching this and enjoying it. Can't wait to see what happens. If you're a fan of the show, check out our discussion of Dollhouse Season 2.

I need to note that while I really enjoy Dollhouse, my least favorite part is Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard. There's just something about his acting style that bugs me. Who would have been great as Paul Ballard? The actor that plays Jennifer Love Hewitt's husband on Ghost Whisperer, David Crawford Conrad. (Think about it. You'll agree with me.)

CBS - Medium: "Déjà Vu All Over Again"

Allison and her family deal with the outcome of her brain surgery and its possible lasting effects. Also, a local television station owner asks Devalos and Scanlon to look into the possible stalking of his sportscaster, who is also his wife.

In the battle of Medium and Ghost Whisperer, I've always been a Ghost Whisperer fan. Now that Ghost Whisperer let me down, I'm a fan of neither. The only episode I've seen of Medium was where Kelsey Grammer guest starred as death. I liked it, but I prefer to have my Patricia Arquette fighting Freddy Kruger (Nightmare on Elm Street 3), rather than being psychic. (Even though she was kind of psychic in Nightmare 3, you know what I mean.)

10:00 PM

CBS - Numb3rs: "Hangman"

Don and the team must protect high-profile activist Benjamin Polk at a political rally, but it soon becomes a manhunt when they search for a sniper trying to kill Polk. Also, Charlie awaits an answer from Amita about his marriage proposal.

Bill Nye the Science Guy... Science rules! I love this show. I love everything about this show. It's so nerdtastic. The fact that the creators cite Bill Nye the Science Guy as inspiration for this show makes happy. Judd Hirsch is great, as always, and the relationships between the brothers and the investigative team are just wonderful.

What Else Is On?

With seven new and returning shows, it's hard to find something else on tonight that it's either in the "new" or "returning" category. Still, I've been able to wrangle up a couple.

9:00 PM

USA - Monk: "Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse"

10:00 PM

USA - Psych: "High Top Fade Out"

There we have it... If you don't have something to watch tonight, you probably don't own a TV. Luckily, that's not an excuse anymore as you can find most of these programs online.

So, what will you be watching? Are you tempted by a hilarious defensive lineman? Going to be whispering it up with some ghosts? Or, are you going to rock it "pineapple style" with Psych?

Lets hear it!

Source: The Futon Critic

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