Tuesday, May 29
The charming, brilliant, witty, devout, and remarkably rotund English writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born on this date in 1874. I adore this man, dead though he has been for many-a-year, and often listen to his Father Brown stories on my iPod while I am falling asleep. Because they are like a warm, fluffy, auditory blanket of coziness.
Cougar Town (ABC 8pm) Finale: When Grayson complains that his life is like “Groundhog Day,” Jules asks for that to be the theme of her bachelorette party; Grayson convinces Jules to elope, but their friends tag along.
Renewal Status: Renewed, on TBS. Also, isn’t everybody’s life like Groundhog Day after turning 30? Quit whining, dude. At least you have weekends.
The Catalina (The CW 8pm) Premiere: A spring break pool party does not go as planned; sparks fly between bartenders Kris and Nancy, who used to date; Morgan, the restaurant general manager, competes in a beach volleyball tournament.
It’s a dream come true! They finally made an entire TV series about that summer Zach, Kelly, and the gang spent working at the beach resort with Carrie Heffernan!
20/20: The Jubilee Queen (ABC 9pm) Princes William, Harry and Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and members of the queen’s staff talk about Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
If this whole jubilee thing goes in a The Great Mouse Detective direction, can we please have Benedict Cumberbatch be the one to save the day?
LA Complex (The CW 9pm) Finale: Abby and Nick try to advance their careers and take their relationship to the next level; Connor searches for answers; Raquel questions her decisions.
Renewal Status: I can’t find anything concrete on this; an actor on the show said season 2 was going to air in July, but the CW denied this, and while they aren’t definitively saying that it’s been cancelled, they are pointing out that it isn’t on any of their schedules that have been released. So, make of that what you will.
The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo 9pm) The ladies travel to Costa Rica; Vicki’s erratic behavior has the others worried; Alexis is confronted on her phony lifestyle.
Please drink the water, please drink the water, please drink the water!
Design Star (HGTV 9pm) Premiere: Designers must team up to make over six rooms in the mansion where they will be living for the season.
All of these people chose their outfits deliberately. All of them.
16 and Pregnant (MTV 10pm) Finale: A Texas teenager’s pregnancy is marked with tragedy.
Renewal Status: I’m sure that as long as teenagers insist on failing to use birth control properly, MTV will be there to show us their crappy boyfriends and psychotic parents.
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites (The National Geographic Channel 10pm) Premiere: The annual harvest puts the Hutterite colony in danger of survival; Claudia shocks everyone.
From the National Geographic Channel Website: “Meet the Hutterites—a small religious colony in rural Montana who holds desperately to their sacred traditions while fighting the modern temptations of the outside world. King Colony is made up of 59 people and they are almost all related. This family lives together, works together, and worships God together, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives.” No, thank you.
Big Brooklyn Style (TLC 10pm) Premiere: Lisa helps a woman find a professional look; a grad with low self-esteem needs an outfit for a job interview; a woman needs clothes for a cruise.
An insider’s look at the exciting and glamorous world of plus-sized clothing retailers.
Workaholics (Comedy Central 10:30) Premiere: The guys plan their first acid trip.
What will you be watching this weekend?
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