Thursday, September 20, 2007

TwoCents Fall Preview - Thursdays (NBC)

Rounding out the Thursdays is a full load of shows on...


Show: My Name Is Earl
Premiere Date: September 27th
Time: 8:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Returning Comedy Rank: 4 of 12
TwoCents Staff Writer: Breanna P
Starring: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples
Premiere Description: INMATE #28301-016---SEASON PREMIERE--- Earl (Jason Lee) begins his jail sentence and discovers that life is not easy behind bars. He persistently tries to find out the best approach to surviving in his new environment. Meanwhile, Joy (Jaime Pressly) finds out, after a few failed attempts, the perfect gift to pay Earl back for taking her spot in jail comes in the form of taking care of Randy (Ethan Suplee), who is also having a hard time adjusting to his new life without Earl. In prison, Earl is sought out by a bully, who has lived most of his life in jail as a result of Young Earl's mischief. This new life for Earl behind bars must mean years of bad karma or does it?
TV by KP: The premiere episode of Earl is worth the watch. We catch up quickly with all the returning characters and watching Earl try to keep Karma happy and still be able to survive prision is a joy to watch Jason Lee act his way through. I enjoyed it.

Show: The Office
Premiere Date: September 27th
Time: 9:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Returning Comedy Rank: 1 of 12
TwoCents Staff Writer: The Office Conference Room
Starring: Steve Carell, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Rainn Wilson, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.j. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith
Premiere Description: THE RUN FOR THE CURE-SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PREMIERE - A freak accident causes Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) to feel the office is cursed. He explores the religious beliefs of his employees before deciding to hold a charity 5K fun run. Meanwhile, further developments in the romances of Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski), and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) are explored.
TV by KP: When we last left the group, Jim drove back from NYC's job interview to ask Pam on a date, Karen was left in NY, Jan was fired and getting ready to move in with Michael and Ryan was promoted into Jan's job! That's a LOT! I'm spoken with a few guest stars who are in the premiere and they promise we will find out everything about all of this and more including Dwight and Angela! Of course we're looking forward to seeing how everyone else is doing too!

Show: ER
Premiere Date: September 27th
Time: 10:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Returning Drama Rank: 9 of 25
TwoCents Staff Writer: Amanda
Starring: Goran Visnjic, Linda Cardellini, Parminder Nagra, Mekhi Phifer, Maura Tierney, John Stamos, Scott Grimes
Premiere Description: Abby (Maura Tierney), Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) and Morris (Scott Grimes) try to figure out how to handle Dr. Morretti’s (guest star Stanley Tucci) strict new ER procedures. As the injured arrive at the ER from the anti-war rally, Gates (John Stamos) frantically tries to find out what happened to Neela (Parminder Nagra). Later, Gates takes matters into his own hands when he finds out that a patient was responsible for the explosion at the rally.
Amanda's TwoCents: Where We Left Off: Luka leaves town (and is only coming back for four episodes so far next season), Ray loses both his legs and skips out of town(is on occurrence next season), Abby meets the new Chief, Sarah leaves with her grandparents, Neela goes to an anti-war protest, gunfire is heard, Neela gets trampled and Gates arrives and tries to reach her. What We're Looking Forward To: How many old cast members will be brought back, Ray/Neela/Gates, more storyline for Morris, Neela's accident outcome, Abby's struggle between being a parent and a doctor.

Show: 30 Rock
Premiere Date: October 4th
Time: 8:30PM EST
TwoCents Staff Returning Comedy Rank: 3 of 12
TwoCents Staff Writer: PG Ignacio
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski, Judah Friedlander, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Lonny Ross, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan
Premiere Description: The gang at "30 Rock" returns from their summer hiatus. Liz's (Tina Fey) excitement to be back and see Jack (Alec Baldwin) is quickly squashed when he tells her that despite what she thinks, she is not over Floyd. Jack also tells her about his plan for SeinfeldVision, which entails using NBC-owned footage from Seinfeld's show and inserting him into NBC's current shows. Jerry Seinfeld (Guest Star Jerry Seinfeld) shows up at Jack's office upset about SeinfeldVision. Meanwhile, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) has gained weight over the summer after doing the musical, "Mystic Pizza: The Musical!" and Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) becomes Tracy's (Tracy Morgan) office wife when Tracy's wife kicks him out.
PG Ignacio's TwoCents: Where We Left Off: Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was doing the usual running-around-like-a-chicken-with-her-head-cut-off trying to the keep TGS running smoothly despite the usual antics of the show's star, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), and the disfunctional contribution from the entire TGS staff. Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), network executive, just suffered a heart attack that doubled as a personal awakening and a lie detector test. Amidst the craziness, Liz is dealing with her own personal problem, the potential falling out with her boyfriend Floyd (Jason Sudeikis, Saturday Night Live).
*What We're Looking Forward To: The premiere marks the return of Jerry Seinfeld to NBC, as a guest star. It will be interesting to see how Liz Lemon continues to keep the TGS crew working together successfully, despite everything they manage to throw at her. The big question is: Do Jack and Liz have feelings for each other? The show recently won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series. Let's see how they follow-up their award-winning first season.

Show: Scrubs
Premiere Date: October 25th
Time: 9:30PM EST
TwoCents Staff Returning Comedy Rank: 5 of 12
TwoCents Staff Writer: Rachel
Starring: Christa Lawrence Miller, Donald Faison, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Ken Jenkins, Neil Flynn, Sarah Chalke, Zach Braff
Description: “Scrubs” focuses on the strange experiences of Dr. John Dorian, or “J.D.” (Zach Braff, “Last Kiss,” “Garden State”), a medical resident, as he continues on his healing career in a surreal hospital, crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients -- where humor and tragedy can collide at any time.
Rachel's TwoCents: We Last Saw: With JD having second thoughts about Kim and Elliot having second thoughts about Keith, it was inevitable that they would end up on a bed together about to kiss... What We Hope To See: If they kissed (and/or more) and RUINED EVERYTHING!

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