Thursday, September 4, 2008

TwoCents 2008 Fall Preview - Thursdays (NBC)

Must See TV is back on Thursday nights on NBC...

Show: My Name is Earl
Premiere Date: Sept 25
Time: 8:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Writer: Laura Kelley
Starring: Jason Lee as Earl, Jaime Pressly as Joy, Eddie Steeples as Darnell, Ethan Suplee as Randy, Nadine Velazquez as Catalina.
Premiere Description: When Joy (Jaime Pressly) cons Make-A-Wish to send a celebrity to her trailer, Earl (Jason Lee) remembers a wish he stole from a dying child and decides it's time to cross him off the list. When he returns to the kid's home, he finds that little Buddy (guest star Seth Green) has exceeded all of the doctors' expectations and is still alive. Buddy asks Earl to produce his movie and suddenly all of Camden County find themselves starring in a high-octane action film. Randy (Ethan Suplee) surprises everyone when his acting skills get rave reviews.

Show: Kath & Kim (NEW)
Premiere Date: Oct 9
Time: 8:30PM EST
TwoCents Staff Writer: OPEN
Starring: Selma Blair as Kim Day, Mikey Day as Craig Baker, John Michael Higgins as Phil Knight, Molly Shannon as Kath Day.
Program Description: The American adaptation of the Australian hit comedy series, "Kath & Kim" stars Molly Shannon (NBC's "Saturday Night Live") and Selma Blair ("Hellboy 2") as the hilarious and iconoclastic mother-daughter duo.
"Kath & Kim" focuses on Kath (Shannon), a cheerful, foxy, forty-something, and her self-absorbed daughter, Kim (Blair), who have the love/hate, push/pull dysfunctional relationship that only a mother and daughter could share.
Kath has finally found love in the form of a sandwich shop owner named Phil Knight, played by John Michael Higgins ("Best in Show"). Kim is a self-absorbed princess newly separated from her husband of six weeks, Craig (Mikey Day, MTV’s "Short Circuitz"). Kim decides to move back home, putting a damper on Kath’s new romance.

Show: The Office
Premiere Date: Sept 25
Time: 9:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Writer: PG Ignacio
Starring: Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, Paul Lieberstein as Toby Flenderson, B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard, Oscar Nuñez as Oscar Martinez, Craig Robinson as Darryl Philbin, Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute. Guest Star Amy Ryan returns as Holly.
Where We Left Off: Andy proposed to Angela. Angela was half naked with Dwight. Phyllis saw Angela and Dwight half naked. Michael was hooked on Holly. Jan is pregnant and it's not Michael's. Pam got into an art school in NYC and Jim didn't get to propose. Ryan is in jail. Toby left for Costa Rica and Kevin is "simple".
Premiere Description: For the first time, we see what happens over eight weeks of the summer, as a Dunder Mifflin weight loss initiative causes the branch to diet and become obsessed with their weight. Michael (Steve Carell) pursues a friendship with his new HR rep, Holly (Oscar nominee, Amy Ryan). Jim (John Krasinski) misses Pam (Jenna Fischer) who attends art school in New York. Dwight (Rainn Wilson), Andy (Ed Helms) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) attend to unfinished business.

Show: 30 Rock
Premiere Date: Oct 30 (SNL Political Specials Air till Oct 23)
Time: 9:30PM EST
TwoCents Staff Writer: PG Ignacio
Starring: Scott Adsit as Pete Hornberger, Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, Katrina Bowden as Cerie, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, Judah Friedlander as Frank Rossitano, Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell, Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan.
Program Description: Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as not only “the best comedy on TV this year” but “simply the best TV,” the Emmy Award-winning comedy “30 Rock” is told through the comedic voice of Golden Globe winner Tina Fey (“Liz Lemon”) and features Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin (“Jack Donaghy”) as a top network executive and Tracy Morgan (“Tracy Jordan”) as the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.

Show: ER
Premiere Date: Sept 25
Time: 10:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Writer: OPEN
Starring: Linda Cardellini as Samantha Taggart, Scott Grimes as Dr. Archie Morris, Parminder Nagra as Neela Rasgotra, Mekhi Phifer as Dr. Gregory Pratt, John Stamos Tony Gates, Maura Tierney as Abby Lockhart.
Premiere Description: The Final Season. Abby (Maura Tierney) wakes up after the ambulance explosion and realizes that she has a broken wrist but quickly rushes to check on Pratt’s (Mekhi Phifer) condition. Sam (Linda Cardellini) and Gates (John Stamos) rush to the scene and find Pratt injured but still walking and talking. A mother and daughter are also rushed in from the explosion and Abby misdiagnoses the case. Meanwhile, Morris (Scott Grimes) and Neela (Parminder Nagra) struggle to keep up with Pratt’s injuries. David Lyons also stars.

1 comment:

  1. I'd say that out of all of these, I'm most excited for The Office. I don't know what happened with the other shows, but I know that The Office was hurt by the writer's strike and only had 14 episodes instead of 25. That wasn't nearly enough of that show for me! I'm looking forward to getting some answers!

    In addition to the awesomeness that season 5 will bring, we'll also get to the see who won the Tide To Go talking stain contest! I work for Tide and what we did was ask people to send in their own spoof of the talking stain ad. The finalists are over at and the winner can be seen during the premiere of The Office on Thursday.

    Definitely check those out and let me know what you think! I'd be interested in hearing which one your favorite was/who you think is going to win. Feel free to email me! Especially if you have any questions!

    Mandy Jacobs :)


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