WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 ― First, a public service announcement: Americans are notorious for their short attention spans. Please do not forget the Hurricane Sandy victims, many of whom are still in dire straits. As if they didn’t have it bad enough, the latest storm dropped cold temperatures and snow on parts of the northeast. Please take the time to contribute to the cause and help in any way you can.
While we’re still holding that thought, isn’t it bizarre that the apocalyptic film “The Day After Tomorrow” laid out a Hollywood version of what Sandy’s victims just went through? Maybe, just maybe, it is time to focus on what kind of planet we will leave as a legacy to our children.
Now—back to our regularly scheduled programming, which tonight features, among other highlights, the new vehicle for TV fave Tim Allen and another episode in Discovery’s popular “Gold Rush.”
8 p.m. EST: Reality shows galore in this hour and Tim Allen is back with a new sitcom.
ABC: Last Man Standing: (New) Boyd (Luke Krunchev) is reprimanded at school for playing dodge ball, so Mike (Tim Allen) starts an underground dodge ball club.
CBS: Undercover Boss: (New) Tilted Kilt president Ron Lynch works undercover at his restaurants.
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares: (New) Chef Ramsay visits Mama Maria’s, an Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Brooklyn, where the exhausted owner has lost control of the staff and the food he serves.
NBC: Go On: (Repeat) Ryan (Mathew Perry) goes against Lauren’s (Laura Benanti) mode of operation and takes action to solve Sonia’s (Sarah Baker) problem, but his efforts backfire.
CW: America’s Next Top Model: College Edition: (New) The models each write their own script for a TV commercial to promote tourism in Jamaica and then film the spot while riding a horse bareback on a beach. At the photo shoot, the ladies pose for a perfume ad.
ABC: Malibu Country: (New) A tabloid story about her ex’s new romance spurs Reba to entertain the notion of seeing men, so she accepts an offer to go on a blind date
NBC: Guys With Kids: (Repeat) Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) and Gary (Anthony Anderson) disagree about whether to have another child.
9 p.m. Hopeful enterprenuers, rogue agents and murder in this hour.
ABC: Shark Tank: (New) Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch helps pitch an idea for a virtual classroom designed to teach technology to baby boomers. Other products include a motorized-vehicle suit; sugar-free candy chips; and a search engine that lists homes for sale.
CBS: CSI: NY: (New) A psychiatrist’s patients are systematically murdered.
FOX: Fringe: (New) A team member assumes a new role, while Walter (John Noble) searches for a vital object to help in the fight against the Observers.
NBC: Grimm: (New) Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) new found knowledge of the Wesen world leads him to question an arrest he made earlier in his career; Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) deals with an unexpected situation at the spice shop.
CW: Nikita: (New) Amanda (Melinda Clarke) sends a rogue agent to free Owen (Devon Sawa) from a Russian prison, but he manages to escape her grasp. Later, Owen is shocked to learn that Nikita (Maggie Q) now works with Division.
10 p.m. Bad bosses, love triangles and voodoo in this hour.
ABC: 20/20: (New) Bosses mistreating their employees; job interviews; extreme commutes; an entrepreneur who squatted in the Palo Alto, Calif., AOL offices when he ran out of money; office romance; mis-sent emails.
CBS: Blue Bloods: (New) Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) learns about voodoo while investigating a stabbing committed by someone in costume on Halloween.
NBC: Dateline NBC: (New) Chris Hansen investigates the murder of a young woman in a case that allegedly involves a love triangle, a bizarre game and the emergence of an unlikely suspect.
New episodes of:
Gold Rush at 8 and 9 p.m. on Discovery
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on TLC
My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera at 9 p.m. on BIO
Jungle Gold at 10 p.m. on Discovery
Brides of Beverly Hills at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on TLC
For movie lovers:
Old Dogs at 8 p.m. on FMC
The Eagle at 8 p.m. on HBO
Star Trek Generations at 8 p.m. on IFC
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden at 8 p.m. on National Geographic Channel
A Fistfull of Dollars at 8 p.m. on TCM
Columbiana at 10 p.m. on ENC
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