WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 —Just when you thought TV couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along comes a show like “Oh Sit” that manages to lower the reality show bar even more. Described as a fast-paced musical chairs, the cleverest thing about this show may be its name.
Last year “Oh Sit” pulled in less than one million viewers per episode, which makes one wonder why it was brought back for a second, equally ridiculous season on CW. Granted CW isn’t a “major’ network, but surely there’s something in their dusty pilot vault that could serve their preferred 18 to 49 demo a little more intelligently.
The Syfy network has a marginally better chance of offering up a winner with their heavily promoted new series “Defiance.” Set in a near future where aliens and humans occupy a radically altered and hostile Earth, the show already boasts a companion game of the same name that will be tied together throughout the run of the series. The endless game of product placement continues unabated in the entertainment world.
If “Defiance” doesn’t meet your science fiction expectations, NBC’s “Revolution” returns tonight for its second season. Set in a lawless world without electricity, the primary goal of the cast is to restore the power grid, and with it a semblance of order beyond militia controlled chaos.
Meanwhile in White Pine Bay, Oregon, Norma and Norman Bates continue to rebuild their lives in A&E’s tasty new series “Bates Motel.” The series is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho.” As we watch the young Norman being molded into the future Norman by the domineering and scheming Mama Bates, it’s easy to imagine how he morphs into the future shower slayer, so brilliantly portrayed by Anthony Perkins in the classic 1960 film.
So file your extension today before the lines at the post office get any longer (or, better yet, file it electronically) and slip that 1040 long form back in the “to do” pile. The federal government has no concept of fiscal responsibility, so tossing yours aside long enough to relax and enjoy a night of good TV won’t mean the end of the world as we know it. That ship left the dock a long time ago.
All times are EDT:
ABC: Dancing With the Stars: (Live) The couples perform for the judges.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother: (New) When The Captain (Kyle MacLachlan) asks Lily to move to Rome for a year to be his art consultant, she fears that Marshall will resent her. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney become obsessed with a girl who is hiding her amazing body under a puffy coat.
FOX: Bones: (New) The team investigates the murder of a high-powered divorce lawyer.
NBC: The Voice: (New) The artists face elimination as they duel in duets.
CW: Oh Sit!: (New) Oh Sit! is back with more fun and higher stakes! This season, the show will feature new obstacles and bridges, water rounds, mechanical rounds and slick zones.
CBS: Rules of Engagement: (New) Adam and Jen are joined by Audrey and Jeff at a healthy-cooking class, and when Jen insults Audrey’s culinary skills a competition is stoked. Meanwhile, Russell’s new girlfriend bears a strange resemblance to Timmy, and it leaves him flabbergasted.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls: (New) Caroline panics when she develops a rash after a night with her ex-beau.
FOX: The Following: (New) Ryan and the FBI discover a follower who may lead them to Carroll’s location.
CW: 90210: (New) Jordan (guest star Robbie Jones) asks Naomi to plan a launch party for the latest hot writer, known as Author X, which forces Annie to admit that she is Author X. Silver worries that Adrianna is not okay that she is dating Mark (guest star Charlie Weber).
CBS: Mike and Molly: (New) Mike’s birthday wish is to have his wife and mother get along, but Molly and Peggy butt heads more than ever as they try to plan his birthday party together. Meanwhile, Samuel and Carl compete for the same woman.
ABC: Castle: (New) Beckett and Castle discover giant footprints at the site of a vicious murder, leading the team to wonder if Bigfoot is the killer.
CBS: Hawaii Five-0: (New) When McGarrett and Catherine cross into North Korea to retrieve the remains of a fallen friend, he recounts his last deadly mission there.
NBC: Revolution: (New) Neville disappears; Aaron and Rachel set off for The Tower while Charlie and Miles follow the nuke to Atlanta. Leslie Hope guest stars.
New episodes of:
The Real Housewives of Orange County at 8 p.m. on BRAVO
Top Gear at 9 p.m. on BBC
Overhaulin’ at 9 p.m. on DSC
Love it or List it at 9 p.m. on HGTV
Defiance at 9 p.m. on Syfy
Bizarre Foods America at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel
The ‘80s: The Decade That Made Us at 9 and 10 p.m. on NGC
Top of the Lake at 9 and 10 p.m. on SUND
Dallas at 9 and 10 p.m. on TNT
Bates Motel at 10 p.m. on A&E
LA Shrinks at 10 p.m. on BRAVO
Texas Car Wars: Scrapped Out at 10 p.m. on DSC
House Hunters at 10 p.m. on HGTV
Teen Mom 2 at 10 p.m. on MTV
Scam City at 10 p.m. on SCI
Burger Land at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel
Lizard Lick Towing at 10 p.m. on truTV
For movie lovers:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on AMC
The Dead Pool on ENC
The English Patient on FLIX
Dear John on FMC
The A-Team on FX
Lethal Weapon 4 on IFC
Winchester ’73 on TCM
Rushmore on MOMAX
Red Tails on HBO
Rock of Ages on HBO
Legally Blond on ABCFAM
Red Dawn at 9:35 p.m. on ENC
Casino Jack at 9:35 p.m. on TMC
Colt .45 at 9:45 p.m. on TCM
X-Men: First Class at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX
Dear John at 10 p.m. on FMC
Groundhog Day at 10:31 p.m. on AMC
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