We’ve got a few new ones kicking off tonight, starting with ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You. Based on the 1999 film of the same name (starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger), the TV version stars Lindsey Shaw and Meaghan Martin as two very different sisters, feminist Kat and dizzy social climber Bianca, who start at a new high school after their mom passes away. Yes, we get some mean girl action (starting when Kat accidentally slams into the “it” girl/cheerleader). Yes, we get a lot of comic relief (especially from over protective daddy, Larry Miller). And YES we get a hot guy (Ethan Peck – who also happens to be the grandson of Hollywood legend Gregory Peck, super cute!). The movie rocked, let’s keeps our fings crossed that the TV show can live up to the fun!
Think X-Files with a sense of humor for SCI FI’s (soon to be SY FY’s) new dramedy Warehouse 13. When a couple of Secret Service agents save the President’s life, they find themselves suddenly whisked away to Warehouse 13, a massive, top-secret storage facility that has become the final resting place for every weird, mysterious, paranormal object ever obtained by the US government! Here they meet the warehouse caretaker, Artie who not only sends them on missions to acquire new supernatural artifacts, but uses their skills to help him “control” the “things” in the warehouse that somet imes get a little out of hand! If you like a little funny with your paranormal, you will LOVE this show!
And Great American Road Trip is a funny new competition series where seven families from different backgrounds are selected to take the journey of a lifetime! The families travel through cities across the US while competing in crazy Griswoldian challenges set against iconic American backdrops like the Grand Canyon and the Washington Monument. Ultimately, only one family will return home with a dream prize that perfectly complements their extraordinary and memorable summer vacation. I just hope Wally World is open when they get there!
Notable mentions… Sacha Baron Cohen aka Bruno, and Rob Thomas entertain on the Late Show with Letterman.
Tuesday Night Hot List
10 Things I Hate About You (ABC FAM) series premiere
Great American Road Trip (NBC) series premiere
Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards (MNT)
Warehouse 13 (SY FY) series premiere
America’s Got Talent (NBC)
NYC Prep (BRAVO)
Rescue Me (FX)
Late Show With David Letterman