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I normally do not write about Saturday Night programming. Why? Because there is nothing worth mentioning — until now!

Did you know that Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210) and Harold Perrineau Jr (Sons of Anarchy) star in a hour long musical comedy series on TBS called The Wedding Band?!? Most people do not because TBS dumped the series on Saturday’s- yet the series has been breaking cable Saturday night viewing ratings records for the network and has actually been making a case for a renewal — though I still feel like TBS is trying to burn off the series after changing its mandate from producing a mix of hour and half hour comedies. And I will say this though, the series is actually pretty funny with good covers of popular songs making me question TBS’ decision to dump the show on Saturdays.

So, what is The Wedding Band about for those who have not heard about it? The series follows a group of lifelong friends and the new guy (Perrineau) who are in a wedding band (called Mother of the Bride) and get into trouble with each and every gig they play. It is a strange mix of comedy and procedural which actually works in favor for the show as they play at different parties and get to know the people they are playing for. It works. The episodes already have ranged from weddings (that’s what they normally do) to playing at a house party for two geeky guys trying to land the girls of their dreams. The show also has had quite the guest list for a new series and has included appearances by Megan Fox, Ryan Hansen, and Bree Turner amongst others.

The show’s main strength lies in the ensemble cast. Besides BAG and HP, the series features the likes of Jenny Wade (Reaper), Melora Hardin (The Office), and Peter Cambor (NCIS: LA). This group clicks in ways most shows wish they could because they all play off each other strongly. The covers are actually pretty good, better then what we’ve seen on shows like Glee  and they twist them in ways you wouldn’t expect. Brian Austin Green shows that he actually has a pretty good singing voice (he plays the lead singer of the band), as do the others in the cast as they sing songs every so often as they switch off singing duties from time to time.

Is The Wedding Band amazing TV? No, but it’s fun and deserves a lot more attention then it is getting. If you go out on Saturdays (like most people do) I suggest that you DVR this show. It actually is worth your time. It is fun and a little bit quirky and that’s all you can ask for from a show like this and I’m glad it’s around for now (even if it is being burned off).

Episode Description, “Time of My Life:” Rutherford plans an adult prom, but she must deal with her high-school nemesis in the process. Elsewhere, Tommy woos everyone’s fantasy woman, and Stevie dates a florist with some lusty talents.

Catch the all new episode of The Wedding Band on TBS at 10pm! What else can you watch tonight (there isn’t much- but there are some good classic Holiday movies on)!

8PM

HALLMARK: A Bride for Christmas (holiday movie)
NICK: Victorious/Marvin Marvin (comedies)
NBC: It’s a Wonderful Life (classic holiday movie)
DISNEY: The Santa Clause 3 (holiday movie)
LIFE: Undercover Christmas (holiday movie)
TLC: Extreme Christmas Trees (holiday repeat)
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9PM

DISNEYXD: Kickin’ It (teen comedy)
BIO: Celebrity Ghost Stories (docu)
CMT: Redneck Island (reality)
ID: Motives & Murders (docu)
SYFY: Dragonwasps (tv movie)
ABC: College Football (sports)
FOX: College Football (sportS)

10PM

CBS: 48 Hours (news showcase)
ANIMAL: Pit Bulls and Parolees (docu)
BIO: The Haunting of… (docu)
CMT: Chainsaw Gang/Big Texas Heat (reality)
ID: Fatal Vows (docu)
MTV: House of Style (behind the scenes)
ABCFAM: Elf (holiday movie)

Summer Glau is a Terminator

While Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles doesn’t return to television until February 13th (when it will be teamed up with Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse), that doesn’t mean we don’t have something to keep our attention. Executive producer and head writer Josh Friedman is hosting a weekly podcast that features a mix of raw footage, interviews and previews of upcoming episodes. So far, three have been released. The third one is easily the most interesting of the batch and features a dream-like sequence between Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) and Kyle Reese (Jonathan Jackson), the first screen time that they have shared in the series.

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This past week, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Knight Rider, two shows that were rumored to be heading for cancellation, were extended to full season orders.  Both shows are based on popular 1980s franchises and have been getting low ratings against tough competition.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles airs on Monday nights at 8pm against Chuck, Gossip Girl, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dancing With the Stars, and Monday Night Football, which shares a similar demographic and takes a big chunk of the ratings.  Like a lot of other shows in the current season, Fox offers all the new episodes online, which makes it less important to see the show in its first run on television.  I think we’re finally seeing the full effect of airing episodes online for free with how many struggling shows we have this season.

Knight Rider airs on NBC Wednesday nights at 8pm against Pushing Daisies, Bones, America’s Next Top Model, New Adventures of Old Christine, and Gary Unmarried. While not nearly as competitive as Sarah Connor’s time slot, it still faces a tough variety of content; from Daisies stylized quirkiness to Bones’ intriguing cases and whatever the heck people see in Top Model. With rumors that David Hasselhoff will be guest starring in future episodes, I can picture a spike in the ratings, maybe even a big enough one to warrant a second season for the struggling action show.

Love them or hate them? Either way you have 9 more episodes to give them a chance.

There are a lot of new shows on tonight, but one in particular that is worthy of your time and needs your help is “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”. The show, which features an alternate Terminator timeline that spun directly off of “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, is an entertaining and action packed show that features Lena Headey (300) as Sarah Connor, Thomas Dekker (Heroes) as John Connor, Brian Austin Green as Derek Reese, a resistance fighter from the future and John’s uncle, and Summer Glau (Firefly) as Cameron, a Terminator reprogramed to protect John at all costs.

In tonight’s installment, “after a case of mistaken identity, John, Sarah and Derek work to protect a member of the Resistance.” To do so, they must infiltrate a military academy. The episode airs at 8pm on Fox.

Click to enlarge these pictures from past episodes of season 2 of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”:

Also new tonight:

8PM:

  • ABC: Dancing With the Stars (Reality)
  • CBS: The Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother (Comedies)
  • NBC: Chuck (Action/Comedy)
  • FOX: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Action/Drama)

9PM:

  • CBS: Two and a Half Men/Worst Week (Comedies)
  • NBC: Heroes (Action/Drama)
  • FOX: Prison Break (Action/Drama)

10PM:

  • ABC: Boston Legal (Comedy/Drama)
  • CBS: CSI: Miami (Crime/Drama)
  • NBC: Life (Crime/Drama)

Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling as David and DonnaThe countdown to the new 90210 ended and had great results for the CW. And now comes word from another original cast member about whether or not he’d be open to returning to the series that launched his career and the zipcode that was his home for 10 years. (A hint, he is on the image to the left).

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Summer Glau is a Terminator

Tonight, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” returns to Fox.  Five scenes from the premiere have been released on the show’s official website, and you can check out the season’s awesome teaser poster here.

The first episode of season 2 is titled “Samson & Delilah” and takes place directly after season 1’s clifhanger, where Cameron was caught in a Jeep explosion. The official description: “After the Jeep explosion, John’s 16th birthday makes him confront the fact that he’s destined to be alone. Meanwhile, after Cromartie’s massacre, Agent Ellison must face off against both the Feds and his faith.”