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10 things i hate about you

Tonight’s TV is pretty awful, so thankfully ABC Family has some quirky 90s style fun with their TV re-imagining of 10 Things I Hate About You.  The new episode airs at 8pm tonight and High School gets even more crowded and complicated as local residents pack the halls after a brush-fire causes an evacuation. In the midst of the chaos, Kat and Patrick spend some time together on the roof.  Sadly, I don’t think she’ll throw him off. The new episode is followed by a new episode of Ruby & the Rockits.

What else is on tonight?

8PM

  • ABC: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Gameshow)
  • FOX: Hell’s Kitchen (Reality)

9PM

  • ABC: Shaq Vs. (Seriously, are they out of freaking ideas?)
  • CBS: Big Brother 11 (Reality)
  • FOX: More to Love (Dating Reality)
  • TNT: Hawthorne (Medical Drama)
  • SYFY: Warehouse 13 (Sci-Fi)

10PM

  • ABC: Primetime: The Outsiders (News Showcase)
  • A&E: The Cleaner (Drama)
  • FX: Rescue Me (Drama)
  • TNT: Saving Grace (Drama)
  • SYFY: ECW (Wrestling)

10 things i hate about you

Tonight is the first episode of ABC Family’s television adaptation of the hit 1999 teen comedy, 10 Things I Hate About You.   What sets this aside from other movie to TV adaptations is that the pilot was directed by the film’s director, Gil Junger, and the awesome Larry Miller reprises the role of Walter Stratford from the film.

The show feels like the 90s comedy and has a similar vibe to other 90s classics like Clueless.  The the series be able to screech the material from a stand alone film to enough episodes to fill seasons without getting dull and repetitive? I think that will be the main test here. The new teenagers also have some huge shoes to fill stepping into the roles portrayed by the talented Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles and the adorable Larisa Oleynik. Either way, it’ll be fun to see how Shakespare’s The Taming of the Shrew works (or doesn’t work) in the television format. The episode airs at 8pm on ABC Family.

Also on tonight (a lot more than usual!):

8PM

  • ABC: The Superstars (Reality)
  • NBC: Great American Road Trip (Reality)
  • MNT: Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards (Awards)

9PM

  • ABC: 20/20 (News Showcase)
  • NBC: America’s Got Talent (Reality)
  • MNT: Jail (Reality)
  • A&E: First 48 (Reality Crime)
  • SCIFI: Warehouse 13 (Supernatural)
  • SPIKE: UFC’s Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights (Clip Show)
  • TNT: Hawthorne (Medical Drama)

10PM

  • ABC: Primetime: Family Secrets (News Showcase)
  • CBS: 48 Hours (News Showcase)
  • NBC: Dateline NBC (News Showcase)
  • A&E: The Cleaner (Drama)
  • FX: Rescue Me (Drama)
  • TNT: Saving Grace (Drama)