What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Rock Center with Brian Williams

Rock Center with Brian Williams continues its travels as it searches for a audience. Tonight it lands in the last hour of primetime on NBC. The stories include the newest project for Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, a double amputee who intends to race amongst completely abled-bodied runners in the Olympics, and a look at the danger of concussions in girls’ soccer. Check in with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. Neil Patrick Harris is the guest cohost, and Jessica Chastain, Emeli Sandé, and Chris Byrne are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Duets. The stars perform inspirational songs with their duet partners, and one of them faces elimination. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. Breaking Pointe. Ronald needs to make a decision over staying at Ballet West with his brother or leaving with his girlfriend, Ronnie wants contract advice, Katie auditions at Ballet Idaho, and the dancers work on an erotic ballet. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. Take Me Out. Series premiere. Thirty women are hoping to find a summer fling 7:00 PM CT Fox

5. NBA Basketball. Game 6 of Eastern Conference Finals. Miami Heat at Boston Celtics. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

6. Saving Hope. Series premiere. Hope Zion Hospital’s chief of surgery wanders the hospital in spirit form after falling into a coma. 8:00 PM CT NBC

7. The Choice. Series premiere. Celebrities searching for love include Pauly D, Romeo, Jeremy Bloom, and Jason Cook. 8:00 PM CT Fox

8. World’s Dumbest …. Season premiere. Dumb has never been funnier. Danny Bonaduce, Gary Busey, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold, Chuck Nice and Tonya Harding provide hilarious commentary as they present footage featuring the most idiotic suspects, drivers, fans, daredevils, competitions and partiers. 8:00 PM CT truTV

9. The First 48. During a home invasion, a mom is murdered in front of her daughter, and a Dallas teenager tries to sell his gun and pays the ultimate price. 8:00 PM CT A&E

10. On the Fly. In the first half hour, A bachelor tries to fly to his bachelor party using bribes, and Ingrid challenges performers to a dance-off. In the second half hour, a passenger tries to incite the crowd, and a mandolin player tries to get a boarding pass with an impromptu performance 8:00 PM CT TLC

11. Swamp People. Nothing means more to Willie than his family, and when he’s not catching gators, he’s out showing his sons the ways of the swamp just like his daddy did with him.8:00 PM CT HISTORY

12. L.A. Hair. Reality TV star Omarosa drops by the salon for a quick style appointment and magazine interview with Kim. True to her diva antics, Omarosa is insulted by receptionist Charity when she fails to recognize the reality star, causing Omarosa to embarrass her in front of the entire salon. When Omarosa continues her rampage by calling out Kim’s assistant Anthony’s for his clumsy ways, Kim swoops in to save the day. 9:00 PM CT WE

13. Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding. It’s the morning of the big day, but things are far from picture perfect! With just a few hours to go, Colin Cowie’s crew is still assembling the wedding, and Derek J. hasn’t gotten around to cutting Kim’s wedding wig …. 8:30 PM CT Bravo

14. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Segments include Napster founders SEan Parker and Shawn Fanning launing a new web video project, Airtime, Oscar Pistorius, and girls’ soccer concussions. 9:00 PM CT NB

15. Rookie Blue. The community wants to have Dov investigated after he shoots a black teen during a robbery in progress 9:00 PM CT ABC

16. Men at Work. Milo gets advised how to play it cool, Gibbs and Tyler’s interview with a sex therapist doesn’t go as expected, .and Neal gets teased by the guys 9:00 PM CT TBS

17. Cajun Justice. In the first half hour, a voodoo ritual, a stolen air conditioner, and the swamp search for an elusive drug dealer. In the second half hour, an alligator capture, tracking a lead on a wanted thief, and water patrol officers on an evening trip to the bayou 9:00 PM CT A&E

18. Kathy. Kathy Griffin is breaking her own rules when she hosts fellow funny girls Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

19. Tattoo School. In the first half hour, Dr. Bill uses tattoo challenges to teach about heroism. In the second half hour, Tattoo School alumni come back to improve their technique with Dr. Bill. 9:00 PM CT TLC

20. Mountain Men. Find out why preparing for winter is a mountain man’s most important task. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

21. Conan. Malin Akerman, Chris Hemsworth, and Jonah Ray are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

22. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Louis Zamperini, and Bret Michaels. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

Real Housewives of New York City Premiere – “A New New York”

New wives, prosthetic leg, love fest, and dinner parties.

The season 5 premier introduces not one, not two, but three new housewives to the New York City circle. Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill, and Aviva Drescher.

LuAnn and new housewife Aviva (whose name I love, btw, and not just because it sounds like a brand of paper towels) discuss their highbrow lives and catch up with each other.

We even get a quick French lesson as they start speaking the romance language to show off their skills.

Turns out there’s a bit of a “love fest” between the ladies and their exes. Translation: a couple of Aviva’s “new” friends have had relations with her ex-husband.Gross.

Sonja’s having a party and LuAnne attends with Aviva—who feels awkward because Sonja is friends with and has probably slept with her ex-husband.

Other new housewives, Heather and Carole, arrive. As a New York Times Best-seller author, Carole is the local celebrity right now.

Ramona arrives with her husband, Mario. LuAnn is less than happy to see Ramons after she degraded her parenting skills. The woman hasn’t apologized yet. And I doubt Ramona will, unless someone dopes her up with the Pino Gritio.

Avia gushes over Carole’s book about dealing with her husband’s cancer. Ramona comes over and the conversation shifts to mommy talk about kids. Boring. I agree, Carole.

LuAnn inquires if Heather speaks any other languages, like Italian. Well that convo is a bust so LuAnn quietly moseys over to Ramona, near the Pino Gritio and alcohol.

“Honey, I need to talk to you,” When those words leave LuAnn’s lips, she’s usually expecting an apology.

Picking up right where they left off, LuAnn is still annoyed with Ramona about the disparaging comments she made about LuAnn’s parenting (from last season) and tries to discuss it with her at the party.

Ramona isn’t having it. She takes her Pino Gritio and marches off.

Aviva and Sonja go for mani-pedis. Sonja’s taken aback when Aviva takes out her large bag. Why, you ask? We learn Aviva has a prosthetic leg, which she introduces not only to Sonja, but to everyone for the rest of the episode.

Honesty is the best policy, right? Why not be upfront about things.

Heather and Ramona clash because they’re both big talkers, fast talkers, and think they know everything. Ramona meets her match in this one because “this woman will not shut up.”

At the dinner party, Ramona freaks out over Sonja saying “my husband” instead of her “ex” husband since there’s an eligible bachelor sitting to her right.

Carole skipped the dinner party so she meets with Aviva and LuAnn for lunch to catch up. It’s total Bash Ramona time. LuAnn has some issues with Ramona threatening her through the kids.

The three housewives agree to never become “mean girls.” Sure, we’ll see how that goes. As usual.

 

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