Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home celebrate the capping of the BP oil spill. WOOHOO! We did it! We beat the spill! Take that, OIL! That’ll teach you to go rogue again! Nothing to worry about now! LET’S GO!
THE JENSEN PROJECT – 8:00PM tonight (NBC) It’s the premiere of a new NBC show about a family of brainiac scientists who go around doing awesome science stuff. It’s produced by Wal Mart and Procter & Gamble, so chances are the scientist family will spend a handful of episodes developing softer bathroom tissue and delivering to the American public a peanut butter that’s lower in saturated oils but still tastes like your childhood.
In all seriousness though, this show has gotten solid reviews, and it hearkens back to a time when Friday and Saturday nights were a haven for more family-friendly original programming. Remember “I’ll Fly Away”? No? Well, that’s probably because it didn’t have crazy scientists blowing stuff up, and giving Pantene conditioner a fresh new mountain scent! ANTICIPATION: MEDIUM RARE!
REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS – 8:00PM Sunday (ABC Family) Raven Symone plays one of two bridesmaids out to ruin their “friend’s” wedding after the friend done them wrong. Oh, let the catty hijinks ensue. This one’s for all the girls out there forced to buy a $500 dress that they’ll never wear again. Oh sure, you tell the bride you could totally wear it somewhere else. But you and I know better, don’t we? ANTICIPATION: THROWN VASES!
EXPEDITION GREAT WHITE – 10:00PM Saturday (NatGeo – an NBC/Universal network) Actor Paul Walker helps the crew capture a 16-foot female shark. Wait, what? Paul Walker? Why? How? Did his work in “Into the Blue” qualify him for this sort of thing? Can he make sharks freeze in the water simply by trying to act in front of them? Can he make the fishing boat drift like a street racing car? So many questions. ANTICIPATION: BITEY!
LAS VEGAS JAILHOUSE – 10:00PM Sunday (truTV) A woman is thrown in the pokey for using her bra as a stun gun holster. Well really, aren’t ALL bras stun gun holsters, metaphorically speaking? ANTICIPATION: DANGEROUS BRAS!
THE TO SHOW – 10:00PM Sunday (VH1) TO goes to therapy in this episode. It’s a preventive move for when the Jaguars sign him in October for the league minimum. ANTICIPATION: SERIOUSLY, HE CAN’T CATCH!