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Televisionary: The Recap Episode #3

As there have been a lot of new visitors popping up here at Televisionary lately, I thought I'd take the opportunity this Labor Day to take a look back at some recent posts that may have given you a reason to take a break (or sneak one) from work. (Not that I'm advocating that or anything, mind you.)

Hopefully, you're off from work today, with the family, having a lazy old day of it. But if you happen to be stuck inside, below are a few Televisionary moments to keep you entertained...

Reality Check: "Project Runway":
Week 8: Farm-Raised Cuckoo Bird Angela No Jet-Setter
Week 7: The Fix is In: Vincent Has the Winning (Yes, Winning) Design
Week 6: Allison Wrongfully Trashed
Week 5: Michael Finally Gets Some Love
Week 4: Pattern Recognition: "Project Runway" Evicts One Designer
Week 1: Catwalks and Catfights on "Project Runway"

Second Helpings:
FOX's Vanished

I Heart "Veronica Mars":
"Kidnapping an Heiress": Patty Hearst Heads to Neptune
Televisionary Side Note: Fash and Kristen Bell
Circling Neptune: "Veronica Mars" Tidbits
"Mars" Attacks at Comic Con
Television Critics Question the "Gilmore Girls" and "Veronica Mars"

"Office" Life:
I Want a Dunder-Mifflin Snow Globe!
Webisodes Lead to Legal Showdown
The Plot Thickens: "The Office" Whodunit Continues
An "Office" Whodunit

Science Fictionalizations:
Promicin Exchange: Sinners and Saints on "The 4400"
"4400" Reasons Why I Love This Show
Sci Fi's Latest Offers All the "Eureka" of a New Discovery

From Across the Pond:
"The Kumars at No. 42"
"Love Soup"
More "Life on Mars"
"Peep Show"
"Life on Mars"
"Monarch of the Glen"

Tempest in a Tea Cup: An Emmy Weekend Round-up
Ambivalence, Rather than Anticipation, Over the Emmys
New Nominating System, Same Old Emmy Nominations

Televisionary Hot Topics:
Family Drama Behind the Scenes at "Brothers and Sisters"
Televisionary Scoop: First Images From Bravo's "Top Chef 2"
Who's Watching "Nobody's Watching?"
Before They Were "Super": Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, and James Marsden

Reality Check: "Hell's Kitchen":
"If I Was Any Happier, I'd Need a Personal Assistant": The Searing Finale of "Hell's Kitchen"
No K-Grease Fire in This "Kitchen"
Dining with Disaster: An Insider's Perspective on the Chaos in "Hell's Kitchen"

Pilot Inspektor:
CBS' Smith
CW's Runaway
CW's Hidden Palms
FOX's Vanished
ABC's Six Degrees
ABC's The Nine
NBC's 30 Rock
NBC's Kidnapped
NBC's Heroes
ABC's Brothers & Sisters
Showtime's Dexter

Where Pilots Go to Die:
CBS' Ultra
CW's Aquaman

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Two and a Half Men/How I Met Your Mother (CBS); Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Diff'rent Strokes (NBC; 8-10 pm); 7th Heaven (WB); Wife Swap (ABC); Prison Break (FOX); Desire/Fashion House (MyNet)

9 pm: Two and a Half Men/The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS); 7th Heaven (WB); Wife Swap (ABC); Vanished (FOX); MyNetwork TV Premiere Special (MyNet)

10 pm: CSI: Miami (CBS); Medium (NBC); Supernanny (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

10 pm: Life on Mars on BBC America.

It's the penultimate episode of this brilliant (and British) mind-bending mystery series that stars State of Play's John Simm as Detective Sam Tyler, a modern-day copper who wakes up in 1973. On tonight's episode, Sam investigates the suspicious death of a drug dealer who happened to die in police custody. Uh-oh, Sam. Not sure you can trust the Gene Genie on this one...

10 pm: Weeds on Showtime.

Season Two of Showtime's suburban-set pot dramedy is in full swing. On tonight's episode ("A.K.A. The Plant"), Celia is horrified when Isabelle is approached to become a plus-sized children's model, Andy takes young Shane to a massage parlor for a happy ending, and Nancy's new grow business is ready to take off.

11 pm: Lovespring International on Lifetime.

The improvised comedy returns with a brand new episode tonight. On tonight's installment, a Lovespring client (guest star Tim Meadows) spends his time, um, donating sperm rather than, you know, dating.


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