Next week: American Idol consumes an additional night
Another week has gone by, and soon it’ll be another month. Here’s what to look forward to during the last full week of February.
- Last week, American Idol took a tedious three hours to name the top 24, which had a last-minute change that crushed one person’s dream. Meanwhile, The Amazing Race kicked off with not-so-amazing demonstrations of stupidity, and Paula Abdul teased us about her future plans. We also learned how much the editing distored reality on the first episode of Survivor, and found out where the show is going next.
- Sunday, Feb. 21 Everybody Hates Chris actor Terry Crews gets his own docudrama, The Family Crews [BET, 9 p.m.], which follows his at-home life with his wife and five kids, while another celebrity docudrama, Keeping up with the Kardashians [E!, 10 p.m.] ends its fourth season. Tonight’s Amazing Race episode [CBS, 8 p.m.] has a great title: “When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head.” With this group, a kick to the head shouldn’t cause much damage at all.
- Monday, Feb. 22
The Buried Life [MTV, 10 p.m.] guys try to play basketball with Barack Obama, while the Cake Boss gets a best-of special [TLC, 9 p.m.] (already?).
- Tuesday, Feb. 23
Dirty Jobs [Discovery, 9 p.m.] ends its season with a look at the crew, as behind-the-scenes footage helps Mike Rowe try to find employment for his camera operators and other crew members during their hiatus. Meanwhile, American Idol 9 [Fox, 8 p.m.] begins to stomp all over the schedule with a two-hour performance episode during which the women will perform.
- Wednesday, Feb. 24
The top 24 contestants who have penises get to sing tonight on American Idol 9 [Fox, 8 p.m.].
- Thursday, Feb. 25
American Idol 9 [Fox, 8 p.m.] airs its first of three Thursday night results shows, and dumps two men and two women while facing off against a new episode of Survivor Heroes vs. Villains [CBS, 8 p.m.]. Later, there’s a new season of Police Women [TLC, 9 p.m.], but this one focuses on those in Maricopa County (the home of Phoenix) who are fortunate enough to have controversial and scary sheriff Joe Arpaio as their boss.