Thursdays are about to get busier--but for now, The CW has a fall head start on the rest of the broadcast nets with teen vampires and ass-kickin' spy babes. On cable, no contest: The Gang is back, bitches! ---
What’s new tonight:
The Vampire Diaries, Nikita (The CW) The Season 2 premiere of Vampire Diaries did as well as expected last week, but the mucho-hyped debut of Nikita killed it--now, we see if the second episode can match the Alias-for-Dummies simplicity of the pilot. And, if possible, even skimpier "disguises" for Nikita (Maggie Q).
The Apprentice (NBC) Season Premiere: No "celebrities" this time around, just nobodies hard up for a buck. So, pretty much like last season, minus Bret Michaels.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League (FX) Season Premieres: You can read all about the return of Sunny In Philly here; I will once again attempt to figure out the appeal of The League tonight. Besides the stripper/maid from My Name Is Earl, that is.
Project Runway (Lifetime) January Jones (Mad Men) is a guest judge. Fortunately, it this requires no acting.
The Real Housewives of DC (Bravo) Serious, fuck all of these antique skanks.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network) Charm City builds a cake for the Grand Ol' Opry--but something goes awry! Presumably, it involves the ghost of Conway Twitty, aka the Phantom of the Opry. He'd have gotten away with it, too, if not for those meddling kids ...
Finally, a proper use of Auto-Tune, courtesy of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: