Emily Owens M.D. (The CW) Series Debut: You guys, she’s not homely—she’s Meryl Streep’s daughter! In The CW’s ongoing effort to obliterate the very idea of women in medicine—great lead-in, Hart of Dixie!—it’s achieved the heretofore impossible: an even dumber med-soap than Grey’s Anatomy. Emily Owens M.D. (as played by Mamie Gummer—Jesus, she never had a chance) dares to ask the questions “What if all of your high school tormentors now work with you in a hospital?” “How does an overworked Geek Girl find love?” and “Does The CW have enough 90210 reruns to fill this slot upon cancellation?” Utter, complete shit.
Underemployed (MTV) Series Debut: The Only TV Column That Matters™’s hate/tolerate relationship with MTV continues: The network has some of my all-time favorite shows after single seasons (Death Valley, Warren the Ape, Clone High) while running crap for years (anything involving knocked-up teens or dumbed-down guidos). New dramedy Underemployed doesn’t pack the same punch as HBO’s Girls when it comes to portraying New York City early 20-somethings in professional/personal freefall after promising to “change the world” at high school graduation, but it is one of the most realistic—and occasionally funniest—series that Maternity Television has produced in years. Which means you’ll only have to commit to one season.
Sons of Anarchy (FX) Not only does The Soup/Community’s Joel McHale begin a guest arc tonight, but SOA creator/writer/Twitterer Kurt Sutter’s Otto is back, too! Come see it all get weird at Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 S. 200 West; 21+) tonight at 8 p.m., free (Sons of Anarchy is back on the big screen next week -- promise).
Also new tonight:
Presidential Debate 2 (Most Channels); Dancing With the Stars (ABC); Raising Hope, Ben & Kate (Fox); The Voice (NBC); Hart of Dixie (The CW); Flashpoint (Ion); Flipping Out (Bravo); Face Off, Hot Set (Syfy); Brickleberry, Tosh.O (Comedy Central); Giuliana & Bill (E!); Covert Affairs (USA); Bomb Girls (Reelz)