The Carrie Diaries (The CW) Series Debut: It’s Sex & The City: The Wonder Years! It’s 1984! Young Carrie Bradshaw is an intern at Interview magazine! (Other) TV critics seem to like The Carrie Diaries, I’m guessing because 1984-ish was the last time they were remotely cool. Me, I only hope that, if this filler-fluff show is a hit, we’ll get a CBS series about a young, bright-eyed Larry David before he Curbed His Enthusiasm.
Continuum (Syfy) Series Debut: There’s a lot to like about Continuum, a Canadian import about a year-2077 cop (Rachel Nichols) hunting time-traveling terrorists in 2012 to preserve the future’s timeline (even though that future is, wait for it, dystopian): smart story, cool effects, etc. But also, something The Only TV Column That Matters™ has been waiting for: the return of Lexa Doig (Andromeda, Stargate SG-1)! Oh, Canada!
Also new tonight:
The Bachelor, Castle (ABC); How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-O (CBS); Bones (Fox); The Biggest Loser, Deception (NBC); Being Human, Lost Girl (Syfy); The Next Great Baker, Cake Boss (TLC); Switched at Birth, Bunheads (ABC Family); Love & Hip-Hop, Blank Ink Crew (VH1); The Layover With Anthony Bourdain (Travel); Pawn Stars, American Pickers (History); The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); Teen Mom 2, Catfish (MTV); WWE Raw (USA)