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Wednesday Watch List: The Voice Gets Down To Four!

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    Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you get escorted out of Wimbledon for wearing a tie-dyed bathrobe. LET’S GO!

    THE VOICE – 8:00PM (NBC) They reveal the final four tonight. And then I presume they get to cut the nets down. ANTICIPATION: VOICY!

    PRIMETIME NIGHTLINE: BEYOND BELIEF – 10:00PM (ABC) ABC reporter Juju Chang (fantastic name) reports on possible proof of ESP between identical twins, who sometimes sense the same physical and mental feelings when apart. That’s what I’ve been saying for years! Twins are SCARY, man. One second, they’re making everyone laugh by fooling the boss with the old switcheroo, the next second they’re making you bleed using only their minds. We must stop them, people. ANTICIPATION: TWINNY!

    LIFE ON A WIRE – 10:00PM (Discovery) Perhaps you’ve heard of the Flying Wallendas, a family of daredevils that can do all sorts of fun carny tricks for your amusement. This new Discovery reality show follows one of them, Nik Wallenda, around as he risks his life, presumably riding unicycles on top of airborne planes and daring to eat underdone chicken. No, Nik! Don’t do it! Can’t you see it’s pink on the inside?! ANTICIPATION: RISKY BIDNESS!

    RATTLESNAKE REPUBLIC – 10:00PM (Animal Planet) Another new reality show, this one following a group of four rattlesnake wranglers in Texas. And yes, that’s apparently a real job. I am consistently amazed that, even in a down economy, Americans can find obscure and seemingly pointless occupations to thrive in: rattlesnake wrangler, horse wrestler, elbow inspector… It really gives you hope. ANTICIPATION: DON’T BITE ME!

    KATHY GRIFFIN: GURRL DOWN! – 9:00PM (Bravo – an NBC/Universal Network) Bravo’s unofficial mascot gets her umpteenth standup special on the network, complete with jokes about Charlie Sheen and Sarah Palin. Timely! I’m telling you, Kathy Griffin is the hardest-working woman in the obvious joke business. ANTICIPATION: SHE AND JOAN RIVERS WILL SOON BE THE SAME PERSON!