Thursday: Swanni's 10 Hottest Shows
Washington, D.C. (May 10, 2012) -- High-Definition TVs are
now in more than 50 million U.S. homes and there are scores of
high-def programming choices.
But which shows should you watch? And why?
Every day here at
TVPredictions.com, I scan the HD programming aisles and serve up
10 programs so good -- so hot! -- that you can't miss them.
Sports, movies, primetime comedies and drama -- they're all
there and in beautiful high-def.
We call this list, "The Hottest Shows in HDTV!" And here they
are for Thursday, May 10, 2012. (All times Eastern -- and don't
forget the link below to today's 'HD Hottie -- in fact, today
there are 9 of them!)
shines as a Steve McQueen-channeling stunt car driver who
moonlights as the getaway ride for the criminal element. His
life takes an unexpected turn when he falls for his next-door
neighbor (Carey Mulligan) and her young son whose lives become
entangled with a series of mobsters and madmen. Directed by
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive's mix of moody atmospherics and
synth pop instrumentals often plays more like a
style-over-substance 1980s Michael Mann movie. But the film
holds your attention from beginning to end thanks to Gosling and
a strong supporting cast that includes comedian Albert Brooks
playing a bad guy, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks as an
'in-over-her-head' mob moll and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as
Gosling's sad sack pal. Very good movie.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Christina
Video on Demand, various times. Also now available on Blu-ray.
Get the latest on Wall Street's fast climb from anchor Megyn
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Megyn
Fox News Channel, 1 p.m.
Steve learns important news!
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of GH's Kelly
ABC, 3 p.m.
The Weather Center
Get the latest storm activity from new Weather Channel babe
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of Crystal
The Weather Channel, 7 p.m.
1. NBA Basketball
Teams to be
announced, by whom, I don't know, but they will be announced.
TNT, 8 p.m.
2. The Big Bang
The gang tries to help Bernadette and Wolowitz get married
before the space shuttle launch.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of
Ashley Judd plays a butt-kicking, former CIA operative who goes
all rogue on people when her 18-year-old son disappears while
aboard. Think of it as a female Taken
(Liam Neeson). Tonight, Dax learns who his enemies are. (The
Nielsen guys, Dax. The Nielsen guys.)
ABC, 8 p.m.
4. The Vampire Diaries
CW, the network for the saucy set, tries to ride the
Twilight wave with this series about
studly vampires and the obligatory hot chicks they seduce.
Tonight's program descript:
"Bonnie makes a covert, heartbreaking deal."
See our 'HD Hottie'
profile of Nina Dobrev.
CW, 8 p.m.
5. American Idol
Ready or not, it's back!
Wanna-bes from across the nation will line up to sing their
little hearts out for the likes to JLo, Steven Tyler and that
other guy. Tonight, one more contestant will get the heave-ho,
as opposed to the heaves, which he or she will get later
backstage. Plus, Jennifer Lopez will perform!
Fox, 8 p.m.
6. 30 Rock
Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, the
best comedy team on TV since the Colgate Comedy Hour graced the
airwaves, are back! And tonight, Elizabeth Banks is back as
Avery Jessup, but why isn't she suspicious of Jack's indelicate
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of 30
Rock's Katrina Bowden.
our 'HD Hottie' profile of Elizabeth Banks
NBC, 8:30 p.m.
Kiefer Sutherland returns to episodic television as the father
of a young boy who refuses to communicate other than scribbling
numbers on a page. Needless to say, the boy is no ordinary mute;
he apparently can predict the future with those scribblings, or
so says a psychic played by Danny Glover. Sound complicated?
Well, perhaps, but the early reviews have been pretty good.
Tonight, Jake bonds with another mute. Huh?
Fox, 9 p.m.
Season finale. Paul Rudd guest
stars as the wily Bobby Newport.
See our 'HD Hottie' profile of
P&R's Rashida Jones.
NBC, 9:30 p.m.
shines as a cop who's life is split into two dream worlds after
a tragic accident involving his wife and son. Tonight, an
unusual dream disrupt Mike's (Isaacs) ability to shift lives.
NBC, 10 p.m.
9. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new)
Tonight's guests include Howie Mandel who will wander by to hawk the new season of America's Got Talent.
NBC, 11:35 p.m.
10. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new)
Tonight's guests include the great Will Ferrell.
NBC, 12:37 a.m.
Click to see Friday's program picks.
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