TV: What We're Watching

1. Sunday Night Football / NBC / 24,366,000 viewers
2. NFL Kickoff / NBC / 24,366,000 viewers
3. America's Got Talent (Tue.) / NBC / 13,292,000 viewers
4. Football Night in America / NBC / 12,772,000 viewers
5. The OT / FOX / 12,128,000 viewers
6. America's Got Talent / NBC / 11,989,000 viewers
7. NFL Opening Kickoff Show / NBC / 9,850,000 viewers
8. The Orville / FOX / 8,558,000 viewers
9. 60 Minutes / CBS / 8,408,000 viewers
10. Saturday Night College Football / ABC / 8,086,000 viewers
(From Zap 2 It)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls - September 16 - 10:00 p.m. - NBC
After a breathtaking repel from a helicopter, Bear and Hollywood sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens evade a boulder avalanche, summit a massive dormant volcano, and come face-to-face with a rattlesnake, which makes for a cringe-worthy dinner.  Along the way, Vanessa shares insights on her meteoric rise to stardom and draws strength and determination from the memory of her late father.

The Gong Show
Like many of you, I had fond memories of the old Gong Show TV series until I watched some clips from it on YouTube and realized just how bad of a show it really was. And like many of you, I too was shocked to hear that Will Arnett was actually the man behind bringing the show back on the air. I had assumed he had fallen on hard times. However, after watching the screener for Thursday’s premiere episode of the show I have to say … it’s not horrible. Read More>>>

In Marlon, Marlon Wayans plays a version of himself as a divorced (or separated – it’s not entirely clear) husband who still wants to have “family time” with his kids and ex-wife at her house, but also date other women on the side. The show wants to present that this is a great arrangement until his ex, Ashley (Essence Atkins), decides to go out on date of her own with Devon (Boris Kodjoe). Read More >>>

Midnight, Texas
Among NBC’s other summer fare of America’s Got Talent, World of Dance and American Ninja Warrior, the new scripted series, Midnight, Texas, looks out of place. Yes, the special effects are very impressive for a TV show, but like the residents who live there, this show is probably best suited for a unique audience. Based on the book series by Charlaine Harris (who’s other book series inspired the True Blood TV series) the show is a mishmash of genres including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and some soap opera thrown in for good measure. Sort of like if you put The Sixth Sense, X-Men, Dracula and Days of Our Lives in a blender, Midnight Texas is what you would get. Read More >>>