What’s On: Manic Monday!

May Sweeps is in full effect, and tonight brings a slew of new programming, all the major nets are fresh, and I’m personally most looking forward to Silver’s continued descent into bi-polar madness. Here are our recommendations for tonight, May 2 2011.

The Best:

Chuck “Chuck vs. Agent X” 8:00 on NBC

Considering how in the dumps NBC is, Chuck funs should smoke ’em if they got ’em. It’s bachelor party Chuck-style, which means obviously its attacked by spies. Elsewhere, Ellie makes an astonishing discovery, along the same lines that Aunt Jenna made in the last few eps of the Vampire Diaries. Check out the promo for more.

90210 “Woman on the Verge” 8:00 on CW

90210’s thrid season has been fun but mostly uneven, but late in the run its finally finding its stride. Naomi’s relationship with Max (guest star Josh Zuckerman) is the breath of fresh air the show needed, and I’ve been waiting for Silver to have a flare up of her bi-polarness since it went dormant in the tail end of the first season. What’s still not so good? Everything Annie, its funny how Liam can be such a bad ass when he’s dating Naomi or working for that rich girl, but the moment he’s in a relationship with Annie he becomes completely emasculated. Also Ivy, her Walk to Remember plot with Raj (guest star Manesh Dayal) is really grinding my gears.

Gossip Girl “The Frog Princesses” 9:00 on CW

I guess the powers that be over at Gossip Girl could smell the staleness a mile away becuase they’ve gone back to one of their two tried tested and proved formulas for great TV, one is Georgina Sparks, who always manages to show up and be awesome and the second is having Blair and Serena at war with each other. Even though the battle will probably be resolved by the episode’s end, we should enjoy it while it lasts. Entertainment has been pretty fleeting this season.

Castle “To Love and Die in L.A.” 10:01 on ABC

Beckett gets evidence suggesting the murderer of her ex-partner has fled to LA, so her and Castle head across the country to hunt him down renegade-style, stoppubg by the Heat Wave set and enlisiting the cast in solvign the murder. Sounds like a lot of fun, and we’ll need it considering someone is dying in the finale. Gene Simmons, Dominic Purcell, DB Sweeney, and Jason George guest star.

The Rest:

Dancing with the Stars 8:00 on ABC – Gross pageantry, and no one even remotely interesting this season. I wish Jamie Lee was still in the audience every week.

House 8:00 on FOX – Candice Bergen stops by again as Cuddy’s mom, this time she’s suing the hospital for malpractice, meanwhile Donal Logue (Terriers, above) stops by as the patient of the week, and Foreman and Chase mess with eachother.

How I Met Your Mother 8:00 on CBS – This show needs to do SOMETHING to liven it up. It’s getting stale as ol’ bread.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 8:00 on ABC Family – Come for the kids stay for the parents.

Mad Love 8:30 on CBS – Mad stupid.

The Event 9:00 on NBC – A set-up episode, lining up the pins for the endgame. Probably will be a slow one.

Make It or Break It 9:00 on ABC Family – The stunts are really well done here.

Mike & Molly 9:30 on CBS – Mike helps Vince study for his GED.

The Hard Times of RJ Berger 10:00 on MTV – The worst half hour on TV? Very likely…

Hawaii 5-0 10:00 on CBS – Rick Springfield guest stars as a fashion photographer killed during a swimsuit shoot in Hawaii. Desperate Housewives’ Andrea Bowen and Breakout Kings’ Serinda Swan guest star too.

Law & Order: LA 10:00 on NBC – They cancelled the flagship for this? Le grande sigh.

Nurse Jackie 10:00 on SHO – Peter Facinelli is pretty funny here as Dr. Coop, I’m just happy Mike Dexter survived Amanda’s breakup.

The United States of Tara 10:30 on SHO – More like The United States of Tarable.

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