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Welcome to our online guide to this week’s best US television shows. We will be listing links to some UK shows too, like the addictive Celebrity Big Brother. While the events in the Big Brother house are screened live on various justin.tv sites, sitcoms, crime shows etc will usually appear on the web the day after they are broadcast.

Monday night wouldn’t be the same without the frothy teen drama Gossip Girl. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s like a PG version of the movie Cruel Intentions. In this week’s episode ‘Gone With the Will,’ bad boy Chuck Bass continues his downward spiral.

Also on Monday, the delightful comedy How I Met Your Mother continues. HIMYM, stars former Doogie Howser actor Neil Patrick Harris as the roguish womaniser Barney and perky American Pie cutie Alyson Hannigan as his crazy pal. For newcomers, it’s like an edgy version of nineties sitcom Friends.

Tuesday night’s episode of The Mentalist, “Red Rum” sees Patrick Jane move one step closer to finding information on the serial killer Red John. For newbies, The Mentalist is about a psychic detective who isn’t really a psychic. And, believe it or not, no it is not a rip-off of the quirky USA channel series Psych.

Thursday night is usually the best evening for entertaining TV. Grey’s Anatomy, featuring Patrick Dempsey as Dr. McDreamy, and its spin-off Private Practice, starring Kate Walsh, continue to get decent viewing figures, while Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin do their thing in clever comedy 30 Rock. We also quite like Kath and Kim, with Selma Blair, which isn’t nearly as bad as everyone says it is.

Then Friday features the delicious double bill on the USA channel of Monk and Psych. People in both the US and the UK will also be anxiously tuning in that day to see who is next to get booted out of the Celebrity Big Brother house. We hope it’s Tina. Sadly the original link to Big Brother Live has been taken down for copyright infringement but we will try to find a new one in time for the eviction.

Tip1: if you register an account with Sidereel.com, you can add all your favourite shows to your profile and it will automatically tell you when new episodes appear.

Tip2: newcomers should probably check out the old episodes of shows listed first. Otherwise it won’t make a whole lot of sense. Both SurftheChannel and Sidereel keep an excellent archive. In Sidereel, click “Search for results” at the bottom of each episode listing.

If you know of working links to UK content like EastEnders, Match of the Day etc, please email LarryMilk@topdollarnews.com.

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Written by Jim McMillan

August 7, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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