What to Watch Now?

By Tony Calvario
Staff Writer

As we are all aware, the writer’s strike is still an on-going issue. This leaves many television viewers wondering “what the heck am I going to watch now?” Shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are fresh out new episodes. And, while the strike may be ending soon, it is going to take time to film new shows. However, fear not, there are still some good shows that you can watch, let’s review.

Channels like VH1 and MTV offer original programs, but lets be honest MTV is just not up to par anymore, but VH1 is becoming a powerhouse of reality TV. Now that it is February, shows like “Rock of Love” and “The Salt-n-Pepa Show” are all returning for a second season. And, let’s not forget VH1 offers great specials like wild celebrity moments and so on.

So there’s one solution.How can anyone forget the inevitable “American Idol”? Now in its seventh season, Idol never fails to attract an audience. After ratings dropped a bit last year, they want to step the game up and try to make the program better this year. Regardless, Idol never has to worry about bad ratings.

The E! Channel offers the funny Chelsea Handler who has a talk show week nights at 11:30. It’s something different and certainly reigns in celebrity bashing. And, she always has some D-list celebrity to interview on the show. Snoop Dogg also has a reality show on the network, which is priceless to say the least.

The network Bravo also has it share of original programming, including “Project Runway” and “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency”. And don’t forget “The Real Housewives of Orange County”? Who doesn’t enjoy watching that train wreck?

Also, some networks have mid-season premiers. The most notable is ABC’s “Cashmere Mafia”, which is basically a “Sex and the City” type show that seems to be getting good reviews. In addition, “Lost” is back for its mid-season debut, which seems to be causing quite a stir.

Hopefully this will help give you an idea of what you can watch until the writer’s strike ends. Negotiations are going on and it seems as though the strike will be ending sooner than later.