You absolutely must watch the second season premiere and let me know what you think.
So it's probably time to let go of the dream of a fifth season of "Everwood." And the delightfully perfect series finale did wrap everything up quite nicely. Perhaps even too nicely. Here's hoping Hannah changes her mind and goes to Notre Dame.
But I'm not ready to give up hope yet. And thankfully, neither are you. There are two campaigns I want to tell you about. At www.ponderosapinecones.com, fans are mailing pinecones and at www.everwoodmusic.com, they're working on a very elaborate Ferris wheel stunt.
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Time for June 12 to 18
What hath "Desperate Housewives" wrought? CBS tries to capitalize on Wisteria Lane by offering up a real life version. Seven women from Scottsdale, Arizona get together every Tuesday night to dish the dirt in "Tuesday Night Book Club" premiering Monday at 10 p.m. on CBS.
Tom Everett Scott stars in the new TNT series "Saved" (premiering Monday at 10 p.m.). Scott is compelling as the seriously troubled paramedic Wyatt Cole and I love seeing Henry from "What I Like About You" again but somehow the series still feels far too familiar.
So this is the episode where "Rescue Me" (Tuesday, FX, 10 p.m.) really went off course for me this season. Can you figure out why?
Who was Frank Flynn? Did you miss a single second of "24"? For the first time, FOX is actually repeating a season of the series. This seems like a smart move to bring a whole new audience to the show. So if you've never watched "24" before now's your chance. FOX will repeat the entire season in two back-to-back episodes every Friday at 8 p.m.
Who knows what is up with HBO lately? The "season finale" of "The Sopranos" was a nonevent. Honestly, I find it so conceited that they the show runners think it is okay to have a finale where basically nothing happened. They already tested our patience by having the show missing in action for nearly two years and this is their thanks for our loyalty? A Christmas Eve dinner? But mostly I feel terrible that I didn't warn you that under no circumstances should you watch "Lucky Louie" (Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on HBO). The show is like "According to Jim" with vulgar language and bare behinds. Just because you can use crude words to describe the human anatomy, doesn't necessarily mean you should. Thankfully "Entourage" (Sunday, HBO, 10 p.m.) continues to be a sheer delight. Vince has his "Almost Famous" moment when "Aquaman" opens. And I've promised the fans of "Deadwood" (Sunday, HBO, 9 p.m.) that I will pay more attention to the show this season. I promise.
"The Dead Zone" returns for a brand new season Sunday at 10 p.m. on USA. This will officially make Sunday night on USA the destination for comfort food TV.
That's all for today. Don't forget to post your category suggestions for the 2006 Amy Awards to the graffiti board. These are your awards. I'll be back next Monday to talk about Simon Cowell's new series "America's Got Talent," process the current season of "Rescue Me" and announce the categories for the 2006 Amy Awards. Have a question, seen a familiar face, have an inside scoop or want to nominate a quote of the week? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org