Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera’s reign of epic laziness (really, how hard is it to sit in auto-rotating chairs and judge people?) continues with its third (fully addictive) cycle this year. Oh, and Cee Lo now has a pink cockatoo instead of a cat.
Mondays at 8 p.m. ET, results show on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET; NBC
Matthew Perry returns to NBC to play Chandler Bing, only now, his name is Ryan King and he’s a recently widowed sports radio host. His boss orders him to attend group grief counseling because clearly that's well within the realm of what a normal boss might do. Hilarity — well, as hilarious as grief counseling can get — ensues. At least NBC hopes that's the case, anyway.
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET; NBC
The New Normal
Ryan Murphy brings his brainpower to the half-hour sitcom: A gay couple (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) decides to have a baby. Enter single mom Goldie — eager to show her precocious daughter Shania how to follow her dreams — who offers up her womb in exchange for law school tuition. Together with Goldie’s homophobic and racist grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and NeNe Leakes, who plays Rannells’ sassy assistant, the family they form is well, you know, “the new normal.”
Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET; NBC
The X Factor
Britney! Demi! The American version of the show that gave us One Direction (although we have yet to see an extremely successful cobbled-together boy band emerge on our shores) continues with a second season. Just a thought: Spears should wear her “I’m a Slave 4 U” snake at all times to show Cee Lo’s cockatoo who’s boss.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET; FOX
Rachel, Kurt, and Santana are off in the big city, alongside Kate Hudson, and the rest of the gang is still in Ohio. The show’s creators swear it will work, you guys.
Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET; FOX
The Real Housewives of Miami
Luckily, Bravo has figured out the main reason people tune into the ten bazillionth iteration of the Housewives juggernaut: Mama Elsa, who’s featured prominently in commercials. If you love batty old ladies who spew pearls of “wisdom,” then this is the show for you.
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET; Bravo
Picture: Courtesy of Charles Trainor/Bravo; Courtesy of Timothy White/NBC; Courtesy of Mark Seliger/NBC; Courtesy of Mike Yarish/FOX
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