Happy last day of February, Zappers!
Once again, the Zap2it team is asking ourselves what we’d watch this week if we could only choose one show.
Our must-watch list includes several reunions that may reveal some long-held secrets, such as on “Gossip Girl” and “Shameless.” Plus, we have some old friends with mysterious intentions on “No Ordinary Family.”
Here’s Zap2it’s must-watch TV this week:
Monday, Feb. 28
‘Gossip Girl’ (The CW) 8 p.m. ET
Leave it to “GG” to have us totally invested in our favorite Upper East Siders again after four seasons. “Empire of the Son,” the show’s last episode before a six-week break, will end in a major cliffhanger for one of the show’s most fun (and debated) storylines ever: The burgeoning friendship (or possibly more?) between Dan and Blair. Here’s hoping the two can sneak in an epic first kiss before the return of Prince Louis. Executive producers Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran also promised a secret that has been around for seasons — yes, seasons — will come out in the episode, which will change everything. Our guess? Russell Thorpe had something to do with Bart Bass’ death in Season 2. We never did see that car accident he supposedly died in. Oh, “Gossip Girl,” you know we love you and your never-ending drama. XOXO.
Tuesday, March 1
‘No Ordinary Family’ (ABC), 8 p.m. ET
Cards on the table: I lost track of “No Ordinary Family” after the early part of the season. But some catch-up may be in order to get up to speed before this episode, which features a “Battlestar Galactica” mini-reunion of Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer. They’re up to nefarious business, as Lawless’ character, the mysterious Mrs. X, sends Helfer’s Sophie on a mission to bring Jim (Michael Chiklis) and George (Romany Malco) under her control.
“The Good Wife” (CBS), 10 p.m. ET
Things are finally coming to a head involving Diane, Will, Derrick Bond and the equity partners. A quick ouster for slick Derrick is probably too much to ask, but the prospect of the showdown is exciting, particularly in the face of the subsequent three weeks of reruns. Looking forward to a great episode.
Saturday, March 5
‘Saturday Night Live’ (NBC) 11:30 p.m. ET
Miley Cyrus has stayed out of the spotlight and off of the television since the whole salvia bong rip incident, so it’s the perfect time for her to appear on “SNL” and hopefully poke some fun at herself. Though she’s hosting, not performing, we hope she busts out a song at some point. Perhaps she and Vanessa Bayer can duet during the inevitable “Miley Cyrus Show” sketch. We’re also dying to get SNL input on the whole Charlie Sheen bucket-of-crazy, and The Strokes are a long-awaited musical guest.
Sunday, March 6
‘Shameless’ (Showtime) 10 p.m. ET
After seeing the damage done by Frank (played by William H. Macy) on the family, it’ll be interesting to see just how much of it is his fault. Granted, he’s not always the most present father, but at least he comes around once in a while. In the next episode, Mama Gallagher returns and we can’t wait to see who could have co-created this brood and her hand in the depravity.
‘Chopped All-Stars’ premiere (Food Network), 9 p.m. ET
In general, we like the concept of “Chopped” — four chefs compete in rounds, with one person “chopped” from the game after each course — better than the actual execution. It tends to take itself a little too seriously, when we want more of a fun game show. But stacking it for a week with chefs we know — a ton of former “Next Food Network Star” contestants, along with familiar Food Network faces like Anne Burrell, Duff Goldman, Robert Irvine and Claire Robinson — competing to win $50,000 for his or her favorite charity will make us tune in. Yes, we always watch “Celebrity Jeopardy!” too.
— Brill Bundy
What’s your must-watch show this week?