No sooner was Dexter a newlywed than he became a widower. Season 5 kicks off with an emotionally charged entry that picks up with the aftermath of Rita's murder. There are funeral arrangements to make, her kids are on an outing to Disney World with their grandparents and they need to be told, and to top it all off, Rita's homicide has fallen under the jurisdiction of the FBI, whose agents are eager to interview the victim's husband. And, according to a cop in tonight's episode, 90 percent of wife-killings are committed by the hubby. — Ray Stackhouse
Read on for previews of Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, The Simpsons, Sunday Night Football, Cleveland Show and Bored to Death.
Eastbound & Down
The second seasons of Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down will premiere Sept. 26, HBO announced Tuesday.
The noir comedy Bored to Death stars Jason Schwartzman as a struggling Brooklyn writer who pretends to be a P.I. Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson also star.
Bored to Death picked up for second season
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The Amazing Race
Amazing Race 15
One of the show's most daunting Roadblocks is revisited when the five remaining teams travel to Stockholm and encounter the game's first-ever Switchback. What's a "Switchback"? It requires teams to complete a task performed on a previous season. In this case, it's unrolling bales of hay to find a clue. Fans may recall in Season 6 that poor Lena Jensen unrolled 100 bales of hay over eight hours and never found a clue. Phil eventually came to the field and told her to stop because she had already been eliminated. Maybe these teams will have better luck.
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Zach Galifianikis and Jason Schwartzman
HBO is still interested in Bored to Death: The freshman comedy has been renewed for a second season.
The pickup comes days after the show saw a ratings high of 1.1 million on Sunday, when it ...
The 61st Annual Emmy Awards
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
Tina Fey, who received an Emmy last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony for her Sarah Palin impersonation on Saturday Night Live, could walk away from the Nokia Theatre tonight with even more hardware. She's up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock, which received an astounding 22 nominations. Another big winner will likely be Mad Men, which hauled in six trophies in 2008. Neil Patrick Harris, an Emmy producer and nominated for his supporting role in How I Met Your Mother, looks to replicate his recent Tony-hosting success with another stellar performance. The big loser this evening could be CBS if Emmy ratings, which reached an all-time low last year, continue to tank.
Read on for previews of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Drop Dead Diva, Mad Men and Bored to Death.