Reprogram your TiVo or DVR because there are a few new television shows—and some returning faves—that you can’t dare to miss!
Here is Blindie’s shortlist of our most anticipated TV shows of 2009:
True Beauty: It’s America’s Next Top Model meets Punk’D as reality show powerhouses Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher team up to trick a bevy of pretty guys and gals into proving they posess inner beauty for a prize of $100,000 and a spot in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful issue. we can’t wait to see if Ms. Banks will strike gold with another reality beauty pageant. Vanessa Minnillo, Nolé Marin and 1970s supermodel Cheryl Tiegs star as judges. Premieres January 5, on ABC.
Summer Heights High season 2: The hilarious mockumentary set at an Australian high school has filled the void left behind after BBC America’s Little Britain was cancelled. We just can’t get enough of super-talented Chris Lilley in the roles of the self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja’mie, the hyper-active problem child Jonah, and he effeminate and sometimes inappropriate performing arts teacher Mr. G. HBO hasn’t announced Season 2 yet, but our fingers are crossed!
Daddy’s Girls: The multi-talented daughters of rap legend Run DMC’s Russell Simmons, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, are moving out of daddy Run’s House and trying to make it on their own in L.A. Along for the reality ride is their cousin Jessica, and their friend and aspiring singer Alycia. We hope Girls will offer some much-needed positive television role models for young black girls everywhere. Premieres January 5, on MTV.
90210: The CW (aka 90s spinoff machine..yes Melrose Place is next!) is bringing new episodes back in January and we can’t wait to see who Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) ends up with, what’s the real deal with Anne-Dixon-Naomi’s new brother (Josh Henderson), and if Annie (Shenae Grimes) will lose her virginity to Ethan (Dustin Milligan).
Gossip Girl : Of course we can’t wait for new episodes of The CW’s GG! Will Chuck (Ed Westwick) find his way back into Blair’s (Leighton Meester) loving embrace? Will Jenny (Taylor Momsen) steal Nate (Chace Crawford) away from backstabbing Vanessa (Jessica Szohr)? Will Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) finally admit they’re still in love?