Primetime Preview: Ironside, The Bridge and More

Which shows will you watch tonight?

by | October 2, 2013 | Comments

Welcome to Primetime Preview, RT’s compendium of the primetime shows that are worth your time. This evening’s slate includes two premieres (Super Fun Night), Ironside), new episodes of a couple intriguing new shows (The Bridge), Back in the Game) and a bunch of returning favorites (Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). So grab your remote, find your favorite spot on the couch, and tune in for lots of television goodness!

Premiering Tonight:


Ironside: Season 1

So far, the critics have been less than impressed with this reworking of the old Raymond Burr procedural; they say Blair Underwood is his typical self, but the writing falls into generic police show clichés.
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Super Fun Night: Season 1

Despite the presence of the funny and talented Rebel Wilson, critics say Super Fun Night is overreliant on tired, clichéd weight jokes.
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Back in the Game: Season 1

The critics say James Caan is appealing as an arrogant ex-jock, but Back in the Game is full of stale jokes and crude humor that isn’t very family friendly. Tonight, Terry (Maggie Lawson) attempts to secure employment so she can move out of her father’s house.
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The Bridge (FX): Season 1

Critics are calling The Bridge a seductive crime drama that draws viewers in with culturally conscious themes that combine intelligent mystery and spellbinding drama. In tonight’s season finale, Sonya (Diane Kruger) and Marco (Demian Bichir) search for a missing girl.
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Criminal Minds: Season 9

Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, and Matthew Gray Gubler are back for the ninth season of CBS’ FBI procedural; tonight, the team investigates a series of strange ritual murders in Arizona.
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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 14

Now entering its fourteenth season, the popular crime procedural shows no signs of letting up, as Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue continue to lead grisly investigations in Las Vegas; tonight, our heroes investigate the robbery of $1 million in chips from a poker table.
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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9

Critics say It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is still consistently wild, wicked, and hilarious in equal measure. Tonight, it’s Mac Day, so everyone is forced to do whatever Mac (Rob McElhenney) wants.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 15

On tonight’s edition of the venerable procedural, Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is still dealing with the fallout from being kidnapped; in addition, a celebrity chef preemptively shoots an unarmed teenager who she believes to be a potential assailant.
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The League: Season 5

Critics say its humor might wear thin for some, but The League‘s fifth season keeps the laughs coming with memorable guest stars, crude jokes, and typically silly antics. Tonight, Ruxin (Nick Kroll) finds himself stranded in Chicago after missing a flight.
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The Middle: Season 5

Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn are back for another go-round as the Hecks in ABC’s observational sitcom. On tonight’s episode, the family adjusts to life now that Axl (Charlie McDermott) is off at college.
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Modern Family: Season 5

The Emmy-winning sitcom returns for its fifth season, which finds the Pritchett clan a little older, a little wiser, and just as prone to get into trouble. Tonight, Phil (Ty Burrell) finds that divorced women are in the market for real estate, and Luke (Nolan Gould) holds a poker night.
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Nashville: Season 2

In Season 2 of ABC’s musical drama, Country diva Rayna James (Connie Briton) and young rising star Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) continue to fight for the spotlight. Tonight, Juliette faces indifference from the label suits and competition from a reality show winner.
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Revolution: Season 2

The critics say Revolution‘s grim, electricity-free dystopian setting has been a more interesting place to visit in its second season. Tonight, Miles (Billy Burke) falls into the clutches of Titus Andover (Matt Ross).
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South Park: Season 17

Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s long-running animated series promises biting satire as the kids try to stop their parents from watching extreme sex and violence on TV in tonight’s episode.
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