This has been an exciting week when it comes to television. It’s a week of season premieres and the returns of old friends. Premiere week started on Monday.
The big question was answered on “The Big Bang Theory.” Dr Amy Farrah Fowler is now set to become Mrs. Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon went all the way to New Jersey and proposed to Amy Farrah Fowler. But that wasn’t the only other surprise on the show. It looks like that Howard and Bernadette are expecting another little one. Bernadette is pregnant. The couple was begging Leonard and Penny to join them in the maternity ward. Will there be another BBT baby? Time will tell.
It is a time for celebration on “Empire.” The record company is taking its cues from the real “Motown” and televising a show celebrating 20 years. Luscious still can’t remember his life, but he is surrounded by the love of his family. But there is an unwanted guest at the party, Claudia. She never leaves his side and that pisses off Cookie. Is Claudia really helping or is she part of a plot to ruin Empire? The Du Bois clan continues their revenge . Jamal is the unwitting victim by Diana Dubois sending in her son to break Jamal’s heart. There is a possibility of a “Star” and “Empire” .crossover in the future. It turns out that Carlotta and Luscious knew each other back in the day. She was there to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Empire” . Is Luscious faking this amnesia and will Claudia be kicking rocks? If Cookie gets her way , it will be , bye bye Felicia.
“Grey’s Anatomy” begins its 14th season with a two hour premiere. TGIT returned with a vengeance , except for the tent pole of the evening, “Scandal.” The political soap opera returns next Thursday for it’s final season. It is a time of reconciliation as Grey Sloane is rebuilding following the explosion which ended the show last season. It was also old home week as Kim Raver returned as Dr. Teddy Altman. Arizona hasn’t recovered from Eliza being fired, but she might be mending her broken heart with DeLuca’s sister. Owen’s sister, Megan has returned to the states following her rescue. Unfortunately, she has been injured in her stomach and has a colostomy bag as well. Meredith saves the day with life saving surgery. There is only one problem , no one has told Megan that Nathan is in love with her surgeon. Nathan remains conflicted about his feelings for each woman. The Hunts are worried about the state of Owen’s marriage. Teddy’s feelings remain unchanged about Owen. But along with Amelia, and Teddy, another woman from Major Hunt’s past is mentioned. Meredith was quite excited when she came across an article written by Cristina. Does this mean that the cardio goddess is returning to “Grey’s”? It’s reconciliation time for JoLex. Where does this leave Meredith since Megan was Nathan’s fiancé and Alex is returning to Jo? The Chief doesn’t know what to do with the new class of interns that Minnick brought in. They are not a perfect fit and then he is reminded that none of the doctors started out to be the super surgeons they are today. Amelia has rocked a surgery and in celebration she joins the new Ob-Gyn ‘s MRI scan. There is only one problem, Amelia spots a beautiful tumor. Does this mean that the rock star neuro surgeon ‘s days are numbered?
The “Fab Four” returned last Thursday night . It was a ratings bonanza for NBC as viewers were rewarded with the same hijinks of Will, Grace, Karen, and oh just Jack that had made us laugh for eight years. It was as if “Must See TV’’ . Starting next week, Will and the gang will have a formidable rival. The long time show will be pitted against Olivia Pope and her gladiators. But in the meantime, the fun continues.
Continuing the creators campaign to slam the Trump administration, last week’s show included Will’s crazy efforts to get a congressman to date him. Karen further cemented her relationship with Melania and the Donald by getting Grace to decorate the Oval Office. Forget the final episode, the gang is still together. There are promises of recurring characters like Vince and Leo, but we have to see them. The writers further poked fun at the scheduling dilemma by having Jack utter one of his “Jackisms” . He laughed and said “OK Shonda, now we’ve got a “Scandal.” It had a touching “Will and Grace” moment as well as the typical Karen quips and plenty of White House jokes. A fun time was had by all.
We complete preview week with “How to Get Away with Murder.” It is an interesting turn of events for Annalise and her team. The law professor takes a trip back home to deal with a typical problem for most adults and that is the problems of an aging parent. Shonda just loves her dementia storylines (Kate Burton’s brilliant performance as Ellis Grey) Cicely Tyson knocks it out of the park with her dementia and Anna Marie’s family. A highlight of this episode is the man who Annalise meets on the plane and then proceeds to go to bed with. Viola Davis’s real life hubby Julius Tennon played the stranger on the plane. Lauren has hidden the fact that she is pregnant with Wes’ baby. She enjoys a reunion with her follow as she examines her options. Connor turns down Oliver’s proposal. He would much rather wait until things are better to think about marriage. He wants the white picket fence and the kids, but not now. Annalise begs for her job back when she goes before the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The decision is to give her another chance and she sees it as a new beginning. At a fancy dinner, she releases the kids and apologizes for ruining their lives. She has written a letter of reference for each of the Keating kids because she sees a bright future for them all. In a surprising move, she also releases Bonnie as well. Is this the end of the Keating five?