Slumdogging With The Reeg


While the ratings have been disappointing for the latest revival of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, it's doubtful that Regis Philbin's spirits will be dampened. The daytime TV legend has as much pep in his step as ever and tonight he gets to banter with The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and her lifeline, Wolf Blitzer. Those "celebrities" may not move the needle but at least they won't upstage the Philbin charm.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire [8 PM, ABC]

After Slumdog Millionaire established the most dramatic result possible for a primetime game show, it's a bit of a letdown to see average Americans or low-level celebrities answering difficult multiple-choice questions. Unless Sherri Shepherd gets knocked around in between commercial breaks under suspicion of cheating, this is glorified daytime television.

More to Love [9 PM, Fox]

Luke takes his many girlfriends to a prom and two girls earn one-on-one dates. The crying in the talking head clips is starting to get out of hand and the producers should think about make peppering those pathetic moments more sparingly. These women have had it rough, but don't make them look like victims.

America's Got Talent [9 PM, NBC]

This is the off-season for the National Football league, but the biggest drama in free agency is where Paula Abdul will end up. Apparently, she has become America's musical competition judging sweetheart and America's Got Talent could be her next home. Ten of the top 40 acts perform tonight.


Can't Hardly Wait [7:30 PM, MTV]

Ethan Embry acts wide-eyed and Jennifer Love Hewitt wears a tight tank top, but the real reason to watch this film is to identify how many of the bit players in this story of young love and borderline-stalker behavior are now famous (Sara Rue and Eric Balfour are two of the more fun sightings). For the generation that was born in the latter part of the 1980's, this film is almost as important as any John Hughes film despite lacking any emotional heft whatsoever.