Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and blow out your birthday candles. FACT: All birthday cake is improved with a quart of rum doused on it. LET’S GO!
GREY ANATOMY – 9:00PM (ABC) Tonight, Alex (Justin Chambers) is still afraid to ride in elevators, and the chief offers to help him get over his phobia. I had a friend who was terrified of taking elevators once. It was kind of hilarious to watch him try and step in, only to go rushing to the stairs. Even when we got him good and drunk, he was still terrified. Yes, I exploit other people’s innermost fears for my own amusement. Don’t judge me until you’ve tried it yourself. It’s awesome. ANTICIPATION: SNOW PATROL MONTAGE!
CSI – 9:00PM (CBS) A murder takes place at a vampire and werewolf convention, which I imagine is supposed to be ComicCon but will more likely resemble what a 50-year-old grizzled TV writer imagines ComicCon being. Anyway, it should be awfully hard to track down the werewolf’s killer. I just don’t know HOWLLLLLLLLLLLLLL they’ll do it. See what I did there? Stop your groaning! ANTICIPATION: SILVER BULLETS!
THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR – 8:00PM (PBS) Season nine of PBS’s fix-it series focuses on a 1940’s house along the Charles River in Boston (Chahhhhles Rivah!). And Tom Silva’s new work bench is showcased. Oooh, a work bench! You talk about scintillating TV! Stop me from inviting my girlfriends over for wine and seven layer dip to celebrate it! ANTICIPATION: BENCHY!
PROJECT RUNWAY – 9:00PM (Lifetime) It’s obvious now that Mondo will win this season. It’s a lock. And not because he was brave enough to reveal his HIV positive status last week, but because he’s just clearly so much better than anyone left. He’ll be in the final with Gretchen and a token sacrificial lamb. Mondo aside, I thought last week’s episode had far too much blubbering. The crying when the moms came in the sewing room was just… Come on, man. Get yourselves together and make garments that Michael Kors can tear apart. ANTICIPATION: TEARS!
TEXAS RODEO TYKES – 8:00PM (Animal Planet) Ever wanted to see a six-year-old rope a calf? Wish granted. ANTICIPATION: WRANGLIN’!