We've mentioned before that the only "Law & Order" we watch is "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and the main reason for that is our imaginary boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is on it. So you can imagine we were a little worried when the fate of the show was up in the air at the end of last season. It had something to do with the franchise not pulling in the numbers it used to, and production costs needing to be cut. (Of course it should come as no surprise that the shows aren't as big in the ratings as they used to be since you can basically turn the TV on at any time of day and find an episode playing on one of any number of stations.) But apparently a compromise was reached wherein new episodes of "C.I." will air on USA first, and then will be repeated on NBC at some as-yet-to-be announced time in the future. SO! You can catch the season premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" tonight on USA at 10 p.m.
However, NBC was able to get one big thing right last season, and that was renewing the funniest sitcom on TV, "30 Rock." Despite going through a bout of the crazies earlier this year, Alec Baldwin did not leave the show, as he had threatened, and is indeed back as Jack Donaghy, Vice President of East Coast Television, (formerly Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming, before he was demoted after the Salute to Fireworks fiasco). Jerry Seinfeld will guest star as himself in tonight's season premiere at 8:30 p.m.
And finally, over on the CW, is the season premiere of "Supernatural" at 9 p.m., a show we know we would probably like if we watched it, but alas, it's a show that is on during a way too crowded hour on a way too crowded night of television.