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It's been more than a year since we last saw RHONY, but like a finely aged Ramona Singer pinot grigio which, sadly, the boozy cast would probably shotgun without shame time has only proved beneficial to the catty series. The premiere picks up with the gal gaggle all still holding grudges against nasty Aviva, who'd basically pissed everyone off by the end of last season. Meanwhile, it's time to welcome a new Housewife into the mix: model/mommy Kristen, who quickly admits that she ''may not be the sharpest tool in the shed.'' But upon meeting Ramona and bestie Sonja, Kristen observes, ''They seem like my crazy drunk aunts.'' Seems pretty bright to us! B+
Schmidt gets sued and enlists Nick and Winston to represent him, because no one on this show takes anything seriously.
Set over a full day, the nature doc reveals the minute-by-minute lives of plants and animals even wilder than Jack Bauer.
''Ignorance I can fix; stupid's forever.'' ''You gotta risk it to get the biscuit.'' ''The high road don't mean the top part of the ditch.'' Welcome to Todd Chrisley's House of Quips, a reality show where everyone speaks like a bitchy Southern-fried caricature. If you can get past the canned lines and sub-sitcom story lines, the Chrisley crew can be fun; over¬protective patriarch Todd does get in a few good digs, and the nimble editing makes the series easy to mistake for one of Bravo's lesser titles. But ultimately, Chrisley never rises above background viewing as soon as you're finished folding laundry or paying bills, you'll want to switch to something with a little more substance. C