Actress Christina Ricci of the television show "Pan Am" speaks during the Disney ABC Television Group portion of the 2011 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics » The 'Pan Am' flight crew (MOBILITY/Newscom) • Pan Am premiered strong for ABC with 10.8 million viewers. The Christina Ricci drama about stewardesses during the 1960s had a frothy zippiness that could prove to be a lot of fun. If you can only watch one network period drama this season, Pan Am is the way to go (sorry Playboy Club).
• Fresh off its eighth Emmy win, The Amazing Race premiered last night and introduced us to a whole new smogasbord of racers that we won't be able to differentiate until at least week 3. There were two Vegas showgirls who bragged of brains as big as their boobs, but quickly spiraled into a total meltdown when they came in last place in the first challenge and then proceeded to lose a passport. Conspiracy theory alert! The passport was found by a bystander who, after a series of tweets, drove to the airport to return the passport. We're not saying the producers stepped in, but it sure would have been a tragedy if the hottest team in this year's race had gotten eliminated during the first leg…
• EW is reporting that Joe Manganiello (a.k.a. True Blood's sexy werewolf Alcide) will guest star on the Oct. 24 episode of Two and a Half Men. He'll play the hot boyfriend (there's a stretch) of Ashton Kutcher's ex-wife, played by Judy Greer. Hey Two and a Half Men producers — if you're trying to get us to watch your show, you're succeeding.
• Fringe premiered on Friday night to lower ratings. Maybe that's because the show ran a bunch of "Where is Peter Bishop?" ads that featured a disappearing Joshua Jackson. Don't threaten us with a Pacey-less world Fringe! Our hearts can't take it.
• Steven Spielberg's much-hyped Terra Nova premieres tonight on Fox at 8/7c. The world is a polluted wasteland filled with unbreathable air, but someone has invented a time machine that can send a lucky few back to a cleaner, greener prehistoric Earth. But wait, there are dinosaurs there that might eat you! It's like Jurassic Park meets An Inconvenient Truth. Check out the trailer below:
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