TV alerts: Big premiere night! “Private Practice,” “Bionic Woman,” “Life,” “Dirty Sexy Money”

I really hope you weren’t planning to do anything but watch TV tonight. I’m cursing my Xanadu tickets. Nah, not really, but there’s a lot to take in on the tube tonight!

Let’s get the obvious one out of the way: Kate Walsh has her own Private Practice starting tonight at 9/8c on ABC. I’m giving it one episode to impress me, and if it doesn’t, I’m done, despite my abiding love for Audra McDonald.

Next, it’s finally here: Bionic Woman premieres tonight at 9/8c on NBC.

After that, sit tight and watch the debut of Life (starring Sarah Shahi), also on NBC (10/9c).

I’ve already got the vapors.

Last, we haven’t talked much about Dirty Sexy Money (10/9c on ABC) here on — probably because there aren’t many women on the show, though I’d say Jill Clayburgh carries the force of ten in her deceptively frail frame. The show stars Peter Krause as a lawyer who inherits his father’s shady practice. More important, Time Out New York recently called it “the most deliciously lip-smacking soap since the early seasons of Nip/Tuck.” Count me in. Oh, and Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face) is slated to appear in 5 episodes!

Check TV Guide, TV Squad or the TV addict for more.