TV Junkie: Leno Thinks He's Hip; Advertisers Bought Less for Less
Thomas Jane & Jane Adams in HBO's "Hung", Sunday at 10pm - a most excellent show
Shark Week Ending :-(
NBC is going for the young urban crowd on the opening night of Jay Leno's show with guests Rihanna, Kanye and Jay-Z. We're kind of thinking that this won't work so great as the older crowd that was Leno's base has left the network for Letterman.
Advertisers bought 15% less ads from the Big 4 networks for the 2009-2010 season and the minutes they did purchase, they paid less for. Less money for programming means, what, nothing but reality TV?
To start working yourself into a froth over the upcoming season of "Mad Men", we suggest you check out today's ample story in the Wall Street Journal. It provides an in-depth summary of characters as well as a detailed analysis of the participation of women in the script-writing and directing of the series.
This weekend we suggest watching the remainder of "Bollywood Hero", the remainder of Shark Week, and then Sunday it's HBO night, as usual. But please click through to the full listings of highlights we found for you.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, "Sharkbite Summer", "Blood In the Water", "Bollywood Hero", Kimmel, Ferguson. Saturday - "Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite", "Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite", "Bollywood Hero". Sunday - "Big Brother 11", "True Blood", "Hung", "Entourage".
7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Arianna Huffington, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Dr. David Scheiner, President Obama's former doctor
8:00pm Sharkbite Summer Discovery - The American coast is plagued by shark attacks during the summer of 2001
8:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Denzel Washington; Quentin Tarantino; Deborah Meaden; Theo Paphitis
9:00pm Blood in the Water Discovery - A series of shark attacks in 1916 provide inspiration for the movie "Jaws."
9:00pm Monk USA - Season Premiere
9:00pm Mental FOX - After years of trying to find her, Jack is reunited with his schizophrenic sister
10:00pm Bollywood Hero IFC - After publicly breaking one of India's greatest social taboos, Chris Kattan tries to salvage his reputation while securing financing for the film.
10:00pm Psych USA - Season Premiere
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Eric Bana; actress Mary Lynn Rajskub; Flo Rida performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Director Quentin Tarantino; actress Rachel Nichols; pizza throwers.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Don Rickles; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Paul Giamatti; actor Ken Jeong; Julian Plenti performs.
8:00pm Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite Discovery - Mike Rowe hunts for white sharks with biologist Herman Oosthuizen.
9:00pm Face the Ace NBC - Amateurs take on world-class poker players in hope of winning $1 million.
9:00pm Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite Discovery - Experts study sharks' feeding patterns and the types of attacks they use to kill their prey.
9:00pm Lars and the Real Girl Showtime - (2007) Family and friends are unsure how to react when a lonely young man (Ryan Gosling) forms an emotional attachment to a life-size plastic woman and treats it like a real person.
10:00pm Bollywood Hero IFC - With financing for the film in place, Kattan discovers that he is not the leading man in the project.
10:00pm Dirty Sexy Money ABC - Series Finale
10:00pm Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite ... Harder Discovery - Men and women who risk their lives working with sharks.
8:00pm Big Brother 11 CBS - The nomination ceremony is held.
8:00pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? ABC - Season Premiere
9:00pm True Blood HBO - Sookie's captivity takes an unexpected turn; Sam makes a gruesome discovery at Merlotte's
9:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent USA - Season Finale
9:00pm Shark Tank ABC - Series Premiere
9:00pm Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew MTV - Season Premiere
9:00pm There Goes the Neighborhood CBS - Series Premiere
10:00pm Hung HBO - Tanya chastises Jemma for setting up dates directly with Ray; Jessica confronts Ronnie about their finances;
10:00pm Kourtney & Khloe E! - Series Premiere
10:00pm Jesse James Is a Dead Man Spike - Season Finale
10:00pm In Plain Sight USA - Season Finale
10:00pm Defying Gravity ABC - Personal and professional relationships intensify, both aboard ship and on the ground
10:30pm Entourage HBO - Vince and Drama play in a charity golf tournament