TV Junkie: Kanye Helps Leno; 'Vampire' (Alleged) Boobies
Jay Leno's first show brought in 50% more viewers than his last "Tonight Show". Jerry Seinfeld was a huge draw but the scene-stealer (again!) was Kanye West who submitted himself to a grilling from Leno. West had long-been scheduled to appear on the show, how fortuitous that he made a spectacle of himself at the VMAs last night. Did you see "The Jay Leno Show"? What'd you think? Time magazine columnist, James Poniewozik, twittered that it was the "Ten-ight Show" in reference to the virtual duplication and we're more than inclined to agree with him.
Speaking of the VMAs, did you see our video from the MTV VMAs? Please check it out to see us chat with Sean Paul, Buzz Aldrin, Melody Thornton, etc.
Last Friday we talked about the teenagification of the vampire genre and whaddaya know, The CW's "Vampire Diaries" opened to record viewership. Despite the success, four of the series' actresses and a CW cameraman were cited after allegedly flashing drivers on a major freeway in Atlanta. Kayla Ewell, who plays Vicki, said that the incident has been blown out of proportion, and that, "In all honesty, the size of my breasts aren’t necessarily something people would be interested in." Publicity stunt or is it just the joy of being 27(?!) and under?
The TV Junkie Plan: "Web Soup", "Shaq vs. Michael Phelps", "Sons of Anarchy", "Daily Show", Conan.
8:00pm Web Soup G4 - Back from hiatus!
8:00pm 90210 The CW - Liam tries to apologize to Naomi; Dixon and Liam join the surf team; Adrianna helps Navid get an interview with Teddy
8:00pm The Biggest Loser NBC - Season Premiere
9:00pm Shaq vs. Michael Phelps ABC - Shaquille O'Neal challenges Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to a series of swimming races
9:00pm Swords: Life on the Line Discovery - The Big Eye starts a turf war; the Eagle Eye II battles rough seas; a faulty electrical line injures a crewman on the Sea Hawk.
9:00pm Dragons' Den BBC America - A jewelry and accessory line that distinguishes that one is single
9:00pm Melrose Place The CW - "Lauren goes on another date in exchange for money", you mean, she's a prostitute?
10:00pm The Colony Discovery - The colonists work on a scout vehicle; tempers flare when the traders return; Joey reaches his breaking point.
10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - We have no idea how they will be able to follow up last week's premiere, although, we aren't so sure about Adam Arkin being cast as a neo-Nazi
10:00pm Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World Travel Channel - Andrew travels to Botswana, where a hunter-gatherer tribe teaches him how to live off the land
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Matt Damon
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Jennifer Aniston; tennis player Melanie Oudin; Phoenix performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Eva Longoria Parker; Kelly Clarkson performs; appearances by Matt Damon and Joel McHale.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Anna Faris; actor Alan Cumming; Ghostface performs.