TV Junkie: Sunday It's Emmy Time
The 61st Annual Primetime Emmys air at 8pm on Sunday on CBS
This week/weekend it's all about the Emmys and Sunday night at 8pm is where it's at. This puts the broadcast in conflict with a new episode of the Emmy-nominated "Mad Men" as well as the premieres of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Bored to Death" - thank goodness for repeat broadcasts and HBO-On-Demand. LAist's TV Junkie will be at the show, on the red carpet and in the press room so stay tuned to LAist for up-to-the minute posts on Sunday. The TV Junkie will post his Emmy picks tomorrow and you can compare them against your own. Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have devoted a ton of digital ink to the Emmys, so check them out if you want even more.
Did anyone catch NBC's "Community" last night? Was it a good thing or should Joel McHale focus on his day job at "The Soup"?
Milestone: CBS' "The Guiding Light" marked its final episode after being on the air (both radio and TV) for 72 years. Countless actors, writers, producers, and technical staff learned their chops on that show thus creating a legacy that extends beyond the daytime TV/soap opera genre.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, ALMA Awards, "Dollhouse", "The Soup", Kimmel. Saturday - Beach Volleyball, Hound of the Baskervilles. Sunday - The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Journalist Matthew Continetti; historian Annette Gordon-Reed; author Jeffrey Toobin; former health insurance executive Wendell Potter; comic David Cross
8:00pm Brothers FOX - Series Premiere
8:00pm The 2009 ALMA Awards Awards ABC - Celebrating Latino artistic achievement in U.S. film, TV and music; Shakira performs; Salma Hayek and Raul Yzaguirre are honored; Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez host.
8:30pm 'Til Death FOX - Season Premiere
9:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Season Premiere
9:00pm Monk USA - Natalie believes a critic who panned her daughter's performance is responsible for a murder
10:00pm The Soup E! - From NYC?!
10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Actress Drew Barrymore; Jim Norton goes Jay Walking.
10:00pm Psych USA - A man needs Shawn and Gus' help to lift a curse
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Courteney Cox; actor Ted Danson; Nelly Furtado performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Christian Slater; actors Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara; Shakira performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Danny DeVito; tennis player James Blake; Keri Hilson performs.
7-10:00pm Beach volleyball, AVP Crocs Tour: Best of the Beach The CW - Men's and Women's Final From Las Vegas.
9:00pm The Hound of the Baskervilles TCM - (1959) Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (Andre Morell) protect Sir Henry (Christopher Lee) from a killer-dog family curse.
9:00pm The Bill Engvall Show TBS - Season Finale
9:00pm Robin Hood BBC America - The sheriff sells the local village men to Irish warriors
10:00pm The Dish Style - More tips and news for stylistas
8:00pm The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards CBS - Ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles honor excellence in TV programming; Neil Patrick Harris hosts
9:00pm Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO - Season Premiere. Larry attempts a pre-emptive breakup with ailing Loretta; Larry and Jeff learn not to make an empty gesture to a Funkhouser.
9:30pm Bored to Death HBO - Series Premiere. After his girlfriend moves out, writer Jonathan Ames places an ad offering his services as an unlicensed private detective.
10:00pm Mad Men AMC - A surprise visit; Sally is spooked; Joan gets some unexpected news.