TV Junkie: PaleyFest2011 Announced; More DVDs & Podcasts
Last Christmas we saw a leather couch give birth to a greased-up Danny DeVito. Get ready to relive that moment tonight on "A Very Sunny Christmas" at 10pm on FX
The Paley Center for Media has announced some of the lineup for PaleyFest2011. Shows to be highlighted include "The Walking Dead," "True Blood," "Freaks and Geeks"/"Undeclared" Reunion, and "American Idol." More info about tickets is available here, the full lineup will be announced on January 19.
BBC Worldwide has made a the Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time iPhone, iTouch, and iPad app is now available for download. This release coincides with the imminent broadcast of "Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol", airing on BBC America on December 25 at 9pm ET & PT which the extreme nerd in us can not wait for!
You still have time to get some DVDs as Christmas gifts so we thought we'd highlight some of the more hilarious examples from Roger Corman's Cult Classics as released by Shout Factory this year:
Cannibal Girls (1973) - "These Girls Eat Men." Eugene Levy (with a hilarious 'stache and afro) and Andrea Martin from "SCTV" star in this unbelievably schlocky, to the point of outright hilariousness, movie about girls who lure guys to their cannibalized doom. The movie features a "warning bell" that goes off if a scene is about to get really gory.
Big Bad Mama (1976) / Big Bad Mama II (1987) - This double feature stars Angie Dickinson as the gun-toting gangster marauding a countryside of the 1930s. Look for some hilarious performances from William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, and Robert Culp.
Crazy Mama (1976) / The Lady In Red (1987) - Another double-header with some amazing casts: Crazy Mama stars Cloris Leachman, Donny Most ("Happy Days"), and Jim Backus ("Gilligan's Island") and is directed by Jonathan Demme. The Lady In Red features Pamela Sue Martin ("The Hardy Boys," "Dynasty"), Robert Conrad ("The Wild Wild West," "Mission: Impossible," "Black Sheep Squadron") and Christopher Lloyd ("Taxi") in another gangster moll flick directed by Lewis Teague (Cujo, Cat's Eye, Jewel of the Nile)
Roger Corman created an incubator for emerging talent to work writing, directing, and acting, it also provided a place for people who were at a plateau in their careers to keep their skills in use with many returning to the mainstream after being in a couple Corman films. You won't believe the list of award-winning actors, writers, and directors who cut their teeth on these films that alternate from hilariously bad to inspiringly good. Check out the full list of movies at Shout Factory.
If you went to Greg Proops live podcast event, The Smartest Man In The World, at Bar Lubitsch last week that's awesome for you, but if you missed it, download the podcast today and listen to his take on current events. Proops was great on Craig Ferguson's show a couple nights ago but didn't have a chance to push the podcast.
Don't forget to check out today's Channel Zero podcast in which we discuss the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards nominations. Subscribe on iTunes or check listen via the player below.
Also, the Smart Car is launching an effort to reuse and recycle this holiday season - they've made a great video of the effort and it's posted below.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Brew Masters," "Burn Notice," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Chelsea Lately" (Amy Adams), Letterman (Matt Damon), Fallon (Paul Rudd, Jon Lovitz, Aloe Blacc)
8:00pm The Big Bang Theory CBS - The guys enter a costume contest with Penny's new boyfriend.
8:00pm Brew Masters Discovery - Dogfish brews a 9,000-year-old recipe, based on pottery jars recovered in Northern China.
8:30pm $..! My Dad Says CBS - Bonnie attempts to start a tradition; Ed makes a new friend at the hospital.
9:00pm Burn Notice USA - Brennan vows to release valuable data; Michael must try to turn the tables.
10:00pm Burn Notice USA - Michael's actions force a tactical assault team to pursue him.
10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee and Frank embark on a holiday adventure filled with stolen toys, childhood videos, naked elves and a bloody run in with Santa Claus.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Mark Wahlberg; author Charles Phoenix; Jenny and Johnny performs.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Amy Adams.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Matt Damon; Florence & the Machine perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jason Segel; TV-show hosts Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood; Katharine McPhee performs.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Justin Timberlake; actor Stephen Dorff; Ciara performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Jeff Bridges; Diddy performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Seth Green; actress Lena Dunham; Ruth Gerson performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Paul Rudd; actor Jon Lovitz; Aloe Blacc performs.
Don't be dumb:
The TV Junkie's Channel Zero Podcast in which we review the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations: