TV Junkie: Interviews from 'Portlandia' Premiere
I've included a bunch of our video interviews from the "Portlandia" premiere in New York City last week. The most telling interactions were with series co-creator Jonathan Krisel (above), series co-creator Carrie Brownstein and guest star (and amazing comic) Kumail Nanjiani (both immediately below). I've also included a fun interview with comedian Todd Barry with two very short clips of the amazing Jeff Goldblum and series star Fred Armisen.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan is below all the video clips but watch "The Layover" because Bourdain goes to San Francisco! Follow me on Twitter at @TheTVJunkie for live dispatches from this week's Television Critics Association - tomorrow ABC's primetime lineup tells us what to expect.
[FYI: This Wednesday night there is a fundraiser for comedians Angelo Bowers and Josh Adam Meyers who were in a car accident a couple weeks ago in which Bowers was killed. The fundraiser is at the Hollywood Improv and performing comics include Aziz Ansari, Marc Maron, Harland Williams, Steve Rannazzisi, Todd Glass, and more.]
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "The Layover," "Rock Center With Brian Williams," "Conan," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
9:00pm The Layover Travel - San Francisco Tony discovers more than Vegan food but a drinking town and juicy meat for under 20 dollars with the help of his Chef friends.
9:00pm Fear Factor NBC - Roach Coach Contestants face stunts that include being locked in an underwater cage while their teammates try to free them
10:00pm Castle ABC - Till Death Do Us Part When Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a ladies' man but there's a twist in the case
10:00pm Rock Center With Brian Williams NBC - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's roots in Mexico; a family working to make a difference in Haiti
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Kaley Cuoco; comic John Caparulo; comic Natasha Leggero; comic Ryan Stout.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Director George Lucas is guest
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor David Cross; actor Seth Green; Gavin DeGraw performs.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Mark Wahlberg; actress Heather Morris; Snow Patrol performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Singer Janet Jackson; comic Larry the Cable Guy; Eli Young Band performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Channing Tatum; reality-TV star Ben Flajnik; Uh Huh Her performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - TV host Howie Mandel; Randy Houser performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Mark Wahlberg; "Napoleon Dynamite"; Surfer Blood performs.