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TV Junkie: 'The Walking Dead' - Interview with Jon Bernthal

"The Walking Dead" premieres at 10pm tonight on AMC, we spoke with Jon Bernthal (holding the shotgun above) who plays Deputy Shane One of the most stupid headlines we've seen over the last few months is "Are Zombies The New Vampires?" The answer is: no, they're not. Nobody wants to fuck a zombie, something that perpetually bedevils Randall Skeffington from Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans". There's no reasoning with zombies, therefore no foreplay, etc. This...

TV Junkie: 'Rally To Restore Sanity' on Sat. from 9am-Noon; 'The Walking Dead' Premieres Sunday

AMC's "The Walking Dead" premieres on Sunday at 10pm - be prepared to have the crap scared out of you. Have a great Halloween weekend everyone. Tonight's highlights are former President Jimmy Carter and Zach Galifianakis on Bill Maher, more "Dead Set", and Jason Segel and Alison Brie on Ferguson. Saturday don't forget to either go to the "Sanity Rally" downtown or watch it live on Comedy Central from 9am to Noon! TCM has...

TV Junkie: Superawesome Halloween Episode on 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

Check out our conversation with Angela Kinsey and Ellie Kemper from NBC's "The Office" in the above video. New Halloween episode tonight at 9pm. --- Last month we posted our interview with Thesy Surface who plays the eerie and enigmatic Margaret McPoyle on FX's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia". In the interview (see video embed at end of this post), Surface brings up the "Halloween episode" where she makes an incredible appearance - well,...

TV Junkie: 'Terriers' - The Best Show on Wednesday Night, You Tell Us Why Not

I talked to Donal Logue today [interview to be posted next week] about his FX show "Terriers" (10pm, Tonight). Logue has just returned after a 3-week cross-country tour promoting the show along with co-star Michael Raymond-James and told us about the fans that the show has created far and wide...

TV Junkie: ABC Picks Up 2 Drops 1; Elijah Wood to Star in FX Comedy

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann star in FX's "Wilfred" which has been picked up for 13 episodes and will air sometime in the next 18 months. ABC picks up full seasons of "No Ordinary Family" and "Better With You" while giving the ax to "The Whole Truth" (not a surprise) but will continue to shoot all 13 episodes (through mid-December) and ABC will air all of the episodes. --- Elijah Wood will star in...

TV Junkie: 'Dead Set' Zombies Walk at Midnight

Get ready for more scenes like this when "Dead Set" starts airing on IFC tonight at Midnight. The zombie battle begins tonight with the premiere of IFC's "Dead Set" at Midnight and will be running all week. This is an American airing of a series that has the classic combination of horror and humor and puts it on the set of "Big Brother UK". Where would the safest place on earth be during an...

TV Junkie: 'Night of Too Many Stars'; CBS Renews All New Shows

Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" is your best bet for both comedy and charity tonight: great performances with live broadcasts of action for the West Coast fundraising tonight. | CBS is renewing all 5 of its new shows - what do you think about that? | Even Jon Stewart doesn't think that Rick Sanchez should have been fired for his comments about him.

TV Junkie: Weekend Picks; Juan Williams Axed Because of Comments on O'Reilly's Show

Rob Reiner and George Clooney will be featured guests on "Real Time With Bill Maher" tonight at 10pm on HBO This weekend will again be a tussle between sports programming and other TV, particularly the baseball division championship games which have been in the top 5 in terms o ratings. Saturday is again a wasteland with merely Sundance's "Iconoclasts" and NBC's "SNL" (Emma Stone (who?), Kings of Leon) making it onto our radar. We...

TV Junkie: L.A. Will Host 'Rally for Sanity' Satellite Event; New show for Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin is working on a new TV show for CBS - we doubt it will be a pseudo-standup format like his "Important Things With Demetri Martin" was for Comedy Central On October 30th, Los Angeles will play host to a satellite event of Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity". The gathering will be held at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park near downtown L.A. - more details are available on the event's Facebook...

TV Junkie: RIP Tom Bosley; Starz Targets HBO; NBC Buys Full Seasons of 'The Event', 'Lola', 'Outsourced'

Tom Bosley and Marion Ross starred as Howard and Marion Cunningham on "Happy Days". Today Tom Bosley died at the age of 83. NBC is picking up full seasons of "The Event", "Law & Order: Los Angeles", and "Outsourced". This will hopefully let the producers of "The Event" even out some rough spots in the plot and bring it to its full potential. Obviously "LOLA" was going to get picked up as the network...

TV Junkie: Thought's On 'Mad Men' Finale? Fox/Cablevision Rukus will soon be Fox/Dish Debacle

Still trying to figure out the meaning behind the last moment's of the "Mad Men" series finale on Sunday. Of course we were wrong with the theory we voiced yesterday about Sally Draper being at the crux of the finale. [Spoiler Alert] Was it a cop out for Don to get engaged to his secretary? We're convinced that Bookmaker.com is...

TV Junkie: Tonight's 'Mad Men' Season Finale

Remember when Sally Draper, played by Kiernan Shipka, went out for Halloween as a gypsy? No telling what she will do tonight but we think this "Mad Men" finale will hinge on her At 10pm tonight another season of AMC's groundbreaking series, "Mad Men", reaches its conclusion. The now-divorced Don Draper continues his thick-waisted conquest of as many women as possible and as many bottles as possible - although halfway through the season he...

TV Junkie: Interview with Governor Jesse Ventura, Host of 'Conspiracy Theory'

We talk to Governor Jesse Ventura, host of truTV's "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura" (Friday's at 10pm). Ventura thinks we should abolish political parties; that the United States has become a fascist state; and that the military enforces corporate ambitions. Are these even theories anymore?

TV Junkie: Get Your 'School Pride' on Tonight; '30 Rock' Live Wrap-Up

If there's a show to watch tonight, it's NBC's "School Pride" at 8pm - with a focus on renovating an LA school, recruiting the community to get the building and the students back on track makes the show 100% genuine feel-good programming. With 4 of it's first 7 shows focused on schools in Southern California, it's becomes obvious that local involvement can make a difference regardless of what happens in Sacramento.

TV Junkie: Interview with 'CSI' Creator Anthony Zuiker - Tonight Features a Book-TV-Book Crossover

We talk with "CSI" franchise creator Anthony Zuiker about tonight's episode that brings a character from his novel, "Level 26: Dark Origins", into the TV show and then hands off that plot point to Zuiker's new novel "Dark Prophecy" which hits bookstores today.

TV Junkie: '30 Rock' Goes Live Tonight + More News & Picks for Tonight

We might just miss the first 5 minutes of "CSI" to finish watching the LIVE broadcast of NBC's "30 Rock" (8:30pm). The cast will do the show twice, once for the East Coast/Central and once for the West Coast. It's ambitious but not like it hasn't been done before: "Scrubs" and "ER" both did it, plus some others...

TV Junkie: Make or Break Time for KCET; New TV on DVD Sets; 'Storm Chasers' Returns

Grade School Arithmetic: If it took more than $50 million for KCET to put one show together, how much will they need to fill all the hours in a day? More than their viewers can afford, most likely. Also, "Community" and "Party Down" DVD sets are out and you should get 'em.

TV Junkie: 5 New Shows The Networks Should Keep

"Raising Hope" is on Fox at 9pm tonight - we think it's a keeper Programs To Keep: After this weekend's news that NBC's "Outlaw" will have its remaining episodes moved to Saturday before it is removed from the air, we wanted to review the new programs that the networks should keep. Last month we made our opinion on "Outlaw" pretty clear and we're mildly surprised that NBC is pulling the plug this soon but...

TV Junkie: 'True Blood' Comic Books Available (+ HBO is Giving Away Costumes From the Set)

The best Halloween costume ever? HBO will be giving away eight costumes from the set of "True Blood." You can enter at www.TrueBloodSweeps.com (you have to enter by Friday, 9 a.m. Pacific). They'll be giving away Bill's t-shirt and jacket, Sookie's bloody Merlotte's t-shirt, Sookie's bloody white trench coat, Maryann's bloody wedding gown, Eric's t-shirt and leather jacket, and more. Check the gallery for pics of some of the costumes, as well as "True Blood"...

TV Junkie: Sundance's 'Carlos' Premiere; Martha Stewart in Primetime

Edgar Ramirez plays the title role of "Carlos" in an exploration of the terrorist/playboy. The miniseries premieres tonight at 9pm on Sundance. Tonight marks the premiere of some stellar original programming on the Sundance Channel, "Carlos" (9pm), a miniseries that explores the life of 1970s terrorist "Carlos the Jackal", portrayed by Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Che) who humanizes the playboy/revolutionary/terrorist/assassin. The miniseries airs over the next 3 nights at 9pm and is a...

TV Junkie: Interview with Nick Swardson - Creator of 'Nick Swardson's Pretend Time'

Nick Swardson who is familiar to us as Terry on "Reno 911!" has been given a sktech comedy show on Comedy Central. "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" premieres next Tuesday at 10pm. Swardson tells us how the show came about and who he worked with to make it happen.

TV Junkie: Comedian Jim Norton Featured in Sunday's 'Bored To Death'

Comedian Jim Norton (featured in the video interview we did) will be a guest star in this Sunday's episode of HBO's "Bored To Death" in a part written specifically for him by series creator Jonathan Ames. Check it out, his appearance is very funny - Sunday, 10pm, HBO.

TV Junkie: Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars' Photo Gallery

On Saturday October 2, 2010 at the Beacon Theater in NYC we went to Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education" charity event. Before going into the theatre we went to the red carpet where we snapped photos of several performers and attendees including: John Oliver, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Olivia Munn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Carrell, and Lewis Black (more photos in my Flickr gallery). Watch for our interview...

TV Junkie: Interviews at Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

On Saturday October 2, 2010 at the Beacon Theater in NYC we went to Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education" charity event. Before going into the theatre we went to the red carpet where we managed to speak to: John Oliver and Olivia Munn from "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart", comedians Jim Gaffigan and Lewis Black, author and autism advocate Temple Grandin, Emiy Gerson Saines the...

An interview with Joel McHale & Alison Brie from NBC's 'Community' + Tonight's Listings

We managed to get a quick interview with Joel McHale and Alison Brie from NBC's "Community". We discussed how input may or may not get to series creator Dan Harmon plus the duo's relationship with the writing staff. Macallan Scotch was also discussed in detail! Don't forget to check out our listings and picks of tonight's programming.

TV Junkie: Running Away from 'Running Wilde'; IFC's 'Dead Set' = 'Big Brother' + '28 Days Later'

Last night's "Running Wilde" on Fox was too much, in a bad way / We'd like to put IFC's "Dead Set" on your radar as the mashup of "Big Brother" and "28 Days Later" is both hilarious _and_ terrifying / More clarification on Dish dumping Fox.

TV Junkie: Interview with Romy Rosemont of Fox's 'Glee'

Romy Rosemont plays Carol Hudson, Finn's Mom on Fox's "Glee" (tonight at 8pm). Rosemont had a long resume of notable appearances on top TV programs, from "Melrose Place" and "ER", to "Nip/Tuck" and "CSI" before landing her gig as a series regular on "Glee". Last week we had the chance to speak to her about her impressions of the "Glee" phenomenon and her involvement with the show - she will be in tonight's episode!

TV Junkie: Dish Network Drops FSN, FX, + Other Channels - WTF?

The Dish network has dropped Fox, FX, FSN, National Geographic, and several other networks so you had best find a friend for tonight's "Glee", "Raising Hope", "Sons of Anarchy", etc. Also, Russell Brand in NYC and cool news from "Bored To Death".

TV Junkie: Weekend Wrap-Up; Sanchez Out; #MOACA Set Tour from Brittany Curran

Weekend TV Wrap Up: "SNL" does Bryan Cranston a disservice; "Dexter" muddled; "Bored To Death" FTW! Also: Rick Sanchez out? Like he's been the worst CNN offender; Brittany Curran gives us a tour of the "Men of a Certain Age" set.

TV Junkie: Weekend Picks Include Bill Burr, 'SNL' w/Bryan Cranston, & 'Bored To Death'

This weekend's picks include a stand-up comedy special by the incredible Bill Burr (tonight), Sundance's "Iconoclasts" and "SNL" with Bryan Cranston (tomorrow), and "Dexter" followed by an awesome "Bored To Death" (Sunday) - read why in the full post! Plus we picked a winner of the Butters DVD.

TV Junkie: Interview with Glenn Howerton aka Dennis of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

Glenn Howerton plays the vain, narcissistic, and just plain 'bad' Dennis Reynolds on FX's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", a show he also co-writes and co-produces with Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney. A few weeks back we had the chance to ask Glenn a few questions about the "Philadelphianess" of the show as well as his upcoming movie with Will Ferrell, Everything Must Go.

TV Junkie: The NBC Comedy Lineup - Weak or Strong?

A look at the NBC Thursday night comedy lineup, which includes "Community," "30 Rock," "The Office" and "Outsourced." Also, info about the new web series from Mindy Kaling of "The Office"; "Caprica" DVD released next week; "Butters" DVD contest!

TV Junkie: 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' Premieres Tonight

The newest edition of NBC's "Law & Order" franchise, "Law & Order: Los Angeles", premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Will it have any kind of effect as a tourism draw? Plus news on "Lone Star," "Boardwalk Empire," "Deadliest Catch," "CSI," and tonights picks and listings.

TV Junkie: 'No Ordinary Family' Premieres on ABC; 'Butters' DVD Giveaway

Tonight is the premiere of ABC's "No Ordinary Family" - is it over-programmed for success? Also, for all you "South Park" fans. we are giving away a Butters DVD set.

TV Junkie: Interview with Adrian Grenier about his film 'Teenage Paparazzo'

We all know Adrian Grenier from his role as superstar Vincent Chase on HBO's "Entourage" but not as many know of Grenier the documentarian and more should. Grenier's Shot In The Dark, his documentary about fatherhood and the search for his biological father adeptly brought us into an intensely personal story. We've waited a while for another feature-length documentary from Grenier and again he's again delivered a story with a personal connection - the connection he made with 14 year-old paparazzo Austin Visschedyk...

TV Junkie: 'Lone Star' To Be Pulled? Too soon.

Last weekend we had 21 premieres - what did you watch? Fox is threatening to pull "Lone Star" which seems a bit premature. "Top Gear" returns and you have the chance to be a millionaire.

TV Junkie: Interviews from the 'Bored To Death' premiere

On Tuesday evening we went to the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City to see the first two episodes of HBO's "Bored To Death" as part of their celebration of the second season premiere of the series. We snapped a lot of photos and we got to speak to the following attendees...

TV Junkie: 21+ Premieres This Weekend; 'Dexter' & 'Bored To Death' Are Sunday's High Points

One last megablast of premieres this weekend with at least 21 series and season premieres over the next 3 days. We have our eyes on "Dexter" and "Bored To Death". Also, "Saturday Night Live" returns with Amy Poehler as host.

TV Junkie: 'Dexter' Poster Anyone? NBC vs CBS Comedy War; #NBCCommunity Twittersode; 'My Generation' iPad App

We're giving away a "Dexter" poster! Thursday night comedy war erupts between NBC and CBS; "Community" Twittersode; "My Generation" iPad app; Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Ames on late night to discuss "Bored to Death".

TV Junkie: Interview with Michael Raymond James of FX's 'Terriers'

Michael Raymond-James stars in FX's "Terriers", Wednesday nights at 10pm. A couple weeks ago we posted our interview with Donal Logue (clip at the end of this post) where he gave us a few indicators of what it's like to work on "Terriers" with co-star Michael Raymond-James who plays Britt Pollack. We're familiar with Raymond-James as Rene Lenier on HBO's "True Blood" and enjoyed seeing him in a montage during the season finale on...

TV Junkie: 'Bored to Death' Premiere Photo Gallery

The TV Junkie went to the premiere event for the second season of HBO's "Bored to Death" and snapped some photos of various cast members, including Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and series creator Jonathan Ames.

TV Junkie: 'Undercovers' Premieres, 'Modern Family' Returns, 'Terriers' are in your face - Tonight!

We're very excited about the return of "Modern Family" (8pm on ABC) with their Emmys for comedy writing and for Eric Stonestreet, although they should have received more. For nostalgia's sake we're tuning into "Cougar Town" for Jennifer Anniston's appearance on Courteney Cox's show at 9:30pm.

TV Junkie: New Comedies on Fox; Arnett & Cross on IFC; Stephen King on #SOA

Tonight Fox debuts the very original "Raising Hope", and the "Arrested Development"-derived "Running Wilde" but if you're a big Will Arnett & David Cross fan, you'll want to check out "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" on IFC. Also - do not miss Stephen King riding a Harley on "Sons of Anarchy" tonight at 10pm on FX!

TV Junkie: A visit to the 'Rules of Engagement' set

Last Spring we were thrilled to speak with Patrick Warburton, star of CBS' "Rules of Engagement". As the show was shooting episodes for this season, we were invited to the set to see how the show gets put together and for a chance to speak with Warburton's co-stars Adhir Kalyan, Oliver Hudson, and Megyn Price....

TV Junkie: Your Guide to Tonight's Premieres

Tonight is a big night of premieres for the major networks and the late night schedule is hopping too. Come with us as we attempt to navigate this mess

TV Junkie: Interviews from the 'Boardwalk Empire' Premiere

On Wednesday we went to the premiere of HBO's new series, "Boardwalk Empire" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan. We spoke with plenty of people associated with the show as well as several who have worked with HBO in the past ("True Blood", "Entourage", "The Sopranos", "John Adams"). "Boardwalk Empire" does deliver on the hype - it's beautifully shot on amazing sets with great performances set to exceptional writing. Steve Buscemi makes an excellent...

TV Junkie: 'Boardwalk Empire' Premiere Photo Gallery

We snapped pics of many of the people we interviewed as well as other attendees of the premiere of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Included are cast members of "Boardwalk Empire", "The Sopranos", "Entourage", and "True Blood". More photos from the night are available in this Flickr set. "Boardwalk Empire" premieres on Sunday at 8pm/9pm on HBO, depending upon which channel you watch....

TV Junkie: Genndy's New Cartoon Network Show; 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Mad Men' Sunday

Ok, so yeah, "Boardwalk Empire" premieres this Sunday on HBO. Even though Sunday evening is a crowded slot, this show should percolate to the top of your viewing options (if you have HBO).

TV Junkie: Interview with Thesy Surface aka Margaret McPoyle of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

Look at the pic at the bottom of the post, that's one and the same girl: Margaret McPoyle of FX's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" is played by the beautiful Thesy Surface. For every episode that Margaret appears in, Surface shows up and endures a 1 1/2 to 2 hour "uglification" process in order to be transformed into the greasy (check out the ring around the collar!), unibrowed, hairy upper-lipped Margaret McPoyle.

TV Junkie: FX Comedy Hour Can't Be Touched, 'Sunny' Followed by 'The League'

The training wheels are off, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" premieres at 10pm on FX Please check out today's interview post with the astonishingly beautiful Thesy Surface who plays the astonishingly homely Margaret McPoyle of FX's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (premiere tonight at 10pm). FX has put together an amazing hour of comedy - from the no holds barred "Sunny" to the pseudo-improv'd "The League", this hour blows away the other 10pm options...

TV Junkie: The interview with author and 'Bored to Death' showrunner Jonathan Ames

This was the interview that almost never was and might never be again. After lucking out last year and speaking with Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, and Jonathan Ames in New York at the Paley Center for Media on their "Bored to Death" featured evening, I somehow secured an actual interview slot with Jonathan Ames near his summer residence in Venice Beach in late August. We were to speak with Mr. Ames about the film...

TV Junkie: 'Outlaw' premieres on NBC but 'Terriers' is the way to go

Jimmy Smits stars in and is executive producer of NBC's "Outlaw" which premieres tonight at 10pm. You can tell exactly what kind of show this is by this photograph. Tonight at 10pm NBC will premiere "Outlaw" starring Jimmy Smits as a maverick Supreme Court Justice who wants to step down from the highest court in the land to fight for justice his way. We've seen a couple of the episodes as well as the...

TV Junkie: 'Parenthood' Premieres Tonight; 'My Boys' Cancelled; RIP Harold Gould

Walking on the set of "Parenthood" - Crosby's houseboat. NBC premieres the 2nd season of the show at 10pm tonight. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis] Who found some good TV last night - tell us about it? --- Tonight the focus is on NBC's season premiere of "Parenthood", please check out our interview clips below with series stars Peter Krause and Dax Shepard (Shepard is on Jimmy Kimmel tonight BTW). We like the show...

TV Junkie: Interview with the creators of FX's 'The League'

Jon Lajoie and Chad Ochocinco in the season premiere of "The League" airing Thursday, September 16, 10:30pm. [Photo via Patrick McElhenney / FX] We were happy to jump into a conference call with the producers and creators of FX's "The League", Jackie Marcus Schaffer and Jeff Schaffer last week. This is a great show with great writing and fantastic partially improv-ed performances from the cast which includes the incredible Jon Lajoie whom we had...

TV Junkie: 'True Blood' Finale Thoughts; 'Fashion Police' FTW?

Is that Spain in the background behind Anthony Bourdain? No matter as he will be taking us to Madrid tonight at 10pm on the Travel Channel. The much-anticipated (and simultaneously dreaded) season finale of "True Blood" aired last night - what did you think? There were some excellent twists and many questions were raised for next season. These questions were raised a little too conveniently in our estimation, telegraphed from a million miles away,...

TV Junkie: 'Stand Up To Cancer' Tonight; 'True Blood' Finale on Sunday

Weekend Edition Sure we're excited about the "True Blood" season finale on Sunday as well as how "Mad Men" will follow up to last week's fantastic episode, we also want to see what Chelsea Handler will do with MTV's Video Music Awards...

TV Junkie: 'Vampire Diaries' Premieres Tonight; Paley Center to Get Own Awards Show

Nick Swardson's Pretend TimeTuesday, October 12Preview - Lady Gaga's Brother: Garry Gagawww.comedycentral.comNick Swardson's Pretend TimeBig LakeUgly Americans New Episodes Of course the big stinking deal tonight is the season premiere of "The Vampire Diaries" on The CW (be sure to check out our vid with Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley at the end of this post) with the idea that this will send up dominant viewership of the following program "Nikita" whose billboards are currently...

TV Junkie: Our Donal Logue Interview - 'Terriers' Premieres Tonight

While we've been a big fan of Donal Logue's work over the past 15 years or so, we haven't seen something that has fully leveraged his talent as well as FX's "Terriers" which premieres tonight at 10pm.

TV Junkie: 'Sons of Anarchy' Premieres Tonight; Our Emmy Tally; More Vids: 'SOA' & 'Covert Affairs'

This image is from the incredible "Sons of Anarchy" media guide that was sent to us - for more, check out the video at the end of this post. Season 3 of "Sons of Anarchy" premieres at 10pm tonight and is a must-watch. We hope you enjoyed your three day weekend (if you got Monday off) despite the lack of new television. Last night we enjoyed the 100th episode of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations"...

TV Junkie: Labor Day Weekend = Last of the Summer TV Doldrums

This coming week is when the Fall premieres begin but until then it's slow-going as this weekend only features new episodes of "Rubicon" and "Mad Men" - everyone seems to be on a Labor Day break. I think I bitched about this last year that this weekend is a huge opportunity for public television and some of the movie channels, like TCM, to reap the benefits of no other new programming but again they...

TV Junkie: 'Sons of Anarchy' Season 3 Premiere

On Monday evening we went to the ArcLight to see the premiere of the third season of FX's "Sons of Anarchy". While we were there we got the chance to speak with series stars: Charlie Hunnam aka Jackson "Jax" Teller, Theo Rossi aka Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz, Ron Perlman aka Clarence "Clay" Morrow, Kim Coates aka Alex "Tig" Trager, Jamie McShane aka Cameron Hayes, and Kristen Renton aka Ima, who all gave us insight...

TV Junkie: 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys Gallery

Here is a subset of my photos from the red carpet and press room of the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on August 29, 2010 at Nokia Live in downtown Los Angeles. Shot most of these one-handed since I was also holding a video camera for the red carpet interviews we posted yesterday. The press room pics were a little tougher since I was about 40 feet from the stage and had to...

TV Junkie: Red Carpet Interviews from the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

We had a tough time finding a place to upload our video yesterday, hence we are a day late. We'll have a photo gallery up soon as well. Enjoy the red carpet interviews with: Above: - Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan, and Betsy Brandt from AMC's "Breaking Bad" Following: - Mariana Klaveno aka Lorena from HBO's "True Blood" - Bryan Batt aka Salvatore Romano from AMC's "Mad Men" - Kevin Brown aka Dot...

TV Junkie: Emmys Coverage Today

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be aired on Sunday, August 29 at 5:00pm on NBC - the TV Junkie will be there reporting for you. The Emmys are finally here and we'll be reporting them live today. I'll be on the red carpet where arrivals are expected to start at 2:30pm and conclude at 4:45pm. We'll be tweeting via @TheTVJunkie and we will attempt to Ustream from the red carpet at our channel...

TV Junkie: The Week In TV; Stan Chambers Retires; Yo Gabba Gabba Live on Tour

KTLA newsman Stan Chambers is retired on August 11th after more than 60 years on the air. KTLA airs a special on his service tonight at 8pm. Congratulations and thank you Stan! The Condensed Version Because this is a very slow week TV-wise we're condensing our highlights and picks through Thursday in this post. Also, we need a little break before we ramp up to cover the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday....

TV Junkie: Steve Levitan's Problem With Hulu is What The Next Strikes Will Be About

Elmo (Kevin Clash), Sofia Vergara, and Steve Levitan (right) at the 2010 Peabody Awards [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis] Weekend Edition It was interesting to watch "Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan's Twitter stream Wednesday as the showrunner voiced concern that Hulu isn't monetized and the fact that the Nielsen system as of yet doesn't include digital/online viewers in its benchmark ratings. It is kind of ridiculous to have millions of viewers of TV content...

TV Junkie: Chelsea Handler to Host MTV VMAs; #MOACA DVDs; Scott Caan Injured; #SOA Promo Pack

The MTV VMAs are coming to LA and Chelsea Handler is hosting the show. Sunday September 12 on MTV Some people don't like her style but she imitates no one and she's going to bring that attitude to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12th: Chelsea Handler will be the hostess with the mostest. We were at last year's VMAs in NYC which was a shizophrenic affair remembered only for Kanye West's...

TV Junkie: Comedy Central's 'Big Lake' = Big Fail; 'Food Wars' Does LA Burger Trucks Tonight

"Food Wars" hits LA tonight: it's Grill 'Em All vs. Bay's Badass to determine best gourmet burger from a food truck. 10pm on Travel Channel A reader wrote to us asking why we didn't mention Comedy Central's new scripted series "Big Lake" in yesterday's column. Two reasons: 1. Yesterday's column was about our picks for the frickin' Emmys, 2. Comedy Central's new series "Big Lake" is appallingly bad. While it's interesting that Comedy Central...

TV Junkie: Emmys Around the Corner - Who Will Win?

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be aired on Sunday, August 29 at 5:00pm on NBC - the TV Junkie will be there reporting for you. The 2010 Primetime Emmys happen in 12 days, here are some of the scheduled presenters: Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Matthew Morrison, John Krasinski and Sofia Vergara. In terms of awards shows for TV, this is the...

TV Junkie: Watch 'The Big C'

Laura Linney stars in and is executive producer of "The Big C" which premieres at 8:30pm on Showtime tonight (check your listings) If you're a Showtime subscriber you have to watch "The Big C" with Laura Linney tonight. Sure, go ahead and watch "Weeds" beforehand, there really isn't anything else to watch at 8pm, but we're not sure what that show is about anymore - it ceased to be funny a couple seasons ago...

TV Junkie: 'The Office' To Head to China? Buy Dharma Beer; Submit Your Flick to CMJ

Ricky Gervais practicing Tai Chi as he prepares a Chinese edition of "The Office" Weekend Edition We're already hearing complaints from baseball-loving readers about tomorrow's preseason NFL game intruding upon their viewing schedules. It does seem a little ridiculous to be watching football during the heat of summer but we look at it as though we're getting our money's worth as football players seem to be the highest compensated per game. --- Just as...

TV Junkie: 'Bored to Death' Freebies; Watch the first episode of 'The Big C' Right Here

Jason Schwartzman contemplates his role as Jonathan Ames in HBO's "Bored To Death". Season 2 premieres on Sunday, September 26 at 10pm. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis] Remember when we talked to the Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, and Jonathan Ames from HBO's "Bored to Death" last Fall? Well, the show is coming back on September 26, and they've sent us some extras, the Super Ray comic book that they gave away at Comic Con...

TV Junkie: The Emerson-O'Quinn Experience; 'Mad Men' Auction; 'Glee' News

Jane Lynch of "Glee" will host an episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in October. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis] We're happy to see former "Lost" actors Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn shopping around TV show ideas. As O'Quinn revealed to us at the Emmys last year, they are good friends whose rapport extends beyond the screen. They're both up for Emmys this year as well - good luck boys! --- Get your bidding...

TV Junkie: Fallon is Tops; Dora Turns 10

Jimmy Fallon is the most popular late night show host with a digital footprint to match. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis] Yesterday Nickelodeon's "Dora the Explorer" celebrated its 10th anniversary. The groundbreaking series was the first animated Latina character on TV in a leading role. Today, she is seen by over 100 million kids around the world. The show airs in over 150 countries, and it is translated in over 30 languages. What was...

TV Junkie: 'Entourage' To End Next Summer; RIP Patricia Neal

"Entourage" exits stage left next Summer The Hollywood Reporter has a great summary of what must've been a long Saturday at the Television Critics Association's HBO day. The gist: "Entourage" will have its last season next summer and it will be a short one, the idea is that it would set up a movie for later in the year - this is a good thing as the series has become a little tired even...

TV Junkie: Salahis Might Not Be Gate-Crashers But Whatever They Are, It Ain't Good

Another great episode of "Boston Med" airs at 10pm tonight on ABC The attorney who now represents "Real Housewives of D.C."'s Michaele and Tareq Salahi is adamant that the pair are not "gate-crashers" saying that the term is "false and defamatory". On Wednesday Michaele Salahi got into a shouting match with Whoopi Goldberg after taping an appearance on "The View" during which Salahi said she was verbally and physically abused by co-hosts, which seems...

TV Junkie: More 'Sons of Anarchy' in the News; PBS Still Wants KCET

"Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman wants a seat on the board of the Screen Actors Guild. We think they ought to give it to him ....or else. Yesterday we wrote about the "Sons of Anarchy" panel at FX's Television Critics Association summer sessions and we included a couple choice quotes from actor Ron Perlman. It turns out the actor is vying for a seat on the board of the Screen Actors Guild as...

TV Junkie: The Cast & Creator of 'Sons of Anarchy' Speak

"Sons of Anarchy" cast rode their own motorcycles to the FX panels at the Television Critics Association today. From left to right: Theo Rossi, Mark Boone Junior, Charlie Hunnam Today was FX day at the Television Critics Association and other than a cancelled "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" table read (Charlie Day is off doing a movie and couldn't make it) the most anticipated half hour was the "Sons of Anarchy" panel which was...

TV Junkie: Last Night at the Television Critics Association Awards

Creators of "Yo Gabba Gabba" Scott Schultz and Christian Jacobs with show characters with Tom Hanks at the 2010 Television Critics Association Awards. Last night the winners of the 2010 Television Critics Association Awards were handed out a a presentation at the Beverly Hilton. Dax Shepard of NBC's "Parenthood" did a very capable job in his first capacity as host of an awards show. Highlights of the night included: a spectacular speech by Tom...

TV Junkie: What Jimmy Fallon Loves About LA

At the NBC party at the 2010 Television Critics Association summer sessions, "Late Night" host and host of the upcoming Emmy Awards, Jimmy Fallon, told us what he likes about visiting Los Angeles. This was shot at the Beverly Hilton on July 30, 2010....

TV Junkie: Skeet Ulrich Wants to Honor LA's Finest in 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

Skeet Ulrich will be starring as Detective Rex Winters in NBC's new show "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (aka "LOLA") which will launch this Fall. Ulrich told us that he has been incredibly impressed by the brave officers of LAPD and seeks to honor their efforts in this new edition of the "Law & Order" franchise. Video was shot at the NBC party of the Television Critics Association 2010 summer sessions on July 30,...

TV Junkie: Fox Day at the Television Critics Association Summer Sessions

"Raising Hope" wet wipes doled out at today's Television Critics Association hosted by the Fox network. We're not sure if the wipes are for the baby or Cloris Leachman's character. Don't forgot to check out our video interviews with Jimmy Fallon and Skeet Ulrich that were posted earlier today. What we learned at the Television Critics Association summer session today from the Fox network: - Fox execs Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice revealed that...

TV Junkie: NBC Day at the TCAs; 'Rubicon' Premieres On Sunday

Weekend Edition Today was NBC presentation day at the Television Critics Association. The news of the day: - "30 Rock" will be doing some live broadcasts with separate shows for both the East and West Coast...

TV Junkie: LL Cool J Gives Us the 'NCIS LA' Scoop; Madeline Zima of 'Californication'

"$#*! My Dad Says" William Shatner w/creator Josh Radnor at the 2010 Television Critics Association, summer session yesterday We talked to LL Cool J last night at the TCA after-party and he gave us some inside info about the next season of "NCIS: Los Angeles": "I've been doing a ton of training. My tech advisor is a Master Gunner so I've been learning a lot. I can 'consciously aware' put my weapons together in...

TV Junkie: Day 1 of Television Critics Association Sessions

Media guests walk around the Sausalito marina set of NBC's "Parenthood" yesterday afternoon at Universal Studios [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis] What we're learning at the Television Critics Association summer session: People are really polarized about AMC's "Rubicon" - you either like/hate it; "The Big Bang Theory" cast is pretty upbeat about their move to the Thursday at 8pm slot (see video with Simon Helberg below) despite not being consulted about the move according...

TV Junkie: Reporting from the TCAs; Emmys Auction

Another embarrassing moment is about to occur on Louis C.K.'s "Louie" on FX tonight at 11pm We'll be at the Television Critics Association summer session all week and will start live-blogging tomorrow - we will post highlights of our liveblogs here at LAist. Today we will do a "Parenthood" set visit among other things. More to come! The Emmys are about a month away but you can already get into the mix with the...

TV Junkie: Don Draper Is Not Satan

Don Draper, Satan or just plain greedy? Hey high rollers, how'd you like that "Man Men" premiere last night? According to Nielsen Media Research 48% of you "Mad Men" watchers make more than $100,000/yr so you're already living the life. We thought it was a great start to the season - the cream of the crop at Don Draper's new agency, rallying around and seeking his approval. Mary McNamara at the LA Times asserts...

TV Junkie: 'Pillars' Premieres Tonight, 'Mad Men' Sunday; TdF Concludes

Donald Sutherland stars in "Pillars of the Earth" which premieres tonight at 10pm on Starz and is our pick of the night. Weekend Edition Of course most of the media focus is on Sunday's season premiere of "Mad Men" (10pm on AMC): January Jones is on Fallon tonight, NBC is rerunning Jon Hamm's "Saturday Night Live" tomorrow. All we can say is, thank god "Mad Men" is running at 10pm so as not to...

TV Junkie: Chris Isaak to 'Idol'? 'True Blood' Comics? New Stuff from Showtime

Alan Ball launches "True Blood" comic series at Comic Con While the latest edition may have been "the worst 'Idol' ever", most networks would kill for the show's ratings on it's worst days so Fox will have to continue the show, the question is, who will helm the show when Simon Cowell leaves to head the US version of his show, "The X Factor"? Crooner Chris Isaak has reportedly met with studio execs a...

TV Junkie: 'Damages' Lives; 'Max Headroom' Series on DVD

"Max Headroom: The Complete Series" comes out on DVD in a couple weeks and it's excellent - the series not only defined the '80s but accurately predicted the technology and environment we operate in today. The Twitterverse was abuzz yesterday afternoon with the news that DirecTV has stepped up to keep running "Damages" (formerly of FX) for another 2 years. Most of the major cast has signed on - wouldn't it be ironic for...

TV Junkie: Wave of Pornification? We Think Not.

Anthony Bourdain takes "No Reservations" to Liberia tonight in a new episode on the Travel Channel. Some folks, including The Hollywood Reporter, are of the opinion that last week's appellate court ruling about obscenity on TV will unleash a floodgate of nudity, sex, and bad language. THR cites several program episodes that have either occurred or will premiere this fall, are they trying to say that Seth MacFarlane was clairvoyant by having Stan from...

TV Junkie: 'Hawaii Five-0' Blessed; Slow TV Week Ahead

Weekend Edition We're heading into a sloooww TV weekend and an even slower TV week with no new premieres or finales. What the week will be building up to is the premiere of "Mad Men" on the night of July 25th - the hype has already started, it seems, with the "news" that Mrs. Draper, January Jones, is now an item with "Saturday Night Live" ombudsman Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis is a very nice guy, so if it's true, more power to him, but this "reveal" seems a little too convenient.

TV Junkie: FCC Indecency Rules 'Vague & Chilling'

There's a new episode of "Burn Notice" tonight on USA - should be good. Yesterday it was announced that U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York labelled the Federal Communications Commission's indecency rules "unconstitutionally vague and chilling." Between the arbitrary identification of obscenity and the random assessment of fines, from a couple thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands, broadcasters of live events have been on tenterhooks until this ruling. Smaller broadcasters, in...

TV Junkie: Betty on 'Community'; TCM's War and Westerns Collections

Keith Johnson's "Man Shops Globe" on Sundance has a new episode tonight We're psyched to see one of our favorite people, Betty White, appearing on the season premiere of one of our favorite shows, "Community", this Fall. White will be playing a "somewhat unhinged" anthropology professor. --- Kudos: Starting in August, Christiane Amanpour will replace George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week". It will be refreshing to have the very sharp Amanpour knocking around all...

TV Junkie: 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III'; George is Dead; Tubeys

We've been promised another excellent episode of "Louie" on FX at 11pm tonight and we're gonna watch it. Pic of Louis C.K. being taped at the Comedy Cellar in NYC courtesy of FX. Mark your calendars: December 12th, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim will air "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III". The guest stars this time include: actual C3PO voice talent Anthony Daniels, "High School Musical" star Zac Efron, Donald Glover from NBC's "Community", and...

TV Junkie: Daniel Tosh is #1 at Comedy Central

A few weeks ago we asked about how you felt about Daniel Tosh's "Tosh.0" on Comedy Central and we got the idea that you liked him, and the fact is that viewers like him so much that he is now the most popular show host on Comedy Central, beating out Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. The network hasn't seen show ratings like "Tosh.0" since "Chappelle's Show" in 2004.

TV Junkie: World Cup on Big Screen + Free Food & Drinks? Count Us In; Tour de France Hits Alps on Sunday; 'True Blood' Returns!

Name your poison - "True Blood" returns from 4th of July hiatus on Sunday This weekend brings about the conclusion of the World Cup and if you're into it, consider heading to the Paley Center for Saturday and Sunday's games where they will be showing the broadcast on the big screen and serving food and drinks, all for free, RSVP required. As the World Cup winds down, the Tour de France is heating up...

TV Junkie:Primetime Emmy Nominees Announced; Fulltime Soccer Channel?

There's a new episode of "Rookie Blue" on ABC tonight - the series scored good viewership last week, probably because there's _nothing_ else on Thursdays to watch. Primetime Emmy Nominations: Be sure to check out the full list that was announced this morning at 5:30am Pacific. There weren't a lot of surprises for us among the nominees but we were very pleased to see "Modern Family" garner plenty of nominations as well as Andre...

TV Junkie: Women in Late Night Comedy - They Do Exist!

It's another "Mythbusters" duct tape episode tonight on Discovery at 9pm Female staffers of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" have posted a rebuttal to a blog post at Jezebel.com that asserted that the show was a "boys club" lacking diversity. Women actually make up 40 percent of the staff and "generate a significant portion of the show's creative content". The Jezebel post reminded us of another poorly researched and badly written...

TV Junkie: 'Warehouse 13' Returns; New 'Louie' Episode & 'Bored to Death' Trailer

Last fall we interviewed Jason Schwartman, Ted Danson, and HBO's "Bored to Death" series creator Jonathan Ames, and we're pleased that the second season of this hilarious show is moving forward. Please check out the trailer above!

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