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TV Junkie: Olyphant in New FX Series; 'Chuck' & 'Heroes' Season Finales
"Heroes" season finale is at 9pm on NBC
This Pig Fever or whatever they are calling it must have "20/20" and their ilk in a tizzy of how to cover it this week. We can be sure that threatening and ominous theme songs have already been composed for all of the news networks - how will the news magazines cope?
We've loved Timothy Olyphant in "Deadwood" and most recently in "Damages" and now he will be cast in the lead in a new FX series based on an Elmore Leonard short story, "Fire In The Hole". Olyphant will play a U.S. marshall (aw man, another cop role?) who comes back to his Kentucky hometown to sort out some trouble. Production will start at the end of May.
The AP has an interesting story today on local newscasters trimming their staff despite reports stating that local news is becoming a ratings leader compared to national news broadcasts. Having technology that allows only 1 or 2 people to go to a location shoot should mean more coverage, because that's what people want, not the same amount of coverage with less people.The TV Junkie Plan: "How I Met Your Mother", "24", "Doing Da Vinci", Kimmel, Fallon
8:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Blair and Chuck try to fix their relationship problems. Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars.
8:00pm Chuck NBC - Season Finale
8:00pm House FOX - The team treats a deaf 14-year-old who collapses while competing in a wrestling match.
8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - Barney and Marshall play a joke on Ted, who is having a "text" relationship with a girl he's just met.
9:00pm Heroes NBC - Season Finale
9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 7: 3:00AM - 4:00AM Jonas Hodges remains at the heart of the mounting terrorist threat; Jack questions an important suspect.
9:00pm American Experience - We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears PBS/KCET - Federal troops force thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the southeastern U.S., resulting in the deaths of 4,000 due to disease and starvation.
9:00pm In Treatment HBO - Oliver, Walter
10:00pm Doing Da Vinci Discovery - The team works on re-creating da Vinci's deadly bladed chariot.
11:30pm The Colber(t) Repor(t) Comedy Central - The Decemberists
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Matthew Fox; comic Carol Leifer; the All-American Rejects perform.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Zac Efron; TV personality Patti Stanger; Franz Ferdinand performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Breckin Meyer. Check out our interview with Breckin Meyer from last fall!
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV show host Regis Philbin; TV personality Kat Von D; actor Jon Glaser; Morrissey performs.