TV Junkie: RIP Dom DeLuise
Today we sadly note the passing of the always hilarious Dom DeLuise, who died at age 75 in Santa Monica last night. DeLuise was primarily known for his roles in movies like the Cannonball Run franchise with Burt Reynolds, as well as several of Mel Brooks' fillms, particularly Blazing Saddles and History of the World Part I. DeLuise actually got his start in TV on staples like "The Munsters", "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "The Jackie Gleason Show", and "The Dean Martin Show" as well as his own show "The Dom DeLuise Show" in 1968 and 1987. He was also a favorite with Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show", and "Hollywood Squares". His uncontrollable and infectious laugh will be sorely missed - the outtakes from any movie he was ever in are the proof of his great camaraderie and love for life.
AMC's "Mad Men" is in production with a premiere set for sometime in August which is a bit later than its previous July premieres, oh well, at least we'll have "True Blood" to get us through July.
News from Renewaland: FOX renewed "Fringe", a show that we've been pretty enthusiastic about since its start, for a full 22 episode season.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Scrubs", "Better Off Ted", "Fringe", "Out of the Wild", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Fallon.
8:00pm Scrubs ABC - J.D. thinks about taking a new job
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The remaining finalists perform; guitarist Slash mentors the contestants as they prepare rock songs.