TV Junkie: 'Mad Men' Season Premiere on Sunday, no duh
Weekend EditionWhat we can't ignore, even if we wanted to, is this Sunday's season premiere of "Mad Men" on AMC at 10pm. The "Mad Men" hype machine has been in overdrive for over a month with Banana Republic promotions, avatar generators, Esquire pictorials, Wall Street Journal profiles, Jon Hamm et al appearances on Conan/Fallon/etc. and tonight cast members of "Mad Men" will make a (doubtless hilarious and self-deprecating) appearance on E!'s "The Soup" at 10pm. We're going to be watching the premiere on Sunday - watch for the trending topic on Twitter fo sho. We also thank Jah there is no programming conflict between "True Blood" and "Mad Men".
Fans of Holly Hunter's "Saving Grace" on TNT may be sad to learn that the series will end in 2010. Question: Will this change even if Hunter wins an Emmy in September?
Yesterday Thomas Lennon of The State, "Viva Variety", etc. Tweeted that Comedy Central has canceled "Reno 911!" We haven't seen confirmation from Comedy Central but Gawker wrote it up this AM. While the show may have seen better days, Reno was still a fun place to stop on Wednesdays.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, Neil Diamond, "Friday Night With Jonathon Ross", "The Soup", Conan, Fallon, Ferguson. Saturday - "Being Human". Sunday - "Big Brother 11", "True Blood", "Mad Men".
[Please click through to full listings - there's a lot of choices for Tonight and Sunday]