TV Junkie: 'FlashForward' Premieres; B.J. Novak Video; ABC Comedy Does Well
Featured Series Premiere for Tonight:FlashForward (8pm on ABC): ABC knows "Lost" will be going away so it's trying to line up a similarly addictive (and weird) replacement and they've settled on "FlashForward" for the moment - hell, it even has Dominic Monaghan from "Lost". For 2 minutes and 17 seconds, everyone in the world passes out/goes into a trance and experiences their life 6 months in the future. Why did this happen? Is that really the future? Etc.
It's Thursday which means comedy domination by NBC. If you are a fan of "The Office" be sure to check out our Emmys red carpet interview with series writer, producer, and performer, B.J. Novak who appears at 2:17 in the video (whoa!!! Just like in "FlashForward", that's frickin' creepy!!).
Last night's ABC comedy premieres did very well in terms of viewership. We liked "Modern Family" but aren't sure it has multi-season legs (but industry colleagues have told us to sit tight, the series gets better with upcoming episodes) and even though we had a shout out of support here for Courtney Cox's "Cougar Town", we thought it was pretty awful and saw a lot of similar sentiments on Twitter.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "Community", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The Daily Show", Conan, Fallon
8:00pm Flash Forward ABC - Series Premiere
8:00pm Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday NBC - News the SNL way.