TV Junkie: Letterman's A Playa; 'Seinfeld' to hit 'Curb'; ABC Owns Weds.
Weekend EditionThe TV world (and other worlds) is abuzz with David Letterman's statement yesterday regarding his sexual relations with female employees and an associated extortion attempt. Whether or not Letterman engaged in these activities after marrying his longtime girlfriend in March, It makes us wonder what kind of release one has to sign if becoming an employee in the entertainment industry these days. Regardless of any moral outrage, he has to be given props for coming out as soon as he could about it, the same day he gave his grand jury testimony.
The "Seinfeld" reunion story arc on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" begins this Sunday on HBO at 9pm. The season will culminate with the "reunion show" but this Sunday the seeds are set and the various players will be tapped. A few seasons ago there was a Broadway show within the show leveraging "The Producers" but this TV show within the TV show will get pretty convoluted and promises to be very funny in that squirm-in-your-seat-with-discomfort that Larry David has mastered. [Also of note for Sunday: an excellent 2nd episode of "Californication" (Showtime, 10pm) followed by the season finale of "Entourage" (HBO, 10:30pm)
ABC's set of Wednesday night comedies seems to have locked down the night for the network. The powerhouse, as we called it last week, is "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" somehow is retaining 100% of the audience from it's lead in much to our surprise. Do you have a favorite Wednesday night show on ABC? If not ABC, then where?
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, "The Prisoner", "The Soup", Letterman, Ferguson. Saturday - "Robin Hood", "SNL". Sunday - "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Bored to Death", "Californication", "Entourage".