TV Junkie: Letterman's A Playa; 'Seinfeld' to hit 'Curb'; ABC Owns Weds.
The "Seinfeld" reunion arc starts this Sunday on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HBO at 9pm
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".
10:00pm The Soup E! - FYI: Lee Farber from "The Soup" will be on "The Wendy Williams Show" on Monday like in some kind of crazy cross-pollination.
10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Actress Jenna Fischer; comic Dan Ahdoot.
10:00pm Crash Starz - Forgot to mention that this show has a new season that just started.
7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Journalist Thomas Friedman; comic Janeane Garofalo; Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio); evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins; Lisa Jackson, administrator of the EPA
8:00pm The National Parks: America's Best Idea PBS/KCET - The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) America's last frontier becomes a testing ground for future park ideas; families pass love for parks on to the next generation. Jesus-fucking-Christ, enough already.
8:30pm 'Til Death FOX - Season Premiere
9:00pm Stargate Universe SYFY - Series Premiere
9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Graham Norton; Armstrong & Miller; Shakira
9:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Echo's maternal instincts kick in when she is imprinted as the mother of a newborn baby
9-11:00pm The Prisoner IFC - 3 episodes of the Patrick McGoohan classic!
10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - Don's team investigates when two members of a unit led by his former mentor are killed during a shootout with bank robbers.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Larry David; actress Olivia Wilde; Tom Russell performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Joshua Bell and Tiempo Libre perform.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Woody Harrelson; TV personality Whitney Port; Shinedown performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - TV personality Tim Gunn; comic Cathy Ladman; Lynyrd Skynyrd performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Drew Barrymore; video game designer Tim Schafer.
9:00pm Robin Hood BBC America - When Rufus, intent of revenge, kidnaps Allan and Kate, Robin retaliates by snatching his son
11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Ryan Reynolds hosts; Lady Gaga performs.
7:00pm America's Funniest Home Videos ABC - Season Premiere
9:00pm Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO - Larry resists Jeff's suggestion to do a "Seinfeld" reunion special.
9:00pm Dexter Showtime - While investigating slayings with Agent Lundy, Dexter misplaces crucial evidence that could expose him.
9:00pm Three Rivers CBS - Series Premiere
9:00pm Masterpiece Mystery! PBS/KCET - Inspector Lewis, Series II: Allegory of Love Two clues -- a bloodstained note and a broken antique mirror -- help Lewis and Hathaway find the connection between the victim and an Oxford professor.
9:30pm Bored to Death HBO - A filmmaker is interested in having Jonathan rewrite a screenplay; George runs into his ex-wife and her new husband.
10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Don and Betty go on a business trip; Pete helps a neighbor.
10:00pm Californication Showtime - Hank reluctantly becomes a college professor; Charlie gets over-involved in Marcy's romantic life.
10:00pm Kourtney & Khloe E! - Season Finale
10:30pm Entourage HBO - Season Finale