TV Junkie: 'Balloon Boy' to Become Mini-Series? 'Monty Python' Doc Premieres Sunday on IFC
Weekend EditionThe world watches an empty balloon that could be part of a stunt to get a reality show, hmmm, that makes us think that this particularly family could easily head down the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" route - and whoops, TLC is now suing Jon Gosselin. Unless there is some kind of massive intervention, nothing will end well for anyone in that family. Doubtless the machine is already at work to get 'balloon boy' and his family on TV be it their own reality show or in a Lifetime-style mini-series.
Tonight we have the season finale of "Real Time with Bill Maher" which will have the always excellent Alec Baldwin and we've heard good things about "SNL" tomorrow night, hosted by Gerard Butler but we're focused on Sunday's premiere of part 1 (of 6!) of IFC's epic documentary on Monty Python so we're going to have to catch "Dexter", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", and "Bored to Death" when they repeat - decisions, decisions. Please check out our interviews and video coverage of the premiere of "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)".
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "X-Play", Bill Maher, "Law & Order" (Jim Gaffigan!), Jonathan Ross, "The Soup", Letterman (Uma!), Fallon, (Izzard, Gershon!). Saturday - Graham Norton, "SNL". Sunday - "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)", "Californication".
6:30pm X-Play G4 - Morgan returns with a new special segment in X-Play called ";Morgan Saves: Great Games, Discount Prices"
7:00pm Real Time with Bill Maher HBO - Season Finale. Actor Alec Baldwin, anchor Chris Matthews and Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley; Fla. Rep. Alan Grayson and comedian Garry Shandling are interview guests
8:00pm Supernanny ABC - Season Premiere
8:00pm Law & Order ABC - Jim Gaffigan is guest-starring!! A must-watch!
8:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Season Premiere. Last week's premiere got bumped to this week.
9-11:00pm The Prisoner IFC - 2 episodes!
9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Chris Evans; Jeremy Piven; Kasabian
9:30pm The Lodger TCM - (1944) A Scotland Yard inspector (George Sanders) thinks a man (Laird Cregar) with a black bag is Victorian London's Jack the Ripper.