TV Junkie: 'V' Settles; George Lopez vs. Wanda Sykes
It's time for "Glee", the music industry savior, at 9pm on FOX
Did any of you tune in to the 2nd episode of "V" last night? We ask because viewership dropped by about 30% from the previous week. Don't get us wrong, we like the series but the drop in ratings made us think a bit more about the program. First of all, they're not really breaking any new ground here and that's fine since the majority of the targeted demographic don't remember the original series at all but we thought there would be more updating to the story other than contemporary babes, hunks, and computer graphics. We'll stay tuned for more but after this we wonder about the remake of the classic and dear-to-our-hearts "The Prisoner", which premieres this Sunday on AMC.
George Lopez's "Lopez Tonight" premiered on Monday at 11pm on TBS entering a very crowded field of late night entertainment. Interestingly, the premiere garnered about a million more viewers than "The Wanda Sykes Show" did on Saturday night with a fraction of the promotion and has remained consistently high. We discussed "The Wanda Sykes Show" on The TV Junkie a couple days ago and while we'll make the effort to watch it on upcoming weekends, feedback from readers doesn't paint the show in a very nice light. Lopez is starting out with a Leno-styled strategy of pulling in as many A-list (or at least high B-list) celebs as he can for at least his first week. Tonight he has Queen Latifah, Oscar De La Hoya, comic Lisa Lampanelli
We forecast the demise of FOX's "Dollhouse" earlier this year as well as a couple weeks ago but now it's official. We know we'll see actors from then ensemble as well as Joss Whedon elsewhere but we'll tune in to watch the remaining episodes.The TV Junkie Plan: "Embedded: Thievery Corp.", "Glee", "Nip/Tuck", Conan, Ferguson.
8:00pm Embedded Current - Current Music Presents: Thievery Corp.
8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - Max tries to teach Christine to follow through rather than quit when things get too hard.
8:00pm Lock 'n Load Showtime - A father and son share stories of a home invasion; a woman celebrates her one-year wedding anniversary.
8:00pm Human Wrecking Balls G4 - Season Premiere
8:00pm Mercy NBC - Veronica Veronica and Mike, estranged since her affair became public, are reunited by a Flanagan family crisis
8:00pm P.O.V. PBS/KCET - Senior citizens Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet have greeted nearly 800,000 American troops in Bangor, Maine.
9:00pm Living With Ed Planet Green - A family camping trip. With Rachelle in charge as the camp director and supplies that include everything but the solar panels, the Begleys hit the trail.
9:00pm Glee FOX - Will encourages the members of glee club to perform in wheelchairs in support of Artie; Kurt and Rachel compete for a big solo.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Adam and Jamie test whether an out-of-control car really crashes and burns every time
10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Matt's crime sprees catch up to him; Julia returns from New York; Sean discovers devastating details about his marriage to Teddy
10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Florence Henderson makes a special appearance that will easily be the funniest part of this show.
10:00pm Vanguard Current - Inside look at the porn industry, its history and impact on the media.
10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Cartman will not be silenced!!
10:00pm Kingdom of the Spiders TCM - (1977) A veterinarian (William Shatner) and a bug expert (Tiffany Bolling) face thousands of Arizona spiders
10:00pm Top Chef: Las Vegas Bravo - The chefs must make the perfect breakfast in bed dish; Nigella Lawson serves as guest judge.
10:30pm Secret Girlfriend Comedy Central - Mandy turns sane
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Kate Walsh; Norah Jones performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Heather Locklear; comic Rodman.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Dominic Monaghan; Los Lonely Boys perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Kenneth Branagh.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Joan Cusack; Carly Simon performs.
Ridiculous swag we got for "Lopez Tonight" - really, what were we supposed to do with this?