TV Junkie: TNT Pushes 'Leverage'; Free TiVo Cookie Cutter? And Elvis Costello's New Series
TNT is pulling out all the stops for its launch of their Timothy Hutton-driven action-thriller series "Leverage" (premieres on Sunday 12/07 @ 9:00pm). They've got a major press tour (more on that, Friday) and they're even launching an online game on Sunday where players can win $100,000. We haven't seen an effort this coordinated in a while.
Last week we passed along a story about a limited broadcast of an NFL game in 3-D, well this week studios and broadcasters are saying that for 3-D to go mainstream, set manufacturers will have to pony up to the content creators. The studios just finished getting all the necessary equipment for HD broadcast with no help from outside and some are not so inclined to go it alone again.
The TV Junkie Plan: The Rocking Horse Winner, "Spectacle", that Victoria's Secret.. documentary (yeah, that's it, that's the ticket), "The Daily Show", Colber(t), Leno, Ferguson
[If you get Sundance and you like music, then you have got to watch Elvis Costello's new series "Spectacle"]
7:15pm The Rocking Horse Winner TCM - (1949) A boy (John Howard Davies) foresees racetrack winners to get his selfish mother (Valerie Hobson) out of debt. Based on the story by DH Lawrence.
8:00pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS - Burl Ives narrates an animated tale about Santa's sleigh guide. The classic.
8:00pm Secret Millionaire FOX -Series Premiere.
8:00pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center NBC - Beyoncé, the Jonas Brothers, and other musical guests are scheduled to perform at the 76th annual tree-lighting celebration. AKA "Purgatory in Rockefeller Center"
9:00pm Spectacle Sundance - Series Premiere. This is Elvis Costello's talk show with songwriters like: Lou Reed, the Police, Tony Bennett, etc.
10:00pm The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show CBS - Heidi Klum and other Victoria's Secret Angels star in this holiday-inspired lingerie runway show.
10:00pm Tyler Perry's House of Payne TBS - Season Premiere
10:00pm Top Chef Bravo - The contestants compete in a fast food demonstration challenge in order to earn a booking on "Today"
11:00pm The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Arianna Huffington guests, perhaps will talk about the $25 million in funding she got.
11:30pm The Colber(t) Repor(t) Comedy Central - Barbara Walters
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - News correspondent Christiane Amanpour; Tom Jones performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Elizabeth Banks; actor Jay Mohr.