TV Junkie: A Very Sunny Night in Philadelphia; John Oliver Scores
We've reached Thursday which means it's comedy night topped by "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" on FX at 10pm providing some insight into how Dennis manages to score with so many women. We also had a chance to see the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" Holiday special, "A Very Sunny Christmas": a 43 minute featurette that's been getting a lot of promo on FX the last couple weeks. If you're a fan, you have to get a hold of it, no question there, it's on DVD & Blu-ray at Amazon. What do you get: Danny DeVito nude and greased up; a supporting role from veteran actor David Huddleston; brilliant casting of "young" Mac, Charlie, Dennis, and Dee (they appear to have used cloning!); classic animation in the style of Rankin/Bass; a disturbing and surreal Christmas sing-a-long with the gang from Paddy's.Unfettered by even the somewhat lax broadcasting rules of basic cable, there's more swearing, gore, and just plain bad behavior in this twisted take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. As a TV bonus tonight, the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" cast appears on "Free Radio" on Comedy Central at midnight.
Congrats to our friend John Oliver who scored a new show, "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show", to begin broadcasting on Comedy Central January 8th at 11pm. Featured comedians include: Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Poseh, Nick Kroll and Kristen Schaal [Click the links to see our interviews with them]
The TV Junkie Plan: "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The League", Letterman (Steven Colbert guests!), Fallon (Katey Sagal guests!!).
8:00pm Community NBC - The gang nominates Jeff to talk some sense into Chang when he assigns an absurd amount of homework
8:00pm Survivor: Samoa CBS - A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure safety in the game
8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Economic hardship has caused an increase in middle class homeless families
8:00pm FlashForward ABC - Believe Bryce searches for the woman in his flashforward; Tracy's odd behavior concerns Aaron