TV Junkie: 'Men of a Certain Age' Premieres; Martha's Guest Line-Up; 'Monk' Breaks Record
Please check out our interview with multi-Emmy-winner Andre Braugher who is starring in TNT's premiere of "Men of a Certain Age" tonight at 10pm. The show is penned and produced by Ray Romano and it's no three-camera-with-studio-audience comedy. It's an excellent show and despite the name it's not targeted at 40-something guys. In our screener viewing party, the women in our (non-scientifically-selected) audience liked it at least as much as the men.While it's great fun to see Courtney Cox back on TV, the fact that every single joke on "Cougar Town" is an age joke makes that show pretty darn boring. "Men of a Certain Age" doesn't suffer from that affliction - sure, some of the situations are age/marital status-related but the comedy is about much more than that and despite being more meaningful, are no less funny.
Daytime: Martha Stewart is doing some fun stuff this week with Cheryl Hines on today, cooking with Wyclef Jean tomorrow, and making glittered garland with Seth Meyers on Thursday (all at 2pm on NBC). Also, on "Wake Up With Al" on The Weather Channel (7am) - Al Roker will be sending in segments from Afghanistan all week long.
Friday's (excellent) 2nd half of the "Monk" series finale was the most-watched hourlong series episode on record.
Economy be damned: Spanish language conglomerate Univision is launching Univision Studios, a major expansion of its original production and co-production capabilities. The new division will produce and co-produce telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series, entertainment specials and other programming formats for all of the company’s platforms including its three television networks - Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión. More fodder for "The Soup" and "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien".
The TV Junkie Plan: "How I Met Your Mother", "Cake Boss", "The Big Bang Theory", "Men of a Certain Age", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Fallon.