TV Junkie: Comedy Season Finales; 'The League' Renewed; MTV's DiSanto Wants to Leave the Gun and Take the Cannoli
"The League" season finale is tonight at 10:30pm on FX
Hey, due to previously scheduled travel and meetings, we didn't watch any TV last night, please tell us what you watched and what was good and what wasn't.
Tonight on FX has both the season finales of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "The League". We've really enjoyed "The League" and think it's a show any true comedy fan should watch - we were thrilled to learn that FX has renewed the series with another 13 episodes to begin airing in late Summer 2010. Initially the promos for the show portrayed it as being integrally oriented with fantasy football down to specific player stats but in the actual series, the game is just a convenient device for some excellent performances. You absolutely do not have to be a football fan to enjoy this show to the fullest.
MTV's president of programming, Tony DiSanto, defended "Jersey Shore" in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. There was a lot of talk about "everybody [having their own] POV" and the fact that "not all these kids are fully Italian American" and the fact that Mr. DiSanto himself is an Italian American are all factors that must make this show just plain old entertainment. What's strange is that there was no mention of MTV's promo of the show featuring some meathead punching a young woman in the face but our guess is that MTV isn't running those anymore, so that must've been OK as well.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Community", "Parks & Rec", "The Office", "30 Rock", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The League", Lopez, Fallon.8:00pm Survivor: Samoa CBS - One castaway, fearing he is next on the chopping block, gives a shocking performance during the tribal council.
8:00pm Community NBC - Shirley plans a holiday party; a campus bully (Anthony Michael Hall) challenges Jeff to a fight.
8:00pm SuperNews Current - Christmas in the Crapper
8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - A meeting with a disgraced councilman lands Leslie in the middle of a sex scandal; when Ron offers to cover for Leslie for a day, he quickly discovers how much work she really does.
9:00pm American Chopper TLC - A client commissions OCC to build a chopper trike; Paul Sr. learns that Mikey is in rehab
9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael is outraged when Jim lets Phyllis be Santa at the office Christmas party; Jim and Dwight try to get everyone in the holiday spirit; Oscar has a secret crush
9:00pm Fringe FOX - A patient at a mental hospital undergoes an impromptu surgery that unexpectedly leaves his brain exposed
9:00pm The Jeff Dunham Show Comedy Central - Season Finale
9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Jack's interest in a new social-networking Web site unexpectedly connects him with a high-school crush; Kenneth tries to organize a secret Santa swap; Liz must buy a gift that is good enough for Jack.
10:00pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia FX - Season Finale. After a ten year ban, Paddy's team is eligible to compete in Flipadelphia, a city wide flip cup tournament.
10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - Vicki schemes to surprise Donn for their anniversary; Alexis brings the twins for a mani/pedi
10:00pm BBQ Pitmasters TLC - Lee Ann and Myron face off in whole hog competition while tempers flare between Johnny and one of the local cooks
10:00pm Jersey Shore MTV - Guidovision
10:30pm The League FX - Season Finale. The guys try to hide the Shiva trophy from the real Shiva; Taco gets a job.
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Hilary Duff; actor Scott Bakula
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - The winner of "Top Chef: Las Vegas"; 30 Seconds to Mars performs
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Kate Hudson; atmospheric physicist Dr. James Hansen; Tori Amos performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Steven Seagal; Timbaland performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Game show host Howie Mandel; actress Paula Marshall.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Julianne Moore; actor David Alan Grier; Blakroc performs.