TV Junkie: Guidovision Update; IMDb's STARmeter Rankings
Robert Pattinson tops IMDb's STARmeter list for 2009. In a couple years you won't believe it was possible.
As we surmised in the TV Junkie last week, MTV has removed the footage of a man punching a young woman in the face in their show "Jersey Shore" aka Guidovision after milking the shock value of the clip in promo after promo for the show. Ain't that classy? Some folks really love this show and some folks really love to rubberneck at gory traffic accidents, sometimes we think these are the same folks.
Frequent users/abusers/addicts of The Internet Movie Database might be aware of IMDb's STARmeter which tracks the popularity of all the actors, writers, etc. in the database based upon the activity of IMDb's 57+ million monthly users. The website has published the Top 100 STARmeter ranked individuals for 2009 with a comparison to the 2008 list. Here's our interview with #39, Kellan Lutz.
On Halloween we posted our interview with horror legend Robert Englund where we talked about his FearNet show, "Fear Clinic", and lookie here, Thomas Haden Church is joining the online network in a horror-comedy series called "Zombie Roadkill".
[Note: We're not all-excitedly writing up the "Dexter" and "Californication" finales because we're traveling and Tivo'd them so don't frickin' spoil it for us. It's also why @TheTVJunkie really hasn't been on Twitter either - forgive us.]
The TV Junkie Plan: "How I Met Your Mother", "The Big Bang Theory", "Men of a Certain Age", "The Daily Show", Conan, Fallon8:00pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - The gang struggles to quit smoking; Robin clashes with a new, jaded co-worker.
8:00pm The Sing-Off NBC - Series Premiere. Eight a cappella groups from across America compete to win a recording contract; host Nick Lachey.
9:00pm The Closer TNT - Several old cases are reviewed after a crime lab used by the LAPD is discredited
9:00pm Lie to Me FOX - A disgruntled farmer threatens the nation's capital during a political protest
9:00pm Cake Boss TLC - Buddy is asked to make a cake for the Long Island Hells Angels; Buddy bakes a tea party-themed cake for Upper East Side socialites.
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory CBS - Leonard is horrified when his mother (Christine Baranski) visits.
10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Joe starts to think about finding an apartment; Owen ends up with an embarrassing dealer car
10:00pm Chef Academy Bravo - A student begins to get on everyone's nerves; the test is to recreate three vegetarian dishes.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Sigourney Weaver guests!
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Mark Harmon; interview and performance by 50 Cent
11:30pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Actress Robin Wright Penn; director Rebecca Miller; author Harold Evans.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Snoop Dogg guests
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Hugh Grant; actress Zoe Saldana; Alicia Keys performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Tom Arnold; actress Cheryl Hines; Adam Lambert performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Joshua Jackson; actress Lake Bell; Rebe McEntire performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC- Actress Kate Hudson; actor Giovanni Ribisi; Chevelle performs.