TV Junkie: You May Lose FOX (or not); 'MOACA' Tonight; NYE Shows
"Men of a Certain Age" airs tonight at 10pm on TNT
UPDATEDIt's still possible, if not probable, that if you have Time Warner cable,you will lose your FOX stations at 12:01am this Friday as the network and cable provider have not reached an agreement on the per subscriber reimbursement fee. FOX wants up to 50% more per subscriber compared to the other major networks fees and Time Warner isn't happy about that. Unless you want your fee to get a non-significant hike, you shouldn't be happy about it either. With less than 4 days to go, do you think they will work things out?
On a related note: the LA Times has an article about Southland viewers that have chosen rabbit ears over cable and satellite, finding many more channels available via antenna than even just a few years ago.
In terms of new programming this week tonight's broadcast of "Men of a Certain Age" is the way to go because: A. it's an excellent show, and B. virtually no other new programming is happening for at least another week. Nothing stunning is happening in terms of New Years' Eve/Day shows. Daily TV Junkie posts will resume next week.
With or without Simon Cowell, FOX is ordering more "American Idol"- like they have a choice.
Check out the Avatar spoof that G4's "Attack of the Show" doll Olivia Munn did at the end of this post.
Tyra Banks will end her show at the end of this season, its fifth.
9:00pm American Masters: Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women PBS/KCET - Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women," leads a literary double life, writing under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, an identity that remains until the 1940s.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Mini Myth Mayhem The team works on six fan-requested fables.
10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Owen and Melissa go to a charity function with Joe's ex-wife and here new boyfriend; Terry meets an old flame at an auction
Olivia Munn of G4's "Attack of the Show" takes on Avatar/Thelma & Louise:
8:00pm Nova PBS/KCET - What Darwin Never Knew Science breakthroughs link the mystery of origins to the development of the embryo.
9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike learns the messy process of paint bulking, then travels to Pennsylvania to make maple syrup the old-fashioned way
9:00pm Battleground TCM - (1949) U.S. soldiers (Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban) from all over fight in the Battle of the Bulge
9:00pm Everest: Beyond the Limit Discovery - As hundreds of hikers head for the summit at the same time, the day becomes deadly.
10:00pm The Imploders TLC - Eric and Lisa travel to Phoenix to try to safely bring down the 10-story Qwest Tower using 235 pounds of explosives.
8:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - New Year's Eve Special Graham throws a New Year's Eve party.
9:00pm American Psycho IFC - (2000) A mentally unhinged yuppie (Christian Bale) in 1980s New York submits to an uncontrollable bloodlust
9:00pm Live From Lincoln Center PBS/KCET - New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland & Broadway Baritone Thomas Hampson helps music director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic usher in the new year.
10:00pm Bad Lieutenant IFC - (1992) The case of a raped nun (Frankie Thorn) gets to a profane New York detective (Harvey Keitel) fouled by drugs, alcohol and sex.
11:30pm NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly NBC - The countdown to 2010 continues in Times Square; Jay-Z and Rihanna are scheduled to perform.
11:30pm Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010 ABC - The countdown to midnight and the drop of the crystal ball in Times Square; the Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke, Orianthi, Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry are scheduled to perform.
7:00pm Today NBC - Rob Thomas performs; personal finance in 2010; upcoming movies; coping with a hangover; yoga with Trudie Styler; New Year's breakfast.
8:00am The 121st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade NBC - The annual march takes place in Pasadena, Calif.; Capt. Chesley Sullenberger serves as grand marshal; Al Roker and Nancy O'Dell host.