TV Junkie: Double Doses of 'Scrubs' & 'Better Off Ted' Tonight; Carolla Gets Another Network Shot
Two new episodes of "Better Off Ted" air tonight on ABC (8:30 & 9:30pm). Unfortunately, this great show will most likely be leaving the air by the end of the month.
Did anyone catch the "Heroes" premiere last night? Was it the "movie event" that NBC had promised for the last month? We want to hear from the hardcore fan base: how is this series holding up? If you don't watch it anymore, why and when did that happen? If you are still committed let us know.
Last Night: Sure, there was some football but the best thing that happened on TV last night was "Men of a Certain Age" (#MOACA). I don't know how this series happened but it's a gift. Next week's episode features the incredible Sarah Clarke whom we have kept our eye on since her stint as the nefarious Nina Myers on "24". Also, we gladly welcome the return of late night TV as of last night. Movie channels, and this includes you TCM, whom we dearly love, please take note: for a couple weeks around the holidays, there is no new late night TV and this is a huge opportunity for you to rake in some viewers so please show some decent movies, not that crap that we staggered from, channel to channel.
Adam Carolla gets his pilot picked up by NBC - the series, which will star Carolla, has no name or estimated air date (as of this publication).
RIP: Veteran TV producer David Gerber died on Saturday. This Emmy and Peabody winner helped create such memorable series as "Batman", "Police Story", and "thirtysomething" (which we just discussed here last month) as well as a long list of TV movies including the timely "Flight 93" in 2006.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Better Off Ted", "Scrubs", "Better Off Ted", "The Daily Show" (George Lucas), Letterman (Zachary Levi), Fallon (Michael Cera - who kicked butt on Letterman last night).
8:00pm The Biggest Loser NBC - Season Premiere
8:00pm Nova: Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor PBS/KCET - A Japanese midget submarine may have played a role in the sinking of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
8:00pm Scrubs ABC - The med students must figure out why they want to be doctors. Followed by another episode at 9pm
8:00pm Wild Recon Animal Planet - Series Premiere
8:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - When an employee drops dead at work, Veronica tries to turn the incident into an inspiration.Followed by another episode at 9:30pm
9:00pm Last Restaurant Standing BBC America - Season Premiere
9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike works as an Animal Control Specialist, removing skunks and other wildlife that live around residential areas.
9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - A petty officer's death leads the team to a teenager in Sam's life
10:00pm Life After People History - Season Premiere
10:00pm Maneaters Animal Planet - Series Premiere
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - George Lucas, Co-Author, "George Lucas's Blockbusting"
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Amy Adams; actor Zachary Levi; Vampire Weekend performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Queen Latifah; actor Chris Pratt; comic Juston McKinney.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Patricia Heaton; actress Carey Mulligan; Yonder Mountain String Band performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Michael Cera; actress Ana Gasteyer; Shwayze performs.