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TV Junkie: Super Bowl Ad Prices Fall, So What? 'Southland' Re-Premieres on TNT; The Bookies Call The Odds on Conan
"Southland" begins its run on TNT tonight at 10pm with the pilot being shown commercial free & with additional footage
There's a big stink being made about ad prices for the Super Bowl dropping. This is only the second time in over four decades that the price of a Super Bowl ad has dropped, it's not the end of television, we're in a recession. Depending upon what happens in the playoffs, the price could very well go up.
Please check out today's interview with Tom Everett Scott of "Southland" which re-premieres on TNT tonight at 10pm. You know Scott from the films That Thing You Do!, Boiler Room, and countless TV series. The pilot of the "Southland" series, which NBC axed because of Leno taking over the 10pm slot, will be aired without commercial break tonight and with several additional minutes of footage. The un-aired episodes of "Southland" begin airing in March but get re-acquainted with the series now, it's worth watching again.
We've written so much about the whole NBC/Leno/Conan thing we're giving it a rest. Check out this article if ye faithful want to see some options of What Would Conan Do?. If you want to see the spread on what Bookmaker.com thinks he will do, check out the table at the end of this post - it's pretty obvious what is going to happen.
Check out the hilarious and very NSFW uncensored outtakes from tonight's "Better Off Ted" (ABC @ 8:30 & 9:30pm) at the end of this post.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Better Off Ted", "Dirty Jobs" (first 1/2), "Better Off Ted", "Southland" (see today's interview with series star Tom Everett Scott), Conan (Tom Brokaw), Fallon (Ringo Starr).8:00pm American Idol FOX - Season Premiere
8:00pm NCIS CBS - 150th episode
8:00pm Nova: Building Pharaoh's Ship PBS/KCET - Archaeologists and boat builders reconstruct a vessel seen on a mysterious carving in an Egyptian temple.
8:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - A typo in a memo about inappropriate language at Veridian Dynamics wreaks havoc.
9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike spends the day on a cricket farm, then shows never-before-seen footage of his visit to the Oasis Camel Dairy.
9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - The murder of a recently released convict forces Callen to go under cover with an old alias
9:00pm Independent Lens: Young at Heart - George and Rosemary PBS/KCET - A New England senior citizen chorus rehearses for its new show.
9:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - Veronica tries to get the upper hand when a rival at work comes up with a project similar to the one Ted's team has been working on.
10:00pm Southland TNT - Pilot episode shown without commercial break + 6 minutes additional footage. Seetoday's interview with series star Tom Everett Scott
10:00pm Tabatha's Salon Takeover Bravo - Season Finale
10:00pm The Bad Girls Club Oxygen - Kate's boyfriend Paul visits, bringing out the worst in Natalie, and prompting Kate to defend her man's hono
10:30pm Blue Mountain State Spike TV - Series Premiere
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt; interview and performance by Pitbull.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Findlay Brown performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Journalist Tom Brokaw; Roseanne Cash performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Chevy Chase; actress Elisha Cuthbert; Melanie Fiona performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Carey Mulligan; comic Paula Poundstone.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Ringo Starr performs.
From Bookmaker.com: WHAT WILL BE CONAN O' BRIEN'S NEXT MOVE?
JOIN THE CAST OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE +600
ANNOUNCE A NEW LATE NIGHT SHOW AT A NEW NETWORK -140
RETURN TO THE SIMPSONS +800
STAY WITH NBC AND ACCEPT HIS DEMOTION TO THE 12:05 +120
TURN TO STANDUP COMEDY +600
START A FULL TIME ACTING GIG +1000
[The +/- Indicates the Return on the Wager. For Example: Betting on the candidate least likely to win would earn the most amount of money, should that happen. The percentage is the likelihood the contestant(s) will win.]