TV Junkie: Elvis Costello & Springsteen on Sundance; 'Reno 911!' Creators Get NBC Gig
"Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." on Sundance at 10pm will feature Bruce Springsteen
The TV schedule is starting to fill up (check out tonight's 10pm slot, it's out of control!) but there doesn't seem to be a lot there though. Last night's "Better Off Ted" was excellent (ABC, why are you killing this show? Are you really going through with it?) and USA's season premiere of "White Collar" started out very strong - we continue to be impressed by this show's fan base. Give us your highlights from last night's TV.If you get Sundance, you definitely should be watching tonight's Part I of Elvis Costello's "Spectacle" with Bruce Springsteen at 10pm - we've seen it and it's fantastic! "Spectacle" is pretty much the only in-depth music show on television and we wish it ran year-round. Look for our other picks in The Plan below.
With Jay Leno leaving the 10pm slot open, NBC has a lot of hours to fill and they're filling some of them with with "The Strip", an offering from the incredible Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, of "Reno 911!" fame, we're definitely interested.
Fans/aspirants of CBS' "Survivor" should know that there is an online contest you can enter for a chance to become a contestant.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Living With Ed", "Attack of the Show", "The Human Spark", "Modern Family", "Nip/Tuck", "Chelsea Lately", Conan, Ferguson (Jake Johansen)
6:00pm Living With Ed Planet Green - Ed attends the Water Festival and ends up communing in the desert.
6:30pm X-Play G4 - Games, reviews, snarkisms
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Computers, Game break; Asian underground.
8:00pm The Human Spark PBS/KCET - High-tech imaging techniques provide a glimpse into Alan Alda's head.
8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - Christine finds herself falling for Max until Mr. Harris comes back into her life.
8:00pm American Idol FOX - Auditions continue in Orlando, Fla.; Kristin Chenoweth serves as a guest judge.
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Mitchell plants an idea in Jay's head; Manny's date gets a makeover from Gloria.
9:00pm Great Performances at the Met PBS/KCET - Behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions.
9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Bear goes paragliding above the Rockies, traverses gullies and makes the most of abandoned debris.
9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - Following her breakup with Jeff, Jules turns to Bobby for solace; Laurie discovers a common thread between Jules and Grayson
10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Following a failed suicide attempt, a new patient seeks reconstructive surgery; Christian tries a frisky maneuver with Kimber
10:00pm Leverage TNT - The team runs a high-tech version of a classic con in order to save a bar from a loan shark.
10:00pm Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... Sundance - Elvis Costello With Bruce Springsteen Part 1
10:00pm Solving History With Olly Steeds Discovery - Nazca Lines Olly Steeds examines Peru's Nazca Lines.
10:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Betty plans a karaoke party in her apartment building; Marc loses something irreplaceable
10:00pm Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns TBS - 4 new episodes
10:00pm The Shift ID - Season Finale
10:00pm Toddlers & Tiaras TLC - Season Premiere
10:00pm Launch My Line Bravo - Designers must create a three-piece outfit that can change looks.
10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - The web, snarkified weekly
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Tyrese Gibson; Betty White; Hannibal Buress
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Who will be on the panel tonight?
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Dick "the Dick" Ebersol, the guy running NBC Sports into the ground
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Claire Danes; actor Will Arnett; James Taylor and Carole King perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Joss Stone performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Paul Bettany; TV personality Jake Pavelka; Pearl performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Keri Russell; Jake Johannsen performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Switchfoot performs.
Over at Comedy.com - their take on Lenogate: