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TV Junkie: Devo Rocks the Olympics; New Shows With Familiar Faces on ABC
Devo plays the Whistler Medals Plaza at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Winter Games from Thomas Attila Lewis on Vimeo.
We captured some of the Devo show at Whistler Medals Plaza for you that was broadcast live in Canada but not the US. We hope to get into the Roots show later this week. We think that NBC was probably either showing yet another inane piece with Mary Carillo or a medals ceremony from the day before or something else tape-delayed by hours. You can see the songs individually at these links (by song): "Gates of Steel", "Uncontrollable Urge", "That's Good", and "Fresh". Feel free to share them with other US-bound Spuds who were denied their freedom of choice by NBC.
The AP did a mini review of NBC's coverage over the last few days.
Jane Kaczmarek of "Malcolm In the Middle" fame and Adam Arkin (of Arkin fame) will be co-starring in a new series by ABC called "Who Gets the Parents?" and Michael Chiklis of "The Shield" fame will be returning to TV in ABC's drama "No Ordinary Family". More new program notices over at The Hollywood Reporter.
The TV Junkie Plan: Olympics, "Lost", "The Colbert Report" (Lindsey Vonn), Ferguson
8:00pm Olympic Winter Games 2010 NBC - Figure skating: ladies short program; bobsled: women's; freestyle skiing: women's ski cross Gold Medal final; nordic combined: team Gold Medal final, K-125 jumping, 4x5km relay
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The top 12 female semifinalists perform.
9:00pm Lost ABC - Hurley tries to persuade Jack to go with him on an unspecified mission; Jin has an encounter with an old friend.
9:00pm Frontline: Behind Taliban Lines PBS/KCET - An Afghan video journalist travels a region that has reverted back to Taliban control; Pakistan's troubled school system.
9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - With an upcoming hiatus, Mike's on a mission to find himself and his crew the perfect job.
9:00pm Last Restaurant Standing BBC America - Season Finale
10:00pm White Collar USA - An old rival challenges Neal to create a forgery of a bottle of wine owned by Ben Franklin.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Jeff Garlin, Author, "My Footprint"
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Auto racer Danica Patrick; round-table participants include Joy Koy, Josh Wolf and Whitney Cummings.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Lindsay Vonn, Olympic Skier
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor David Spade; actors Robb Wells, Mike Smith and John Paul Tremblay; Miss Willie Brown performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Stephen Fry.
Devo rocks the Whistler Medals Plaza in a performance broadcast on Canadian Television - more artists to come later this week
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Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.