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TV Junkie: Betty White to Host 'SNL'; LA Misses Out on a First; Nomar to Commentate?
Success: After several posts here on LAist, a Facebook page, and other internet buzz, Betty White will be hosting the May 8th, yes, the Mother's Day edition, of "Saturday Night Live".
#fail: Los Angeles, entertainment capital of the world, failed to provide a citizen to step up to the plate to buy the first 3D home entertainment system. That "honor" goes to the Manhattan borough of New York City where the first system, by Panasonic, was sold at a Best Buy on a recent but unspecified date. It might be argued that whomever bought the nearly $3000 hunk of soon-to-be-outdated silicon is an idiot, but judging by all the Ed Hardy-wearing and Escalade-driving Angelinos we see, it was just luck of the draw.
Like baseball? How do you feel about ESPN immediately announcing upon Nomar Garciaparra's retirement today that he will be stepping in as a commentator in the upcoming season of "Baseball Tonight" and certain games. Have you seen Garciaparra in press conferences? Unless he's been undergoing speaking and presentation tutoring 24/7 for the last year, we think this might be a shaky assignment for him.
New episode of "Community" tonight - be sure to see ourinterviews with cast and creator at PaleyFest.
The TV Junkie: @aots, "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Important Things With Demetri Martin", "The Sarah Silverman Program", "Chelsea Lately", "Watch What Happens: Live", Fallon (Michael Moore, Chris Hardwick; Broken Bells)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Viewer Army; Epic Fail; Loop; hosts: Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn.
8:00pm Community NBC - Jeff tries to help Pierce connect with his stepdaughter (Katharine McPhee) on Greendale's Family Day.
8:00pm Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains CBS - A castaway suffers a serious injury in a fall
8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Mansion Markdown: local housing still suffering from lower valuations
8:00pm American Idol FOX - Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud perform; four contestants are eliminated; the top 12 finalists are revealed.
8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Leslie must catch a possum that bit the mayor's dog; Mark refuses to bend the rules for Ron.
9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael tries to impress Jo; Dwight causes trouble on Jim's first day back from paternity leave; Erin and Andy go on their first date.
9:00pm Grey's Anatomy ABC - Owen and Richard compete for an extremely difficult surgery; Bailey gets ready for another date with Ben
9:00pm Kitchen Nightmares FOX - Chef Ramsay travels to South Florida to help a clueless head chef revive his French restaurant.
9:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County: Reunion Special, Part 2 Bravo - Special Presentation
9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - A rumor puts Jack's future at stake; Liz tracks down a man she met in the dentist's waiting room; Jenna helps Tracy pursue a Tony award.
10:00pm The Marriage Ref NBC - Musician Madonna and actors Larry David and Ricky Gervais offer their opinions on the celebrity panel.
10:00pm Important Things With Demetri Martin Comedy Central - "2"
10:00pm Archer FX - Two new episodes!
10:00pm The Real Housewives of New York City Bravo - LuAnn gets a surprise visit from Rosie; Ramona chastises Mario; Jason asks Bethenny to move in with him.
10:00pm Project Runway Lifeteime - Watch as designer Amy decides to enhance her outfit with something truly out of the ordinary.
10:00pm Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew MTV - Disco Challenge: Crews give classic disco songs a hip hop update and add '70s moves to the routines.
10:00pm Celebrity Rehab Presents: Sober House VH1 - Season Premiere
10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Whose Party Is It?
10:00pm True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ID - Series Premiere
10:30pm The Sarah Silverman Program Comedy Central - Sarah reconnects with her imaginary childhood friend, who lures her into a life of sex and drugs.
10:30pm The Rotten Tomatoes Show Current - "Alice in Wonderland"; "Brooklyn's Finest"; "Stolen"
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Kendra and Hank Bassett; singer Ozzy Osbourne.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Tess Taylor, Alexis Neiers and Gabrielle Neiers of "Pretty Wild"; round-table participants include Josh Wolf, Brad Wollack and Dan Levy.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Real estate mogul Donald Trump.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Dana Carvey; TV personality Kim Kardashian; Colbie Caillat performs.
12:00pm Watch What Happens: Live Bravo - Actress Fran Drescher; Jill Zarin ("The Real Housewives of New York City").
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - TV personality Nicole Richie; Gin performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Holly Hunter; Ryan Bingham performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Filmmaker Michael Moore; TV host Chris Hardwick; Broken Bells perform.