TV Junkie: Conan to TBS-It-Up; Pilot Production Leaving LA
The delightfully evil ex-President Logan (played by Gregory Itzin) returns to "24" tonight at 9pm on FOX
Earlier we had written about Conan O'Brien starting his comedy road show this week while continuing negotiations with Fox who had wanted him as a show host for the 11pm-12am slot but that is obviated as today's announcement by TBS means that Conan's show now has a home. The new show will bump "Lopez Tonight" from 11pm to 12am with supposedly little complaint from Lopez as following O'Brien will most likely provide him with a much larger lead-in audience. We look forward to finding out more details, such as the show's format and budget (Conan's "Tonight Show" was reportedly a $90 million/year show). Congratulations to both Conan O'Brien's team and TBS.
Did you watch the premiere of "Treme" on HBO last night? What did you think? It seemed like a winner compared to "The Pacific", a series that appears to only be updating classic films like Guadalcanal Diary, The Naked and the Dead, or The Sands of Iwo Jima by injecting random graphic sex scenes into the action.
Variety reports that production of TV pilots is leaving not just the West Coast but also NYC. Despite the uptick in orders for pilots (think: recovering economy, oh, and NBC now needs to fill the 10pm slot five days a week) production is leaving LA and heaving to Chicago, Hawaii, Dallas, New Mexico, and, of course, Canada.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "How I Met Your Mother", "Rules of Engagement", "24", "The Daily Show" (Bryan Cranston guests!), Ferguson (Tim Gunn)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Visit to the set of "Big Bang Theory"; Comic Con toys; "24."
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - Lily wants to get a gun after Marshall is mugged.
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars ABC - The remaining contestants perform with their partners.
8:00pm House FOX - The hospital is locked down when a newborn disappears from the nursery; new insights about the team's personal lives, relationships and regrets surface.
8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - The guys attempt to prove that cars can be art by filling an art gallery with motoring-related works; Formula 1 driver David Coulthard helps Jeremy create a painting using the Red Bull F1 car exhaust and infrared paint.
8:00pm Life Unexpected The CW - Season Finale. Cate's quickly approaching wedding forces her to confront her feelings for Ryan and Baze; Lux makes a potentially life-changing revelation.
8:30pm Rules of Engagement CBS - Jeff takes a sudden interest in Audrey's favorite reality show; Russell is delighted when Timmy reconsiders his upcoming arranged marriage.
9:00pm Tough Love: Couples VH1 - Series Premiere. Steve and Joann counsel couples in crisis.
9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 8: 8:00AM - 9:00AM President Taylor tries to resuscitate the peace agreement but is forced to turn to President Logan (Gregory Itzin)
9:00pm Intervention A&E - Ashley started using heroin when her grandfather passed away; her family fears that she will overdose and die.
9:00pm Trauma NBC - Nancy and her father clash over his new position as head of the trauma center
9:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Dorota asks Chuck and Blair to be a part of her wedding; Serena secretly meets with Carter
9:00pm Ultimate Cake Off TLC - Things become emotional when three cake artists compete to present their creations at a ceremony honoring heroes of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory CBS - Penny and Leonard have a fight that threatens their relationship; Sheldon and Wil Wheaton face off once agai
10:00pm Africa's Lost Eden National Geographic Wild - Special Presentation. Nature documentary.
10:00pm Damages FX - Patty and Ellen set out to tear the Tobin family apart; Tom Shayes strikes up a deadly alliance when his job and marriage unravel.
10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - Jackie dispenses illegal marijuana to a suffering patient; Kevin skips date night to attend a basketball game with Eddie; Zoey believes she is pregnant.
10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Maine. Tony visits Maine to sample its food and culture.
10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - Grace's childhood friend is in jail for killing her husband; the squad investigates a young woman's disappearance.
10:00pm Castle ABC - When talk show host Bobby Mann (Tom Bergeron) mysteriously dies, Castle is convinced that there was foul play
10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - As a new alter emerges, Tara seeks a new therapist; Max struggles with Buck's infidelity; Charmaine has big news; Tara and Max disapprove of Kate's friendship.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" (see our recent interview with Cranston)
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - "Tiny & Toya" reality TV series stars; round-table participants include Greg Giraldo, Whitney Cummings and Ross Mathews.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Russell Crowe; actress Jenna Elfman; Sade performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Pamela Anderson; actor Nathan Fillion; Them Crooked Vultures perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - TV personality Tim Gunn; actress Kathy Kinney.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Alan Cumming; actress Greta Gerwig; game designer Cliff Bleszinski; actor Baron Vaughn.