TV Junkie: TCM Classic Film Fest; New Web Series;
TCM's Classic Film Festival happens this week and LA is ground zero
In less than two days, the TCM Classic Film Festival begins with more than 50 screenings, panel discussions, Q&As, and parties slated. With everyone from Eve Marie Saint and Martin Landau, to Tim Roth and John Carpenter introducing and discussing the creation of and influence of classic films, it's a festival that shouldn't be missed. If there isn't any decent new television on, and that's frequently the case, we always find ourselves switching over to TCM and you'll often find us highlighting a film in the TV Junkie.Event's we'd really like to see at the TCM Classic Film Festival are: Mel Brooks discussing The Producers, Jon Voight discussing Midnight Cowboy, Jerry Lewis discussing The King of Comedy, and Eli Wallach discussing The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - but there are so many to choose from we'd be hard-pressed to say "no" to anything.
Tonight: "Attack of the Show" is doing it's annual 420 program which might be a nice segue into watching "Lost".
Since we're still coming off of our Streamys high, we thought we'd tell you that there's a bunch of new web series that have come online in the past couple weeks, among them: the noir comedy "Trading Eights" (starring Alison Haislip from G4) and "We Are With The Band" the comedy about the trials and travails of hipster living in LA. "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" they aren't in either quality or acting but there's something exciting in finding the moments in them where everything seems to come together.
Mark Your Calendars: AMC - Season 4 of "Mad Men" starts up on Sunday, July 25th, at 10pm; series premiere of "Rubicon," Sunday, August 1st, at 8pm. Showtime - "Weeds" returns to Showtime on Monday, August 16th at 10pm followed by premiere of "The Big C" starring Laura Linney.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Lost", "Justified", "Chelsea Lately", Leno (Ken Jeong!), Kimmel 2nd 1/2 (to catch DEVO performance!)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - The 420 Special! Marijuana legalization; Olivia rope swings.
8:00pm The Biggest Loser NBC - The contestants choose food from a buffet table offering low- and high-calorie choices; Gabrielle Reece, pro volley ball player, leads a beach-circuit workout; a contestant gets devastating news.
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars ABC - Maxwell performs; Debi Nova performs; comic Adam Carolla does a comedy segment; another contestant is sent home.
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The seven remaining finalists perform inspirational songs after being mentored by Alicia Keys.
8:30pm Deadliest Warrior: Back for Blood Spike - Special Presentation
8:55pm Glee FOX - Mr. Schuester is concerned that the guys are disrespecting the women of the glee club; the club members perform some of Madonna's greatest hits
9:00pm Lost ABC - Locke and Jack merge their camps, forging -- and breaking -- alliances.
9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - A storm looms as the fleet catches its first haul of crabs; a greenhorn gets cramps after just a few pots
9:00pm The Lazy Environmentalist Sundance - Season Premiere
9:00pm Hunt for the Giant Octopus National Geographic Wild - Special Presentation. A team of explorers dives into the Pacific in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the giant octopus.
10:00pm Justified FX - Raylan must resist a sexy widow as he looks for a dead man's missing art on a horse farm.
10:00pm Parenthood NBC - Amber's ex-boyfriend arrives from Fresno, putting the family on alert; Zeek takes Adam on a road trip for father-son bonding
10:00pm 9 by Design Bravo - The couple renovates a five-story, 8,000 square foot Manhattan dream home.
10:00pm Survivors BBC America - The reunited survivors come across a thriving community of others; Abby investigates the Lab and the prisoners she met during her time there.
10:00pm Deadliest Warrior Spike - The elite special forces of U.S. law enforcement, against Germany's GSG-9.
10:00pm V ABC - Anna and Chad head to Switzerland for the U.N. energy summit; Erica discovers that the Fifth Column is being investigated; unable to trust Ryan, Valerie goes on the run.
10:00pm Independent Lens: Dirt! The Movie PBS/KCET - Industrial farming, mining and urban development have paved the way for droughts, starvation, floods and climate change.
10:00pm 16 & Pregnant MTV- Season Finale. Abandoned by her mother, pregnant Kailyn must move in with her boyfriend's family.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Amy and Matt Roloff of the TV reality series "Little People, Big World"; round-table participants include Dov Davidoff, Chris Franjola and Natasha Leggero.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Amanda Peet; chef David Chang; Justin Nozuka performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV host Heidi Klum; actor Ken Jeong (see our interview with Ken Jeong at PaleyFest); Smashing Pumpkins perform.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Jenna Elfman; the latest contestant eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars"; DEVO performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Emily Mortimer; journalist David Simon.