TV Junkie: 'SouthLAnd' Will Return! Stephen King's Project Moves Forward; Future of TV News
Toni Collette shines in an excellent episode of "The United States of Tara" tonight at 10:30pm on Showtime
It was with much excitement that we read TNT's announcement that "SouthLAnd" will be returning for a 3rd season. This is great news for TV and even better news for LA as the show has so many location shoots which means more work for local crews as well as realistic portrayals of the city. Be sure to check out our interviews with series stars Ben McKenzie and Tom Everett Scott.
As anticipated, HBO's Saturday broadcast of You Don't Know Jack was phenomenal - Al Pacino was brilliant and the film was so well done, it's definitely getting Emmy nominations and probably some wins. Watch it on reruns or OnDemand. Similarly, "Breaking Bad" continues to be one of the best programs on television - last night's episode was suspenseful and intense from start to finish. Be sure to check out our interview with series star Dean Norris, who plays DEA agent Hank Schrader, who provides some great perspective on his character and the series.
Stephen King fans should be excited that a director has finally been selected forhis new Syfy series, "Haven". Adam Kane from "The Mentalist" and "Heroes" has begun production on the pilot in Nova Scotia. We can't find a broadcast date for the 13 planned episodes.
Tonight: It's all about Showtime from 10-11pm with excellent episodes of "Nurse Jackie" and "The United States of Tara", particularly the latter as you will see why chameleon Toni Collette is winning Emmys and Golden Globes left and right for her incredible portrayal of Tara Gregson.
Variety has a great article about how TV and radio news reporting fit into public/non-profit schemes being discussed for newspapers. If newspapers can't be kept alive in the marketplace, why would TV and radio be interested in supporting hard news programming?
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Chuck", "24", "Nurse Jackie", "United States of Tara", "Chelsea Lately", "The Colbert Report" (Sharon Jones & Dap Kings), Kimmel, 2nd half of Fallon (Brian Posehn, Gogol Bordello)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Actors Jamie King and Daniel Logan.
8:00pm One Tree Hill The CW - Season Premiere. Haley struggles with her mother's death; Julian and Brooke each receive a stunning surprise; Skills discovers the truth about Lauren.
8:00pm Chuck NBC - While in Europe, Chuck and Sarah realize they are traveling with Spanish spies; Beckman orders Casey and Morgan to track down the missing couple.
8:00pm House FOX - A woman in an open marriage suddenly becomes ill during a date with her boyfriend; House tests Wilson and Sam's relationship.
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars ABC - The remaining celebrities and their partners perform.
8:00pm Runaway Squad A&E - Season Finale. Joe searches for a 14-year-old runaway who has been victimized in the past.
8:30pm Rules of Engagement CBS - When Audrey forces Jeff to go to a party with her, he spends the night trying to avoid learning the score of a hockey game
8:30pm RuPaul's Drag Race Logo - The last 3 queens face their final test.
9:00pm Trauma NBC - A problem with dispatch sends medics to the wrong locations; Marisa reconnects with an army buddy
9:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Season Finale. Jeremy makes a film about the BMW X6.
9:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Serena's father (William Baldwin) visits Manhattan unexpectedly; Nate and Serena continue to have relationship issues; Dan gets upsetting news.
9:00pm American Experience: My Lai PBS/KCET - In 1968, U.S. soldiers murder more than 300 unarmed civilians in My Lai, Vietnam.
9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 8: 10:00AM- 11:00AM President Taylor asks a private security firm to complete a sensitive task; Jack asks an old friend (Michael Madsen) for a favor
9:00pm Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf Golf - Series Premiere
9:30pm Romantically Challenged ABC - Rebecca wants to find out why Lisa would break up with "nice guy" Neil; a pretty woman distracts Shawn on his way to pick up Perry from his dental surgery.
10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - Jackie asks Eddie to end his friendship with Kevin; a pharmaceutical company rep serves Jackie's needs; O'Hara's romance heats up.
10:00pm Ultimate Cake Off TLC - Three competitors try to build the winning cake for an elegant, black-tie wedding.
10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - Shoshana takes charge and reveals long-buried secrets during a tornado
10:00pm My Life Is a Zoo National Geographic Wild - Special Presentation. Life at DeYoung Family Zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula includes the rescue and rehabilitation of exotic animals and local wildlife.
11:00pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister of France.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency Lisa P. Jackson.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Michael Weatherly; round-table participants include Loni Love, Moshe Kasher and Randy Sklar.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - The band Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Phil McGraw; sportscaster Jon Gruden; musician David Sanborn; eliminated "American Idol" contestant Tim Urban.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Joel McHale; cast members from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Melissa Etheridge perform
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Megan Mullally; sports reporter Erin Andrews; the 2010 National School Scrabble champions Evan McCarthy and Bradley Robbins.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV show host Kathie Lee Gifford; actor Brian Posehn; Gogol Bordello performs.
Funny vid animation of Rob Corddry's most effed up job search: