TV Junkie: New Show Line-Up for MTV - Potential Gems but Still No Music Videos
Remember how we mentioned that Jack Black will be on the post-Super Bowl episode of "The Office"? He will also have Jessica Alba, and America's new dance sensation, Cloris Leachmen as company at Dunder Mifflin.
MTV will have a lot in the works for 2009 according to The Hollywood Reporter, here's just a sample: a Johnny Knoxville stuntman series; a show that takes you behind the scenes at CollegeHumor.com; and a Trey Parker/Matt Stone series called "How's Your News?" featuring reporters with disabilities covering events all over the USA. There's a lot of garbage in the mix, including: another college "reality" series, and a series from Donald trump about getting "bad girls" to be "good".
The TV Junkie Plan: "Muppets"(!), "Top Chef", "Chocolate News", Letterman (um, Jennifer Aniston), Conan (the always weird Goldblum)
8:00pm A Muppet's Christmas: Letters to Santa NBC - The Muppets gang misdirects three letters to Santa and decides to deliver them personally.
8:00pm Great Performances PBS/KCET - Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker San Francisco Ballet's interpretation of "The Nutcracker" is inspired by San Francisco's 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition; hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi.
8:00pm Christmas in Washington 2008 TNT - Performances include Casting Crowns, Kristin Chenoweth, Julianne Hough, Darius Rucker and Straight No Chaser; hosts Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw.
9:00pm Life NBC - Season Finale
9:00pm Stylista The CW - Season Finale
10:00pm Parking Wars A&E - Season Finale
10:00pm L.A. Holiday Celebration 2008 PBS/KCET - Highlights of the holiday feature performers representing the cultures and traditions in Los Angeles County.
10:00pm CSI: NY CBS - The discovery of a body buried in a football stadium leads the team back to the Tanglewood gang. Tanglewood? Like in Lenox, MA, where the Boston Symphony Orchestra spends its summers? Fascinating. I should really watch this series more.
10:00pm Top Chef Bravo - 12 Days of Christmas: Martha Stewart The chefs cater a Christmas cocktail party hosted by Natasha Richardson
10:00pm Estate of Panic Sci Fi - Season Finale
10:30pm Chocolate News Comedy Central - Season Finale
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Scarlett Johansson; actor Kenneth Branagh; Staind performs.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Jennifer Aniston; Broken Social Scene performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Jeff Goldblum; comic Charlie Viracola.
1:30am Last Call With Carson Daly NCB - Actress Aisha Tyler; Panic at the Disco performs
Pic from "Top Chef" via Bravo