TV Junkie: 'Jackie' & 'Tara' Season Finales; 'Breaking Bad'; MTV Movie Awards
Edie Falco and most of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" cast at their premiere event in NYC on March 18th, 2010. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Tonight marks the season finales of a couple of Showtime's "Anti-Mom" sereis, "Nurse Jackie" and "United States of Tara" starting at 10pm. Both are wrapping up excellent seasons but we're wondering if you have a favorite? "United States of Tara" won several awards for last season while "Jackie" only made away with nominations. Will the situation be reversed this year? "Jackie" has a fairly gritty script, Edie Falco(!!), with a very robust cast - is it their turn?
Last night's part 1 of the "Breaking Bad" season finale was phenomenal - we were absolutely standing up in our living room during the last scene. We highly recommend you schedule one of the repeat-viewings or OnDemand options if you missed it. Be sure to check out yesterday's interview withRJ Mitte, aka Walt Jr. andtoday's interview with veteran writer and performer Bob Odenkirk, aka Saul Goodman. Next week's wrap up is sure to bring us to even greater extremes in the meth-tainted southwest. Just to prove that the "Breaking Bad" set isn't all doom and gloom, we found a set of outtakes from season 2 on YouTube and embedded it at the end of this post.
Then of course we have to mention the MTV Movie Awards which was capably hosted by Aziz Ansari but somehow was bereft of decent censoring during its East coast broadcast. We counted more than a dozen f-bombs getting through the tape-delay, which begs the question as to why they're even trying to do bleeping anymore? It's ridiculous, from 10pm on, whatever language people want to use should be allowed just as long as the audience is warned at the start of the program. It's time for America to grow up. The irony here is that we're talking about growing up regarding what appears on MTV - if only some of their programming showed some maturity: the network followed the Movie Awards with the premiere of "The Hard Times of RJ Berger", a hopelessly juvenile show centered around a teenager with a big dick.
Does anyone have an opinion on Olivia Munn's (G4's "Attack of the Show") upcoming tryouts for "The Daily Show"? She'll be recording test segments for the next couple weeks.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Last Comic Standing" (1st hour), "Good Guys", "Nurse Jackie", "United States of Tara", "The Daily Show" (John C. Reilly), Letterman (Jessica Biel), Ferguson (Eric Idle)8:00pm Lie to Me Fox - Season Premiere. Lightman tries to prove that a brilliant and charming psychology graduate student is a psychopath; Torres and Loker investigate a UFO sighting.
8:00pm Last Comic Standing NBC - Season Premiere. Auditions begin in Los Angeles.
8:00pm Secret Life of the American Teenager ABC Family - Season Premiere.
8:00pm The Bachelorette ABC - The 14 remaining men must maximize their time with Ali; one date involves walking a tightrope; nine men go to a Barenaked Ladies performance with Ali; one bachelor sneaks out of the mansion; 11 men remain after the rose ceremony.
9:00pm Good Guys Fox - Dan and Jack pursue elusive thieves after discovering a pattern of stolen vintage cars.
10:00pm Persons Unknown NBC - Season Premiere. Seven strangers are abducted and abandoned in a deserted town; dinner at a mysterious Chinese restaurant causes further confusion.
10:00pm Neighbors From Hell TBS - Season Premiere.
10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - Season Finale.
10:00pm True Beauty ABC - Penn and Teller teach the remaining contestants a magic trick and swear them to secrecy
10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - The family of a dead rodeo rider bring his body to Grace's house; Capt. Perry faces a big life change
10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - Season Finale.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - John C. Reilly guests
11:00pm Dance Your Ass Off Oxygen - Season Premiere.
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Russell Brand; Actress Amber Riley; Usher performs.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Colin Hanks, round-table guests include Heather McDonald, Randy Sklar and Jeff Wild.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - James Carville guests
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Jessica Biel; "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV show host Howie Mandel; personal trainer Jillian Michaels; Hole performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Eric Idle; actor Terry Crews.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Molly Shannon; actor Chris Colfer; professional golfer Ian Poulter; Kings Of Convenience perform
"Breaking Bad" Season 2 Outtakes/Gag Reel: