TV Junkie: 'Louie" Premieres - Don't Miss It; 'Food Party' Season Finale Is Fun & Bizarre
"Louis" premieres on FX at 11pm tonight - it's the must-watch show of the evening.
Louis C.K.'s "Louie" premieres at 11pm on FX tonight and the show eclipses any other offerings at that hour. If you've been fortunate enough to see C.K.'s stand-up act or his short-lived HBO show, "Lucky Louie", you know that he is one incredibly talented performer and creator. The Emmy-award winner is getting another chance to do his thing on FX and it just might work out: the network has been committed to providing edgy shows both in drama and comedy. The show follows C.K. as a newly-single New York-based stand-up comedian with two daughters - and it sounds suspiciously similar to C.K.'s real life which is what his entire (hilarious) stand-up act is about.FX is putting the show on at 11pm which will probably mean even more risque material which C.K. is a master at delivering - he relates some of the real-life thoughts that go through just about anybody's head, thoughts that most of us try to repress but that C.K. revels in relating to us. This is going to be a great show - we're so glad C.K. has found a home.
We interviewed Thu Tran, creator and host of IFC's "Food Party" at the NYC premiere event back in April and last week she sent us a very kind note about our interview and reminded us that the season finale of "Food Party" is tonight at 10pm - see her note and the piece of the "Food Party" set that she sent to us in the video at the end of this post. We've seen the finale(s) tonight - one is a blooper reel and the other is Thu battling an evil sister and step-mother and they're both extremely funny and brilliantly surreal.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Hell's Kitchen", "Frontline", "Food Party", "Dinner With The Band", "Louie", Letterman, Ferguson (Carl Reiner, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - New DVD releases; hangover foods.
8:00pm Losing It With Jillian NBC - When a knee injury and a heart problem force a man to close his roofing business, Jillian tries to help him and his family avoid an unhealthy downward spiral.
8:00pm Hell's Kitchen Fox - Each contestant is asked to make an original gourmet sandwich; a disgruntled customer argues with chef Ramsay during the dinner service; Ramsay switches up the teams.
9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - Empty Throne
9:00pm HawthoRNe TNT - Christina disagrees with the hospital's plan not to treat a heroin-addicted patient
9:00pm Cupcake Wars Food - Ace of Cakes 100th Episode The bakers are challenged with high expectations and wacky ingredients; guest judge Duff from Ace of Cakes.
9:00pm Frontline/World PBS/KCET - Troubled Waters The promise by U.S. donors to install play pumps to supply fresh water to African communities falls short
10:00pm Food Party IFC - Season Finale. Food Party's Funniest Bloopers. Thu & Bu Thu battles an evil sister and a stepmother.
10:00pm Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Bravo - Kathy takes a stand-up gig in Alaska; Kathy and Levi Johnston do a book signing together.
10:00pm Chopped Food - The judges have concerns about the first course; one chef attempts to make a complicated sauce.
10:00pm Rescue Me FX - Season Premiere.
10:00pm Memphis Beat TNT - Dwight and Whitehead search for a missing truck driver; Dwight tries to come to terms with his mother dating a man that he does not approve of.
10:30pm Dinner With the Band IFC - Season Finale. Guests include Theophilus London.
11:00pm Louie FX - Series Premiere.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Actor Helen Mirren
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Singer Dolly Parton; journalist Jonathan Alter.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Kevin James; actress Nikki Reed; The-Dream performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Carl Reiner; actress Rebecca Mader; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform.
Thu Tran from IFC's "Food Party" wrote us a note: