TV Junkie: 'Hawaii Five-0' Blessed; Slow TV Week Ahead
Weekend EditionWe're heading into a sloooww TV weekend and an even slower TV week with no new premieres or finales. What the week will be building up to is the premiere of "Mad Men" on the night of July 25th - the hype has already started, it seems, with the "news" that Mrs. Draper, January Jones, is now an item with "Saturday Night Live" ombudsman Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis is a very nice guy, so if it's true, more power to him, but this "reveal" seems a little too convenient.
This Sunday, the Tour de France heads to the Pyrenees where sparks will fly - you'll have to get your espresso maker going as the coverage begins airing at 4:30am on Versus. We also enjoy having a live feed on ProCyclingLive.com going as it covers the gaps in the US broadcast.
"Hawaii Five-0", the show, has been blessed in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony. We watched the first episode, which premieres on September 20th, with zero expectations, and were pleasantly surprised - the action was good as were the performances of Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim. Since it wasn't a final cut we're not going to do a full review but suffice it to say, if the series holds up to the production standards set in the premiere, it will be more than entertaining enough.
Irony Alert: Robert Halderman, the "48 Hours" producer who attempted to extort David Letterman and ended up going to prison for it, has been nominated for an Emmy.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "The Neistat Brothers", "The Whitest Kids U'Know", Leno, Fallon. Saturday - Tour de France, "Doctor Who", "The Graham Norton Show". Sunday - Tour de France, "True Blood", "Hung", "Entourage". Monday AM - Tour de France