TV Junkie: Reporting from the TCAs; Emmys Auction
Another embarrassing moment is about to occur on Louis C.K.'s "Louie" on FX tonight at 11pm
We'll be at the Television Critics Association summer session all week and will start live-blogging tomorrow - we will post highlights of our liveblogs here at LAist. Today we will do a "Parenthood" set visit among other things. More to come!The Emmys are about a month away but you can already get into the mix with the Television Academy Foundation’s Emmy Online Auction which has pretty amazing opportunities incuding: a "Rescue Me" firefighter helmet signed by Dennis Leary, scripts from "Lost" and then set visits to “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, a set tour with Aziz Ansari of “Parks and Recreation,” and a VIP seating to a taping of E!’s “The Soup,” with a special meet-and-greet opportunity with “The Soup’s” host and the star of “Community,” Joel McHale.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Television Academy Foundation for programs such as its acclaimed Summer Internship Program, the College Television Awards, the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship and the Archive of American Television. The auction closes on August 1st so get your bids in soon!
Tonight's highlight is Louis C.K.'s incredibly funny, I-have-to-watch-that-again, "Louie" at 11pm on FX. It's pretty much the only comedy with new content during these summer doldrums but we're convinced it's more original that just about any other comedy out there - it's a gem.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Hell's Kitchen", "White Collar", "Chopped", "Louie", Letterman (Luke Wilson, Kristen Schaal), Fallon (Rachel Weisz)
6:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - New DVD releases; robot news.
8:00pm Hell's Kitchen Fox - The contestants teach bachelors with no cooking experience how to prepare a monkfish; a contestant is accused of sabotage.
9:00pm White Collar USA - Copycat Caffrey
9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - Hansen is fed up with the 22 year marathon of pain, and confronts older brother Sig
9:00pm HawthoRNe TNT - A language barrier hinders the treatment of a pregnant woman; Tom prepares to undergo surgery; Christina catches Camille in a compromising position.
9:00pm MasterChef Fox - Series Premiere.
9:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - Twelve more acts perform in hopes of advancing to the next round
10:00pm The Colony Discovery - Seven strangers participate in an experiment to see if they can survive and rebuild after a simulated viral apocalypse wipes out most of humanity.
10:00pm Memphis Beat TNT - When a popular local boxer is beaten up, suspicion falls on several people who stand to lose a lot from his retirement
10:00pm Covert Affairs USA - South Bound Suarez
10:00pm Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Bravo - Kathy and Lara Spencer work on the new decor for Kathy's home.
10:00pm Chopped Food - The chefs lose confidence during the appetizer round; creativity is brought out in the entree round with mystery ingredients
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Steve Carell; Actress MaggieQ; Backstreet Boys perform.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Author Fareed Zakaria
11:00pm Louie FX - Louis reluctantly acts in a movie.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Kathy Griffin guests
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Actor Kevin Kline
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Luke Wilson; actress Kristen Schaal; Dierks Bentley performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV personality Piers Morgan; actress Joey King; Jaron and the Long Road to Love performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Christina Applegate; magazine publisher Hugh Hefner; comic Shane Mauss.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Morgan Freeman; the Black Keys perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Rachel Weisz; professional basketball player Chris Bosh; Angýlique Kidjo performs