TV Junkie: TV Guide Sold; Helvetica Anyone? Also, Nip/Tuck Returns
The big news yesterday was that the TV Guide Network was sold for $255 million to Lionsgate, and apparently not sold to investor Allen Shapiro for $300 million as had been announced less than 3 weeks ago. While we're not sure who should be disappointed and who should be elated, what we're sure of is that $255 million seems like a lot of money for a brand as stale as TV Guide.Tonight brings us the return of that porno car-wreck of a show, "Nip/Tuck" (FX @ 10:00pm) but we're conflicted as the uber design geek documentary "Helvetica" is on PBS/KCET at the same time. Thankfully "Nip/Tuck" repeats at 11pm and again on Friday and Sunday.
"Scrubs" returns to TV but as an ABC program but that doesn't answer the question "why?" With its multiple musical numbers and endless stream of guest stars, the show had jumped the shark by all appearances on NBC, what was the point of resurrecting it?
The TV Junkie Plan: "Scrubs" (but will switch to "Dirty Jobs" if "Scrubs" sucks), "Independent Lens" (but will switch to "Nip/Tuck" if I feel like watching a car wreck), "10 Items or Less", Kimmel
8:00pm Homeland Security USA ABC - A voluptuous young woman arrives in the U.S. from Switzerland with no paperwork but carrying a suitcase full of "titillating surprises". This show is for real?
8:00pm According to Jim ABC - New time