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TV Junkie: More 'Sons of Anarchy' in the News; PBS Still Wants KCET
"Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman wants a seat on the board of the Screen Actors Guild. We think they ought to give it to him ....or else.
Yesterday we wrote about the "Sons of Anarchy" panel at FX's Television Critics Association summer sessions and we included a couple choice quotes from actor Ron Perlman. It turns out the actor is vying for a seat on the board of the Screen Actors Guild as part of a movement to unite SAG and AFTRA as the different agreements between producers and the unions can frequently (allegedly) put actors at a disadvantage. Good luck Ron - we'd love to see you on the board!
The LA Times reports that PBS wants KCET to stay part of their family and stay a separate entity from other area stations. KCET has had to lay off employees as well as cut back on broadcasts of locally produced programming they say because of a nearly $7 million annual payment to PBS. Who will blink first?
Tony Robbins' reality show, "Breakthrough With Tony Robbins",has been pulled from NBC after just two airings. We're just fine with that as it was yet another one of those personality-driven reality programs that shouldn't have received airtime on a major network in the first place. It would be great if CBS and the other networks would pull more of their weak reality offerings from primetime as well but more people need to stop watching garbage that is bad for them.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Air Jaws II: Even Higher" (SHARK WEEK!), "The Fabulous Beekman Boys", "Man Shops Globe", "Tosh.0", "Chelsea Lately", Leno (Gordon Ramsay, Sofýa Vergara), Fallon (Will Ferrell, Tim DeKay)8:00pm Big Brother CBS - The veto competition takes place.
8:00pm Air Jaws II: Even Higher Discovery - Experts film white sharks jumping from the water in several parts of the world. SHARK WEEK!
9:00pm Dark Blue TNT - Carter and his team are forced to work with the FBI when a sting operation against a local crime lord crosses paths with an FBI investigation.
9:00pm Plain Jane The CW - Louise yanks a college student out of her comfort zone and helps her gain the courage to share her feelings with a crush.
9:00pm Ultimate Air Jaws Discovery - White sharks leap from the ocean after launching sneak attacks on their prey. SHARK WEEK!
9:00pm Rasputin and the Empress TCM - (1932) A prince (John Barrymore) plots to kill mad monk Rasputin (Lionel Barrymore) for the good of the czar, the czarina (Ethel Barrymore) and Russia. It's a frenzy of Barrymores!!
9:00pm Top Chef Bravo - Ethiopian cuisine quickfire; chefs must create a dish based on one of the foreign embassies in D.C.
9:00pm The Fabulous Beekman Boys Planet Green - Looking for a new way to expand their cheese business, Brent enlists Josh's cooking skills.
9:00pm Man v. Food Travel - Adam has a presidential t-bone steak in Oklahoma City
10:00pm Dark Blue TNT - The team goes after a drug ring with connections to a Mexican drug cartel; Ty infiltrates the world of a local dealer
10:00pm Psych USA - Chivalry Is Not Dead... But Someone Is
10:00pm Man Shops Globe Sundance - Italy
10:00pm Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week Discovery - Craig Ferguson heads to the Bahamas to swim with sharks. SHARK WEEK!
10:00pm Gutted Planet Green - Jimmy's home is filled with collectibles, including more than 2,000 toy cars.
10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - Daniel gives the awful weatherman a web redemption
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Fat Joe guests
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Julia Roberts; The Dead Weather performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV personality Gordon Ramsay; actress Sofýa Vergara; K'naan performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Eva Mendes; actor Callan McAuliffe; Black Crowes perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - TV show host Julie Chen; comic Paula Poundstone.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Will Ferrell; actor Tim DeKay; Mike Posner performs.