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TV Junkie: Our Donal Logue Interview - 'Terriers' Premieres Tonight
Interview with Donal Logue:
While we've been a big fan of Donal Logue's work over the past 15 years or so, we haven't seen something that has fully leveraged his talent as well as FX's "Terriers" which premieres tonight at 10pm. Sure, Logue has been great on television in "Grounded for Life", "Life", and the short-lived but very funny "Knights of Prosperity", but "Terriers" provides Logue, in his character of Hank Dolworth, a full range of options to explore in every episode: the comedy is great, but there's also plenty of drama and even some action.
Perhaps what we enjoyed most in the first 5 episodes was the extremely well-communicated camaraderie between Logue's Dolworth and co-star Michael Raymond-James' Britt Pollack. These guys look like they're familiar with driving around in a trash-strewn Ford Courier pickup and that they're comfortable with those accommodations. There's more to this game than driving a flashy car and having designer sunglasses. What is the game and who are these guys? That's a great question as even they seem to be asking themselves if they really are private investigators or con men or are they out to enforce a code of justice that the police are unwilling or unable to do.
As part of building the rapport between their characters, evidently Logue and Raymond-James (formerly most well-known as Rene Lenier in HBO's "True Blood") rented a beach house together for some serious hang-out time and it really seems to have worked. The tangibility of this friendship backed by the writing and showrunning of the incredible Shawn Ryan (see our interview with him last year) of "The Shield" fame makes this show one of our top picks for this Fall season. We've been itching for a new show from Ryan since the retirement of "The Shield" and we think that the freedom provided by FX best showcases his type of program much better than The Big Four networks could ever hope to.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
Speaking of FX, what did you think of last night's premiere of "Sons of Anarchy"?
We're excited to see Amy Poehler returning to host "SNL" at the September 25th premiere. Katy Perry will be the musical guest - wonder if that means a Russell Brand cameo appearance?
The TV Junkie Plan: "Man vs Wild" (it's the fan episode!), "Terriers", Colbert (Joe Biden guests), Kimmel (Actor Kevin Nealon; actress Milla Jovovich; Interpol performs)
8:00pm America's Next Top Model CW - Season premiere.
8:00pm MasterChef Fox - The top six contestants must catch fish to prepare.
9:00pm Dark Blue TNT - The team goes after a home invasion crew with Alex and Carter acting as the bait.
9:00pm Hellcats CW - Series premiere
9:00pm Touch of Evil TCM - (1958) A U.S. sheriff (Orson Welles) frames a man for a border-town murder and kidnaps a Mexican's (Charlton Heston) wife (Janet Leigh).
9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Fan vs. Wild Bear takes two fans into the Canadian wilderness to face their fears head on.
10:00pm Terriers FX - Series premiere! A favor for an old drinking buddy leads Hank and Britt, down a rabbit-hole of corruption in deceptively sunny Ocean Beach.
10:00pm Psych USA - A U.S. Government Spy seeks Shawn and Gus' help in clearing her name for a crime she supposedly did not commit.
10:00pm Top Chef Bravo - Season Finale. The finalists compete in Singapore.
10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - Tosh talks to his exact opposite, yells some ridiculous things, and goes on a trip.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Joe Biden and General Raymond Odierno
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Julianna Marguiles. The Black Angels perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Chelsea Handler; Ray Lamontagne performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Kevin Nealon; actress Milla Jovovich; Interpol performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson NBC - Actor Jerry O'Connell; actress Monica Potter.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Elijah Wood; actress Maggie Q; comic Andy Haynes.
Michael Raymond-James and Donal Logue star in FX's "Terriers" which premieres tonight at 10pm.