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TV Junkie: Dish Network Drops FSN, FX, + Other Channels - WTF?
Kay Panabaker plays the thought-reading Daphne Powell in ABC's "No Ordinary Family", tonight at 8pm.
Don't forget to check out our interview with Romy Rosemont from Fox's "Glee".
If you are a Dish network customer your access to shows on Fox, FX, FSN, National Geographic, and more has just been eliminated according to the Hollywood Reporter. This seems like a phenomenally stupid move as this is already a very competitive market. Right now you are pretty much guaranteed in getting a better monthly rate from any service provider just by calling up and threatening to switch services, just mention an ad you've seen from a competitor and you can cut a deal. Meanwhile, what're you going to do tonight as
"Glee", "Raising Hope", and "Sons of Anarchy" air? Time to secure some couch time at a friend's house.[OK, thanks for alerting me to some discrepancies between what The Hollywood Reporter posted as well as what @FXNetworks tweeted this afternoon. Right now if you go to this website it says that FSN, FX, and a few other channels have already been cancelled on Dish in the 91602 zip code and that they will be canceling access to Fox as of November 1st.]
Going to be in NYC next week? Got friends out there? Russell Brand will be interviewed live at the TimesCenter on Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30pm. There are no LA dates listed for his Booky Wook 2: This time it's personal book tour (as of this post) so this might be your only chance. We hope to speak with him or at least snap some pics that we will, of course, post here. More info/tix available at www.TimesTalks.com
Funny AP story says that Jason Schwartzman's bulldog Arrow will have a cameo on an upcoming episode of "Bored To Death" (Sundays @ 10pm on HBO). In related "Bored To Death" news, creator Jonathan Ames is continuing to do his weekly blog posts that dissect each episode scene-by-scene, providing plenty of insight and humor - here'sthis week's edition.
Last week we thought "No Ordinary Family" (8pm on ABC) was surprisingly good so we're watching again, "Raising Hope" (9pm on Fox) promises to be good, "Sons of Anarchy" will embark into unknown territory (are the boys really going to Ireland??), and we're very interested in seeing Anthony Bourdain on Jimmy Fallon to wrap up our night. The 10pm slot is so competitive right now - we know we're ignoring both "Parenthood" and "Caprica", both excellent shows for very different viewers, but we're here to make a choice.
The TV Junkie Plan: "No Ordinary Family", "Raising Hope", "360 Sessions", "Sons of Anarchy", "TheDaily Show" (Bruce Willis), Letterman (Tony Blair), Fallon (Tom Selleck; chef Anthony Bourdain)
8:00pm Glee Fox - Finn thinks he sees Jesus' face in his grilled cheese; Kurt has a crisis that leads to a discussion about theology.
8:00pm No Ordinary Family ABC - Jim tries to track down elusive bank robbers; Stephanie looks into discovering the source of the family's new power
9:00pm POV PBS/KCET - The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers Military planner Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, which led to Watergate, President Richard Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War.
9:00pm Raising Hope Fox - The family baby-proofs the house as Hope learns to crawl; Jimmy frequently visits the grocery store in hopes of seeing Sabrina.
9:00pm Halloween's Most Extreme Holiday Travel - The best of what Halloween has to offer.
9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - The team investigates the murder of a Marine who had top-level security clearance, and the corpse is missing a hand
9:00pm Stargate Universe Syfy - After the secret of Stargate's ninth chevron is discovered, a team travels to the unmanned starship Destiny
9:30pm 360 Sessions IFC - Interview with The Hours
9:30pm Running Wilde Fox - Steve tries to impress Emmy by vowing to quit his job at Wilde Oil; Puddle gets unexpected help with her science fair project; Fa'ad is locked in a vodka cellar.
10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - To help his mom, club, and son, Jax conspires with an unlikely source; the MC puts Chucky undercover.
10:00pm Parenthood NBC - Kristina schedules a date night with Adam to try to keep their marriage alive; Sarah offers Drew advice about love
10:00pm Caprica Syfy - Season Premiere. Unvanquished
10:00pm Chopped Food - One competitor spills beer in his cooking area during appetizer round; a grain by an ancient civilization in the entree round.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Bruce Willis guests
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Tommy Lee.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Author Tony Blair; Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Terrence Howard; personal trainer Jillian Michaels; KT Tunstall performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (New) Talk, Comedy, Actor Alfred Molina; comic Cory Kahaney.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Tom Selleck; chef Anthony Bourdain; Trace Adkins performs.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.