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TV Junkie: Sundance's 'Carlos' Premiere; Martha Stewart in Primetime
Edgar Ramirez plays the title role of "Carlos" in an exploration of the terrorist/playboy. The miniseries premieres tonight at 9pm on Sundance.
Tonight marks the premiere of some stellar original programming on the Sundance Channel, "Carlos" (9pm), a miniseries that explores the life of 1970s terrorist "Carlos the Jackal", portrayed by Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Che) who humanizes the playboy/revolutionary/terrorist/assassin. The miniseries airs over the next 3 nights at 9pm and is a strong foray into the world of original scripted programming by Sundance - we hope to see more of it from them.---
Be sure to check out our interview with the co-writers of HBO's "True Blood" comic series that we posted earlier today.
Back in January we questioned Martha Stewart's move from network TV to Hallmark cable and it looks like our assumptions were correct: her show isn't doing well there. In fact, Hallmark has removed blocks of Stewart's programming and replaced them with reruns of ancient shows like "Little House on the Prairie". In an effort to boost awareness of Stewart's show, Hallmark is running it in primetime (8pm) every night this week and featuring higher profile guests like Hillary Duff and a focus on Halloween and Fall-themed food and crafts but we're guessing that parental units who have kids up at that hour tonight will be watching the new episodes of the Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" - a wonderfully weird and funny show worthy of both adults and kids.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Chuck", "Carlos", "The Daily Show" (Johnny Knoxville), Letterman (Jim Parsons, Mick Ronson), Ferguson (John Malkovitch)
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - When the gang teases Robin about not being a real New Yorker, she sets out to prove them wrong by racing to catch a glimpse of Woody Allen.
8:00pm Adventure Time Cartoon Network - New episodes!
8:00pm The Martha Stewart Show Hallmark - Chef Michael White prepares garganelli and tortelli recipes, Jim "Figgy" Noonan crafts decorative cement leaves, and Martha shared baking tips.
8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck and Sarah try to become better communicators as they join Ellie and Awesome on a trip to Costa Gravas
9:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Search for the world's greatest four seat car; Rupert Grint.
9:00pm Carlos Sundance - Mini-Series Premiere. Ilich Ramýrez Sýnchez serves as a London bomber and executes operations for Palestinian radicals
9:00pm Lie to Me Fox - While defending a wrongly accused man, Lightman uncovers a dark secret that helps a damaged woman and her daughter.
9:00pm The Event NBC - The White House must deal with a mysterious biological threat; Carter and Vicky keep their hostages alive while waiting for more instructions; FBI Agent Collier discovers Vicky's secret life.
9:55pm Hawaii Five-0 CBS - A violent convict escapes from prison and kidnaps a young couple on vacation; McGarrett's estranged sister comes to town.
10:00pm Castle ABC - A young mathematician is shot with a 200-year-old bullet, inspiring wild theories by Castle about a time-travel
10:00pm Weeds Showtime - The Botwins acquire an RV and park on a frontier town movie set.
10:30pm The Big C Showtime - Lenny invites Cathy to the Bahamas for her birthday; Paul throws a surprise party; Sean and Rebecca start a fling; Adam finds a disoriented Marlene.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Actor Johnny Knoxville
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Author Robert Reich
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jim Parsons; educator Geoffrey Canada; Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. performs with Q-Tip and MNDR.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jay Mohr; DJ Pauly D; Travie McCoy performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Michael Chiklis; choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba; The Xx performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor John Malkovich; comic Henry Cho.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Entrepreneur Donald Trump; actor Sam Rockwell; Brad performs.
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