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TV Junkie: Must-Watch 'Terriers' Season Finale; 'Walking Dead' Producer Fires All Writers; Late Night Rocks
Tonight marks the season finale of "Terriers" on FX at 10pm. We hope that the gods of Truth in Artistry make this the end of the first season and not the series. This is a great show, well written, and superbly performed - it just hasn't found it's audience yet, in this, it's first season. In the past we've pointed out that FX has bungled the marketing of the show and that a retooled campaign would help the show, something that they would do at the beginning of the second season. In hopes of getting another season, please send an email stating your support for "Terriers" to email@example.com
The quality of the show is noted by our colleague Tim Goodman at The Hollywood Reporter who, we think, grabs the wrong end of the stick and begins beating about the bush with it, asserting that the reason why "Terriers" hasn't worked on FX is because it is bucking "the brand" of shows on FX. Supposedly only shows like "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy" should be shown on FX because that is the type of show that belongs there, with comedies like "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "Archer" as the only type of comedy that belong there. This is a ridiculous position. Look at ABC where shows as different as sophisticated as "Lost" and "Modern Family" have flourished next to less sophisticated shows like "Cougar Town" and "V". What "Terriers" needs is some better marketing as well as time to build their audience. Let's also look at FX's multi-Emmy-winning "Damages," a very complicated show that lasted several seasons without huge audiences. "Terriers" needs to be given a similar chance.
Please check out our in-depth interview with series star Donal Logue in addition to the above video as well as our more briefinterview with Michael Raymond James.
Also check out today's interview with storm chaser Reed Timmer whose season finale of "Storm Chasers" airs on Discovery at 10pm tonight.
The blogosphere and even the New York Times is a-buzz with anticipation of tonight's "Twin Peaks"-inspired episode of "Psych" (USA @ 10pm). Seven cast members of "Twin Peaks" make guest appearances on the show tonight, including Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn and Dana Ashbrook will be on an episode that pays homage to the David Lynch series, down to a re-recording of the "Psych" theme song by Julee Cruise. We'll be watching the "Terriers" season finale but we will watch this episode of "Psych" on its first rerun.
Are you a fan of AMC's "The Walking Dead"? We are and we're mystified that the series producer, Frank Darabont, is dumping the entire writing staff and may proceed to create next season with only freelancers. While he did do that to some extent with the first season you would think that the runaway success of the show would hint that at least some of these writers should come back to contribute to the 2nd season. Hopefully he will come to his senses.
Tons of great comedy on late night tonight: Joel McHale on Conan, Greg Fitzsimmons on Kimmel, and Greg Proops on Ferguson.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "MythBusters", "Terriers", "Conan" (Joel McHale, Tim Gunn, Cake!), Ferguson (Regis Philbin, comic Greg Proops, Nellie McKay)
8:30pm Citizen Kane TCM - (1941) Enigmatic newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) rises, falls and leaves behind a riddle with his dying breath.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Bug Special
Tune into the excellent season finale of "Terriers" tonight at 10pm on FX
10:00pm Terriers FX - Season Finale. Hank runs out of options and time; Britt faces a decision that will change his future10:00pm Psych USA - Shawn and Gus receive a mysterious email inviting them to the Cinnamon Festival in a quirky small town.
10:00pm Storm Chasers Discovery - Season Finale. Storm and chasers collide in Minnesota for a final showdown.
10:00pm Law & Order: Los Angeles NBC - When Winters and Jaruszalski investigate a professional golfer's murder, clues lead them to another golfer.
10:00pm Celebrity Life Coach Biography - Series Premiere. Lauren Zander is a tough, no-nonsense New Yorker who coaches new client Sean Young while she is attempting a comeback in Hollywood.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Joel McHale, Tim Gunn, Cake performs!
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Politician Mitt Romney; Darius Rucker performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Kate Bosworth; talk-show host Larry King; comic Greg Fitzsimmons.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Talk-show host Regis Philbin; comic Greg Proops; Nellie McKay performs.