TV Junkie: IFC Scores Some Great Reruns; '24' Marathon Begins Tonight at Hollywood & Highland
We're never that excited about watching reruns but we're very happy about today's announcement from IFC that they will be showing reruns of "Mr. Show with Bob and David," "The Larry Sanders Show," and "Action" among others starting the first week of January, 2011. "Mr. Show" was written, created, and stars Bob Odenkirk and David Cross and is a collection of eclectica and absurdity that was ground-breaking both in its intelligence and absurdity. [See our interview with Bob Odenkirk from earlier this year]. The multi-Emmy-winning "Larry Sanders" was the brainchild of Garry Shandling and it set the tone for most of the single-camera comedy shows you see today, from "The Office" to "Modern Family". "Action" was a very short-lived but hilariously brutal evisceration of Hollywood by the sometimes loved, sometimes loathed Jay Mohr (count us in the former category). All of these are great and will supplement IFC's new comedy offerings, "Portlandia" and "The Onion News Network" which will also debut in January.
Celebrities to guest on "Sesame Street" this month include Jennifer Garner, Ellen Pompeo, Zoe Saldana. More info here.
If you drive by the Hollywood & Highlight shopping complex on Hollywood Boulevard starting this evening at 7pm, you might see 100 "lucky" fans of Fox's "24" series engaging in "The 24 Marathon Fanfest" which will last until Monday, December 6. In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Time to Continuously Watch Television of 86 hours and win $10,000 these "lucky" 100 will duke it out. We wonder how much coffee and/or other stimulants will be provided. We hope deodorant is also on their menu. The current record is held by Efraïm van Oeveren of the Netherlands so.... go USA?!