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TV Junkie: IFC Scores Some Great Reruns; '24' Marathon Begins Tonight at Hollywood & Highland
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross' "Mr. Show with Bob and Dave" is one of several shows that IFC will begin broadcasting in January.
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?!---
Last night's TV: "Terriers" season finale was incredible - we so very much hope that the series returns next year. The "Twin Peaks"-themed episodes of "Psych" was very funny but we're not sure that non-"Twin Peaks" fans actually understood what was going on. Joel McHale was hilarious on Conan as was Tim Gunn. Unfortunately Greg Proops' appearance on Ferguson was pre-empted but he has been rescheduled for December 14.
Tonight: Thanksgiving was great and everything but we're looking forward to the return of comedy to Thursday television tonight with new episodes of: "Community," "30 Rock," "The Office," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," and "The League." Speaking of "Community" - check out the video clip at the end of this post which gives you a sneak peek of next week's stop-action animated episode which promises to become an instant classic.
Other clips at the end of this post include Foofa from "Yo Gabba Gabba!" rockin' a BMX bike to hock YGG!-branded Vans as well as a clip from next week's Presidential Challenge for Discovery's "MythBusters."
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Community", "30 Rock", "The Office", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", "The League", "Chelsea Lately", Leno (Jane Fonda, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Reiser and Julia Fordham perform), Ferguson
8:00pm Community NBC - When the study group members realize Troy is turning 21, they decide to take him to the bars; Shirley pulls down photos of her that are posted at the bar; Abed talks to a fellow sci-fi nerd.
8:00pm The Vampire Diaries The CW - Elena tries to entice Rose; Jeremy's actions force Stefan to put himself in danger; Caroline makes a terrifying discovery.
8:00pm Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town ABC - A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and brings presents once a year.
8:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Jack thinks Liz should see a therapist when she worries that Carol is getting bored; Tracy tries to convince Jack to invest in his son's restaurant
9:00pm Nikita The CW - Owen and Nikita try to help a CIA agent after he is framed for an assassination in Chile; Alex sees a new side of Percy.
9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael decides he must stop China before it takes over the United States; Pam threatens to move the company to a new building.
9:00pm Fringe Fox - Peter struggles to cope with recent events; Olivia searches for an ally; a device that communicates between universes is discovered.
10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Things go awry as the gang travels to Atlantic City for a charity benefit; Frank, Dee and Mac try to survive in the woods; Dennis and Charlie hitch a ride to the city and have the night of their lives.
10:30pm The League FX - Andre's special diet makes him exceptionally emotional; Kevin gets in a fight with fantasy football gurus John Hansen and Adam Caplan; Ruxin begs the guys to cover for him when he lies to Sofia.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Kourtney, Kim, & Khloe Kardashian, Kevin Nealon, Deerhunter perform
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Chelsea and panel make funny
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Jane Fonda; actor Ian Somerhalder; Paul Reiser and Julia Fordham perform.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor James Franco; actress Alyson Hannigan; Darius Rucker performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Cedric the Entertainer; Norah Jones performs.
A sneak peek at next's week's stop-action animated "Community":
Foofa rocks the BMX for "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Vans:
President Obama issues a "MythBuster" challenge next week: