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TV Junkie: An LGBT Parody From Sundance?

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Sundance premieres "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" tonight at 10pm. The promos lead us to believe there is nothing new here, but maybe the promos suck.

Sundance premieres "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" tonight at 10pm. The promos lead us to believe there is nothing new here, but maybe the promos suck.

Tonight Sundance will premiere "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" at 10pm. We seem to recall IFC attempting to be the network for alternative sexuality last year and now Sundance seems to be stepping into the breech, fulfilling announcements they made in New York at this spring. What's funny about these efforts is that these networks seem to be forgetting that Logo has been around in its current form since 2005. In terms of this show, I'm not sure what we're supposed to learn from these relationships between gay men and their straight female friends, although I imagine they might educate non-urban viewers who (think they) have no gay friends. From the promos that I've seen, not much has been revealed other than familiar stereotypes, which positions the show to be merely exploitive - a mistake. Then again, what the heck can accurately be presented in a short promo? In terms of similar programming, let's not forget that Logo's "The A-List" and Showtime's "The Real L-Word" were both disappointing and deservedly lambasted on "The Soup" for essentially presenting the viewer with parodies of gay life and relationships. Whether Sundance can buck this trend remains to be seen.

Kinda Frustrating: We were fans of "Terriers" and it got cancelled yesterday. We're fans of "Men of a Certain Age" and were disappointed to see yesterday's premiere come in with lower numbers than its debut last year. It seems hard to believe that #MOACA lost viewers to "Sing Off" and "Gold Rush: Alaska" - each of these shows seem like they would attract a different type of viewer. Hopefully #MOACA will stabilize in the ratings and continue forward, providing some solace on a Monday night for people who like good writing and acting.
What We're Excited About Tonight: Seth Green on "The Daily Show", Johnny Depp on Letterman, and Michael C. Hall and Busy Philipps on Fallon. Drink some White Russians while watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (ABC @ 8pm) to make it cheerier and eat some corn chips while watching "Raising Hope" (Fox @ 9pm) for what we think will probably be one of the better Christmas episodes this season.
A reminder that our friend, Greg Proops, TV star, frequent show host, and repeat panelist on "Chelsea Lately," will be recording another live podcast tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 8pm at Bar Lubitsch 7702 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, and it's FREE. Bring your questions for "The Smartest Man In The World".
We're finding that we have more to say than what would fit here in this space so we will start podcasting on a weekly basis. You can check out our test podcast that we did today, we'll let you know when the real podcasting begins next week and when it will be available on iTunes.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Raising Hope", "Running Wilde", "Strange Days With Bob Saget" x2, "The Daily Show" (Seth Green), Letterman (Johnny Depp, Ra Ra Riot), Fallon (Michael C. Hall, Busy Philipps, R. Kelly performs - yuck)

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8:00pm A Charlie Brown Christmas ABC - Charlie Brown and Linus search for the meaning of Christmas; the short "Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa" follows the classic.

8:00pm Glee Fox - Finn tries to spread holiday cheer; Artie finds out that Brittany still believes in Santa; a manipulative coach rigs Secret Santa.

9:00pm Raising Hope Fox - Burt lets Jimmy in on his annual holiday scheme; Virginia enlists the family in the church's living Nativity.

9:00pm No Ordinary Family ABC - George mistakenly receives credit for thwarting a robbery that Jim stopped; conflict arises between Katie and Stephanie

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Custom Meat Processor Mike helps remove seagulls from a dump; mobile meat processing truck.

9:00pm Eureka Syfy - O Little Town

9:00pm Mysteries at the Museum Travel - Chicago's Field Museum; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

9-10:00pm In Treatment HBO - Paul tries to get Jesse to open up about a recent transgression and his relationship with his father / Paul contemplates the future of his own therapy and his practice.

9:30pm Running Wilde Fox - Thinking their own lives are more difficult than each other's, Steve and Emmy walk in each other's shoes.

10:00pm Glory Daze TBS - The boys are nervous about what their dads will think of their college activities.

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10:00pm Detroit 1-8-7 ABC - The body of a young man, who was believed to be missing since 1967, is found in an abandoned fallout shelter.

10:00pm Warehouse 13 Syfy - Secret Santa

10:00pm Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys Sundance - Best friends face coming out and other struggles together / Nathan tells Crystal he wants to be a father and for Mike and Joel to plan their wedding.

10:00pm Strange Days With Bob Saget A&E - Homesick at Summer Camp. Bob spends time as a camp counselor, and must organize a performance for the camp talent show.

10:30pm Strange Days With Bob Saget A&E - How to Pledge and be Hazed by an Ivy League Frat. Bob heads to Cornell to pledge a fraternity.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Seth Green

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Lucy Liu.

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Rainn Wilson; skydiver Roberta Mancino; Christina Perri performs.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Johnny Depp; Ra Ra Riot performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Helen Mirren; actor Aaron Eckhart; Keith Urban performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Bob Saget; actress Nene Leakes; Keri Hilson performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Dan Aykroyd; actor Brian Austin Green; Brad performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Carrie Fisher; author Dennis Lehane.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Michael C. Hall; actress Busy Philipps; R. Kelly performs.