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TV Junkie: Scotch for Christmas & On TV; 'Web Soup' We Hardly Knew Ye
Scotch for Christmas? Yes, please! We had the chance to go to a Macallan Master Class tasting session a couple weeks ago where we sampled 18, 21, 25, and 30 year-old editions of the Macallan highland single malt Scotch whisky. They also had some cask-strength on hand that was tasty but extremely dangerous in potency. We talked to Graeme Russell, the brand ambassador for the Macallan about the class as well as who in TV likes Scotch - see the above video for his answers. If you enjoy Scotch, we highly recommend you attend one of these classes. The education you receive about how the Scotch is made as well as what tastes and smells one should look for in different editions leaves you a much more aware and knowledgeable enthusiast.
word has it that G4's "Web Soup" is dead
No more servings of "Web Soup" for G4? Comedian and TV writer Blaine Capatch was on the "WTF with Marc Maron Podcast" last week and said that the show is no more because "the network is out of money." That's a shame because even though "Tosh.0" won our What's Your Favorite Web Clip Show poll a few months back, we thought that there was room for more than one show and "Web Soup" was different enough and much more topical to ensure its longevity. Dear G4, how about less dumb cop shows, because, really, what does that have to do with what you do?
---Tonight there is virtually no new watchable primetime programming unless you are into game shows and/or reality TV which we aren't. The movie channels also don't have a lot going for them unless you want to watch a lot of Mickey Rooney on TCM. Chances are, however, that you probably have some final gifts to get, presents to wrap, or visitors in town that you should probably be seeing. Just make sure you get home in time for late night because there are some good guests (see below).
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Conan" (Jason Segel, Reggie Watts), Fallon (James Earl Jones, Dave Attell, Aaron Neville)
8:00-10pm American Ninja Warrior G4 - Japan Finals.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Jason Segel; Comic Reggie Watts.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Amanda Peet; actor Jay Thomas; Darlene Love performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Zachary Levi; comic Whitney Cummings; BeBe and CeCe Winans and Mary Mary perform with the West Angeles Choir.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Kathy Griffin; Ruth Gerson performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor James Earl Jones; comic Dave Attell; Aaron Neville performs.