Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

TV Junkie: TV News Round-Up & Tonight's Must-Watch Plan

southland-regina-ben.jpg
"SouthLAnd" on TNT, starring Regina King and Ben McKenzie, is our 10pm pick of the night
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

The Rundown: Howard Stern's appearance on last night's "Daily Show" was fantastic - what will it take to get that man back on TV like in the old days when we had that cheesy feed of his radio show on E!? Tonight we're looking forward to Lucy Lawless' appearance on "No Ordinary Family"; another great episode of "Raising Hope" is on at 9:30pm [Note Time Change] - this uncompromising show is on a roll with double-digit viewership increases which hopefully means easy renewal; "SouthLAnd" continues to steamroll with some great story lines and action, tonight will be no exception. We want to note that we often circle around and catch FX's "Lights Out" and USA's "White Collar" on their late night repeats - these are both great shows and worthy of your time.

In late night, Conan has a real winner with CNN's Piers Morgan guesting. Hopefully Conan will put a few tough questions to Morgan, which is something Morgan did not do in his Charlie Sheen interview yesterday. Also on Conan is the beautiful Emmy Rossum who is doing an astounding job on Showtime's "Shameless" - a show you should definitely Netflix if you don't have a Showtime subscription. Closing the show will be the very funny Nick Griffin. In late late night, Jimmy Fallon's show is the pick with Isla Fisher, Josh Radnor, and comic Dan St. Germain appearing.

You simply have to get your comedy on early this week because Thursday night NBC will be running nothing but reruns of "The Office" and there goes 3 hours of new comedy out the window. We're not sure why NBC is going with reruns during its comedy block but that's not going to help the network improve on its very poor ratings lately. While winning with their nightly news broadcast, NBC's top rated show last week was "Harry's Law" which ranked 29th out of all shows running across the networks.
---
"Saturday Night Live," in a move that we applaud (but that only partially makes up for this weekend's hosting gig by Miley Cyrus), will have Zach Galifianakis host the show on March 12th.
---
We love "Community" and we loved "Lost" so the "Community" season finale featuring Josh Holloway from "Lost" is the best combination since Fluff and Nutella, which you should totally try out BTW.