TV Junkie: HBO GO Gets Bigger
"Traffic Light" seems to be the new 'couples' show that works this season, so we'll be watching it on Fox at 9:30pm tonight (new time!)
HBO has announced Cox Communications as a major partner in the launch of its HBO GO service for HBO subscribers which will now begin online streaming of over 1600 titles, including all HBO-produced series, documentaries, and movies that HBO has the rights to. No word on if/when cable services Time-Warner will offer HBO GO and that's what we're waiting for, personally speaking, of course.
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Tonight we'll have a new episode of "Modern Family" (ABC @ 9pm) but then we'll be switching over to Fox to catch "Traffic Light" which is on at a new time this week - ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" just isn't doing it for us, despite the great cast. It doesn't mean we'll never go back, we're just taking a break this week. "Justified" (FX @ 10pm) will be the peak of our evening, as we wonder what tortured path Waylon Goggins' Boyd Crowder will take this week. In late night, guests of note will be Chelsea Handler on Conan and Mike Tyson on Jimmy Fallon's show where Motorhead will also perform.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Modern Family," "Traffic Light," "Justified," "Conan" (Chelsea Handler, actor Anthony Mackie, Mavis Staples performs), Fallon (Abigail Breslin, actor Mike Tyson, Motorhead performs)
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Claire wears herself out trying to make peace between Alex and Haley; Phil sneaks off for a day at the spa; Cameron decides to write a book.
9:30pm Traffic Light Fox - When Callie admits she is in major debt, Adam worries their opposing attitudes about money may mean trouble for their relationship; Mike is surprised he likes hanging out with the neighborhood moms; Ethan has a hard time breaking up with a girl.
9:30pm Mr. Sunshine ABC - Ben tries to get his employees to like him, but his plan backfires; Heather must find a new halftime act when the Sunshine Center mascot quits.
10:00pm Justified FX - Raylan hunts down Rachel's brother-in-law after he makes a violent escape from a halfway house; Boyd entertains a dangerous offer in Harlan.
10:00pm Top Chef Bravo - The chefs need to make something out of nothing; the contestants head to Ellis Island, where they must make a dish based on their heritage.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Chelsea Handler; actor Anthony Mackie; Mavis Staples performs.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Anna Faris.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Entrepreneur Donald Trump; actress Vanessa Hudgens; Oh Land performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV personality Simon Cowell; NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon; Travis Barker performs with Cypress Hill.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Amanda Seyfried; actor Nick Offerman.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Abigail Breslin; actor Mike Tyson; Motorhead performs.