TV Junkie: Last Night at PaleyFest2011 - 'Eastbound & Down'
Weekend EditionOf course you need to stay up to date on the earthquake disaster in Japan, particularly if yu have friends and/or family there but let's not forget that the TV has other stuff on it too. We're particularly excited about Bill Maher's show tonight on HBO (8pm) and "The Soup" on E! (10pm); tomorrow we're very excited about Zach Galifianakis coming back to host "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 11:25pm) and Sunday will have a great night of TV starting with "Bob's Burgers" on Fox (8:30pm), "Californication" on Showtime at 9pm followed by "Shameless" at 10pm, then moving on to "After Lately" on E! and we'll also set aside time to watch HBO's "Big Love" on one of it's many reruns Sunday night because that "family" is getting completely out of control in its final season.
Speaking of "After Lately," we thought the debut was strong and we're looking at seeing how the show develops. That crew is fearless and it's encouraging to see them with multiple projects. "Chelsea Lately" spent a week in Australia creating shows that were entertaining for both continents. Looks like they'll be taking some time off next week which they deserve except it seems like the regulars will be on the road, doing gigs all over the US - we hope to catch some of those shows.
Above all, if you want to watch any of these shows, DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS - Spring forward late on Saturday night.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher" ( Paul Begala; talk-show host Dana Loesch; former Va. Rep. Tom Davis; Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.); choreographer Bill T. Jones), "Fringe," "The Soup," "Fashion Police," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actress Amanda Peet; comic Phil Hanley). Saturday - "The Graham Norton Show" (Comic Jimmy Karr; musician Barry Manilow), "Saturday Night Live" (Zach Galifianakis, Jessie J. performs). Sunday - "Bob's Burgers," "Californication," "Shameless," "After Lately," "Big Love" (on repeat airing).