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TV Junkie: Last Night at PaleyFest2011 - 'Eastbound & Down'
We're now entering the final week of PaleyFest2011 events.
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).
We spoke with Ana de la Reguera at last night's PaleyFest event. Ana played the romantic foil Vida in HBO's "Eastbound & Down" last season. She will also be in the very much anticipated movie "Cowboys and Aliens"
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Tonight "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" will be feted at the Saban Theatre. The final lineup of PaleyFest2011, starting tomorrow with a reunion of "Freaks and Geeks"/"Undeclared," "Supernatural," "American Idol," "Community," "Glee," and "Raising Hope." For more information on specific dates and tickets,please check out the Paley Center for Media's website.Last night we got to talk to the cast of HBO's "Eastbound & Down" at PaleyFest2011. We talked to cast members Danny McBride, Katy Mixon, Steve Little, Ana de la Reguera, and executive producer Jody Hill. See the videos below (if they all aren't available yet, they soon will be). Among many hilarious anecdotes in last night's panel, the one that was a little painful for fans was to hear that the upcoming season will most likely be the last one of the series. "We know what the end will be and we're working towards it through [this season]" said Danny McBride. Get your Kenny Powers fix on this fall when the third and final season airs.
Ana de la Reguera