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TV Junkie: And Now, Time for a Very Special Episode of 'Parks and Recreation'
Sebastian the wonder horse is the key to the puzzle in tonight's excellent episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" at 9:30pm
Like the deserts miss the rain we've been missing new episodes of NBC Thursday night comedies. After our "Attack of the Show!" fix (watch for our video interview with the charming Candace Bailey) we will be switching over to catch a new episode of "Community," who was feted at PaleyFest2011 a couple nights ago - see video of Danny Pudi and Alison Brie on yesterday's "Attack of the Show!". Yes, there will be new episodes of "Perfect Couples" and "30 Rock" also, but what we're really looking forward to is the airing of the "Parks and Recreation" episode that they previewed for us at PaleyFest2011 last week: "The Harvest Festival" event which was absolutely hilarious. Sebastian the miniature horse pictured to the right) is key to the episode so keep an eye on him. We are looking forward to your reactions to the episode either here or on Twitter (follow us at @TheTVJunkie). For more "Parks and Recreation" content, please check out our video interviews. [UPDATE: "Parks and Recreation" has been renewed for another season by NBC - congratulations to the cast and writers.]NBC is also scoring heavily in late night tonight at "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" will feature Howard Stern as a guest along with Penn & Teller, with Leon Russell performing.
What's this? MTV might actually have music as part of their broadcast offerings again? Say it isn't so but MTV is saying that they are bringing back "120 Minutes" with Matt Pinfield sometime "later this year" according to network executives. We used to be hardcore "120 Minute" devotees until the show deteriorated into just another metal showcase but for a while there, "120 Minutes" was the shit. Since they are bringing Matt Pinfield back to host we're assuming that MTV is attempting to lure back older viewers because what 18-34 year old wants to look at Matt Pinfield? We will be watching, so count us in.
Be sure to check out episode 14 of our Channel Zero podcast where we talk about this week's TV, and last week's PaleyFest among other things (plz subscribe on iTunes).
For those not comedy-inclined, there is also a new episode of "Man vs. Wild" on Discovery - check out the promo vid at the end of this post!
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "Community," "Perfect Couples," "Parks and Recreation," "30 Rock," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Howard Stern, Penn & Teller, Leon Russell performs)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Stars from "Paul"; Parvesh Cheena from NBC's "Outsourced."
7:00pm Destination Truth Syfy - Live From Ireland - The Search For The Banshee Ghost The team attempts to solve the mystery behind an Irish legend at the ruins of Duckett's Grove Castle.
8:00pm Community NBC - Annie puts together a baby shower for Shirley; Shirley works to keep Senor Chang out of her life; Britta's new boyfriend's poetry reveals a dark past.
8:30pm Perfect Couples NBC - Julia is jealous when Dave makes friends with her co-workers; Vance beats Rex at a game and refuses a rematch; Leigh forms a career plan for Amy.
9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Malaysian Archipelago Bear Grylls struggles to find food and freshwater off the coast of Borneo.
9:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Leslie deals with a Wamapoke tribal leader who is threatening to put a curse on the Harvest Festival; April is upset with Andy; Ann gets some romantic advice.
10:00pm Fairly Legal USA - Kate's best friend comes to Reed & Reed for a prenuptial agreement.
10:00pm 30 Rock NBC - Liz tries to convince Angie to lure Tracy back home; Jack is embarrassed by the "Queen of Jordan" cameras; a former flame causes Frank to question his maturity.
10:00pm Archer FX - After Malory's brief scare with breast cancer, Archer decides to be tested for the disease.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Rainn Wilson; cooking-show hosts Harley Morenstein and Sterling Toth; Serj Tankian performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Matthew McConaughey; actress Jena Malone; Young Dubliners perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Radio-show host Howard Stern, Penn & Teller, Leon Russell performs