TV Junkie: 'Happy Endings' Premieres Tonight; 'Justified' Continues to Build
The steps building up to an amazing season finale for FX's "Justified" continue with tonight's episode at 10pm. This show has been particularly fearless this year and should be commended - some major stuff goes down tonight that you won't want to miss.
Tonight also marks the premiere of ABC's "Happy Endings" and it's not about a massage parlor (but there should be a comedy show set in that venue). Elisha Cuthbert and Damon Wayans Jr. star in the series about a set of friends who have to draw the lines after the featured couple breaks up while at the altar on their wedding day, but we're particularly excited about seeing Casey Wilson back on TV. I met Wilson at a "Saturday Night Live" wrap up party a couple years ago, shortly before she was dropped from the cast.
Wilson's departure from "SNL" was bizarre as she had some great recurring characters there, and from my experience as an audience member, she always got huge laughs. Supposedly she was let go because of "weight issues" which would be complete bullshit as the show should be about talent and not looks alone. With Wilson, "SNL" had someone who was both talented and beautiful but who had a few more curves that could only be twisted into a "weight problem" by an industry as fucked up as the entertainment industry. The "weight" reason to dismiss Wilson can only be true as the current crop of female performers on the show, while talented, pretty much have your currently typical skinny "actress/model/whatever" body type which is not only disappointing but it also limits what the show can do - a big mistake on Lorne Michaels' part. Hey Lorne: Wilson was on Craig Ferguson's show the other night, she was stunning, open your eyes. It's great to have Wilson back on TV now, she does an admirable job on "Happy Endings" which could turn out to be a great show - hopefully ABC will give it some time to build an audience.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "Web Soup," "Modern Family," "Happy Endings," "Justified," "Conan" (Actor Dax Shepard; actor Anthony Anderson; The Kills perform), "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Actress Eva Longoria; actor Patrick Warburton; Robyn performs)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Stars of Scream 4; game break.
8:00pm Web Soup G4 - Chris Hardwick aka @nerdist - guides us through the absurdity of the web (and other absurd absurdities)
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Cameron is overzealous in his planning of the spring musical performance at Luke and Manny's school; Jay's brother visits; Phil convinces the family to be in his new ad.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - A movie myth about magazines and toasters; Investigating the skies for blue ice.
9:30pm Happy Endings ABC - Series Premiere. After Alex leaves her fiance, Dave, at the altar, they struggle to maintain relationships with their mutual friends.
9:30pm Breaking In Fox - Series Premiere. The team struggles to bypass an old woman's home-security system; a beautiful dentist (Alyssa Milano) takes an active interest in Cameron's profession.
9:55pm Happy Endings ABC - Dave's fling begins turning into a relationship he doesn't want; Jane tries to help Alex find a roommate.
10:00pm Justified FX - Raylan and Winona's idyll is broken by violence; Boyd and the Bennetts struggle to rise from the ashes of chaos.
10:00pm Top Chef Masters Bravo - Pop star and trained chef Kelis judges a quickfire challenge; actress Christina Hendricks oversees a '60s themed elimination round
10:30pm Workaholics Comedy Central - The guys stop at nothing to get tickets to a sold-out basketball game.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Tracy Morgan
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Dax Shepard; actor Anthony Anderson; The Kills perform.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Morgan Spurlock
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Courteney Cox; actor Aziz Ansari; Alison Krauss & Union Station perform with Jerry Douglas.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Diane Lane; professional wrestler Chris Jericho; Jessie J. performs.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Rosario Dawson; actor Damon Wayans Jr; Prince performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Eva Longoria; actor Patrick Warburton; Robyn performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Ashley Judd; rare artifact collector Evan Michelson; comic Maz Jobrani.