TV Junkie: '30 Rock' Hits 100th Episode; 'SoCal Connected' Talks Environment
Tonight NBC celebrates the 100th episode of "30 Rock" with an hour long show. Jack might save the "TGS" from cancellation by allowing Liz and the crew to prove themselves on their 100th episode. Speaking of the human that plays Liz in real life, Tina Fey has been all over the place lately with appearances on "Conan," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (which was hilarious) and her appearance with Steve Martin at the Nokia Theatre not to mention countless other appearances signing her book, Bossypants. She's somehow managed to keep everything fresh and thus displays another aspect of her talent.
Tangentially related to this, in our most recent Channel Zero podcast we asked Isabella Rossellini about whether or not she'd like to appear again as Jack's ex-wife Bianca in "30 Rock" and she seemed more than amenable to it - hey Tina! Get Isabella back on before Alec Baldwin leaves next year! [Subscribe to Channel Zero on iTunes]
If you don't want to completely lock into NBC's comedy rock block for the night, we suggest you check out locally-produced KCET's "SoCal Connected" which pays tribute to Earth Day in tonight's episode (9pm) by exploring a variety of environmental issues that affect everyone in the LA area.
We were also happy to hear about NBC's renewal of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" - it was a no-brainer renewal but as it is our go to late night show, we're not sure what we'd do without it.
Fans of "Sons of Anarchy" who also enjoy cabaret singing will want to check out series star, and Golden Globe winner, Katey Sagal singing at MBar in Hollywood tonight at 8pm.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "Community," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "30 Rock," "Chelsea Lately" (Malin Akerman), "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Actor Christoph Waltz, actor Kunal Nayyar, Phantogram performs)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Musical playtime; the Loop; viewer army.
8:00pm The Vampire Diaries The CW - Tension grows between the Salvatore brothers as they disagree on how to protect Elena; the origin of the moonstone curse is revealed
8:00pm Community NBC - Members of the study group think back on their favorite times together; Troy's pet monkey reappears briefly before escaping into the ventilation system, followed by Senor Chang.
9:00pm College Experiment FuelTV - Josh Wolf brings it with college sports and dirty jokes!
9:00pm SoCal Connected KCET - An episode dedicated to environmental issues including light pollution and how it may pose a health hazard to citizens. One day, people may no longer be able to see the true night sky from anywhere in the country.
9:00pm Nikita The CW - Nikita worries Division is getting too dangerous for Alex; Jaden and Alex are assigned to an overseas mission.
9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael teaches Deangelo (Will Ferrell) how to host the Dundie Awards; Erin struggles with her feelings for Gabe.
9:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - An online dating service matches Leslie with someone she already knows; Chris challenges Ron to a burger cook-off as part of a new health initiative.
10:00pm Archer FX - Season Finale. Suspicion and jealousy arise at ISIS as Krieger nears completion of a top secret project; Archer brings Katya Kazanova home to meet Malory.
10:00pm 30 Rock NBC - Hank wants to cancel "TGS," but Jack persuades him to let the cast and crew prove themselves with their 100th episode; Jack starts to doubt a decision he made; Jenna considers motherhood.
10:00pm Triple Rush Travel - The dispatchers feel pressure from all sides; Justin struggles to juggle his two jobs.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Reese Witherspoon; Actor Kevin McHale; The Head and the Heart perform.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Malin Akerman.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Tyler Perry; actress Maria Menounos; Lauren Pritchard performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Christoph Waltz; actor Kunal Nayyar; Phantogram performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Alfred Molina.