TV Junkie: Weekend Must-Watch List; 'Game of Thrones' & Nick Di Paolo & More
Ep. 3 Clip - Jon training in Castle Black
We've got some pretty good TV on this weekend with a new edition of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" tonight followed by "Fringe" on Fox, comedian Nick Di Paolo's Showtime special on Saturday (more on that below), and new episodes of "Game of Thrones" (see trailer above) and "The Killing" on Sunday.
Be sure to check out our videos that we posted from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival this week from today (Will Ferrell, Stephen Root, Carl Lewis, etc.) and on Monday (Olivia Wilde, Dennis Farina, Gary Cole).
Sensitivity and compassion at Fox? Looks like the network is pulling their "hurricane-themed" episodes of "Family Guy," "American Dad," and "The Cleveland Show" which were set to air this Sunday out of respect for southern states hit hard by the [global warming-fueled] tornados this week.
Comedian Nick Di Paolo has been seen regularly on "Hannity," "Red Eye," "Fox and Friends," and CNN's "Joy Behar," and the uncompromising attitude he exhibits on those shows is the same one you'll get in his Showtime special, "Nick Di Paolo Raw Nerve," which premieres tomorrow night at 9pm. If you don't have Showtime, on Monday, May 2nd, New Wave Dynamics is releasing the digital album of the same name available at Amazon and other locations. You may not agree with his politics, but if you watched FX's "Louie" last summer, you would have to admit that Di Paolo put in some pretty amazing performances on that show and some of that amazing energy is always in his stand-up act.
We thought "The Office" did a real classy job wrapping up the tenure of Michael Scott aka Steve Carell last night. We read that some people cried as they watched the bittersweet ending, how did you take it?
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Attack of the Show," "Real Time With Bill Maher," "Fringe," "Camelot," "Late Show With David Letterman" (Actor John Krasinski; comic Brian Kiley; Steve Earle performs), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actor Bob Saget; Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings perform). Saturday - "Nick Di Paolo: Raw Nerve," "The Stash". Sunday - "Nature," "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," "Treme" (on rerun).
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Sneak peek of "American Ninja Warrior."
8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Commentator Andrew Breitbart, journalist Laura Flanders and political strategist Mark McKinnon. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and film director John Waters are interview guests.
8:00pm Friday Night Lights NBC - Coach Taylor has difficulty disciplining his players; someone from Vince's past returns; Julie bonds with a member of the faculty; Buddy gets some disturbing news.
9:00pm Fringe Fox - Olivia teams up with Sam Weiss in a desperate race against time.
10:00pm Blue Bloods CBS - Frank becomes frustrated when a tourist's murder is sensationalized in the media.
10:00pm Fashion Police E! - Royal Wedding Kate's wedding gown of choice and the international popularity this wedding has created.
10:00pm Camelot Starz - Arthur creates Camelot's first tribunal of justice which takes shape through a battle of wills, not blood; Morgan reaches out to the townspeople in an attempt to take back the throne.
10:30pm The Whitest Kids U'Know IFC - Jizzle; ants!; Darren & the giraffe; bikini day.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor John Krasinski; comic Brian Kiley; Steve Earle performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Rob Lowe; actress Susan Lucci; Moby performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Bob Saget; Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Eva Mendes; Aretha Franklin performs.
9:00pm Doctor Who BBC America - The Doctor is locked in a perfect prison; the FBI hunts Amy, Rory and River; the Doctor mounts a rebellion against an alien invasion
9:00pm Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve Showtime - The comic performs.
10:00pm The Stash Playboy TV - Adult films and the industry are lampooned.
8:00pm Nature PBS/KOCE - Salmon: Running the Gauntlet Biologists and engineers work to save collapsing Pacific salmon populations.
9:00pm Game of Thrones HBO - Ned learns of the Crown's profligacy; Jon Snow impresses Tyrion; Catelyn follows her husband to King's Landing; Arya studies swordsmanship.
9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Bree lays down the law when Gaby, Juanita and Celia temporarily stay at her home; Tom hires Renee and Lynette to renovate
9:00pm Masterpiece Classic PBS/KOCE - South Riding Sarah Burton returns to her Yorkshire origins to apply for the headmistress job at a girls school.
10:00pm The Killing AMC - Sarah and Holder question a suspect's family and neighbors; Richmond and his team prepare for a debate with the Mayor; Rosie's funeral takes place.
10:00pm Treme HBO - Everything I Do Gonh Be Fun
10:00pm Iron Chef America Food - Morimoto vs. Pasternack The battle of the fish masters; Esca's Chef David Pasternack takes on Iron Chef Morimoto.
10:00pm In Plain Sight USA - Mary asks a witness to consult on a crime to exonerate Brandi.
10:00pm The Borgias Showtime - The French King