TV Junkie: The 'Justified' Finale; Big Events in 'Vampire Diaries'
We're still decompressing after last night's season finale of "Justified" - which turned out great after a few bumps. There was an intriguing development between Winona and Raylan; Boyd helped Raylan out in a big way; and there was the inevitable confrontation with the Bennett clan - all of which had great performances but I can't help but think the amount of driving to all these different places is getting a bit unrealistic, particularly for all this stuff to happen in one day is just kind of nuts. This criticism is not meant to diminish the incredible season the show had, from which we will see at least a couple Emmy nominations. What did you think of the "Justified" finale? [If you don't want a spoiler don't go to the Comments]
The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" has always been in direct conflict with the heady blocks Thursday night comedies and tonight's episode sets up for next week's dramatic season finale. According to series star Nina Dobrev, certain characters "will die" and will result in tears for both fans as well as the cast and crew so evidently some big exits are in store.
We have a new edition of the Channel Zero podcast up it includes the audio of our interview with "Daily Show" alum Brian Unger and we may have ranted to much about morons covering the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival, you be the judge. Get Channel Zero (and subscribe) on iTunes.
Our friend Greg Fitzsimmons will be on the roundtable on tonight's "Chelsea Lately" at 11pm on E! - please check it out!
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Community," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "30 Rock," "Chelsea Lately" (Model Dita Von Teese; comic John Caparulo; comic Fortune Feimster; comic Greg Fitzsimmons), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actress Tina Fey; actor Tom Welling; Twin Shadow performs)
8:00pm Community NBC - Greendale celebrates the last day of school with a picnic and a game of paintball.
8:00pm The Vampire Diaries The CW - At the occurrence of a full moon, Elena prepares for whatever Klaus has planned; Tyler faces his second transformation
9:00pm The Office NBC - When Deangelo plays favorites, his management style is exposed.
9:00pm Nikita The CW - When Michael learns of Percy's plan to kill anyone who can decrypt the black boxes, he sends in Nikita to save one of the targets.
9:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - When a neighboring town puts a fence around one of its parks, Leslie asks an old friend for help; Ron tries to stop his own birthday party from happening.
10:00pm 30 Rock NBC - Tracy interrupts Liz's summer vacation; Jack feels lonely and turns to Kenneth; Jenna must choose between being the Wool Council spokeswoman and her relationship with Paul.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Model Dita Von Teese; comic John Caparulo; comic Fortune Feimster; comic Greg Fitzsimmons.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor John Krasinski; comic Ian Edwards.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Jodie Foster; comic Tom Dreesen; Neon Trees perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Wanda Sykes; actor Ralph Macchio; Priscilla Ahn performs.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Eva Mendes; actor Mike Epps; Carlos Santana performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Chris Hemsworth; Calexico performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Juliette Lewis; filmmaker Phil Rosenthal.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Tina Fey; actor Tom Welling; Twin Shadow performs.