TV Junkie: 'Fringe' Benefits; New Saget Comedy; Twain for Carlin
Truth is stranger than fiction - or life imitates fiction? Something like that: Anna Torv and Mark Valley, the stars of FOX's "Fringe", have married in real life. Fringe also did pretty good in yesterday's Nielsen numbers, with a 10+% increase in viewership over last week, but that increase is getting attributed to the popularity of its lead in, "American Idol".New programming news: ABC picks up "Surviving Suburbia", a comedy starring a favorite of ours, Bob Saget, who plays a cynical crank in a cookie-cutter development. We are hopeful that he will bring some of the surreal humor he produces in his stand-up act to the small screen, without all the f-bombs and sodomy of course, since ABC is part of the pseudo-squeaky-clean Disney conglomerate.
Check out how the nine o'clock slot is lit up tonight, including, for stand-up comedy fans, The Mark Twain Prize for humor getting bestowed upon George Carlin on PBS (ummm, a little late guys).
The TV Junkie Plan: "The Detonators", "Lost", "Damages", Letterman, Conan (John Hamm from "Mad Men" and Theresa Andersson performs!)
8:00pm American Idol FOX - Hollywood Round No. 2
8:00pm The Detonators Discovery - Demolition experts bring down urban buildings in Glasgow, Scotland, and Birmingham, Ala.
9:00pm George Carlin: The Mark Twain Prize Special PBS/KCET - A ceremony at Kennedy Center salutes the achievements of the well-loved comedian, satirist, actor and author, who died one week after learning that he would receive the 2008 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
9:00pm Lost ABC - Kate learns that someone knows the secret of Aaron's parentage