TV Junkie: Great Late Night TV; 'COPS' Lives on into 24th Season
Be sure to check out our interview with Anders Holm of Comedy Central's "Workaholics" which was posted here earlier today. "Workaholics" airs at 10:30pm tonight.
There's been some great late night TV lately like Zach Galifianakis on "Conan" Monday, Martin Short on "The Late Show With David Letterman" last night and it continues tonight with a great lineup on "Chelsea Lately" with special guest Maya Rudolph who has been very funny on "SNL" and Jimmy Fallon's show in recent weeks and the roundtable is composed of Josh Wolf, whom we interviewed for LAist a couple months ago and who announced a book deal on Twitter yesterday, comedian Mo Mandel who I saw at the NBC upfronts on Monday for his new show "Free Agents," and Ross Matthews who we talked to at the Golden Globes and who has got to be in line to get some kind of show deal.
While Fox has cancelled "America's Most Wanted" we still have "COPS" which will return for a 24th season. I'd been hoping for "COPS" to merge with "America's Funniest Home Videos" and/or "Tosh.0" as they seem to have very similar content. I remember when cities used to vie for the opportunity to have the show visit them which would seem to be at odds with how city residents are portrayed - mostly miscreant morons. After 24 seasons shouldn't every municipality in the country have been covered by this point? I guess America can't get enough.
One of the casualties in last week's cancellation blood bath was "$#*! My Dad Says" but series creator Justin Halpern had a great telephone exchange with his father which he recounts here.
I've got nothing to say about Oprah's final broadcast TV show but you can read about it here. It's a historic event, understandably, but it's not a show that I've ever watched - I get all I need to know about daytime talk shows from "The Soup" on E!.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show" (Jack Black), "Modern Family," "Happy Endings," "Workaholics," "Chelsea Lately" (Actress Maya Rudolph; comic Josh Wolf; comic Mo Mandel; comic Ross Mathews), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actress Julie Andrews; Little Big Town performs)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Actor Jack Black; gadgets; game break.
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - As the family prepares for Alex's middle-school graduation, Jay tries to hide a cosmetic-procedure mishap, Cameron is upset about Mitchell laughing at his expense, and Phil antagonizes Claire.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Jamie and Adam do battle with each other; Kari, Tory and Grant endure a snowy challenge.
9:00pm Criminal Minds CBS - Season Finale.
9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - As Travis' downward spiral continues, Jules decides to give him some tough love; Andy and Lou Diamond Phillips give Laurie and Bobby advice on their new business
9:55pm Happy Endings ABC - Penny is irritated when Alex plans a series of girls nights; Max persuades Dave to seek revenge; Jane talks Brad into a night out.
10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Cartman is sent to anger management therapy.
10:00pm Filthy Cities Discovery - Revolutionary Paris During the French Revolution, Paris is infamous for being one of the foulest-smelling cities in Europe.
10:00pm Top Chef Masters Bravo - Date Night The chefs must use each of their five senses to identify mystery ingredients; the chefs must create dishes that reflect different stages of the couple's relationship.
10:30pm Happy Endings ABC - Dave and Alex persuade the gang to go to a concert together, but their trip doesn't go as planned; Penny tries to get backstage.
10:30pm Workahoics Comedy Central - Straight Up Juggahos The guys send Jillian on a blind date to stop her from going to a business function.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Bradley Cooper; actor Chris O'Dowd; Jimmy Carr performs.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Maya Rudolph; comic Josh Wolf; comic Mo Mandel; comic Ross Mathews.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Keith Olbermann; actress Julie Bowen; Ben Harper performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Ed Helms; actress Chelsea Kane; Iron & Wine performs.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Will Ferrell; actress Niecy Nash; Sheila E. & the Family perform.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Topher Grace; comic Adam Carolla; Christina Perri performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Julie Andrews; Little Big Town performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jim Parsons; actress Mireille Enos; The Head and the Heart perform