TV Junkie: Our vid of Sir Patrick Stewart at the Peabodys; TV Podcasts & More
One of the highlights of this week's Peabody Awards was getting to speak to Sir Patrick Stewart (above) who was there to represent PBS' "Great Performances: Macbeth" award-winning program. I had first seen Sir Stewart in 1987 when I was an undergrad at UCSB and he was performing a one-man version of "A Christmas Carol" on campus. Evidently his performance at UCSB somehow linked to his getting on "Star Trek: Next Generation."
Also, don't forget to check out our exclusive interview with Louis C.K. on the streets of New York City (see podcast below for audio).
Over this long weekend with very little new TV we're going to suggest you download the following tangentially-TV-related podcasts to keep your busy minds entertained:
Here is our new episode of the Channel Zero podcast which includes the audio from our interview with Louis C.K.:
Please subscribe on iTunesMore Podcasts: Our friend, the comedian and TV star, Greg Proops is on our friend, the comedian, multi-Emmy winner, and now showrunner Greg Fitzsimmons' FitzDogRadio podcast; Marc Maron has Garry Shandling as a guest on the @WTFpod; KCRW's "The Business" features Jimmy Kimmel and highlights of the NBC upfronts; Jon Daly of "The Life and Times of Tim" is on the most recent episode of Long Shot Podcast; and last but certainly not least, Mike Royce and Ray Romano of TNT's "Men of a Certain Age" on "The Sound of Young America" (watch for our interview with Mike Royce next week).
Congrats to Jesse Thorn, the mastermind of the podcast empire, Maximum Fun, who has been named one of the Top 100 Most Creative People In Business by Fast Company magazine.
This weekend all we're looking forward to is Sunday's lineup of "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," and "Treme" - see the "Game of Thrones" sneak preview clip at the bottom of this post.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Friday Night Lights," "The Whitest Kids U'Know," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Game-show host Drew Carey; actress Rutina Wesley; The Electric Barbarellas perform). Saturday - "CHAOS," "CHAOS," "Revolver Golden Gods Awards". Sunday - "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," "Treme"
8:00pm Friday Night Lights NBC - A website makes an embarrassing revelation about the Lions players; Vince gets caught between Coach and Ornette
8:30pm Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen PBS/KOCE - Writers, producers and actors of British comedies.
10:30pm The Whitest Kids U'Know IFC - Going home alone; liquor store robbery; pledge of allegiance; escape artist.
10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers & Co. take on the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Celebrity Paris Hilton; professional football player Dhani Jones; INXS and Pat Monahan perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Game-show host Drew Carey; actress Rutina Wesley; The Electric Barbarellas perform.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV-show host "Stone Cold" Steve Austin; chef Marcela Valladolid; Dennis Coffey performs
6:00pm My Favorite Place HGTV - Series Premiere.
8:00pm CHAOS CBS - Two Percent The agents go to China to extricate a compromised spy, but when they learn she's on the trail of a terrorist they decide to stay and help her
8:00pm Special Olympics Southern California: Above and Beyond KTLA - In depth look at the lives of Special Olympics athletes.
9:00pm CHAOS CBS - Mole
9:30pm From Spain With Love Cooking - Series Premiere.
10:00pm Revolver Golden Gods Awards VH1 - Host Chris Jericho kicks off the metal awards show
9:00pm Game of Thrones HBO - Tywin and Jaime prepare for battle; Ned confronts Cersei; Jon takes his Night's Watch vows; Drogo vows to lead the Dothraki.
9:00pm National Memorial Day Concert PBS/KOCE - Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host the concert honoring men and women of U.S. military services. With B.B. King, Daniel Rodriguez, Kris Allen, Dianne Wiest, Hayley Westenra and Gen. Colin L. Powell.
10:00pm The Killing AMC - The police regroup; Richmond goes up in the polls; Mitch is left to keep the family afloat while Stan faces his consequence
10:00pm Iron Chef America Food - Symon vs. Mooking Chef Roger Mooking goes against Iron Chef Symon in the Kitchen Stadium.
10:00pm Treme HBO - Hidalgo does a favor for a councilman; Antoine appoints a straw boss; Janette discovers that Jacques is in trouble; Sofia has a realization; John Hiatt and Henry Butler perform.