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TV Junkie: Ridley Scott's 'Gettysburg' Premieres Tonight; Thx Chelsea Handler & Co. for Working Today
With virtually no new TV on tonight I'd like to supplement your media offerings with some more podcasts of note. This week features the premiere of TNT's "Men of a Certain Age" on Wednesday at 10pm and there's a lot of great content made recently available: MaximumFun.org's "The Sound of Young America" interviewed show co-creators Mike Royce and Ray Romano; on Marc Maron's WTFpod, he interviews Garry Shandling, shares his recent Australia experience, and interviews the creator of "Community," Dan Harmon - on each of these podcasts, Maron calls up Ray Romano for an impromptu interview, all of which are funny.
A couple feathers in the TV Junkie cap this week will be publishing our Mike Royce interview on Wednesday and interviewing Marc Maron on Friday. Please stay tuned for those.
A few notes on tonight's TV: To commemorate Memorial Day as well as the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, I suggest you check out the "Gettysburg" documentary on the History Channel - it's incredibly well-done, what else did you expect from Ridley Scott? Tonight Bravo will premiere yet another horrific series, "Platinum Hit," hosted by Jewel and Kara DioGuardi, as yet another twist on the whole singing/songwriting competition - these shows are so boringly insulting that the only thing that makes up for them is that they tend to support other good programming, the problem is that Bravo has no good programming to offer these days. I'd like to thank Chelsea Handler & Co. for not taking the day off and finishing our weekend with some great comedy, tonight featuring Chris Franjola, Brad Wollack, and Whitney Cummings.
As you plan your week please consider going to Greg Proops' free live podcast "The Smartest Man in the World" which will be held this Wednesday at 7pm at Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Gettysburg," "Chelsea Lately" (Animal Expert Donald Schultz; comic Whitney Cummings; comic Chris Franjola; comic Brad Wollack), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actor Adam Goldberg; actress Lucy Punch)
9:00pm Gettysburg History - Premiere. Historic battle re-enactments and documentation presented by famed director Ridley Scott and his brother Tom and narrated by actor Sam Rockwell.
9:00pm Single Ladies VH1 - Series Premiere.
10:00pm Law & Order: LA NBC - A second crime comes into play as Winters and Jaruszalski investigate a kidnapping gone wrong
10:00pm Platinum Hit Bravo - Series Premiere.
10:01 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition ABC - Series Premiere.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Animal Expert Donald Schultz; comic Whitney Cummings; comic Chris Franjola; comic Brad Wollack.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Adam Goldberg; actress Lucy Punch.