TV Junkie: George Lucas has 50+ Hours of Star Wars TV Show But Won't Air It
Please check out our earlier interview with the twice-Emmy-nominated comedian Nick DiPaolo. His special "Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve" airs for the last time for this month on Showtime tonight at 1:15am.
Every year I somehow forget that this transition from Spring to Summer is when some truly horrible shows get launched. Networks seemingly have no limits as to what lengths they will go to in order to keep eyeballs inside the house watching TV inside instead of outside enjoying some exercise or time with friends and family. This week brings us a tidal wave of dreck, starting tonight with "Love Handles: Couples In Crisis" on Lifetime and "Million Dollar Decorators" on Bravo; tomorrow it's "The World According to Paris"; and the list goes on. We're just holding on until "Men of a Certain Age," "Louie," and "True Blood" get back on the air - sweet jeezus help us.
Supposedly George Lucas has over 50 hours of a live-action Star Wars TV show that has been shot but he can't release it until certain technological developments have been made. Technical advances to make the footage obsolete? C'mon - hand it over George!
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Deadliest Catch," "Tosh.0," "Sports Show With Norm Macdonald," "Chelsea Lately" (Comic John Caparulo; comic Jo Koy; comic Fortune Feimster), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actor Ray Romano; author Lisa Masterson), "Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve"
8:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - Season Premiere. A hateful show but if it helps fund "30 Rock," "Community," "Parks and Recreation," then fine.
9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - An intense arctic storm rings in the close of the king crab season; the crew of the Time Bandit pulls off a spectacular prank.
9:00pm Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Travel - Andrews goes to some of the foreign embassies in DC to taste the different diplomatic food.
9:31pm Traffic Light Fox - Season Finale/Series Finale.
10:00pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - New Daniel Tosh in effect
10:00pm Chopped Food - Gotta Grill! Grilling with a classic condiment in each round's basket.
10:00pm Million Dollar Decorators Bravo - Series Premiere. More dreck from Bravo
10:00pm Love Handles: Couples In Crisis Lifetime - Series Premiere. More dreck from Lifetime.
10:30pm Sports Show With Norm Macdonald Comedy Central - Norm Macdonald wipes the floor with sports type
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Comic John Caparulo; comic Jo Koy; comic Fortune Feimster.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Jimmy Fallon guests!
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Talk show host Carson Daly; rapper Flavor Flav; I See Stars performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Ray Romano; author Lisa Masterson.
1:15am Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve Showtime - The comedian performs stand-up
New episode of "Deadliest Catch" on Discovery tonight at 9pm