TV Junkie: #MOACA; New Silverman Show (We Hope)?
Please check out our interview posted earlier with Mike Royce, the showrunner of TNT's "Men of a Certain Age" (aka on Twitter as #MOACA) which has its mid-season premiere tonight at 10pm.
It's probably too early for Sarah Silverman fans (like myself) to rejoice, but she's got a development deal going on a new project - dunno what it is, it hasn't been cast, and who knows if a pilot will even be made, but let's stay positive about that.
Old school "Law & Order" fans will be excited to know that the lauded Sam Waterston has joined Aaron Sorkin's new HBO pilot along with Jeff Daniels and Olivia Munn.
With virtually no new comedy on this week and most of the late night shows on hiatus, thank the lord that "Chelsea Lately" has been on with great shows the last two nights. Last night was particularly notable with a fantastic mini-parody of "Dancing With The Stars" which, while extremely funny, illuminated how trite and predictable the original is. Tonight former Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will guest on the show.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Web Soup," "Mythbusters," "Men of a Certain Age," "Chelsea Lately" (Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; comic Loni Love; TV personality Ross Mathews; comic Jeff Wild), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Soccer player David Beckham; actress Shohreh Aghdashloo)
8:00pm Web Soup G4 - New show with @nerdist bringing the pain of extreme laughter
8:30pm Above Suspicion TCM - (1943) Honeymooners (Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray) spy for the British in 1939 Germany to learn more about the Nazis' new magnetic mine.
9:00pm Franklin & Bash TNT - Series Premiere. Two young, nontraditional lawyers are offered jobs at a prominent law firm.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Dodge a Bullet A test to determine if it is possible to jump out the way of a bullet; how hard do you hit the water when jumping from great heights?
10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Mid-Season Premiere. Joe decides to spend time with his former bookie; Terry and Erin take a new step in their relationship; Owen receives an offer from a competitor
10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Does Butters belong in the center for the criminally insane?
10:00pm Love in the Wild NBC - Series Premiere.
10:00pm The World According to Paris Oxygen - Series Premiere.
10:00pm Top Chef Masters Bravo - Blinded Me With Science The chefs must make breakfast.
10:30pm Workaholics Comedy Central - Muscle I'd Like to Flex Blake and Anders lose Adam to a superrich lady.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Bill Moyers guests
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; comic Loni Love; TV personality Ross Mathews; comic Jeff Wild.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Robert Kennedy Jr. guests
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Soccer player David Beckham; actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.