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TV Junkie: Webbys on Monday; Offerman to Host TCAs; Morgan Apologizes
[Above] Web Therapy's Dr. Fiona Wallice Wants to Win a Webby Award. The 15th Annual Webby Awards are just a few days away (Monday, June 13th ) and Webby Award winner Lisa Kudrow did the above video as her character, Fiona Wallace, from her hit web-turned-Showtime series "Web Therapy." Kudrow will also be the host of the Webbys this year which will broadcast live on Facebook.
As a member of the Television Critics Association I'm elated to announce that Nick Offerman, currently on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as Ron Swanson, will be host of our awards show this year. Unfortunately I won't be at the awards as I'll be riding my bike 300 miles in 3 days to raise money for cancer research.
Tracy Morgan has apologized for a routine that he did at a Nashville comedy club last week that got Twitter buzzing because of its purported homophobic slant. While Morgan has the right to say what he said, particularly where he said it, he's worked on creating a more mainstream audience for himself and has to be more careful than he used to. If he said something that wasn't funny to a crowd that didn't think it was funny, that's usually punishment enough but the Tennessee crowd loved what he said for the wrong reasons. Tennessee is probably the most homophobic state in the nation with homophobia being written into law there and Morgan successfully pandered to them. Now that he's apologized, it's time to move on as I haven't seen a long history of this kind of behavior from him. If he repeats, then that's another story - in the meantime I'm looking forward to seeing him in the next season of "30 Rock."
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher" (Comic Janeane Garofalo; journalist Joshua Green; journalist Sharon Waxman; former Calif. Rep. Jane Harman; actress Jane Lynch), "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," "The Soup," "Fashion Police," "Late Show With David Letterman" (TV host Kelly Ripa; actress Jennifer Lawrence; performance from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actor Jason Lee; actress Emma Roberts; comic Julian McCullough; DJ Quik performs with the Roots). Saturday - "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," "Treme" (in repeat)
8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Comic Janeane Garofalo; journalist Joshua Green; journalist Sharon Waxman; former Calif. Rep. Jane Harman; actress Jane Lynch.
9:00pm Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (New) Cooking, Documentary, Health, We're Going to Go Guerilla Jamie teaches students about the short-term consequences of eating unhealthy foods
9:55pm Camelot Starz - Arthur must defend himself against mercenaries on Bardon Pass. Morgan leads Sybil and her followers to Camelot where she receives information that leads her to believe her ambitions will be realized.
10:00pm The Soup E! - New episode from Joel McHale & Co.
10:30pm The Whitest Kids U'Know IFC - Worst Orchestra; come down here; spaghettio's, homeless show, cactus wasp.
10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers sets celeb fashion on fire and then pees on it, a little bit
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Kelly Ripa; actress Jennifer Lawrence; performance from "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
11: 35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Bill Cosby; TV personalities Kris and Bruce Jenner; Neon Trees perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Kevin Bacon; TV host Wendy Williams.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jason Lee; actress Emma Roberts; comic Julian McCullough; DJ Quik performs with the Roots.
8:00pm CHAOS CBS - The team members must continue their search, covertly, for a terrorist in Paris after French intelligence shuts down their mission.
9:00pm McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice HBO -Tennis players John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg have a fierce rivalry during their championship years of the 1970s and 1980s.
9:00pm Billy Budd TCM - (1962) Melville's sailor hero (Terence Stamp) opposes Claggart (Robert Ryan), the cruel master-at-arms.
9:00pm Doctor Who BBC America - A Good Man Goes to War The Doctor amasses an army for the Battle of Demons Run; River Song must tell The Doctor something.
8:00pm The 65th Annual Tony Awards CBS - At the Beacon Theatre in New York, the annual ceremony honors excellence on Broadway; Neil Patrick Harris hosts.
9:00pm Game of Thrones HBO - Ned makes a decision; Robb captures a prized prisoner; Daenerys finds her reign in jeopardy.
9:00pm Food Network Star Food - In the Line of Fire Pizza from a culinary point of view; surprise elimination.
10:00pm The Killing AMC - Beau Soleil
10:00pm Treme HBO - Delmond pitches his project to Dr. John; Toni hires a private investigator; Davis debuts his band; LaDonna's marriage is tested; Janette considers a move; Cornell monitors Sonny's rehab; Hidalgo makes a deal with the city.