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TV Junkie: 'Game of Thrones' & 'The Killing' Finales; TV Podcast Options
It's a weekend without much new TV, particularly on Saturday, so we recommend you load up with some podcasts. Of course you'll want to hear our Channel Zero podcast with "Men of a Certain Age" co-creator Mike Royce, but also check out Marc Maron's WTFpod with Amy Poehler (also read our profile of and interview with Marc Maron), Greg Fitzsimmon's FitzDogRadio with guest Rob Corddry of "Childrens Hospital,", our friend Greg Proops just posted the most recent edition of "The Smartest Man In the World," and the Long Shot Podcast with guest Seth Morris of "Funny or Die" and "Childrens Hospital." We also urge you to go check out the Long Shot Podcast Live show this Sunday at 6pm at the UCB Theater - it's only $5!
So we can't ignore that TNT's superhyped new science fiction series, "Falling Skies," premieres on Sunday at 9pm but there's no way that I'm going to let that premiere interfere with watching the season finales of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "The Killing." TNT will be rebroadcasting the premiere, you will have a chance to see it, multiple times. You can also prep for "The Killing" finale by watching marathons of episodes 1-6 and 7-12 on Saturday and Sunday respectfully on Sundance.
If you're looking for a Father's Day gift, I recommend Henry Winkler's book, I've Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Fishing, and Photography. When I interviewed Winkler a few months ago, he mentioned the book and I managed to get a copy of it. I'm not much of a photographer and an even worse fisherman, but I though this was a great book that explores topics of kids, fishing, life, etc. in the laid back conversational style that isn't remotely preachy or sappy. Lot's of great historical and show biz anecdotes are provided by Winkler and that only sweetens the pie. Perfect for any Dad.
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced that Danny DeVito will be honored as the first recipient of the Critics' Choice Television Icon Award at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley and scheduled to take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 20. Congrats Danny! Can't wait to see you in the upcoming season of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" on FX.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher" (Journalist Ross Douthat; communications expert Gretchen Hamel; TV host Chris Matthews; author Ray Kurzweil; actor Kevin Nealon), "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," "The Soup," "The Whitest Kids U'Know," "Late Show With David Letterman" (Actor Johnny Depp; Ra Ra Riot performs), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actor John C. Reilly; actor Noah Wyle; Billy Currington performs). Saturday - "Inception". Sunday - "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," "Treme"
8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Journalist Ross Douthat; communications expert Gretchen Hamel; TV host Chris Matthews; author Ray Kurzweil; actor Kevin Nealon.
9:00pm Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution ABC - Feed Them Healthy Food With 77 Cents Jamie Lee Curtis presents Jamie Oliver with the Public Health Champion Award
10:00pm The Soup E! - New episode of Joel McHale and Co. trash everybody in media - yes!
10:30pm The Whitest Kids U'Know Comedy Central - Mom phone; it was pretty good; sophomores.
10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers & Co. flush celeb fashion down the toilet
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Johnny Depp; Ra Ra Riot performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Josh Duhamel; actor Jay Mohr; Jill Scott performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor John C. Reilly; actor Noah Wyle; Billy Currington performs.
4:00pm The Killing Marathon Sundance - In preparation for Sunday's season finale at 10pm on AMC, Sundance is doing a marathon of "The Killing" episodes 1-6 with the remainder starting on Sunday at 4pm.
8:00pm CHAOS CBS - Rick is unsure if he can trust the team after the guys go against orders to catch an arms dealer.
8:00pm Inception HBO - (2010) A thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) who enters people's dreams and steals their secrets gets a shot at redemption when he is given the dangerous task of planting an idea in someone's subconscious.
4:00pm The Killing Marathon Sundance - In preparation for tonight's season finale at 10pm on AMC, Sundance is doing a marathon of "The Killing" episodes 7-12
8:00pm The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards CBS - Festivities at the Las Vegas Hilton salute excellence in daytime television; Wayne Brady hosts; Oprah Winfrey receives the Crystal Pillar Award; Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
9:00pm Game of Thrones HBO - Season Finale. A new king rises in the north; a Khaleesi finds new hope.
9:00pm Masterpiece Mystery! PBS/KOCE - Poirot XI: Three Act Tragedy Poirot investigates the mysterious deaths of two guests at a cocktail party.
9:00pm Falling Skies TNT - Series Premiere. A young father struggles to protect his family and humanity following an alien attack.
9:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent USA - An actor is killed while performing a controversial stunt.
9:00pm The 2011 Miss USA Pageant NBC - Contestants vie for the crown in the 60th annual pageant; Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic host.
10:00pm The Killing AMC - Season Finale. The police connect evidence to the campaign car and Rosie; Stan and Mitch reflect on the past and future.
10:00pm Treme HBO - Davis is overshadowed by his protýgý; Delmond is annoyed by Albert's quest for authenticity; Larry forces LaDonna to make a choice; Hidalgo finds an opportunity; Janette is transformed by her new job; Toni and King question a murder witness.
10:00pm The Glades A&E - A slumber party turns into a crime scene, and a baby is missing.
10:00pm In Plain Sight USA - I'm a Liver Not a Fighter A terminally ill father wants to heal his relationships with his children.