TV Junkie: New #MOACA; NBC Late Night Rules Tonight
The must-watch scripted show of the night is "Men of a Certain Age" on TNT at 10pm. The Hollywood Reporter has a great write-up of some hints for these final episodes provided by Mike Royce, Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Brittany Curran. Be forewarned that there's a couple (very minor) spoilers in the piece but you should still read it and, of course, watch tonight.
Late night TV tonight is dominated by NBC who has some awesome guests, even on the usually-loathed "Tonight Show" which has Louis C.K., followed by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" which has Elijah Wood, Michael Rapaport, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs, as well as Bob Mould performing with the Roots!
Got some cool TV and/or comedy interviews/podcasts to alert you to: Marc Maron's WTFpod (see our interview with him) which has Jill Soloway who explains the history behind HBO's "Six Feet Under" and then a live WTFpod with Joel McHale, BJ Novak, Dwayne Perkins, Allan Havey, Jim Earle and Eddie Pepitone. Stay tuned for Thursday's WTFpod with Jimmy Fallon and definitely go to the live WTFpod next Tuesday at the Steve Allen Theatre. Greg Fitzsimmons' FitzDog Radio has a phenomenal new episode with Dave Attell. If you're a Conan O'Brien fan like I am you will want to hear KCRW's "The Business" featuring filmmaker Gavin Polone who talks about his new movie Conan O'Brien Can't Stop. And don't forget the Long Shot Podcast which was recorded live this past Sunday at The Upright Citizen Brigade Theater featuring Pete Holmes ("Best Week Ever," "Premium Blend") and Brody Stevens (The Hangover, "Between Two Ferns").
Greg Giraldo was a TV star whether he knew it or not - he was a fantastic Roast Master on Comedy Central and the guy to watch on panel shows like "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." His untimely death in September last year due to a drug overdose left a hole in comedy that his contemporaries paid tribute to in "Give It Up For Greg Giraldo." A week from today at the Wiltern, several of his friends will perform at The Big Time Comedy Show in order to raise money for Giraldo's widow and children. The incredible lineup includes Bill Burr, Dave Attell, Daniel Tosh, Whitney Cummings, Tom Papa, and Jeff Ross. It's a worthy cause with some incredible comedians that you won't see onstage together again.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "MythBusters," "Men of a Certain Age," "Chelsea Lately" (Surfer Kelly Slater; comic Arden Myrin; comic Matt Braunger; TV personality Ross Mathews), "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (Comic Louis C.K.; TV journalist Richard Engel; Raphael Saadiq performs), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actor Elijah Wood; actor Michael Rapaport; Thurston Moore performs; Bob Mould performs with the Roots)
9:00pm Franklin & Bash TNT - Peter represents an old acquaintance of Jared's in a legal dilemma; Karp and Hanna's history prevents them from working together on a divorce
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Let There Be Light Putting a Hollywood lighting myth to the test; trying to stop cars that are out of control.
10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Can't Let That Slide Joe's friendship with Manfro becomes complicated; Owen installs hidden cameras at the dealership; Terry's date night goes awry.
10:30pm Jon Benjamin Has a Van Comedy Central - After a wreck through a "star door", Jon Leo and Nathan have to stand alien trial in outer space
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Surfer Kelly Slater; comic Arden Myrin; comic Matt Braunger; TV personality Ross Mathews.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Gabourey Sidibe; actor Rob Corddry; Alison Krauss & Union Station perform.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Kevin James; pet fashion designer Ada Nieves; Beady Eye performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Louis C.K.; TV journalist Richard Engel; Raphael Saadiq performs.
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Chef Rocco DiSpirito; singer Marc Anthony; Michelle Buteau performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Larry David; actress Molly Shannon; Matt Nathanson performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Paul Reiser; actress Melissa McCarthy
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Elijah Wood; actor Michael Rapaport; Thurston Moore performs; Bob Mould performs with the Roots