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TV Junkie: 'Necessary Roughness' Premieres; Monty Python Movie (sort of); More News

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Tonight the USA network will premiere its new series, "Necessary Roughness." at 10pm. See our videos above (with series star Callie Thorne) and below (with Marc Blucas and Scott Cohen). Will this be yet another success for USA which has become a virtual gold mine for NBCUniversal? They have lined up some fantastic actors for the series which stars Callie Thorne who plays "Danielle 'Dani' Santino", a therapist who takes on football players and celebrities as clients. Based on a true story the series might garner even more fans if an NFL strike becomes reality - folks gotta get their football somewhere.

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Be sure to check out our extensive interview with TV star Joshua Malina about the YouTube project he co-created with Michael Ian Black, called "sadsadconversation." It has recruited an amazing cast of characters: Steve Agee, Steven Weber, Morgan Murphy, Martha Plimpton, and more!
If you didn't see last night's "Daily Show" segment with Louis C.K. scroll down to the bottom our listings to see it - it was awesome.
Monty Python fans will want to know about the remaining members of the team getting together to create the 3D animated movie, A Liar's Autobiography, based on the writings of late member Graham Chapman. Chapman’s book is about his eventful life, from being a medical student, an actor/co-creator of "Monty Python" or an alcoholic and more. 2D and 3D versions of the film will be released in Spring of 2012 by Epix.
More good news for Truebies: An exceptional duet recorded by Neko Case and Nick Cave will be the first track from the next "True Blood" soundtrack collection to make its debut. Case and Cave have recorded a new version of The Zombies'; classic "She's Not There"; which is now available at all digital retailers. The full collection will be released by HBO sometime this Fall. For more info be sure to check out the "True Blood" website.
We want to congratulate Nick Kroll of FX's "The League" for scoring a show at Comedy Central. "The Nick Kroll Show" will begin airing sometime in 2012.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Royal Pains," "Men of a Certain Age," "Chelsea Lately" (Actress Leslie Bibb; comic John Caparulo; TV personality Chris Hardwick; comic Heather McDonald), "Conan" (2nd half)(Actress Liv Tyler; actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar; Jon Dore performs), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actress Mary-Louise Parker; comic Dom Irrera)

7:00pm Brigadoon TCM - (1954) New Yorkers (Gene Kelly, Van Johnson) hunting in the Scottish Highlands find a magic village that fell asleep in 1754.

9:00pm Franklin & Bash TNT - Family members sue each other over a baseball; Peter works with Hanna to defend a reality television father

9:00pm Royal Pains USA - Season Premiere. HankMed saves the passengers of a toppled Jitney; Divya deals with the fallout from her broken engagement; Jill returns with news.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Paper Armor How to avoid injuries from shock waves in the water; does armor made of paper compare to steel armor?

10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Whatever Gets You Through the Night Owen and Terry team up to make a commercial for the dealership; Joe tries to get his life back on track.

10:00pm Bobby Slayton: Born to Be Bobby Showtime - The comic performs

10:00pm Necessary Roughness USA - Series Premiere. A Long Island divorcee becomes the therapist for a professional football team.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Leslie Bibb; comic John Caparulo; TV personality Chris Hardwick; comic Heather McDonald.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Tom Hanks guests

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11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Liv Tyler; actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar; Jon Dore performs.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Gary Sinise guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Patrick Dempsey; Marty Stuart performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Comic Cedric the Entertainer; Founder of Saving Wildlife International Steve Mehrans.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Kevin Nealon; TV host Dave Salmoni; Parachute performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Mary-Louise Parker; comic Dom Irrera.

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