TV Junkie: Help Save 'Men of a Certain Age'; 'True Blood' Not In Danger
New "Tosh.0" tonight on Comedy Central at 10pm - see the Web Redemption promo clip above.
Please send an email to TNT to renew "Men of a Certain Age" - the show is critically acclaimed, it has a dedicated core of viewers that is growing, and it's won a Peabody Award and has secured Primetime Emmy and other award nominations. Go to the TNT website and fill out the form to demand renewal of this great show.
As I predicted in my post last week, "True Blood" saw a resurgence in ratings this last weekend in contrary to the doomsayers who based their assumptions that the show was in decline because of a drop in viewership over the 4th of July weekend. And you call yourselves professionals?
Entertainment Podcast Roundup: Podcast studio Earwolf has launched the first podcast reality competition: podcasters compete for a year-long contract with Earwolf and you can review the competitors now and follow along as the contest continues. We are regular listeners of Paul Scheer's "How Did This Get Made?" and Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast." [Not: Paul Scheer will not only be a big part of the upcoming season of "The League" on FX, whether or not there is NFL football this fall, but his new Adult Swim series "NTSF:SD:SUV::" premieres on July 21st, can't wait!]. --- / --- Greg Proops will be recording his "Smartest Man In The World" podcast live and for free at Bar Lubitsch (7702 Santa Monica Boulevard, WeHo) tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7pm - always a great time, I highly recommend it.
"X-Files" fans will want to know that Gillian Anderson is picking up even more work on BBC adaptations of Charles Dickens classics. She's done Bleak House and now Great Expectations is on her schedule where she will play Miss Haversham, which seems like a bit of a stretch.
Hopefully she will be playing Casey Anthony: Also in casting news, Mariana Klaveno who played the stunning (and evil) Lorena in HBO's "True Blood" has been cast in a multi-episode arc in Showtime's "Dexter." We talked to Klaveno at the Emmys last year and we're so glad to see that she'll be back on TV again soon.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Deadliest Catch," "Tosh.0," "Late Show With David Letterman" (Comic Roseanne Barr; actor Tom Felton; Blake Shelton performs), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actor Seth Green; actor Chris Evans; Nikka Costa performs with the Roots)
9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - Offloading crab in the treacherous waters off St. Paul island proves a daunting task; a harbor surge snaps lines on the Wizard
9:00pm Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape BBC America - Gordon tries to master Vietnamese cooking in a week; eating snakes and pulsing hearts; selling soup from a rowboat.
9:00pm Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Travel - Montreal Andrew makes a trip to the city and it's Duck livers and horse tartare to eat.
9:00pm White Collar USA - A teenage con man goes on a New York crime spree.
10:00pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - New Tosh! Drunk boxing Web Redemption tonight.
10:00pm Chopped Food - An American staple and Japanese snack in the first basket; crunchy, cheesy surprise in the entree round.
10:00pm POV PBS/KOCE - Enemies of the People Cambodia's Khmer Rouge slaughters nearly two million people in the late 1970s.
10:00pm Covert Affairs USA - Annie and Reva are taken captive when they try to deploy surveillance cameras; Jai travels to Belarus.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Author Dan Savage guests
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Comic Roseanne Barr; actor Tom Felton; Blake Shelton performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Writer Seth Meyers; baker Marjorie Johnson; Barry Manilow performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - TV host Julie Chen; Joss Stone performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Seth Green; actor Chris Evans; Nikka Costa performs with the Roots.