TV Junkie: Thursday Night Is Comedy Night - Even in Summer
Thank goodness Thursdays are consistently the funniest night of programming even through the Summer. Tonight is no exception with excellent episodes of "Wilfred," "Louie," and "Childrens Hospital" - and if you're in the mood for animation you have new "Futurama" and "Ugly Americans." For true comedy fans, you'll want to watch "The Green Room With Paul Provenza" whose guests tonight include Kathy Griffin, Dana Gould, Franklyn Ajaye and our friend Greg Proops - real comics talking about the comic life and how humor works. Please also check out our interview with the incredibly prolific Paul Scheer whose new show, "NTSF:SD:SUV::" premieres tonight on Adult Swim at 12:15am, it's a must-watch. Do you have a favorite among these? If we're missing something, let us know!
HBO's "Entourage" had the premiere event of it's final season this Tuesday in NYC (and HBO sent me an invite but refused my RSVP - the nerve), but HBO was more than happy enough to provide the entire cast and producers to The Hollywood Reporter for a roundtable interview. Recycle any Rodney Dangerfield-type material here for the lack of respect we get here. "Entourage" fans, please enjoy.
If you didn't get enough fireworks on the Tour de France this morning, tomorrow's stage is the final hilltop-finishing stage of this year's event, the broadcast starts at 5:00am on Versus.
Yesterday FX announced its Fall premieres (mark your calendars):
"Sons of Anarchy" returns Tuesday, September 6th, 10:00pm with a 90-minute premiere."It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" begins Thursday, September 15th, 10:00pm.
"American Horror Story" has its series premiere on Wednesday, October 5th, 10:00pm.
"The League" premieres Thursday, October 6th, 10:30pm.
"Archer" has a special 3-week run beginning Thursday, September 15th, at 10:30pm.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "X-Play" (Comic-Con), "Burn Notice," "Wilfred," "Louie," "The Green Room With Paul Provenza" (Kathy Griffin, Dana Gould, Franklyn Ajaye and Greg Proops.), "Childrens Hospital," "NTSF:SD:SUV," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actor Bryan Cranston; Amos Lee performs). Tomorrow AM - Tour de France 2011 (Stage 19 From Modane to Alpe-d'Huez).
7:00pm X-Play G4 - All-Access: Comic-Con coverage.
9:00am Burn Notice USA - Square One Michael is involved in a CIA murder investigation; the team helps a former Army sniper.
10:00pm Wilfred FX - Respect Ryan and Wilfred volunteer at a hospice; Wilfred's remarkable secret talent.
10:00pm Futurama Comedy Central - Yo Leela Leela Leela becomes a Hollywood big shot after her series creation.
10:30pm Louie FX - Country Drive Louie takes his kids to visit his great aunt.
10:30pm Ugly Americans Comedy Central - G.I. Twayne Twayne is drafted into Satan's Dark Army; Mark discovers a plot against humanity.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Rose Byrne; comic Brad Wollack; comic Sarah Colonna; comic Lavell Crawford.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Lisa Kudrow; hosts Rhett Mclaughlin and Link Neal; Nate Bargatze performs.
11:00am The Green Room With Paul Provenza Showtime - Panelists include Kathy Griffin, Dana Gould, Franklyn Ajaye and Greg Proops.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Harrison Ford; Porcelain Black performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Emma Stone; comic Adam Carolla; Rickey Minor performs with Grace Potter, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
12:00am Childrens Hospital Adult Swim - Stryker Bites the Dust
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Soccer player Hope Solo; reality TV star Ashley Hebert; 3 Doors Down performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Stephen Moyer; Bush performs.
12:15am NTSF:SD:SUV:: Adult Swim - Series Premiere!
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Bryan Cranston; Amos Lee performs.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Brooke Shields; actor J.B. Smoove; zoologist Jeff Musial; Ziggy Marley performs.