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TV Junkie: No Emmy Nom For Jimmy Kimmel = Out of Touch Academy
I was pleased to see that I wasn't the only person who took issue with this year's mostly boring and predictable Emmy nominations. Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter took offense, in particular, to Jimmy Kimmel once again getting snubbed by the TV Academy. Kimmel produces a great show, his interviews are a welcome break from the over-rehearsed monotony we now get on both Leno and Letterman, the video segments are unusually fearless and well-written (see above), and because of this consistency I found myself choosing Kimmel over the alternatives more often this season than not. What's a guy got to do? My theory is that there is a generation at the Academy that finally just needs to die off - please do it soon, or just don't renew your membership.
While I pity the poor intern who had to compile this data, it's worth a laugh: The "Friends" characters had 85 sex partners over the 10 season run of the show.
Tonight: You can not only watch tonight's great episode of "Louie" (FX at 10pm), you can also see Louis C.K. on Letterman (with Kirstie Allie? wonder how this will go over). Also, true comedy fans won't miss tonight's "Green Room With Paul Provenza" (Showtime at 8pm and/or 11pm) which will have Dave Attell and Janeane Garofalo among the guests.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "The Green Room With Paul Provenza" (Richard Belzer, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Stanhope and Glenn Wool), "Burn Notice," "Wilfred," "Louie," "Chelsea Lately" (Josh Wolf, Gary Valentine, Matt Braunger), "Late Show With David Letterman" (Actress Kirstie Alley; comic Louis C.K.; Fountains of Wayne performs), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actress Lisa Kudrow; author Ben Mezrich), "Children's Hospital" (on late re-run), "NTSF:SD:SUV::" (on late re-run)
7:30pm The Curious Case of Curt Flood HBO - The professional baseball player risks his career to take on Major League Baseball in court.
8:00pm/11:00pm The Green Room With Paul Provenza Showtime - Panelists include Richard Belzer, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Stanhope and Glenn Wool.
9:00pm Burn Notice USA - Enemy of My Enemy Michael helps the CIA retrieve a weapon from a Serbian mob; Sam goes undercover.
9:00pm Derek Jeter 3K HBO - The professional baseball player pursues his 3,000th career hit.
9:55pm Futurama Comedy Central - All the Presidents' Heads The crew alters history when they travel back in time.
10:00pm Wilfred FX - Conscience Ryan helps Wilfred get rid of Jenna's boyfriend
10:30pm Louie FX - Subway/Pamela Louie rides the subway and hangs out with a friend.
10:30pm Ugly Americans Comedy Central - The Ring of Powers Mark finds a magic ring and Randal is forced to serve as Mark's squire.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Comic Josh Wolf; comic Gary Valentine; comic Matt Braunger.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Jon Favreau; actress Jayma Mays.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Kirstie Alley; comic Louis C.K.; Fountains of Wayne performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Matt LeBlanc; actress Freida Pinto; Stevie Nicks performs.
12:00am Children's Hospital Adult Swim - More insanity from Rob Corddry
12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Chris Tucker; baseball player Matt Kemp; Jarrod Harris performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Harrison Ford; Lady Gaga performs.
12:15am NTSF:SD:SUV:: Adult Swim - Paul Scheer's awesome new show has guest stars Ed Helms & John Cho tonight
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Lisa Kudrow; author Ben Mezrich.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Julianne Moore; actor Dominic Cooper; Beyoncé performs.