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TV Junkie: Always Sunny Sneak Peak; NBC Making Same Mistakes; Pepitone Live
"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" returns to us with its 7th season on September 15 - get a sneak peak with the above video. Between Fat Mac and a remarried Frank, we can't wait!
In an indication that NBC hasn't learned a thing from more than a decade of mismanagement, the network will be hiring ousted chairman Dick Ebersol as a senior advisor for the Olympics and "Sunday Night Football." You may recall Ebersol trash-talking Conan O'Brien last year for "running 'The Tonight Show' into the ground" while Ebersol himself lost NBC nearly $800 million on the Winter Olympics while nearly every other broadcaster turned a profit on the games.
In an indication that California is not learning from New York, the state Senate is pushing forward legislation that will be curtailing the TV production incentive program from a 5 year extension to a 1 year extension with additional cuts to tax breaks likely.
Yahoo will be producing more original web series programming with two of the shows featuring Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me").
Podcast, movie, and TV fave of ours, Eddie Pepitone, will be hosting the 7th edition of "Eddie Pepitone's Bloodbath" this Thursday, September 1st, at the Improv Comedy Lab starting at 8:30pm. Tickets are super-cheap but the Lab is a tiny place so be sure to get them early or it will sell out like the previous editions.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants," "Royal Pains," "Rescue Me," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Thursday AM - Vuelta a Espana
8:00pm The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants Showtime - The inside story on a baseball team's spiral
9:00pm Royal Pains USA - A Little Art, a Little Science An art collector cannot stay conscious; Hank recommends treatment for Paige's mother; Divya struggles to maintain balance.
10:00pm Rescue Me FX - Vows Colleen's wedding becomes an emotional affair; the guys tackle the mother of all fires.
10:00pm Top Chef: Just Desserts Bravo - Sweet Symphony To celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the chefs must create a cake experience in three movements
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Musician Nikki Sixx; comic Josh Wolf; comic John Caparulo; comic Jeff Wild.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Aubrey Plaza; Thurston Moore performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Allison Janney; comic Jay Mohr; OK Go performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Leslie Bibb; comic Louie Anderson.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Christina Ricci; comic Jim Gaffigan; animal handler Jeff Musial; Kirk Franklin performs.
7:00am Vuelta a Espana Universal Sports - Bicycle racing, Stage 12