TV Junkie: HBO Go To Arrive on Time-Warner (Finally); 'The League' To Appear at Paley
If you're an HBO subscriber and you have been using a cable or satellite service other than Time Warner, I hope you've been using HBO's incredibly awesome HBO Go service to watch content at your convenience on your iPad and other devices. Finally Time Warner and HBO are entering into an agreement so that subscribers can finally use the service. If you, like me, have had the misfortune to be a Time Warner "customer" by necessity rather than choice, this delay in access to content is nothing new to you as Time Warner has seen fit to block, remove, or delay your ability to view content on multiple occasions over the past few years. Wasn't there supposed to be some regulatory body or consumer protections instated to help us or were those undermined/bought out by corporate interests?
HBO's "Hung" returns this Sunday and Reuters has a great interview with series star Thomas Jane who explains how the role of Ray Drecker came to him and how the series has changed.
I'm excited about the return of FX's "The League" in October and if you're a fan you should go to the Paley Center's "Evening With 'The League'" this Monday night (October 3rd) at 7:30pm. Present at the panel and Q&A will be co-creators Jackie Marcus Schaffer and Jeff Schaffer, Katie Aselton ("Jenny"), Mark Duplass ("Pete"), Jon Lajoie ("Taco"), Nick Kroll ("Ruxin"), Stephen Rannazzisi ("Kevin"), and the evening will be moderated by the brilliant Rob Huebel.
Can’t get to the Paley Center in person? Watch this event live on Hulu beginning at 7:30pm. Feel free to tweet your questions for the panel in advance and join the conversation on October 3rd with #HuluLive.
Was happy to see that the 2nd season of "Portlandia" will include Tim Robbins, Kristen Wiig, and Jack MacBrayer as guest stars. The show returns on Monday, January 9, at 10pm - Mondays IFC? Really? Thanks for that story Hollywood Reporter, but no thanks for your "X Factor" section which reeks of payola.
Would you look at that - Wednesday nights are becoming a serious contender for comedy-night of the week with "Up All Night," "Free Agents," "Modern Family," "Happy Endings," and the late night offerings. Too bad we have to wait another week for "American Horror Story" (FX) to adequately fill the 10pm slot.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Up All Night," "Free Agents," "Modern Family," "Happy Endings," "NOVA," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show With David Letterman," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"8:00pm Up All Night NBC - Working Late and Working It Chris tries to get Reagan to spice up their relationship; Ava is upset that her ex-boyfriend is getting married.
8:30pm Suburgatory ABC - Series Premiere. Pilot Tessa and her father experience culture shock when they move out of New York and into a house in the suburbs.
8:30pm Free Agents NBC - Dr. Hu Stephen asks Emma to help with a big campaign pitch presentation, to Alex's dismay; Helen finds herself attracted to her therapist.
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Phil on Wire Jay's relationship with the dog irritates Gloria; Phil and Luke try to master the tightrope; Cameron starts a juice fast.
9:00pm Law & Order: UK BBC America - Survivor's Guilt Ronnie and the team investigate a drive-by shooting that leaves a police officer dead.
9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Bikes and Bazookas Adam and Jamie test the theory that a motorcycle runs greener and cleaner than a car.
9:30pm Happy Endings ABC - Season Premiere. Blax, Snake, Home Penny buys a condo and vows to turn her life around; Jane talks Dave and Alex into finally being honest with each other.
10:00pm NOVA PBS SoCal/KOCE - Surviving the Tsunami: A Nova Special Presentation Survivors of the March tsunami in Japan recall their experiences.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Dylan McDermott; comic Fortune Feimster; comic Jim Breuer; TV personality Ross Mathews.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Seth Rogen; singer Kid Cudi; Daryl Hall performs.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Interview guest John Lithgow
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Talk show host Anderson Cooper; actor Nick Offerman; The Knux perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Ed Helms; TV personality Deena Nicole Cortese; Lisa Hannigan performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Mark Wahlberg; actor Seth MacFarlane.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS -, Actress Rashida Jones; author Jonathan Ames.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Anna Faris; actor Michael Emerson; professional basketball player Dwyane Wade; MGMT perform.