TV Junkie: Great Ep of 'Parks & Rec' Tonight; Also 'The League' & More
It's NBC comedy night followed by the hour of FX comedies that really let loose. "The League" again promises to be great, check out the preview at the end of this post but we also heard that tonight's episode of "Parks and Recreation" was a fave of certain cast and crew, we're intrigued. Both "Chelsea Lately" and "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" were excellent last night as was "Conan" with Michael C. Hall guesting, see the above clip of Jimmy with Olympian Michael Phelps as well as the embed of the full "Conan" (Michael C. Hall starts at about minute 26). Last night's "Happy Endings" was also very good, I hope that Megan Mullally returns as Casey Wilson's mom - pure gold.
Comedian Jim Jeffries is getting a shot at a TV on FX as they've committed to a pilot entitled "Legit" starring Jeffries. Jeffries is a great comic and his ability to tell stories, rather than one-liners, will probably be fueling the plotlines.
Also along the lines of stand-up comedy is the story of a new sitcom starring Hannibal Buress co-created by Buress and Jonah Hill, to air on Fox. Buress is a brilliant writer and performer who has penned for "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock." If he ever makes it back to LA to perform, you have got to see it! I saw him do a short set at the Montréal Just for Laughs Festival this summer, it was fantastic.
The Paley Center for Media is hosting a premiere screening of the documentary Miss Representation on Monday, October 17, at 7:30pm. Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom interrogates the skewed image of women in media, from reality television to corporate and presidential politics. The film weaves stories from teenagers with piercing comments from Katie Couric, Gloria Steinem, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, and more. This is a members-only event, more reason to become a member of this great organization.
The Hollywood Reporter has a mini-interview with Alec Baldwin that reveals he will start releasing a podcast, "Here's The Thing," on October 24th, the first one will feature Michael Douglas as a guest. Other guests will include Dick Cavett, Kathleen Turner, and Chris Rock.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Community," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," "Whitney," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League," "Chelsea Lately," "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
8:00pm Community NBC - Remedial Chaos Theory Things get strange when Troy and Abed throw a party at their new apartment.
8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Pawnee Rangers In retaliation to Ron's "guys-only" wilderness group, Leslie takes the women on an adventure weekend; Ben is forced into joining Donna and Tom for a day of relaxation; Chris spends time with Jerry.
9:00pm The Office NBC - Garden Party When Andy decides to throw a garden party at Schrute Farms to impress Robert, Dwight researches how to be a good host; Andy's family makes him feel self conscious.
9:30pm Whitney NBC - A Decent Proposal Whitney and Alex try to out-romance each other; Lily is anxious for Neal to propose to her.
10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Frank's Brother The gang is shocked to meet Frank's long lost brother when he unexpectedly arrives at Paddy's Pub.
10:30pm The League FX - The Sukkah Everyone is disappointed with their draft; Jenny goes back to work as a realtor; Ruxin tries to get baby Geoffrey into a Jewish pre-school.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Gloria Steinem guests.
11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar; actor Simon Helberg; Dropkick Murphys perform.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV-show host Bill O'Reilly; Martina McBride performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Zachary Levi; Gloria Estefan performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor John Goodman; Evanescence performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Kathy Bates; actor Anthony Head.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Cedric the Entertainer; actress Julianne Hough; producer Joshua Topolsky; The Moody Blues perform