TV Junkie: RIP Harry Morgan, NerdMelt, & "Happy Endings"
RIP Harry Morgan. The Emmy winning actor best known for his role as Colonel Sherman Potter in "M*A*S*H" died today at the age of 96. On TV, he was also part of the original "Dragnet" from 1967-1970, and standout performances on film in The Ox-Bow Incident and High Noon. A great actor, incredibly funny, and a nice and generous man from what I understand.
On to more fun topics: Tomorrow night at NerdMelt, we've got The Imaginary Radio Program with Maria Bamford, Eliza Skinner, MC Mr Napkins, and more! Show's at 8pm. Feel free to check out our Channel Zero podcast with Maria.
Tonight we have holiday episodes of "Modern Family" and "Happy Endings" and a good roundtable on "Chelsea Lately" to look forward to as the need to laugh is desperate. For you kinky freaks, I've included a behind the scenes clip from "American Horror Story" at the end of this post.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Up All Night," "Modern Family," "Happy Endings," "American Horror Story," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show With David Letterman," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"
8:00pm Up All Night NBC - First Christmas Reagan is so determined to make provide Amy with a perfect first Christmas that she turns to her mother (Blythe Danner) for help; Chris searches for a gift for Reagan; Ava is concerned when her boyfriend plans to spend Christmas with his ex-wife.
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Express Christmas The family puts together a quick Christmas celebration when they realize they won't be together on the actual day.
9:30pm Happy Endings ABC - Grinches Be Crazy Desperate to earn money, Max agrees to play Santa at Penny's charity event; Jane tries to reclaim money she and Brad saved for their vacation after she accidentally gives it to the housekeeper.
10:00pm American Horror Story FX - Smoldering Children Violet learns the rules of the house; Larry's condition is explained; Constance is interrogated by the police.
10:00pm The Soup E! - Alison Brie visits and Joel McHale & Co. get funky
10:00pm Psych USA - The Tao of Gus Shawn and Gus hide a witness at a remote commune for progressive intellectuals.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Jaime Pressly; comic Bobby Lee; comic Jen Kirkman; comic Dov Davidoff.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Interview guest Ralph Fiennes
11:00pm Conan TBS - Director Michael Moore; actress Ellie Kemper; comic Sean Patton.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Jessica Biel; comic Tom Dreesen; The Black Keys perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Lea Michele; comic Adam Carolla; Neil Diamond performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Jane Fonda; actor Russell Brand; Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Musician Trace Adkins; comic Michael Palascak.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Zac Efron; actor Method Man; Coldplay performs.