TV Junkie: 'Heroes', '24', 'DWTS', all winding up/down; Shatner on Conan (not literally)
A Word or 146:
It was fun to watch Molly Shannon on SNL. In general it was a great broadcast and she was just as funny now as she was then but who could really care about Linkin Park?
Less fun is reading about the continuing poor decision-making by the networks in their upcoming program development. NBC is trying to cover all it's bases milking Heroes, their only good horse in the running, by creating more "paranormal" programs as well as renewing that unbearable dinosaur, Law & Order. ABC is heading down the wrong road with a Grey's Anatomy spinoff that got a very brief spike in interest that has long since subsided. Get ready folks because all we're gonna get is the same old cops&robbers, young-doctors-in-love, courtroom drama, and the "new" genre paranormal (don't forget folks, the X-Files starting running in '93, so this is a familiar road too).
Tonight - Monday - May 14, 2007
The Killing (TCM, 5:00 p.m.) One of Stanley Kubrick's first films - great noir!
Cardinals @ Dodgers (KCAL, 7:00 p.m.)
Angels @ Rangers (Fox Sports, 7:00 p.m.)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) Barney discovers that Ted and Robin have a secret they've been hiding for weeks.
Everybody Hates Chris/All of Us (the CW, 8-9:00 p.m.) New Stuff.
Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) It's down to the remaining couples. Go Apolo! [I never claimed to be objective]
Two and a Half Men/The King of Queens (CBS, 8:30-10:00 p.m.) Robert Wagner takes Charlie Sheen to Vegas for stripper action (a big reach for Charlie here)/Double dose of KOQ, can your arteries handle it?
The Game (the CW, 9:00 p.m.) Derwin gets endorsement deal; Malik gets the hook-up
Heroes (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) Hiro explores his lineage from George Takei and other strange tidbits.
24 (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) "Jack stops at nothing to protect the country from an international incident" - yup, that's just about every episode.
The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) Boiled it down to 3 bachelorettes.
CSI: Miami (CBS, 10:00 p.m.) Serial killer with an extra Y chromosome - whoa, that dude could get work in the Valley.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC, 10:00 p.m.) Roy Scheider, serial killer
the Riches (FX, 10:00 p.m.) A whole lotta crystal meth in this episode.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) Author Jeremy Paxman
Charlie Rose (PBS, 11:30 p.m.) Granddames: Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave
The Colber(t) Repor(t) (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) Author William Langewiesche (say that 10x fast)
Late Show With David Letterman (CBS, 11:35p.m.) Mike Myers pushes Shrek; America Ferrara from Ugly Betty
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35p.m.) Final 3 American Idol contestants; Taylor Hicks performs (yawn)
Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (ABC, 12:05 a.m.) Luke Wilson; Andy "the Bachelor" Baldwin; Bucky Covington performs
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m.) Carrot Top (who is officially a freak at this point); Miranda Lambert performs
Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) Shatner(!); winner for MTV's Best Music on Campus performs
Shatner via AP