TV Junkie: Monday
The market free fall has been good for something other than "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and that's Comedy Central who recorded excellent opening nights for "The Sarah Silverman Program" and the best viewership ever for "The Daily Show" and "The Colber(t) Repor(t)" according to B&C. I guess we'll all be laughing when the asteroid hits.
The premieres are finally slowing down a bit but the big one tonight is Christian Slater's "My Own Worst Enemy" (NBC 10:00pm) which looks like a cosmic dud. When is the last time Christian Slater laughed? Is he relegated to forever mimicking Jack Nicholson in violent pseudo-thrillers? The dude needs to get a supporting role in a sitcom and start over a bit. Who wants to bet how many episodes before they cancel? I'm saying 4.
Tonight's TV Junkie plan: "How I Met..", "Heroes", Letterman, Conan
8:00pm Little People, Big World TLC - Season Premiere
8:00pm Chuck ABC - Chuck is jealous when Bryce, his nemesis and Sarah's ex-lover and partner, makes an unexpected return
8:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Serena visits Yale just to spite Blair. Chuck and Nate experience campus life.
8:00pm Inside the Actors Studio Bravo - Christian Slater tells all about his nefarious past.
8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - Ted discovers that his friends ditched their plans to stage an intervention for his engagement to Stella.
9:00pm Heroes ABC - Claire tries to take down her first villain; Ando is disappointed when Hiro tries to become friends with Daphne and Knox
9:30pm Samantha Who? ABC - Season Premiere
10:00pm Raising the Bar TNT - Jerry agrees to have his client's case moved to a bench trial
10:00pm My Own Worst Enemy NBC - Series Premiere.
10:30pm My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled MTV - Season Finale
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Sarah Silverman; the Teutuls ("American Chopper"); Ra Ra Riot performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Christian Slater; actor Brian Posehn; the Flobots perform.
Pic of Christian Slater in "My Own Worst Enemy" via NBC