TV Junkie: Super Bowl XLIII Weekend Edition
A lot of our sport fan/fiend friends are convinced that this Sunday's Super Bowl event will be a boring blow out - "the Cardinals will win how?" is oft heard. But for a lot of media dorks, ourselves included, the Super Bowl is all about the ads. We already know that GoDaddy and PETA have had their ads denied (as must have been planned for). Adweek's Barbara Lippert analyzes past Super Bowl commercial foibles as well as a list of all expected advertisers for XLIII. On Saturday, CBS also takes a trip down memory lane with a program on the "best" commercials of years past.Programs of note: "Heroes" fans might want to check out G4's Saturday "Heroes" marathon to get caught up to speed in anticipation of the new season. Also, who has become a fan of Showtime's Sunday lineup? Thank goodness for HBO OnDemand so that we can catch up on "Flight of the Conchords" after watching Showtime's 10-11pm block.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Monk", Letterman, "The Soup", Ferguson; Saturday - "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2009", Bug, "SNL"; Sunday - Super Bowl, "The Office", "Big Love", "United States of Tara", "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"
Full weekend listings of program picks after the jump...