TV Junkie: Wednesday
"Maude" in tights? According to The Hollywood Reporter, our good friend Norman Lear, creator of the aforementioned "Maude" (which is a damn good show, please bring it back TVLand!), "All in the Family", "The Jeffersons" and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," has teamed up with HBO for a series set in the world of 1970s pro wrestling. The show will be a drama (what a shame) entitled "Everybody Hurts" (funny!). Whatever the format, Lear is the consummate show creator and we're dying to see the results.
The TV Junkie plan for tonight: "ANTM" (because the girls will become LA disasters); "Project Runway" (can't get enough models tonight, no wait, I mean "fashion"); "Sons of Anarchy" (the anti-fashion show); Kimmel; Conan (to see Louis CK!!!)
7:00pm MLB Baseball: Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TBS - The playoffs begin.
8:00pm Pushing Daisies ABC - Season Premiere.
8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - Jay Manuel asks the models to pose as Los Angeles' "natural" disasters, including an earthquake, a heat wave and a traffic jam.
8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - "How I Hate Your Mother"
9:00pm Project Runway Bravo - The remaining designers head to the great outdoors to draw inspiration from nature.
9:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - Season Finale.
9:00pm Private Practice ABC - Season Premiere
9:00pm Friday Night Lights Direct TV - Season Premiere
9:30pm Explorer 1: Beginning of the Space Age PBS/KCET - The evolution of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
10:00pm Dirty Sexy Money ABC - Season Premiere
10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Gemma hosts a town fundraiser, bringing the former club member responsible for Opie's arrest back to town
10:00pm Top Design Bravo - The Triathlon of Decorating
10:00pm Criss Angel: Mindfreak A&E - Season Finale
10:30pm Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Comedy Central - Season Finale.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Rosario Dawson; actor Jamie Kennedy; Gavin Rossdale performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Robin Wright Penn; comic Louis C.K.
Pic of Lee Pace from 'Pushing Daisies' via ABC