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TV Junkie: Wednesday
Shark Week continues and as LAist has already reported, "American Idol" man-bimbo Ryan Seacrest was bitten by a shark (non-fatally unfortunately). What other dubious celebrities could we send to appropriately infested waters?
Word has it that since NBC's summer offerings have not done so well, NBC co-chairman of Entertainment (sounds like a position on a Caribbean cruise ship), Ben Silverman, might be out of a job this fall. Evidently the summer lineup, heavy with cheap reality shows ("Baby Borrowers", "Celebrity Circus", "Nashville Star", etc.) and dreck like "Celebrity Family Feud" isn't agreeing with viewers.While the TV Junkie enjoys "Last Comic Standing" and is looking forward to NBC's broadcast of the Summer Olympics, the prospect of a fall lineup that includes "Lipstick Jungle", "My Own Worst Enemy", and "Knight Rider" isn't that appetizing. It also makes one question why GE is still involved in TV.
Kind of a slow TV night (unless you know better). We're looking forward to the vicious and acerbic wit of Sandra Bernhard to be unleashed upon the designers on Bravo's "Project Runway" - also, we kind of wish we had access to the Starz network in order to watch Martin Lawrence's comic show, "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up".
9:00pm The Baby Borrowers NBC - Season Finale.
9:00pm So You Think You Can Dance FOX - We're down to the last 6 dancers: hip hop, Broadway, and ballroom styles to be performed
9:00pm Project Runway Bravo - Sandra Bernhard is the guest judge! TV Junkie Pick O' The Night
9:00pm MythBusters Shark Week Special 2 Discovery - The team tests if dogs attract sharks, if vibrations caused by injured fish attract sharks, and if chili powder repels sharks.
10:00pm Shear Genius Bravo - "Charlie's Angels"'s Angel(?) Kate Jackson will join fellow Angel Jaclyn Smith to judge the stylists' effort to create modern versions of the Angels' iconic hairstyles.
10:00pm Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up Starz - Featuring comics Ray Lipowski who uses racial profiling to tell the weather; Kym Whitley who wants to give "little rappers" a dirty little present; and Steve Brown who knows a good way to get arrested.
10:30pm Lewis Black's The Root of All Evil Comedy Central - Season Premiere. Featuring Patton Oswalt. Which is more evil: Bloggers vs. Ultimate Fighting? Definitely the Pick O' The Night Runner Up
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Kevin Costner; actress Maria Bello; Gogol Bordello performs!
Pic of Sandra Bernhard on "Project Runway" courtesy of Bravo