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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition - Louis CK!!
The incredible Louis CK debuts his one hour special "Chewed Up" on Showtime Saturday night at 11pm. Yes, last weekend we told you to check out Chris Rock's special and this one is even better. Louis CK writes a lot of Rock's material, and has written for Letterman, Conan, "SNL", and created his own (critically acclaimed but short-lived) show on HBO "Lucky Louie".
We were sent a screener of "Chewed Up", and our viewing party enjoyed it very much. CK is pretty raw and despite exploring the origin and usage of some of our deadlier insults (we're talking the worst of the racist and sexist ones), the logic and realism he frames his humor in illustrates how ridiculous the power of words is. Particularly hilarious are CK's anecdotes about fatherhood, aging, and keeping a marriage going - this is the staple of comedy and CK is a master at making these standards both incredibly real and incredibly funny. What is refreshing about this special after watching Rock's is that CK's presentation is straightforward, no frills, a guy in a t-shirt on a plain stage - no sets or weird lights, no (obvious) editing and intercutting, just a feeling of genuine spontaneity. There will be nothing funnier on TV this weekend. Louis CK: Saturday @ 11pm on Showtime, Sunday @ 11pm on Showtime Too
The TV Junkie plan: Tonight - baseball, "The Ex List" (we've heard good things); "The Soup"; Kimmel; Saturday - baseball, "The Dish"; Louis CK; Sunday - "True Blood", "Mad Men"
Full weekend listing plus Louis CK video clip after the jump
6:30pm MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim TBS - Game 2
8:00pm Wife Swap ABC - Season Premiere
8:00pm Ghost Whisperer CBS - Season Premiere
8:00pm Everybody Hates Chris The CW - Season Premiere
8:00pm WWE Smackdown MyNetwork TV - Season Premiere
8:30pm The Game The CW - Season Premiere
9:00pm Supernanny ABC - Season Premiere
9:00pm The Ex List CBS - Series Premiere
9:00pm Sanctuary Sci Fi - Series Premiere
9:00pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cartoon Network - Series Premiere
9:00pm The Ex List CBS - A woman learns from a psychic that she has already dated the man she is destined to marry.
9:00pm Supernanny ABC - Season Premiere.
10:00pm Life NBC - New Time Slot
10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - Season Premiere. And we know Zach is psyched!!!
10:00pm The Soup E! - New one!
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Shia LaBeouf; actress January Jones, Betty Draper from "Mad Men"; Nelly performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Greg Kinnear; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds perform.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Margaret Cho; LA fave musician Randy Newman.
5:30pm Celebrity Busts: Ranked MTV - Series Premiere.
7:00pm MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers TBS - Game 3
7:00pm Busted MTV - LIVE broadcast
10:00pm The Dish E! - Watch for LAist's interview with host Danielle Fishel
11:00pm Louis CK: Chewed Up Showtime - The acerbic comic performs stand up in this special presentation. Encore on Sunday at 11pm on Showtime Too
11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Anne Hathaway hosts; the Killers perform.
5:00pm 4real: Cameron Diaz The CW - Series Premiere
6:00pm In Harm's Way The CW - Series Premiere
7:00pm America's Funniest Home Videos ABC - Season Premiere
8:00pm Extreme Makeover Home Edition ABC - New Time
8:00pm Valentine The CW - Series Premiere
9:00pm Easy Money The CW - Series Premiere
9:00pm I Love Money VH1 - Season Finale
9:00pm True Blood HBO - Bill wins over Adele's church group with his vivid recollections from the Civil War; Sam reveals his feelings to Sookie
10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Betty visits her father; Paul's girlfriend tries to convince him to prioritize his duties
10:00pm Skins BBC America - Season Finale
10:00pm Entourage HBO - The guys go on an adventure; Lloyd helps Ari through a bad trip.
10:00pm Brooke Knows Best VH1 - Season Finale
10:00pm The Girls Next Door E! - Season Premiere
10:30pm Little Britain U.S.A. HBO - A teen delinquent is sent to boot camp; Mildred shows her true colors to her grandson; a couple from Ohio welcomes their British relatives; a socialite raises the stakes during a luxury cruise to Rio.