Friday, August 26, 2011

TV Tonight: Lingerie Football League, Rhett & Link, Late Late Show

What’s new tonight:
Lingerie Football League: Friday Night Football (MTV2) Season Premiere: Read all about it at (Item 1).

Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (IFC) Season Finale: Over so soon? Tonight, R&L produce a cheapo ad for a designated-driver service in Las Vegas—because if there’s anything you want to skimp on, it’s a DD service for Vegas Strip drunks.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS) CraigyFerg welcomes former (current?) Garbage singer Shirley Manson, who is very, very Scottish. She’s nice to look at and listen to set to music, but speaking? Can’t understand a fooking word. Let’s see if allegedly-Scottish Craig can understand her.

Also new tonight:
Karaoke Battle USA (ABC); Friends With Benefits (NBC); Whisker Wars (IFC); ThunderCats (Cartoon Network); Haven (Syfy); Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz); Strike Back (Cinemax); Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO); The Soup (E!)

As a reminder, this is Garbage (capital “G”):

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Hung Season 3 Trailer

Last night, I powered through the final episodes of FX's Rescue Me (uneven, but everything still ties up nicely), the first Season 4 ep of Sons of Anarchy (the shit is going down!), and the new Season 3 episodes of HBO's Hung. Believe it or not, I enjoyed Hung the most--and not just because of the sex and nudity. Partially, yes, but not entirely.

The new season begins Sunday, Oct. 2, and the bonin' business is tougher than ever for man-'ho Ray (Thomas Jane) and pimpette Tanya (Jane Adams), thanks to the Detroit economy and the wrath of dumped "partner" Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff), who's representing a new, younger he-hooker with the vicious intent to take a bite out of their market. Ray's loony ex-wife (loony Anne Heche) and hysterically homely kids are also back in the mix, and Hung is blatantly dialing the comedy back up after a semi-downer Season 2--no complaints here.

Oh, and Creskoff gets naked frequently again this year. Complaints, none, ditto. The new trailer:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TV Tonight: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage (Again)

This particular Tuesday is fucked, TV-wise: There’s nothing new I can, in good conscience, recommend to watch, nor anything even worth a snarky swipe. So let’s do this …

What’s rerunning tonight:
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) From Sunday: A classic Curb, with Larry and Rosie O’Donnell fighting over the same bisexual woman in NYC. Larry’s edge? “Juicing” with a little blue pill supplied by just-arrived Leon (J.B. Smoove, easily the funniest CYE supporting player ever). The baseball parallels are priceless, and Rosie finally reminds us that she used to be a comedian. And if you think this one is hysterical (you should), wait till the Sept. 4 “Mr. Softee” episode. No wonder Season 8 is killing it in the ratings.

Entourage (HBO) From Sunday: Meanwhile, in the waning weeks of Entourage, the series is showing some signs of getting its shit together—better late than an ill-advised continuation movie, right? In the episode “Motherfucker,” E is seduced into bed by the ex-stepmother of his ex-fiancee Sloan, Melinda Clarke (played nicely by Melinda Clarke). Thing is, actress “Melinda” is also desperate for a gig and begging E to be her agent—what about Nikita? Does The CW not count as viable employment? Never mind. Next week: We finally learn Mrs. Ari’s first name! Squeal!

New tonight:
Take the Money & Run, Combat Hospital (ABC); It’s Worth What?, America’s Got Talent (NBC); Pretty Little Liars, The 9 Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family); Billy the Exterminator (A&E); Teen Mom, Awkward (MTV); What Not to Wear (TLC); Downsized (We); Web Therapy (Showtime)

It’s Larry vs. Rosie on Curb Your Enthusiasm …

Monday, August 22, 2011

TV Tonight: Bachelor Pad, Top Gear, Weeds, The Big C

What’s new tonight:
Bachelor Pad (ABC) The gang participates in a synchronized-swimming challenge! This is a positive development for Bachelor Pad because 1. Despite being dead-eyed soulless morons, they at least look good in swimsuits, and B. Somebody just might drown.

Top Gear (BBC America) Season Premiere: Tonight, guest Alice Cooper will test-drive a turbocharged Jazzy with dead-baby dolls strapped to the front, reaching speeds up to 14 KPH!

Weeds (Showtime) Nancy continues her WT-fuck? sex triangle with her former female jail-mate and said jail-mate’s weed-supplying brother—at least there’s weed involved again, so we’re kinda getting back to basics.

The Big C (Showtime) Parker Posey Alert: Cancer Mom’s teenage son Adam starts hanging out with an eccentric older woman he met in an online support group, played by go-to proto-hipster Parker Posey, now 42. Icky, but still not as weird as what’s going on with Weeds, right?

Also new tonight:
American Ninja Warrior (NBC); Hell’s Kitchen (Fox); Basketball Wives (VH1); American Pickers, Pawn Stars (History); The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Lying Game (ABC Family); Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel); Millionaire Matchmaker, Most Eligible Dallas (Bravo); Kate Plus 8 (TLC); Hoarders, Intervention (A&E); The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles (TNT); Eureka, Warehouse 13, Alphas (Syfy); The Protector (Lifetime); The Bad Girls Club, Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxygen)

Finger crossed, there are no lifeguards on duty at the Bachelor Pad: