In a rare shift from the usual slate of reality shows focused on storage locker hunting chuckleheads and people who hoard farts in jars or whatever, tonight's TV actually features a few good, intelligent options for those of us who need more than fat men in tank tops tying ropes to large things to be satiated.
Most notably, Best Actor Oscar nominee George Clooney will be sitting across from the world's most unpretentious pretentious person, James Lipton, to discuss the many interesting facets of his long acting career on Inside the Actors Studio. I can't wait for him to talk about all those Roseanne episodes he guested on.
Elsewhere, we have new episodes of such favorites as Justified and Southland, as well as a new sketch comedy show debuting on Comedy Central tonight. Oh, and probably the most random, bizarre Colbert Report guest in ages. Seriously can't wait for this one.
8PM - FOX - Regionals are coming up, I guess! Also, Michael Jackson songs are featured tonight. I believe that makes this the billionth time they've used Michael Jackson songs, give or take a few.
8PM - CW - Look, I'm not actually recommending this show in earnest, but tonight's episode totally reminded me of one of my favorite ridiculous tropes of '90s TV/Movies. Specifically, the Very Special Episode where some major band makes an appearance at someone's shitty bar or somebody's prom, even though that would never happen in a million years in real life. Tonight, All-American Rejects do precisely that on this show. Yeah, remember THAT band?
|Inside the Actors Studio|
7PM - BRAVO - Two hours of George Clooney choppin' it up with James Lipton may prove to be more than I can handle, but I'm going to watch anyway. Say what you will about Lipton, the man gets good anecdotes out of his guests.
10PM - FX - Raylan has his first direct encounter with the new head of the Dixie Mafia (Neal McDonough), while Boyd has his first encounter with Ellstin Limehouse (Mykelti Williamson). Can't wait to see how this season manages to connect the two storylines.
10PM - TNT - I'm not following this season too closely, and I've heard some grumblings about the inclusion of Lucy Liu, but I'm still going to hazard to guess that anything this show is doing right now is still light years better than most any other cop show on TV.
10PM - Spike TV - Another episode in which strife occurs over a bad head tattoo. Hey guys? Stop getting head tattoos.
|Key & Peele|
10:30PM - Comedy Central - This new sketch comedy series has been getting marketed pretty heavily. That said, the few clips I've seen have actually been reasonably funny (which is high praise for most Comedy Central original series), so I'm gonna give this a shot.
|The Colbert Report|
11:30PM - Comedy Central - Bjork is tonight's guest. Yeah, Bjork. Trying to imagine Colbert's faux-conservative crazy going toe-to-toe with Bjork's impenetrably Icelandic crazy leads me to believe that this episode will collapse the universe in on itself.