Saturday, May 21, 2011

What's Worth Watching Notes - May 19, 2011

What's Worth Watching Show #1 will replay this Sunday at 2pm EST on Howard 101.

Fall 2011 Schedule:

Paul Feig (
- Was patient enough to sit in with us for the entire show
- Directed Bridesmaids which is a well deserved hit
- Wrote Freaks & Geeks and sent it to buddy Judd Apatow who then had a deal with DreamWorks
- Taped F&G finale 4 weeks before the show ended knowing Garth Ancier wanted to cancel it
- Directed Steve Carrell's last Office ep and swears he's the nicest guy in showbiz
- Fabled acting career includes The Facts Of Life, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch & Three O'Clock High
- Also directed eps of Parks & Rec, Mad Men, Arrested Development and Nurse Jackie

Greg Garcia (
- Is thrilled Raising Hope will be on Tuesdays @ 9:30 on FOX this fall
- Got screwed over by NBC and couldn't end My Name Is Earl (MNIE) properly
- Revealed how he wanted to end MNIE with Karma coming full circle for Earl
- Created Yes, Dear which got dwarfed by King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond
- Puts family, friends and crew in the Amigos de Garcia title card at the end of his shows

Steve Brandano (
- Isn't sure how funny Kristen Wiig is but swears by Jon Hamm

Jenny Hutt (
- Admitted fan of The Mentalist (Jon isn't) and Make It Or Break It (Jon is)
- SNL groupie/stalker depending on your point of view
- Wants The Chicago Code back (as does Jon)

Jon Hein (
- Does not like NCIS but understands why people do
- Will finish revealing the new fall TV schedule on our next show
- Is thrilled to finally host a show all about TV at Sirius

What’s Worth Watching
May 19 - 26

8pm – American Idol, The Big Bang Theory s3 finale, Wipeout s4 finale
9pm – The Office s7 finale, Bones s6 finale, Grey’s Anatomy s7 finale
10pm – Parks & Recreation s3 finale

8pm – Friday Night Lights, Supernatural s6 finale
10pm – Real Time with Bill Maher, Camelot

8pm – Chase s1 finale
11pm – Running Wilde s1 finale (FX)
1130pm – SNL s36 finale

7pm – 60 Minutes
8pm – The Simpsons s22 finale,
9pm – Game of Thrones, Family Guy s9 finale
10pm – The Killing, Treme, In Plain Sight

8pm – House s7 finale
9pm – The Chicago Code s1 finale, Make It Or Break It s2 finale
10pm – Nurse Jackie/United States of Tara

8pm – American Idol finals
9pm – Dancing with the Stars s12 finale, Glee s2 finale
10pm – The Voice

8pm – American Idol winner
9pm – Modern Family s2 finale
10pm – South Park


  1. Bad promotion for this show. I heard once that you were doing your own show in a news brief I think and come to find out it's already happened.

  2. The blueberry shake at DQ is the best.

  3. Love you on Sirius Jon. Can't wait until TV Guide buys this new venture of yours. Don't JUMP the SHARK. -Sarah <3

  4. Loved the show, Jon. You guys should talk South Park next week. It's been an interesting season so far.

  5. Good show, I enjoyed it a lot.
    One question, why would anyone take a "comment" from Steve Brandano ( into account? He is a tool... I am sure I don't need to start mentioning all his lame "issues" about cougars, Ms USA, who to watch a comics movie, etc... the kid is a tool... And Kristen Wiig is freaking talented and hilarious!

  6. Haven't heard the show...i'll download friday and listen to it. lol

  7. LOVED the show's concept and the show!! Would like a more concrete schedule so i know when to listen.

  8. Jon- Will there be a replay during the Holiday weekend? Thanks
    Lets Go Pens!

  9. John, Please talk about the return of the amazing Sci Fi Channel Show, "Haven". The second season has unfortunately added a 'long lost wife' character for Haven's 'bad boy',Duke. BUT other than that, it's typical wonderful whimsical inspired storylines...but always with an eye on the big picture, aka 'The Cincinatti Kid'. It's wonderfully acted, the soundtrack music choices are inspired and hand picked Canadian undiscovered acts. The show feels like winter in the summer it puts a really sublime chill in my gut. Love it. The creators of this show are passionate about quality control and watching behind the scenes stuff and hearing audio file interviews on the program's website gives you insight into that. It's a show that is right up there with "Fringe" and it's not afraid to cast older folks. I'm so sick of shows populated by unrealistically wise 22 year olds with perfect bodies and teeth. Please spotlight Haven. It deserves attn. Watch the first season. It's super smart, creative, clever, humorous but not overly, there are high stakes. Not simplistic. Thanks. PS< i'm SUper furious that "Damages" is on Direct TV only. It's one of the greatest dramas on TV and it's truly disgusting that crap like "how I met your mother returns season after season and "Damages" (which is REALLY shot in NY) got booted from FX Channel. FX should've done more to keep that program. It's EPIC.

  10. last week on www I think you forgot
    Doc Cochran (Character)
    from "Deadwood" (2004)
    also your billing jenny hutt as a tv expert
    how can that be? no breaking bad? never seen the wire? come on

  11. can you please explain the billing of mrs. Hutt as a "TV expert" ?
    I have heard it in your promo for www several times. Then when I heard your show on several occasions and she admitted that she had never seen the Wire, and dose not like breaking bad. I 'm guessing that those are two shows jon hein would put in his all time top ten. what gives? I get it if you want to have a female voice on the show. but bill her as an expert thats just crazy talk
    ps. dont insult our intelligence because we love Tv and love talking about the great shows. she has no credibility after her admissions. just stop it ! to many voices with nothing to say and no opinions on the shows that are great.

  12. oh by the way I posted the last two comments but I guess it dosent matter since the last posting before mine was in july. but anyway if you want to respond my email is

  13. John,
    I want to thank you and the show for turning me onto AMC! Breaking Bad and Walking Dead are the best thing on TV. And I also heard about Shameless from the show. Any chance in a William H Macy interview? I wanted to get your opinion on a handful of series that I have enjoyed over the past couple of years. Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Prison Break, and Sons of Anarchy. Would love to hear your comments.

    also..... Not in the credits favorites. Stuart and Will Wheaton from Big Bang

    You guys are great keep it up!
    Donnie in Indiana