Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's Worth Watching Notes - June 9, 2011

What's Worth Watching Show #2 will replay this Sunday at 7am EST on Howard 101.

Mike Schur
- Co-Creator of Parks & Recreation

Harvard grad and big baseball fan who helped create

- Wrote for SNL and produced Weekend Update with Tina Fey & Jimmy Fallon
- Plays Mose on The Office which he also wrote for before Parks & Rec
- Is happy to be on the September NBC schedule for season 3 with full cast returning
- Confirms Nick Offerman is very much like Ron Swanson and can save the world
- Dreams came true to work on a show with Detlef Schrempf
- Took measures to avoid 
shark jumping with Andy/April wedding 

- Misses Lil Sebastian as much as we do

Jason Lee
- Popped into the studio as a surprise guest
- Looks for roles that are a little bit left of center
- Excited about the second season of Memphis Beat on TNT
- Misses My Name Is Earl and the crew who now work on Raising Hope
- Loves Greg Garcia and his sensibilities
- Fan of 70's cop shows (Rockford) and Burt Reynolds movies
- Completed the third Alvin movie and his kids love him for it
- Confirmed he's no part of a Fletch remake and is not a vegan
- His favorite role was his first one in Mallrats

Steve Brandano (
- Can't get enough of that Cheers theme song

JD Harmeyer (
- Big fan of Win Lose or Draw
- Believes he'd get further with a Jeopardy! contestant than one from Wheel of Fortune

Jenny Hutt (
- Once called a Jeopardy! contestant to try to get a date
- Insists The Fresh Prince of Bel Air had a better theme than Sanford & Son (wrongly)
- Thinks it takes no skill to win at The Price Is Right

Jon Hein (
- Wanted to be a game show host and is in awe of Bob Barker & Wink Martindale
- Explained the best way to play Wheel of Fortune
- Thinks Game of Thrones is the best thing on TV right now
- Wishes he had even more time to talk TV on the radio

What’s Worth Watching
June 9 - 15
***Many of our favorite “regular” shows are repeating through the summer (The Good Wife, Raising Hope, Modern Family, etc.) Summer is a good time to catch up if you missed this past season.
9pm – NBA Finals Game 5 (ABC)
10pm – The First 48 (A&E)
11pm – Conan (TBS) w/Gary Dell’Abate
1130pm – Letterman (CBS) w/Neil Peart
12a – Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim-Cartoon Network)
8pm – Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 (NBC)
9pm – Guys Choice Awards (SPIKE)
10pm – Real Time w/Bill Maher (HBO), Camelot s1 finale (STARZ)
9pm – Doctor Who s6 midseason finale (BBCA)
10pm - Borg/McEnroe Fire and Ice (HBO)

8pm – The Tony Awards (CBS), Mob Wives (VH1)
9pm – Game of Thrones (HBO), The Glee Project (OXYGEN)
10pm – The Killing (AMC), Treme (HBO), In Plain Sight (USA)
8pm –Secret Life s4 premiere (ABC FAMILY)
9pm – Switched At Birth (ABC FAMILY)
10pm – Nurse Jackie (SHO), Teen Wolf (MTV)
8pm – Pretty Little Liars s2 premiere (ABC FAMILY)
9pm – The Voice (NBC), Memphis Beat s2 premiere (TNT)
10pm – Covert Affairs (USA)
9pm – Franklin & Bash (TNT)
10pm – Men Of A Certain Age (TNT), Hot In Cleveland s2 summer premiere (TVLAND)


  1. Good list, missing doc martin on pbs Thursday and/or Saturdays. Treme. The Glades is back. Can't wait for Memphis Beat.

  2. What did you think of Borgias?

  3. Great show Jon!

    Agreed. Game of Thrones is the best show on TV now. Though Dinklage is an Emmy guarantee, some of the acting needs to improve. How are ratings by the way?

    Show is so good, I am actually reading the books. Incredible.