Saturday, September 24, 2011

What's Worth Watching Notes - September 22, 2011

What's Worth Watching show #7 will replay Friday at 11am, Saturday at 4am and midnight on Howard 101.

- Primetime 7pm airing sponsored by NBC
- This Is The Week That Was: The Emmys, Dancing With The Stars, Raising Hope, The Biggest Loser, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, The X Factor, Two and a Half Men
- What's Worth Watching with Ronnie Mund
- Interview with Zooey Deschannel
- What's Worth Watching September 22 - 28

Zooey Deschannel (
- Never gets tired of being called cute
- Wrote the theme to New Girl and misses TV theme songs
- Explains why Daman Wayans Jr character needed to leave town
- Sings in New Girl, but it's not "real" singing
- Shares her love for Lord of the Rings with her character, but not everything else
- Says The Wire is her favorite drama, further endearing herself to Steve & Jon
- Tweets about other SiriusXM interviews she did but not this one

Ronnie Mund (
- Thinks Two and a Half Men isn't the same without Charlie Sheen
- Doesn't like sitcoms but named a bunch that he watches
- Loves Sons of Anarchy but doesn't want to wait 2 weeks to watch it
- Claims Stephanie is why he watches Glee, Grey's Anatomy & Gossip Girl
- Uses On Demand all the time but doesn't have a DVR
- Has not one but two VCRs and puts them to good use

Steve Brandano (
- Fell deeper in love with Zooey after she proclaimed her love for The Wire
- Coudn't add as much since we were in Studio 21 and he was in a separate room
- Has an endless amount of Whitney puns

Jenny Hutt (
- Learned that Zooey Deschannel is a singer
- Can't get over Ronnie's vast knowledge of TV
- Didn't bring any diabetically threatening snacks to the prime time show

JD Harmeyer (
- Is okay with cute girls being cute
- Watches reality TV for the job, not because he wants to
- Scared of the new Lily on Modern Family
- Doesn't appreciate humor at Notre Dame's expense
- Looks forward to Cops on Saturday nights

Jon Hein (
- Happy to get a 7pm slot and more than one repeat
- Didn't know when CSI: NY was on
- Prepares for the show listening to the theme from Game of Thrones
- Shocked by The X Factor lack of ratings success
- Would have Ronnie Mund on the show any time he'd like to come on

What’s Worth Watching September 22 - 28

8p        The Big Bang Theory (CBS) [5th season premiere]

             Charlie’s Angels (ABC) [pilot]
             Community (NBC) [3rd season premiere]
             X Factor (FOX) [time slot premiere]
830p    Parks & Recreation [4th season premiere]
9p         The Office (NBC) [8th season premiere]
             Person Of Interest (CBS) [pilot]
930p    Whitney (NBC) [pilot]
10p      Prime Suspect (NBC) [pilot]
             The Mentalist (CBS) [4th season premiere]
             It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

8p         A Gifted Man (CBS) [pilot]

9p         Fringe (FOX) [4th season premiere]
             Supernatural (CW) [7th season premiere]
10p      Blue Bloods (CBS) [2nd season premiere]
             Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

1130p        Saturday Night Live (NBC) [37th season premiere]

7p        60 Minutes (CBS) [44th season premiere]

8p        Sunday Night Football: Steelers vs Colts (NBC)
            The Amazing Race (CBS) [19th season premiere]
            The Simpsons (FOX) [23rd season premiere]
9p        Boardwalk Empire (HBO) [2nd season premiere]
            The Good Wife (CBS) [3rd season premiere]
             Family Guy (FOX) [10th season premiere]
10p      Breaking Bad (AMC)
             Pan Am (ABC) [pilot]

8p            Gossip Girl (CW) [5th season premiere]

830p       Two Broke Girls (CBS) [time slot premiere]
9p            Hart of Dixie (CW)  [pilot]
                Two and a Half Men (CBS)
930p       Mike & Molly (CBS) [2nd season premiere]
10p          Alphas (SYFY) [1st season finale]
                Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
                Weeds (SHO) [7th season finale]
1030p     The Big C (SHO) [2nd season finale]

8p          Catching Hell (ESPN)

9p          New Girl (FOX)
930p      Raising Hope (FOX)
10p        Sons of Anarchy (FX)        
               Unforgettable (CBS)

8p          Survivor (CBS)        

830p      Suburgatory (ABC) [pilot]
9p          Modern Family (ABC)
               Inside The NFL (SHO)
930        Happy Endings (ABC) [2nd season premiere]
10p        Luther (BBCA) [2nd season premiere]

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What's Worth Watching Notes - September 15, 2011

What's Worth Watching show #6 will replay Sunday at 7am on Howard 101.

- This Is The Week That Was: Survivor, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Kate Plus 8, True Blood, H8R, Entourage
- The Emmys
- New Fall Season
- What's Worth Watching September 15 - 21


 Should Win

- Best Drama: Jon-Game of Thrones, Jenny-The Good Wife, Steve-Game Of Thrones, JD-Game of Thrones
- Best Comedy: Jon-Parks & Rec, Jenny-Modern Family, Steve-Parks & Rec, JD-The Office
- Best Variety: Jon-Daily Show, Jenny-SNL, Steve-Jimmy Fallon, JD-Daily Show
- Best Actor, Drama: Jon-Steve Buscemi, Jenny-Hugh Laurie, Steve-John Hamm, JD-Steve Buscemi
- Best Actress, Drama: Jon-Elisabeth Moss, Jenny-Julianna Margulies, Steve-Elisabeth Moss, JD-Mariska Harigtay
- Best Actor, Comedy: Jon-Jim Parsons, Jenny-Matt LeBlanc, Steve-Alec Baldwin, JD-Louis CK
- Best Actress, Comedy: Jon-Amy Poehler, Jenny-Martha Plimpton, Steve-Amy Poehler, JD-Melissa McCarthy
- Best Supp Actor, Drama: Jon, Jenny, Steve, JD - Peter Dinklage
- Best Supp Actress, Drama: Jon-Margo Martindale, Jenny-Archie Panjabi, Steve & JD -Christina Hendricks
- Best Supp Actor, Comedy: Jon & Jenny -Ty Burrell, Steve- Ed O'Neill, JD-Eric Stonestreet
- Best Supp Actress, Comedy: Jon-Julie Bowen, Jenny-Kristen Wiig, Steve & JD-Sofia Vergara

Will Win

- Best Drama: Jon-Mad Men, Jenny-The Good Wife, Steve-Boardwalk Empire, JD-Game of Thrones
- Best Comedy: Jon, Jenny, Steve-Modern Family JD-The Office
- Best Variety: Jon, Steve, JD-Daily Show, Jenny-SNL
- Best Actor, Drama: Jon-Jon Hamm, Jenny-Hugh Laurie, Steve & JD-Steve Buscemi
- Best Actress, Drama: Jon & Jenny-Julianna Margulies, Steve-Elisabeth Moss, JD-Mariska Harigtay
- Best Actor, Comedy: Jon, Steve & JD -Steve Carrell, Jenny-Matt LeBlanc
- Best Actress, Comedy: Jon-Edie Falco, Jenny-Martha Plimpton, Steve& JD-Amy Poehler
- Best Supp Actor, Drama: Jon, Jenny, Steve, JD - Peter Dinklage
- Best Supp Actress, Drama: Jon&Jenny-Archie Panjabi, Steve & JD -Christina Hendricks
- Best Supp Actor, Comedy: Jon & JD-Ty Burrell, Jenny & Steve-Eric Stonestreet
- Best Supp Actress, Comedy: Jon & Jenny-Jane Lynch, Steve & JD-Sofia Vergara

Steve Brandano (
- Can't get enough Breaking Bad
- Feels as much love for Jon Hamm as Jenny Hutt does
- Fears Parks & Recreation will get overlooked at the Emmys
- Can't wait for Bill Belichick's show on NFL Network tonight

Jenny Hutt (
- Loved the Curb finale but was very disappointed in Entourage
- Thinks Kate Gosselin needs to get in touch with some kind of reality
- Hates H8R almost as much as JD Harmeyer
- Can't wait for The Good Wife to return
- Invited to our Zooey Deschannel interview

JD Harmeyer (
- Inspired by this review to hate on H8R
- Based his Emmy picks on breast size
- Proud to not have seen the Big Brother finale
- Wondered why Spartacus didn't get the love that Game of Thrones did

Jon Hein (
- Self proclaimed Tara hater who knows she didn't die on True Blood
- Can't comprehend why no one cares about the Emmys
- Agreed Katie Sagal should have gotten an Emmy nomination for SoA
- Will not watch the Emmys again if Peter Dinklage doesn't win one
- Predicted Person Of Interest and The X Factor will be the fall's big new hits
- Thrilled to be out of Scott Salem's studio (note the lack of technical problems)

What’s Worth Watching: September 15 - 21
8p               The Vampire Diaries (CW) [3rd season premiere]
9p               The Secret Circle (CW) [series premiere]
10p             It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) [7th season premiere]
1030p        Archer (FX) [3rd season premiere]

10p             Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) [9th season premiere]
8p               The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (FOX)
                    Sunday Night Football: Eagles vs. Falcons (NBC)

8p               Dancing With The Stars (ABC) [13th season premiere]
                   How I Met Your Mother (CBS)  [7th season premiere]
                   The Sing-Off (NBC) [3rd season premiere]
830p           Monday Night Football: Rams/Giants (ESPN)
9p               Two And A Half Men (CBS)  [9th season premiere]
930p           Two Broke Girls (CBS) [series premiere - special time]
10p             The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen  [90-minute special]
                   Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) [2nd season premiere]
                   The Playboy Club (NBC)[series premiere]
                   Castle (ABC) [4th season premiere]

8p               The Biggest Loser (NBC) [12th season premiere]
                   Glee (FOX) [3rd season premiere]
                   NCIS (CBS) [9th season premiere]
9p               NCIS: LA (CBS) [3rd season premiere]
                   New Girl (FOX) [series premiere]
930p           Raising Hope (FOX) [2nd season premiere]
10p             Unforgettable (CBS) [series premiere]

8p               The Middle (ABC) [3rd season premiere]         
                   Up All Night (NBC) [time slot premiere]
                   The X-Factor (FOX) [two-hour series premiere]
830p           Free Agents (NBC) [time slot premiere]
9p               Criminal Minds (CBS) [7th season premiere]
                   Harry's Law (NBC) [2nd season premiere]
                   Modern Family (ABC) [one-hour 3rd season premiere]
10p             CSI (CBS)  [12th season premiere]
                   The Hour (BBCA) [1st season finale]
                   Revenge (ABC) [series premiere]

Friday, September 2, 2011

Labor Day Weekend TV Marathons

What could be better than college football starting up on Labor Day weekend? A slew of Labor Day TV marathons, of course.
Here are a select few of the many marathons that will air this holiday weekend. I put the ones I'm most interested at the top of each day below.
Battlestar Galactica (BBC America, 9 pm – Saturday, 6 pm) 
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Syfy, 8 am – 8 pm) 
Criminal Minds (A&E, 5 pm – Saturday, 4 am) 
That ’70s Show (Nickelodeon, 9 pm – Saturday, 5 am)
Lonesome Dove (AMC, 4 pm – 4 am) 
The Twilight Zone (Chiller, 8 am – 2 pm) 
Burn Notice (CLOO, 1 pm – Sunday, 6 am) 
Roseanne (TV Land, 2:15 – 6 am) 
Married … With Children (TBS, 3:30 – 7 am) 
Little House on the Prairie (Hallmark Channel, 6 am – Sunday, 6 am) 
America: The Story of Us (History, 8 am – 8 pm) 
The Bernie Mac Show (BET, 8 am – 4:30 pm) 
Man vs. Food (Travel Channel, 9 am – 2 pm) 
Three’s Company (TV Land, 2:25 – 6:17 pm) | (Also airs Sunday, 2:15 – 7:09 am, and Monday, 2:25 – 5:43 pm.)
Top Gear (BBC America, 6 am – Monday, 6 am) | (Also airs Monday from 8 am – 9 pm.)
Pawn Stars (History, 2 – 8 pm) 
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die (Current TV, 8:30 pm) |  (Also airs Monday at 12:30 pm.)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chiller, 12 am – 8 pm) 
The Closer (TNT, 1 – 10 pm) 
NCIS (USA Network, 6 am – 9 pm) 
Degrassi (TeenNick, 9 am – Midnight) 
My So-Called Life (Sundance, 11 am – 7 pm)
How I Met Your Mother (FX, noon – midnight) 
Wilfred (IFC, 1 – 4 pm) 
The Office (TBS, 4 – 8 pm)
Family Guy (TBS, 8 – 11pm) 
The Golden Girls (WE, 8 pm – Tuesday, 1 am)
If you're looking for more, here's the full list of Labor Day TV marathons courtesy of TV Line: