Friday, January 27, 2012

Deep Thoughts With Emmy Rossum

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What's Worth Watching Notes - January 26, 2012

What's Worth Watching show #19 will replay Friday at 4am Eastern AND Saturday at 7pm Eastern on Howard 101.  You asked for a better replay time...and now we have one!

- Jenny's TV News 
{Oscar nominations, Pat & Vanna drinking on Wheel of Fortune}
- Paul Feig calls in 
- This Is The Week That Was 
{AFC Championship, An Idiot Abroad, Being Human, Prime Suspect, Shark Tank, The Office, Touch}
- 140 Seconds with Ronnie Mund
- Interview with Lucy Lawless
- Interview with Emmy Rossum
- What's Worth Watching: January 26 - February 1

Paul Feig (
- Happy for Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Wiig/Annie Mumolo getting Oscar noms
- Doesn't get a ticket even though Bridesmaids was Oscar nominated
- Got 2 tickets when Bridesmaids got nominated for Golden Globes
- Credited our show getting him on camera at the Golden Globes
- Directing/EPing a show w/Darren Star on HBO starring Goldie Hawn
- Had an unpleasant day waiting to see if Bridesmaids was getting nominated
- Won't make a Bridesmaids sequel without getting the whole gang together
- Remains good friends w/ Jon Hamm although not directing Mad Men
- Is currently in love with Sherlock & Downton Abbey (watching w/Patton Oswalt)
- Feels Brits love irredeemable characters and Americans hate those types
- Thinks All in the Family would never work here these days
Lucy Lawless
- Oozed sensuality throughout her interview right from "Hi Boys"
- Feels Spartacus is totally worth watching and very rewarding
- Revealed her character turns out a winner after this season
- Difficult to keep up with the changes on the show including the main character
- Has to go home and drink after playing Lucretia
- Prefers to be with a fat guy rather than another woman since they feel weird
- Discovered the porn capital of New Zealand for sex scene extras
- Said bugger off to play Tigh's wife on Battlestar Galactica
- Feels Xena could have continued in the cable TV world of today
- Wasn't surprised by Xena success and figured that's just what happens on TV
- Killed the Xena film because she was so tired from performing the role
- Loves doing comedy but wants to makes us hurt so good on Spartacus
- Proclaims they are breaking the paradigm on Starz at 10pm
- Her mother in law says the show is like playing Lord and Master

Emmy Rossum (
- Pushing the despicablity factor on Shameless this season
- Declared necrophilia as the line for pushing things too far
- Doesn't care if she's called an actor, actress or songstress
- Grew up in NYC and has some grittiness which seeps into her character
- Had to fight for the role of Fiona since producers saw her as princessy
- Horrified to learn of her Mr. Skin nominations for Shameless
- Feels more exposed emotionally than physically on the show
- Doesn't want a Mr. Skin victory on her list of credits
- Learned the most from Joan Cusack and admires her family life
- Plays Monopoly with Joan, Bill Macy & Felicity Huffman in Chicago
- Recalled calm Clint Eastwood having a fun set on Mystic River
- UK version had her character married off season 1 which isn't happening here
- Understands the comparison to white/brown hair Anne Hathaway comparison
- Didn't know how Phantom of the Opera was translated to the big screen
- Has never seen the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera
- Watching a lot of cooking shows, Homeland and Modern Family
- Loved Full House and the whole TGIF lineup
- Shameless with have pregnancy, euthanasia, gun fights and weddings

Ronnie Mund (
- Disappointed that a lot of reruns have been on lately
- Thrilled they got their baby back on Grey's Anatomy
- Can't remember what happened on CSI after a drunken Friday night
- Complained FX In Demand doesn't run the show THAT week

JD Harmeyer (
- Declared it was raining hot chicks on our show
- Heartbroken over recent guest Katrina Bowden
- Commended the male nudity in Spartacus
- Knows Lucy Lawless wants it, though not necessarily from him
- Informed Emmy Rossum of her Mr. Skin competition
- Lamented the cancellation of Man Up! with Jon

Steve Brandano (
- Spotted The Wire's Bubbles, Sobotka & Judge Phelan on Prime Suspect
- Loved Lucy Lawless defining Money For Jam

Jenny Hutt (
- Loved that Paul Feig called her hot
- Can't stay with a show once she finds out it was cancelled
- Formed a girl crush on Emmy Rossum
- Bonded with Emmy over with At Home with the Neelys

Jon Hein (
- Happy Paul Feig won't make a half-assed Bridesmaids sequel
- Still loves the 7pm Jeopardy/Wheel of Fortune block
- Wants to see Keifer Sutherland on FOX as Jack Bauer
- Wonders how Alcatraz will be able to keep the story going
- Convinced Lucy Lawless knows what playing Lord and Master is
- Thrilled to be called a lyrical butterfly by Emmy Rossum
- Did not like Broadway performance of Phantom of the Opera
- Explained how if you're not a hit out of the box, you're gone
- Teased Carla Gugino & Glenn Close will be coming to WWW

What’s Worth Watching
January 26 – February 1
8p        30 Rock (NBC)
            American Idol (FOX)
            The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
830p    Parks & Recreation (NBC)  {Steve's pick}
9p        30 Rock (NBC) {special time}
930p    Up All Night (NBC)
10p      Archer (FX)
11p      Inside Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld & Don Rickels {series premiere}

8p      Shark Tank (ABC)
9p      Fringe (FOX)
          Chuck (NBC) {series finale}
930p  On Freddie Roach (HBO)
10p    Portlandia/Todd Margaret (IFC)
          Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
          Spartacus: Vengeance {2nd season premiere}{Steve's pick}

8p     UFC on FOX (FOX)  {JD's pick}
9p     US Figure Skating Championships (NBC)  {Jenny's pick}
10p   An Idiot Abroad (SCIENCE)

7p       60 Minutes (CBS)
           Pro Bowl (NBC)
8p       Once Upon A Time (ABC)
           Screen Actors Guild Awards (TBS)
830p   Napoleon Dynamite (FOX)
9p       The Good Wife (CBS)
           Shameless (SHO)
           Downton Abbey (PBS)  {Jenny's pick}
           Luck (HBO) {series premiere} {Jon's pick}
           Oprah’s Next Chapter: Sean Penn in Haiti (OWN)
930p   The TRL Decade (VH1)
10p     House Of Lies (SHO)
           Oprah Master Class: Ted Turner(OWN)

8p     House (FOX)
         Gossip Girl (CW)
9p     Being Human (SYFY)
         Alcatraz (FOX)
10p   Pawn Star$ (HISTORY)

8p      The Biggest Loser (NBC)
          Switched At Birth (ABC FAMILY)
9p      New Girl (FOX)
930p  Raising Hope (FOX)
10p    Justified (FX)  {Jon's pick}
          Southland (TNT)
          White Collar (USA)

8p       American Idol (FOX)
           Super Bowl Greatest Commercials (CBS)
9p       Mobbed (FOX)
           Inside The NFL (SHO)
10p     Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)
           Face Off (SYFY)
           Royal Pains (USA)
           Oprah’s Next Chapter: Oprah in Haiti (OWN)
1130p Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) {JD's pick}

Friday, January 20, 2012

What's Worth Watching Notes - January 19, 2012

What's Worth Watching show #18 will replay Friday at 4am Eastern on Howard 101.  We are THIS CLOSE to getting a better replay time. Really.

- Jenny's TV News 
{American Idol sagging ratings}
- Interview with Katrina Bowden
- Interview with Ben Schwartz
- This Is The Week That Was 
{Golden Globes, 30 Rock, American Idol, House of Lies, Alcatraz, Modern Family, Justified}
- What's Worth Watching: January 19 - January 25

Katrina Bowden (
- Came to Sirius without an entourage (according to Jenny)
- Stopped Jenny's TV News upon her arrival
- 30 Rock appearances depend upon availability; shot a movie this season
- Has a blast on set at 30 Rock always joking around
- Was 17 when she first started on 30 Rock; didn't know comedy at all
- Feels Tina Fey is a cool woman who gets away with saying anything
- Mentioned Tracy Morgan details his sexual antics on elevators
- Treated like everyone's little sister on the 30 Rock set
- Not much of 30 Rock is ad libbed and its funnier to stick to the script
- Vaguely remembers JD stalking her underneath 30 Rock
- Fights through tourists and has tunnel vision on the subway
- Gets a little crazy in the upcoming Nurse 3D with Paz de la Huerta
- Confirmed Paz de la Huerta is 10 times crazier than Tracy Morgan
- Never wants to do a movie with Paz de la Huerta ever again
- Wonders how Steve Buscemi makes it through Boardwalk Empire with Paz
- Felt it was cool when Jennifer Aniston guest starred - missed Steve Martin
- Feels upstaged by fellow 30 Rock actors but gets why and looks up to them
- Flattered that Jon thinks she's the best looking woman on TV right now
- Loves Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead & Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
- Drunk and high as Chris Klein's LA socialite girlfriend in American Reunion
- Had a great time doing her photo shoot for Maxim and loves being a ham
- People tell Katrina they love 30 Rock and then just walk away
- Gladly took pictures with Jon after the interview 

Ben Schwartz (
- Missed the masturbation discussion but heard Katrina's name and got it
- Waiting to find out if there's going to be more Jean Ralphio on Parks & Rec
- Feels Parks & Rec is the best comedy on TV and the chemistry is improving
- Most of Parks & Rec is right on the page
- During the Fun Runs the cast gets to mess around and improv
- Impressed with Jon's transition from discussing Parks & Rec to House of Lies
- Assured us that Don Cheadle doesn't get all the sex scenes
- Made a web series accompanying House of Lies which Jon found funny
- Started freelance writing jokes for Letterman and Weekend Update
- Impressed our research went beyond Wikipedia
- Thought he made it when landing a Mitch Hurwitz pilot with big time actors
- Felt JJ Abrams Undercovers would go on forever as well - wrong
- First Jean Ralphio bit for Parks & Rec was a simple paragraph 
- Originally auditioned to be Leslie Knope's boyfriend which went to Louis CK
- Loved talking 90's basketball with Detlef Schempf at Entertainment 720
- Texts Roy Hibbard every time he gets a double double
- In disbelief that Nick Offerman doesn't get nominated for an Emmy

Ronnie Mund (
- Wondered why it took Jon so long to speak to him on the phone
- Upset Katrina Bowden bumped his 140 Seconds segment
- Excited for the new season of Justified

JD Harmeyer (
- Apologized to Katrina for stalking her as he tried to make Jon look good
- Recommended Tuck and Dale versus Evil to impress Katrina
- Defended Kelsey Grammer's Golden Globe win
- Upset about good guy Rob Lowe's Peyton Manning tweet

Steve Brandano (
- Feels Katrina would be the hottest zombie ever
- Told JB Smoove he brings the ruckus on a daily basis

Jenny Hutt (
- Sported a tiara to draw attention away from Katrina
- Detailed Jon's theme song on Howard's show for Katrina
- Thought Angelina Jolie didn't look well at the Golden Globes
- Felt Alcatraz was getting too bloody for her

Jon Hein (
- Almost left his wife when Katrina said she's a Breaking Bad fan
- Pledged to get Katrina a zombie role on The Walking Dead
- Went from Ron Swanson to Lil Sebastian recapping Parks & Rec characters
- Feels George Clooney gets an automatic win at the Golden Globes
- Felt Ricky Gervais was neutered at the Golden Globes
- Is on board for Alcatraz because of Sam Neill
- Previewed Timothy Olyphant will join us on an upcoming show

What's Worth Watching
January 19 – January 25
8p        30 Rock (NBC)
            American Idol (FOX)
            The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
            Wipeout (ABC)
830p    Parks & Recreation (NBC)
9p        The Office (NBC)
            Person Of Interest (CBS) {Jenny's pick}
            Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
930p    Up All Night (NBC)
10p      Archer (FX)
            The Mentalist (CBS)
1030p  Unsupervised (FX) {pilot}

8p      Chuck (NBC)
          Shark Tank (ABC) {3rd Season Premiere}
9p      Fringe (FOX)
          Grimm (NBC)
930p  On Freddie Roach (HBO)  {JD's pick}
10p    Portlandia/Todd Margaret (IFC)
          Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

8p        Cops (FOX)
9p        Behind The Music: The Go-Gos (VH1 Classic)
10p      An Idiot Abroad (SCIENCE) {2nd Season Premiere}
            JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It (COM) {Steve's pick}

6p       NFC Championship: Giants vs 49ers (FOX)
7p       60 Minutes (CBS)
8p       Once Upon A Time (ABC)
           Undercover Boss (CBS)
9p       Prime Suspect (NBC)
           Shameless (SHO)
           Downton Abbey (PBS)  {Jon's pick}
           Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN) w/George Lucas
10p     American Idol (FOX)
           House Of Lies (SHO)
           Oprah Master Class: Morgan Freeman (OWN)
           Prime Suspect (NBC) {series finale}

8p     House (FOX)
         Gossip Girl (CW)
9p     Being Human (SYFY)
         Alcatraz (FOX)
10p   Castle (ABC)
          Pawn Stars (HISTORY)

8p      The Biggest Loser (NBC)
          Switched At Birth (ABC FAMILY)
9p      State Of The Union (ALL)
10p    Justified (FX)  {Ronnie's pick}
          Southland (TNT)
          White Collar (USA)

8p       American Idol (FOX)
9p       Criminal Minds (CBS)
           Inside The NFL (SHO)
           Touch (FOX) {pilot}
10p     CSI (CBS)
           Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)
           Face Off (SYFY)
           Royal Pains (USA)

Monday, January 16, 2012

What's Worth Watching Notes - January 12, 2012

What's Worth Watching show #17 will replay Friday at 4am Eastern on Howard 101.  We are working on getting a better replay time. Really.

- Jenny's TV News 
{Justin Timberlake My Space TV, Ricky Gervais hosting Golden Globes}
- This Is The Week That Was 
{NHL Winter Classic, Saturday Night Live, Downton Abbey, Shameless, Portlandia & The Firm}
- 140 Seconds with Ronnie Mund
- Golden Globes predictions
- Interview with Valerie Bertinelli (and surprise guest Jane Leeves)
- What's Worth Watching: January 12 - January 18

Valerie Bertinelli (
- Was called a cream puff for the first time ever by Jenny
- Loves watching The Daily Show and Cougar Town
- Couldn't believe Jon remembered Sydney and can't pronounce Cafe Americain
- Happy to be on TV Land who is very very good to Hot In Cleveland
- Loves how they have a ridiculously good time shooting Hot In Cleveland
- Benefited from the Bette White craze from the get go who gets all the men
- Didn't expect the show to get the ratings it did right out of the gate
- Read for Norman Lear at  the age of 15 but was too stupid to be intimidated
- Insists Norman hasn't changed at all, including the same hat
- Does not live of her child's fame as some other show biz moms do
- Claims nepotism doesn't work if the kid doesn't have talent
- Revealed her son Wolfie was a drummer first before becoming a bass player
- Explained to Jenny how Van Halen had more of an influence on her life
- Literally grew up the nine years she was on One Day At A Time
- Admits its a bummer when other network projects didn't hit
- Got out of the business to raise Wolfie; full time mom, part time actor
- Needed to be on Touched By An Angel as her marriage fell apart
- Didn't mind Jane Leeves busting in on our interview who she's known for 20 years
- Jane felt Valerie got cranky during her dieting phase
- Jane is very thankful getting Hot In Cleveland after acting on Frasier
- Jane & Valerie are impressed by how good of an actress Bette White is
- Jane learned 26 year old lingo from Joe Jonas on the set
- Both felt Frasier was a better show than One Day At A Time

Ronnie Mund (
- Can't say the words "What's Worth Watching"
- Announced a NCIS: LA exclusive but never revealed anything 
- Enjoyed the big fight at Renee's coming out party on Mob Wives

JD Harmeyer (
- Thinks Justin Timberlake's good looks carry him hosting SNL and prefers Barkley
- Horrified ABC ever aired Work It!

Steve Brandano (
- Is still looking for Ronnie's NCIS: LA exclusive which was not edited out
- Embarrassed to admit he's all the way in with New Girl

Jenny Hutt (
- Loves when Justin Timberlake hosts SNL
- Crowbarred marijuana related story into her news
- Upset by the size of Kelly Clarkson and cringed for her
- Excited for Celebrity Apprentice and name dropped Clay Aiken
- Informed us she's been to the Grammys multiple times

Jon Hein (
- Excited about Life's Too Short with Ricky Gervais
- Felt Charles Barkley was painful hosting SNL
- Wonders why NBC greenlit The Firm decades after the book/film came out
- Still refuses to watch shows with wives in the title (other than The Good Wife)
- Angry at Golden Globes for not nominating Breaking Bad
- Told Valerie Bertinelli he could get her a guest spot on Cougar Town
- Previewed Jean Ralphio will join us on an upcoming What's Worth Watching

What's Worth Watching
January 12 – January 18
8p      30 Rock (NBC) {6th season premiere}
          The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
          Wipeout (ABC)
          Critics Choice Movie Awards (VH1) (Steve's pick)
830p  Parks & Recreation (NBC)
          Rob! (CBS) {pilot}
9p      The Office (NBC)
          Paradise Lost 3 (HBO) (JD's pick)
          Person Of Interest (CBS)
          Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
930p   Up All Night (NBC) 
10p    The Firm (NBC)
           The Mentalist (CBS) 

8p    Chuck (NBC)
        A Gifted Man (CBS)
9p    Fringe (FOX)
        Grimm (NBC)
10p  Blue Bloods (CBS)  
         Portlandia/Todd Margaret (IFC)
         Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

8p         NFL Playoffs: Broncos vs Patriots (CBS)
             Cops (FOX)
9p         2012 Miss America Pageant (ABC)
1130p  Saturday Night Live (NBC) Daniel Radcliffe/Lana Del Rey

7p       60 Minutes (CBS)
8p       69th Annual Golden Globes (NBC)
           Once Upon A Time (ABC)
           Undercover Boss (CBS) {3rd season premiere}
830p   Napoleon Dynamite (FOX) {pilot}  (JD's pick)
9p       The Good Wife (CBS) 
           Shameless (SHO)
           Downton Abbey (PBS)
           Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN) w/George Lucas
10p     Hell On Wheels (AMC) {season finale}
           House Of Lies (SHO)

8p        Alcatraz (FOX) {pilot}  (Jon's pick)
            Gossip Girl (CW)
            Bette White's 90th Birthday (NBC)
            Oprah & The Cast of Roots (OWN)
830p   Two Broke Girls (CBS)  (Jenny's pick)
9p       Being Human (SYFY) {2nd season premiere}
           Two and a Half Men (CBS)
930p   Bette White's Off Their Rockers (NBC) {pilot}
            Mike & Molly (CBS)
10p     Castle (ABC)
           Hawaii Five-O (CBS) 

8p       Glee (FOX)
           NCIS (CBS)
           Switched At Birth (ABC FAMILY) (Jenny's pick)
9p       New Girl (FOX) (Steve's pick)      
           NCIS: LA (CBS) 
930p  Raising Hope (FOX)
10p    Justified (FX) {3rd season premiere}  (Jon's pick)
          Southland (TNT) {4th season premiere}
          White Collar (USA)

8p       American Idol (FOX) {11th season premiere}
           The Middle (ABC)
830p  Suburgatory (ABC) 
9p       Modern Family (ABC)
           Criminal Minds (CBS)
           Inside The NFL (SHO)
           Mistresses (BBCA) {pilot}
10p     Revenge (ABC)
           CSI (CBS)
           Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)
           Face Off (SYFY)
           Royal Pains (USA)
11p     True Life: I Have Diabetes (MTV)