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)

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