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This Week on TV (1/10-1/16)

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MONDAY (1/10)

  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo, 8 P.M.): "James Lipton conducts an interview with actor and funnyman , star of The Truman Show (1998), Man on the Moon (1999) and the Ace Ventura films." This would be an example of a "yes man" interviewing the Yes Man.
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 8 P.M.): "When Cal (Tim Roth) is asked to determine if a mental hospital patient is being held against his will he begins to question his own sanity." When you go from Reservoir Dogs to a television series, it's natural to question yourself occasionally.
  • Castle (ABC, 10 P.M.): "Castle and Beckett interview a top magician (Gilles Marini) after the owner of a magic store drowns in Houdini's legendary water torture tank." Now that's a man who can make magic happen.

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This Week on TV (12/6-12/12)

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MONDAY (12/6)

  • My Big Friggin' Wedding (VH1, 9 P.M.): "Johnny has a garage sale to raise money for the wedding." Face it: His fiancee was going to make him get rid of his stuff anyway.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Alan gets creative with a gift for Lyndsey when he's ashamed that he can't afford an expensive present. " He's going to try a little tenderness and see if that works.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9 P.M.): "Chuck believes that Lily is not being entirely honest with him." She keeps telling him that Jenny's absence is strictly for creative reasons, but he thinks otherwise.

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James Franco Shakes up the Actors Studio

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Talk Shows, Bravo, Cable, Gossip,

James FrancoBravo’s interview series Inside the Actors Studio recently had to turn people away during the James Franco appearance.

The staff rejected a record-breaking number of people who wanted to attend the taping.

All tickets sold out for the interview, which will air on Bravo next month. A source said the actor stayed behind to talk to the fans who bought tickets.

Female screams also peppered Franco’s interview.

According to a report, host James Lipton at one point stopped to say “17 years filming this show, and I’ve never heard a sound like that before.”

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Dave Chappelle Scheduled to Make a Rare TV Appearance

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Reality, Bravo, Gossip,

Dave Chappelle

After abruptly leaving his popular show during the production of the third season, comedian Dave Chappelle has been very rarely heard from. He cropped up in comedy clubs and once on HBO before staging a marathon stand-up session at the famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood . The performance went on an amazing six hours and twelve minutes.

By his own admission, Chappelle has always put his stand-up comedy first. He reportedly grew so annoyed with an audience in Sacramento, California that he stormed off the stage when they repeatedly cried out his famous catchphrase from Chappelle’s Show. The incident occurred during the height of the show’s popularity, in the summer of 2004. After storming off the stage, Chappelle returned to say “the show is ruining my life” and to lambaste the audience.

Later, Chappelle mysteriously left his show to visit Africa. The trip gave rise to rumors of substance abuse, allegations Chappelle has denied.

Since his December, 2007 comedy stunt in Hollywood, Chappelle has remained off the radar. Until now.

Chappelle is scheduled to make his second appearance on (he also appeared in 2005). The episode (scheduled to air Novembe 10) will celebrate the 200th episode of the Bravo series and take up two solid hours of programming. For this special event, Chappelle will co-host along with James Lipton. The two will discuss famous Hollywood citizens such as Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie.

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This Week on TV (11/3-11/9)

Law & Order

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MONDAY (11/3)
  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo, 8pm):  Season 15 premiere. “A conversation with Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn, who retraces her career journey and discusses her books, her tattoo and her mother’s death.” James Lipton will also retrace the moments when Hawn’s career started dying a slow death.
  • Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 (NBC, 9pm):  “A ready-for-prime-time political skewering, featuring new material and a collection of politically-themed clips from the show’s archive.” This could be your last chance to laugh before you cry.
  • First Class All the Way (Bravo, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Sara whips up a high-end getaway to Paris and Monaco for a clique of privileged women, but there’s a bump in the road when a passport goes missing.” I just hate to see a privileged woman miss out on a trip.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Audrina moves out.” Haven’t we seen this episode already? Oh wait - we just saw it unfold in Us Weekly.

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TV on DVD: November 20, 2007

Here are some of the options you can find on the shelves today.  There are several complete collections now available just in time for the holiday season.

Dave Chapelle

  • Chappelle’s Show (Complete Series)
  • Charles in Charge (Season 2)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 7)
  • Dr. Katz Professional Therapist (Complete Series)
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels (Season 2)
  • Inside the Actors Studio: Johnny Depp
  • Love American Style (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • Mission Impossible (Season 3)
  • Nirvana: Unplugged in New York
  • Queer as Folk (Complete Series)
  • The Universe (Season 1)
  • The Wild Wild West (Season 3)

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Coverage

Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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