Friday, February 17, 2012

What's Worth Watching Notes - February 16, 2012

What's Worth Watching show #22 will replay Friday at 4am Eastern AND Saturday at 7pm Eastern on Howard 101.  

With Ronnie out in LA taking care of Howard at America's Got Talent, we brought in Teddy Microphone to lend his expertise when it comes to British TV shows.

RUNDOWN
- Jenny's TV News 
{Grammy ratings, Oprah tweets for ratings, Cougar Town marketing}
- This Is The Week That Was 
{Grammys, Cougar Town, SNL, Survivor, The Walking Dead}
- Across The Pond with Teddy Microphone
- Interview with Busy Philipps
- What's Worth Watching: February 16 - February 22

Busy Philipps (www.twitter.com/Busyphilipps25)
- Saw a tweet which reminded her of our interview and is keeping her in line
- Bill Lawrence had the cast do in depth interviews with ANYONE who asked
- Admitted early Cougar Town eps were about Courteney dating younger guys
- Explained why she wasn't in the opening credits of Freaks & Geeks
- Kim Kelly wasn't in the F&G pilot but she was promised to be a series regular
- Excited her first job was with her college buddy Linda Cardellini 
- Revealed the woman who played her F&G mom was method and mean to her
- NBC wouldn't air the "Kim Kelly Is My Friend" ep since it was too harsh
- Every NBC guy who now approaches her claims to be the one behind F&G
- Felt doing Dawson's Creek was an experience but the show wasn't for her 
- Regrets appearing on Sarah Connor Chronicles 8 1/2 months pregnant
- Had her baby because the Writer's Strike gave her the time to do so
- Is obsessed with Amy Poehler and puts Parks & Rec as her #2 comedy
- Has stopped watching The Office but wants to be on board
- Loves Top Chef which her husband sweetly waits for her to catch up on
- Feels there's too much music happening in Downton Abbey
- Thinks The Killing should take a page from Homeland on how to end a season
- Says Josh Hopkins & Christa Miller are the best Penny Can players
- Noted when the Penny Can is on set, absolutely no work gets done
  
Teddy Microphone (www.twitter.com/tedmicrophone)
- Qualified to speak about British TV since his fiance Poppy comes from the UK
- Recommended Downton Abbey which has taken over the nation
- Has seen Life's Too Short and heartily recommends it
- Still enjoys Top Gear now entering its 18th season
- Can't explain why some UK shows translate well and some don't
- Feels Whitechapel is a good Sherlock Holmes type show
- Turned Jon on to Luther which has only 10 episodes to see
- Strongly recommends the five seasons of Wire in the Blood 
- Remembered Jason Isaacs as the baddie in Case Histories
- Loves The Thick Of It as one of his favorite Brit comedies
- Feels if you like The Wire, you'll love The Hour

JD Harmeyer (www.twitter.com/jdharm)
- Left Jon out on an island when it came to assessing the Grammys
- Impressed once again by the casting of Survivor
- Likened Maya Rudolph doing Whitney to Fred Armisen bringing back Qaddafi
- Looking forward to My Strange Addiction breast enlargement/nail polish eps

Steve Brandano (www.twitter.com/siriusstevieb)
- Deemed asking if you have a Nielsen Box "pulling a Bill Lawrence"
- Felt Zooey Deschannel did an excellent job on Saturday Night Live
- Assumed Bill Nighy is in every show Teddy listed
- Noted Busy Philipps was more impressive not being in F&G opening credits

Jenny Hutt (www.twitter.com/jenniferhutt)
- Liked the Grammys but typically doesn't like those shows
- Clearly has Downton Abbey fever
- Reminded Busy Philipps of how skinny she got for Cougar Town
- Got to talk to all the Cougar Town co stars who were so much fun
- Grew very close to Christa Miller when she was up at Sirius
Jon Hein (www.twitter.com/jonmhein)
- Felt 20 minutes of the Grammys were worth watching (plus Tay Tay)
- Thinks Oprah is reeking of desperation with her tweeting and appearances
- Wishes SNL would handle Whitney Houston's death the way it used to
- Assured Busy Philipps that he won't be watching The Killing anymore
- Agreed that Extras is an underrated British comedy

What’s Worth Watching
February 16 – February 22


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
8p         30 Rock (NBC)
             American Idol (FOX) 
             The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
             Exporting Raymond (HBO)
830p     Parks & Recreation (NBC)
             Heart of Stone (SHO) 
9p         The Office (NBC)
             Person of Interest (CBS)  {Jenny's pick}
             Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
             Remembering Whitney (OWN)
930p     Up All Night (NBC) 
10p       Archer (FX)
11p       Inside Comedy (SHO) {Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Brad Garrett}
12a       Delocated 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 
8p       Undercover Boss (CBS)
           Shark Tank (ABC)
9p       Fringe (FOX) 
           Grimm (NBC)
           A Gifted Man (CBS)
10p     Blue Bloods (CBS)
           Portlandia/Todd Margaret (IFC) 
           Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
           Spartacus: Vengeance (STARZ)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 
8p        The Ride (SHO)
9p        The Firm (NBC) 
10p      An Idiot Abroad (SCIENCE)
1130p  Saturday Night Live (NBC) {Maya Rudolph/Sleigh Bells}

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 
7p        60 Minutes (CBS)
8p        The Amazing Race (CBS) {20th season premiere}
            The Simpsons (FOX) {500th episode} {Jon's pick}
9p        The Apprentice (NBC) {12th season premiere} {Steve's pick}
            The Good Wife (CBS)
            The Walking Dead (AMC)
            Luck (HBO)
            Shameless (SHO)
10p      Eastbound & Down (HBO) {3rd season premiere} {JD's pick}
            Comic Book Men (AMC)
            House of Lies (SHO)
1030p  Life's Too Short (HBO) {pilot} {Teddy's pick}
             
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 
8p       House (FOX) 
           Gossip Girl (CW) 
           The Voice (NBC)
           How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
830p   Two Broke Girls (CBS)
9p       Being Human (SYFY) 
           Alcatraz (FOX) 
           Bethenny Ever After (BRAVO) {3rd season premiere}
10p     Smash (NBC)
           Castle (ABC)
           Hawaii Five-O (CBS) 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
8p       The Biggest Loser (NBC) 
           Switched At Birth (ABC FAMILY)
830p   Cougar Town (ABC)
9p       The River (ABC)
           New Girl (FOX)
           The Loving Story (HBO)
930p   Raising Hope (FOX) 
10p     Justified (FX)
           Southland (TNT) 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 
8p      American Idol (FOX)
          The Middle (ABC)
          Survivor (CBS) 
9p      Modern Family (ABC)
10p    Hot In Cleveland (TV Land) 
          Face Off (SYFY) 
          Royal Pains (USA) {3rd season finale}

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