Friday, March 30, 2012

What's Worth Watching Notes - March 29, 2012

What's Worth Watching show #28 which aired live on Thursday, March 29 will replay Friday at 4am  & Saturday at 7pm on Howard 101 (all times Eastern). Thanks for tweeting your questions to us @whatsworthwatch for two television greats - Paul Feig & John Ratzenberger.

We miss you, Jenny. Hope you're empowered. It'll take us weeks to recover.
 

RUNDOWN
- JD's TV News 
{Anchorman 2 on Conan, Modern Family raises, Glee casting, Idiot Abroad spinoff, Life's Too Short renewal, Game of Thrones return}
- This Is The Week That Was 
{Mad Men, Luck, 30 Rock, Alcatraz, Life's Too Short, Mad Men}
- 140 Seconds with Ronnie Mund
- Interview with John Ratzenberger
- What's Worth Watching: March 29 - April 4

Paul Feig (@paulfeig)
- Happy to sit in for Jenny on the show
- Casting Viagra Diaries as things didn't work out with Goldie Hawn
- Just sold a six part show in UK called Rona & Beverly
- Pledged to try to get Jon Hamm on What's Worth Watching
- Noted Conan is the most comic friendly talk show host
- Thinks it's a good thing Modern Family has a big cast with negotiations
- Always gets nervous when stunt casting occurs
- Respects Liam Neeson's full blown AIDS on Life's Too Short
- Gave a shout out to Tim Van Patten for his great directing
- Still hasn't recovered from the death of Lady on Game of Thrones
- Upset Mad Men stole his thin tie/lapels look
- Attributed Zoobie Zoobie Zoo to a two hour premiere
- Regrets not putting Kim Kelly in the opening credits of Freaks & Geeks
- Wanted to open s2 of Freaks & Geeks w/ Lindsay ODing at a Dead show
- Noted you have to piss people off to get the reaction The Killing has
- Dreams of self packaged actors coming in to flesh out any role
- Is ready to cast John Ratzenberger based on his box office success
- Wondered if John's MOST program included people to beat up nerds
- Mourned the cancellation of Luck along with Jon
- Thanked JD for plugging Bridesmaids on Saturday @ 8 on HBO

John Ratzenberger (@dratzenberger)
- Worked ten years in London on a variety of roles before getting Cheers
- Got to sit at a bar for ten years, crack jokes and get paid for it
- Was okay with people thinking he was Cliff Clavin as time went on
- Has freaked people out when walking into in Cheers bars 
- Went to a Cheers bar with his daughter and no one recognized him
- Originally read for Norm and came up with Cliff in the audition room
- Frankly confessed to not knowing how to audition and lost his dignity
- Feels Cheers has stood the test of time because of the writing 
- Cheers writers grew up on literary classics and knew what to do
- Thinks writers should write what they know not what they've seen on TV
- Cliff's Jeopardy! episode when he bet 20,000 big ones is a favorite
- Can't get enough useless information on TV and in life
- Also loved the episode when Cheers wrote jokes for Johnny Carson
- Loves voice work since you're indoors and can show up in your pajamas
- Only had two days rehearsal before doing Dancing With The Stars
- Wanted to dance the polka with Edyta since they both were Polish
- Attributed DWTS success to those who want to dress up and go dancing
- Explained how he's the most successful actor based on box office receipts
- Made In America brought dignity and respect to those who do essential jobs
- Works his MOST program to build skill sets to fill open jobs
- Would love to do Cheers reunion but those who own it need to make it happen
- Big fan of Burn Notice and shows that explain why stuff happens
- Recently enjoyed a show on a blue whale whose mouth is 60 feet long

Ronnie Mund (@rmlimodriver69)
- Can't take all the drama on Mob Wives
- Watched a rerun of 2 Broke Girls that he already saw
- Gave big props to LL Cool J on NCIS: LA
- Can't get into Mad Men since he has to start at the beginning
- Said he was instructed to be nice on today's show

JD Harmeyer (@jdharm)
- Filled in for Jenny and covered TV news with his own theme
- Can't wait for Anchorman 2 sequel announced on Conan
- Needs to do more research regarding Chris Rock talk show and Modern Family raises
- Noted Glee has been stunt casting for a long time
- Chose Game of Thrones over Mad Men because of nudity
- Mentioned Jon noting The Killing to be ignored on this week's info

Steve Brandano (@siriusstevieb)
- Loves that Warwick Davis doesn't mind falling on Life's Too Short
- Would choose Mad Men over Game of Thrones as his Sunday night show
- Wasn't bothered by Zoobie Zoobie Zoo as it made you "feel" the room

Jon Hein (@jonmhein)
- Wondered if Anchorman 2 announcement was a Leno snub
- Wouldn't mind Modern Family changing their Lily
- Predicted Glee has one season left at the most
- Has been charmed by Warwick Davis on Life's Too Short
- Thinks he's part of Game of Thrones which returns April 1
- Reacted like Don Draper to Zoobie Zoobie Zoo overkill
- Felt 30 Rock knocked it out of the park with Normal Al
- Will still not be watching The Killing because of the season 1 ending

What’s Worth Watching
March 29 - April 4
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
8p        Community (NBC)
             Big Bang Theory (CBS)  
             American Idol (FOX)
830p    30 Rock (NBC)  
             Rules of Engagement (CBS)
9p        Touch (FOX) 
             Person of Interest (CBS)
930p    Up All Night (NBC)
10p      Awake (NBC) 
             Punk'd (MTV) {9th season premiere}
12a      Delocated! (ADULT SWIM)

FRIDAY, MARCH 30
8p        Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) {4th season finale}
9p        Fringe (FOX)
            Grimm (NBC)
            CSI: NY (CBS)
10p     Real Time w/Bill Maher (HBO)
            Spartacus: Vengeance (STARZ) {2nd season finale}
            Blue Bloods (CBS)  {John Ratzenberger's pick}
            In Plain Sight (USA) 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
6p        NCAA Final Four (CBS)
8p        Escape Routes (NBC) {pilot}
            Teen Choice Awards (NICK)
            COPS (FOX) {JD's pick}

SUNDAY, APRIL 1
7p        60 Minutes (CBS)
8p        Country Music Awards (CBS)
            The Apprentice (NBC)
            The Killing (AMC) {2nd season premiere to be ignored}
9p        Game of Thrones (HBO) {2nd season premiere} {Jon's & Paul Feig's pick}
            Shameless (SHO) {2nd season finale}
10p      House of Lies (SHO) {1st season finale}
             Mad Men (AMC) {Steve's pick}
1030p  Californication (SHO) {5th season finale}
             
MONDAY, APRIL 2
8p        Dancing With The Stars (ABC) 
            The Voice (NBC)
            Bones (FOX) {7th season premiere}
            The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABCF)
            Gossip Girl (CW) {Ronnie's pick}
9p        NCAA Basketball Championship (CBS)
            House (FOX) {new time slot}
            Being Human (SYFY)
10p     Smash (NBC)

TUESDAY, APRIL 3
8p       Raising Hope (FOX) 
           The Biggest Loser (NBC)
830p  Cougar Town (ABC)
9p       New Girl (FOX)
           The Voice (NBC) {results show}
930p   Breaking In (FOX) 
10p     Justified (FX)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
8p        American Idol (FOX)
            Survivor (CBS)
            One Tree Hill (CW) {series finale}
830p    Best Friends Forever (NBC) {pilot}
930p    Bent (NBC) {season finale}
930p    Happy Endings (ABC) {2nd season finale}
10p      South Park (COMEDY)            
             Whitechapel (BBCA)

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