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5 Shows After Dark: He's the Hero That Pajiba Deserves

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 28, 2012 | Comments ()


"Anger Management" on FX at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is Charlie Sheen's new series because apparently if you're Charlie Sheen you can get coked out of your brain, beat women, and fuck up your career as many times as you like and people will still hire your ass. I mean, I realize it is the height of hypocrisy for anyone in Hollywood to say "Well, you do drugs so we won't hire you" because, come on, they're ALL doing drugs. At least most of them. But I honestly haven't a damn clue what the hell Charlie Fucking Sheen has in his "pro" column that can outweigh the metric ton of "con". Is it just that he can apparently laugh at himself? "Ha ha, man I'm such a violent train wreck with serious addiction problems. It's hilarious!" Goddamnit. I try not to get angry about television because it really isn't worth it, but the fact that this man still has a career just pushes all my buttons.

"Twenty Twelve" on BBCA at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. Starring the Earl of Grantham! Er, I mean, Hugh Bonneville.

"Wipeout" on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Fifth season summer premiere.

"Louie" on FX at 10:30pm ET. Third season premiere. Your favorite pudgy ginger misanthrope is back for another season.

"Brand X" on FX at 11:00pm ET. Series premiere. FX is just throwing everything out there tonight, the only returning show is "Wilfred". Anyway, fresh off making out with Alec Baldwin in this summer's complete opposite of a blockbuster, Brand is bringing his extremely specific set of talents to FX. I'd start a pool on how long it takes him to get cancelled, but if they're willing to put up with Sheen I have my doubts that Brand could say ANYTHING that would get him fired. But the man does like to surprise, so I wouldn't rule it out.

Genevieve Burgess does not appreciate your sass. (That's a lie.)

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  • seanfast

    You forgot Awkward on mtv, dustin will be sad :(

  • popeye

    Give up, Genevieve. You're close enough already.

  • Mrs. Julien

    The first joke on Louis tonight had us in stictches. He needs reading glasses to see his privates during his private time. But he said it more directly, of course.

  • BierceAmbrose

    /poke /poke /poke

    But I honestly haven’t a damn clue what the hell Charlie Fucking Sheen
    has in his “pro” column ...

    What's the typical audience share & demo for his shows? Ad conversion rate? His salary vs. the cash value he adds to those two things?

    And a one-set sitcom absent special effects is relatively cheap to produce.

    There's a huge audience of standards-free drones, he panders to them, and the soulless gnomes are buried in cash (and kittens, crunchy, crunchy kittens) thereby.


  • Katieeferg

    I love Russel's Ponderland, his old radio show and his stand up so I'll be the lone voice looking forward to BrandX. Seriously watch Ponderland if you can, it's really funny. I'll just run and hide now....

  • e jerry powell

    Has Louie been working arms or what?

  • googergieger

    I'm pretty sure Russel Brand is Britian's middle finger in human form. I can't see his appeal at all. I mean not one thing going for him.

  • zeke_the_pig

    If nothing else, that.

  • e jerry powell

    You assume he has appeal. I haven't found any, nor do I know anyone who has.

  • One day I'll make a career out of pudgy ginger misanthrope.

  • Oh I'm all three I just can't make a living out of it. Old women telling me with hair like that I must get all the ladies. Now that I got.

  • Groundloop

    I'm a fat, shaven headed misanthrope. Where's my goddamn TV show?

  • David Sorenson

    I'm a third of the way there already.

  • Jeremy Carrier

    You're forgetting about all the Ws Sheen has in the WIN column

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