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5 Shows After Dark: I Refuse To Believe This is a Real Person

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 1, 2013 | Comments ()


“The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards” on The CW at 8:00pm ET. You know, I keep up with pop culture. I run my eyes over the Billboard Hot 100 every week, I look at the TV listings five nights out of the week, and have a pretty good handle on upcoming movie releases. I’m not necessarily saying this to boast, but to point out that I swear to god some of these networks must be breeding skinny, artificially tan young people in a lab to manage to stump me this frequently with various honorees and “stars” that appear on things like this. Luckily, it’s hosted by the lovely Aisha Tyler so at least we can all manage a glimmer of recognition there. Of course, most of the target audience won’t know who she is, so we’re back to square one.

“Burn Notice” on USA at 9:00pm ET.

“Project Runway” on Lifetime at 9:00pm ET.

“Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightening” on History at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Rather than a series based on the story of the family feud that became Appalachian Shakespeare, this is a reality series centered around the modern day Hatfields and McCoys who have been convinced to go into the moonshine business together by an investor from St.Louis with “mysterious” motives. Tempers flare, people get pissed off about shit that happened over a century ago, and it’s all probably a big commercial for the HATFIELD & MCCOY brand moonshine they’re allegedly making according to family recipes that go back generations. At least this has some tenuous connection to historical events, unlike the vast majority of the History Channel programming these days.

“Children’s Hospital” on Adult Swim at 12:00am ET.

Genevieve Burgess was also pretty stumped by half the “teen stars” when she was an actual teenager.

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  • e jerry powell

    My Q-card is going to be revoked, but I have not watched a SINGLE episode of Project Runway since the end of season 10. Tim Gunn has become a parody of himself, and Heidi Klum has been working diligently to step on his coattails so that people will pay attention to her.

    Jon Murray has shat all over what used to be one of the few worthwhile competitive reality shows, and I am cursing him with a plague of jock itch until he relinquishes control.

  • Jim Slemaker

    Well, if you don't know about PLL than we must pull your pop culture merit badge with all due haste.

  • e jerry powell

    Aisha Tyler is trying to sneak up on NPH through all the C-list awards show hosting jobs...

  • ,

    "White Lightening"? Sounds more like "The Michael Jackson Story."

  • e jerry powell

    You win six cookies.

  • foolsage

    So... the Hatfields and McCoys movie "White Lightening" (sic) is about their struggle to make the world a lighter shade of pale? ;)

  • John W

    She's real and she's spectacular....

  • toblerone

    NO love for NTSF:SD:SUV::? It's got everyone favourite DW alumn Amy Pond!

    *God I wish they'd give her something to do.

  • Three_nineteen

    Is that woman capable of wearing regular clothes? If she appears on a show in nude-colored pantyhose, will she melt?

  • NO love for NTSF:SD:SUV::?

    No, no love. Sad, incoherent garbage, and money better spent on more Venture Bros. Or anything animated on Cartoon Network.

  • Maguita NYC

    No Game Night with Jane Lynch? I MUST not forget to watch.

  • dizzylucy

    I checked it out over the weekend - I generally don't like unscripted stuff, but that show is a lot of fun. I'll definitely keep watching.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Fear not, it is on tonight. I checked especially for you.

  • Maguita NYC

    Thank you Genevieve! I believe I'll also play whatever drinking game they'll be suggesting tonight.

  • koko temur

    i watched the first 3 episodes yesterday. delightful. and exellent in convincing you that the celebrity you like are indeed very much awesome in real life. martin short and mathew perry's weird rivalry was delightful surprise too.

  • Maguita NYC

    And they're drunk!!!

  • koko temur

    Jason Sudekis was an AMAZING drunk! he was barely conscious, but got maybe one thing wrong the whole episode!

  • emmalita

    I've only been able to watch one episode, and I decided to go with the one with Sudekis and Poehler. Very funny!

  • Maguita NYC

    That is exactly the only one I missed! Gotta watch tonight... Then OITNB. I'm late on my self-imposed one-liners review.

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