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5 Shows After Dark: And People Say There's No Market for Quality Entertainment in the US

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 18, 2013 | Comments ()


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This past week several of you sniffed out my “Extreme Exterminators” pretty quickly. Though I have to thank “Owner’s Manual” on AMC for taking some of the heat. That is a real show, so those of you looking to prove how right you are via a reality series on AMC have had your prayers answered. Good work to DominaNefret, DataAngel, and Uriah_Creep for clearly identifying the fake show and a sympathetic cringe to emmalita for sharing her own true tale of a house fit for the fictional “Extreme Exterminators.” This week will be the last week for my little game, as I’m taking the week before Labor Day off to enjoy my birthday, some vacation, and trying not to think about how horribly we treat laborers in the US these days. That means this week is a sort of speed round, as I’ll be announcing the fake show on Thursday so I don’t leave you all hanging until September.

“Breaking Bad” on AMC at 9:00pm ET.

“True Blood” on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Sixth season finale.

“Ice Road Truckers” on History at 10:00pm ET. Hey! I didn’t realize this had come back! Not that it alters my TV planning at all, but it’s always good to know that people driving trucks is still something that lots of other people actively enjoy watching on television.

“The Newsroom” on HBO at 10:00pm ET.

“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” on OWN at 10:00pm ET. Answering the questions no one was asking, this will be following up with Fabio, Todd Bridges, and Erin Brockovich. I had a thought dimly fluttering around in the back of my mind that Fabio had semi-recently been around and Wikipedia confirms that he was briefly in the running to become the new Old Spice Dude, but failed to best Isaiah Mustafa. So, you know, I just saved you about a third of the time it would take to watch this. You’re welcome.

Genevieve Burgess likes her federal holidays like she likes her overbearing morality tales; chock-full of almost suffocating levels of irony.







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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Misomaniac

    I only like shows about truckers if they have some sort of primate sidekick.

    And don't give me any of this evolutionary nonsense about humans being primates. The Flying Spaghetti Monster made us special, dammit!

  • ,

    Now "Ice Road Drive-By Truckers," THAT I'd watch.

    Band tours Nunavit.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    All you have to do is say "non-human primates." Boom, argument-proofed.

  • e jerry powell

    I saw non-human primates on TV yesterday that had cats for pets. And dogs. And a rhino that had a sheep for a pet.

  • Misomaniac

    And miss an opportunity to exalt The Flying Spaghetti Monster?

    I think not!

    May His Noodly Appendage caress you.

  • Maguita NYC

    His noodly sainthood is rather busy right now...

  • e jerry powell

    Yeah. He's taking on Russian Orthodoxy this month. I think there will be much smiting involved.

  • emmalita

    Look Maguita! Your downvoter is back. He/she/it missed you.

  • Maguita NYC

    Haha! True, was surprised when I saw this. I don't mind if it was disagreeing with my pov, but someone must tell me what my controversial pov was.

    My pet must be happy, we are paying it attention! Have a good day wifey! I'm heading to Accounting. aaaaaarghhhhhhh. Hope your morning went well?

    Merde!

  • DataAngel

    Whatever happened to Denny Terrio of "Dance Fever"? Or Waylon Flowers (& Madame). Or the Solid Gold dancers? Or the host of that lipsynch show? Or the people that won Dance Fever or the lip synch thing? These are the burning questions from my youth. Burning! Like, penicillin-needed-levels of burning. Answer me THAT, Oprah.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yeah, and what became of the OTHER Fly-Girls? Get on it, Opes.

  • firedmyass

    Waylon, he dead (and was buried with Madame, as I recall). I'm sure that a number of the SG dancers probably married entertainment lawyers from Sherman Oaks.

    Danny Terrio is likely only dead inside.

  • e jerry powell

    Are we going up the Congo now?

    Denny Terrio can't be any deader inside than Adrian Zmed.

  • chanohack

    Two things about "Breaking Bad":

    1. Earlier today, I was talking to my brother about some of our fucked up family drama, and he said, "Well, at least 'Breaking Bad' is tonight." How right he is. What a privilege to watch someone else's fucked up family drama.

    2. It has taken over making Sundays seem super duper long where "Downton Abbey" left off.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I think Fabio's been hiding from birds.

  • Maguita NYC

    The only good news in all of this is that a long week-end is coming up soon, and I need one badly. So thank you Genevieve for this!

    And True Blood is already ending?

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