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We Gotta Leave It There

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 14, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 14, 2009 |

Glorious, glorious television Wednesdays — the primetime schedule is really the best reason not to whine on Thursdays. Let’s get to it:


— “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak” on HBO. Filmmakers Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze offer an intimate look at the life and work of Maurice Sendak, with a peek at Where the Wild Things Are afterward (H/T Cindy).


— “America’s Next Top Model ” on The CW.

— “Mercy” on NBC is atrocious (and likely heading toward cancellation, but I do like the title of tonight’s ep: “Pulling the goalie.” A veiled sexual reference in a show title? I can dig it).

— “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox.


— “The Middle” on ABC. The second ep lived up to the first, so “The Middle” has achieved permanent status on the ole DVR.


— “Glee” on Fox. The title: “Takedown.” I think they’ll finally be competing this week. Granted, against the school of the deaf, but I bet they turn out to be a lot better than expected.

— “Law and Order: SVU” on NBC. I think this is the one with Scott Foley. I fucking love Scott Foley — dude needs another show, like, yesterday.

— “Modern Family” on ABC. Each episode so far has been as good as the last.

— “Mythbusters” on Discovery. For those people. You know who I’m talking about.


— “Cougar Town” on ABC. It’s getting its legs underneath it. It’s a better show than the pilot suggested.


— “Nip/Tuck” has its sixth season premiere on F/X. I quit this show midway through the 4th season. Outstanding first couple of seasons, but then it went off the deep end.

— “Top Chef” on Bravo! There’s always one chef who hangs on way longer than she should. This season it’s Robin. Look for her to get the boot tonight.

— “South Park” on Comedy Central.

— “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” on MTV. Is Coral still showing up on these? And The Fez?

Finally, and just cause, here is the best 11 minutes of television so far this week. From Monday’s “The Daily Show.” If you haven’t seen it, it’s damn nice to see ragey Jon Stewart again:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
CNN Leaves It There
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorRon Paul Interview

Women in Trouble Trailer | Frenemy of the State Rashida Jones

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