Television tonight is SERIOUSLY slim pickings so I guess I can let y’all in on the loose details about why I keep referring to an injured hand. Short version: I fell down. Long version: I fell down real hard. What’s broken is the proximal phalanx of my left pinkie or, for those of you who don’t speak science, the bottom bone in my left pinkie. My X-ray analysis skills have mostly been learned from doctor-ish TV characters, but it looked like the break started on the far left side towards the bottom and went through the bone diagonally. I had thought this would get me some kind of splint but for reasons which are unclear to me, I have a cast covering my arm from a few inches below my elbow to the first knuckle of my left hand that holds my fingers in a curled over position. SO! That’s why my hand hurts, that’s why typing sucks and I wish I had a better story to tell you, one of bravery, daring, or really anything but run of the mill clumsiness. There are a couple of Pajibans who saw my hand before the cast, so they can tell you all about the pretty colors it was or how I’m an idiot who waited two days to get an obviously broken finger looked at by a doctor. If they want to, anyway. Here’s your Thursday night TV:
8:00pm: “Million Dollar Money Drop” on Fox
“Swarm Chasers: Rats” on Animal Planet
“Wipeout” on ABC
8:30pm: “Bleep My Dad Says” on CBS
9:00pm: “The First 48” on A&E
“Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC
“Police Women of Cincinnati” on TLC. Fifth season premiere. Somehow TLC has managed to hit on a title where literally nothing about it is appealing. At all.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Bravo
10:00pm: “Ace of Cakes” on Food Network
“Beyond Scared Straight” on A&E. Scared Straight still exists? I thought they gave up on that a while ago.
“Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on History
“Jersey Shore” on MTV
“The This Old House Hour” on PBS
“Private Practice” on ABC which is actually going to be the other show with the hot doctors as Dustin’s column earlier mentioned. The one where they’re kind of dirty and in a jungle instead of clean and in Los Angeles or Seattle.
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Kelsey Grammer, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Gregg Allman
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Cameron Diaz, Eric Stonestreet, and the Civil Wars
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring guest director Michel Gondry, Seth Rogen, Elle Fanning, and the Damned Things
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Denis Leary and Kathleen Madigan
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Donald Trump, Bobby Moynihan, and Neon Trees
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Ron Howard
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Kevin Spacey
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Sara Bareilles, Jen Kirkman, Josh Wolf and Ross Matthews. It now occurs to me that I may have incorrectly put today’s guests on yesterday’s PAD for this show. Sorry, guys.
“Conan” on TBS featuring Ricky Gervais, Kaitlin Olson, and Cheap Trick
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures. She promises to stop bitching about her cast at least two days after it’s taken off.