Up until today I have not seen the video of the song “Friday” featuring Rebecca Black. Mostly because when it came out I was at SXSW and just didn’t have time and after seeing everyone’s reactions to it decided it was best to stay away. Very similar to my approach to “Two Girls One Cup.” (MOM, DO NOT GOOGLE THAT! Call me if you really want to know.) (Sorry, my parents read my column.) However, it was announced last night on “The Colbert Report” that Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon had raised $26,000 for Donors Choose and so Colbert would be performing Patrice Wilson’s (the actual writer of the song, rather than the hapless teenager unfortunate enough to have sung it) “Friday” with The Roots on… Friday. Obviously. So I may have to watch the video just to get the full effect. Oh, and I also saw this video of Amanda Palmer singing Tweets to the tune of “Friday” so again I’m feeling like maybe I might have to just give in and watch it. Thoughts? Mostly typing Friday that much made me wish it WAS Friday but that’s sort of a given. Here’s your Thursday night TV:
8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox
“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS
“Behind the Burly Q” on Showtime
“Wipeout: Spring Wipeout” on ABC
8:30pm: “Perfect Couples” on NBC
“Rules of Engagement” on CBS
9:00pm: “CSI: I Feel Sorry for George Eads” on CBS
“The First 48” on A&E
“Mobbed” on Fox
“Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC. This is the much promoted “musical episode” where the characters will be singing songs hand picked from the first three episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Now, I know a lot of you aren’t fans of this show but the woman who is the music supervisor for this show, Alaxandra Patsavas, is incredible at her job (if a little prone to certain styles of music) and I trust her to do something interesting with this concept.
“Police Women: Most Amazing Arrests” on TLC
“Swamp People” on History. Second season premiere.
“TNA: Impact” on Spike TV
“Archer” on FX
“Blonde vs. Bear” on Animal Planet. First season finale.
“Taxidermy USA” on Discovery. Sadly, this is not a series but rather a one hour special. What? Like you wouldn’t watch a show about a taxidermy shop.
“Ice Brigade” on Food Network
“Jersey Shore: Reunion Special” on MTV
“Manhunters” on A&E
“The Mentalist” on CBS
“The This Old House Hour” on PBS
“Private Practice” on ABC. I read Steven Lloyd Wilson’s assessment of this show and all I can say is that I 100% agree. I haven’t watched more than two or three episodes though, unlike Steven who has sat through ALL OF THEM. I’m not sure how he can still speak without screaming.
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Chris Rock, Ellen Page, and Funeral Party
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Fareed Zakaria, and Mary Mary
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring David Beckham, Wes Craven, and Sum 41
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Julie Chen and Jeffrey Tambor
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Elton John, James Marsden, and Duran Duran
“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Jonas Akerlund, George Watsky, and Grouplove
“The Daily Show with John Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Norm MacDonald
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Piers Gibbon
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Shenae Grimes, Ross Mathews, Dan Levy, and Dov Davidoff
“Conan” on TBS featuring Greg Kinnear, Steve Schirripa, and Mo Mandel
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