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Pajiba After Dark: Christian Slater: Show Killer

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 6, 2011 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 6, 2011 |

Christian Slater’s new show premieres tonight and I realized I’d seen him in a few new shows in the past couple of years so I checked. In the last three years Christian Slater has been the lead in three different television series. 2008 gave us “My Own Worst Enemy” which lasted all of nine episodes. 2009 gave us “The Forgotten” which lent itself to all sorts of bad puns yet continued through 2010 and boasted a total of 17 episodes before disappearing from the airwaves. Tonight we see the premiere of “Breaking In” where Slater will no doubt play a wise-cracking hard ass of some variety who mayhaps has a soft side. I’m not sure yet, we’ll have to see. In between all that unsuccessful television Mr.Slater has been keeping busy, since he currently has 8 other projects listed as completed or in post-production and one more in pre-production. I’m not kidding, look for yourself. Gotta give the man credit for working consistently, if way WAY below the radar. Here’s your Wednesday night TV:

8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox. First of the 90 minute episodes.

“America’s Next Top Model” on The CW

“Inside Story: Scream” on Bio

“Earth Made of Glass” on HBO2. This is a documentary shot in 2008-2009 about the fall-out of the Rwandan genocide on both a personal (a man looking for his father’s murderers) and political (the Rwandan President Paul Kagame issuing a report detailing the French governments secret part in the 1994 genocide) level. It looks really interesting but, sadly, I don’t have HBO or HBO2.

“The Kennedys” on Reelz

“Minute to Win It” on NBC

“Survivor” on CBS

9:00pm: “Are We There Yet?” on TBS

“Criminal Minds” on CBS

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E

“Extreme Couponing” on TLC. Series premiere. Listen, I know this is a thing and I have respect for the people with the patience and planning abilities to pull it off, but really?!? A TV show? That centers around people clipping coupons, organizing them, and then going shopping? If I wanted to watch someone do that I could camp out in my grandma’s dining room for a few days. Bonus! That option comes with food included. Unlike this show.

“Ghost Hunters” on SyFy

“Weird Warfare” on History

“Mythbusters” on Discovery. Ninth season premiere. Wheeeeee! Spolsions! And the return of my TV doppelgänger. Or, I suppose I’d be her non-famous doppelgänger. Whatever.

“Operation Repo” on TruTV

“Shedding for the Wedding” on The CW

9:30pm: “Are We There Yet” on TBS

“Breaking In” on Fox. Series premiere.

“Mr.Sunshine” on ABC

10:00pm: “Criminal Minds” on CBS

“True Hollywood Story: Charlie Sheen” on E

“Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” on SyFy

“Glamour Belles” on Lifetime. Series premiere.

“Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC

“Justified” on FX

“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” on NBC

“Off the Map” on ABC. First season finale.

“The Real World” on MTV

“South Beach Classics” on Discovery

“Top Chef: Reunion Special” on Bravo

“Tori & Dean: Storibook Weddings” on Oxygen

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on TBS

10:30pm: “Workaholics” on Comedy Central. Series premiere.

Late Night Listings

“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Don Rickles and Eva Longoria

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Matthew Morrison and Carrie Underwood

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Norm MacDonald, Elisha Cuthbert, and Funeral Party

“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Ellen Page and Marc Maron

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Jennifer Garner, Donald Glover, and Paul Simon

“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Kelly Oxford, Timothy Allen, and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Mike Huckabee

“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Sir David Tang

“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Elizabeth Berkley, Ross Mathews, Jeff Wild, and Josh Wolf

“Conan” on TBS featuring Danny McBride, Jeremy Wade, and OneRepublic

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.