Tonight’s TV Addictions: June 29, 2009

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
WEEDS (10PM Showtime)
Dark comedy done right. HUNG take note.

NURSE JACKIE (10:30PM Showtime)
Jobs we would not want to have include being the teacher, school nurse and/or district psychologist who have to let Jackie know that her daughter Grace needs to go on anti-anxiety medication.

NEW & NOTABLE:
AMERICAN IDOL: THE JACKSON TRIBUTE (8PM FOX)
As much as our first reaction to FOX continuing to mine, not to mention profit from the Michael Jackson tragedy by re-broadcasting this season’s AMERICAN IDOL Michael Jackson Songbook is one of disgust. It’s pretty hard to blame the network when Janet is already making a ‘surprise’ appearance at last night’s BET awards while father Joe Jackson hit the BET red carpet to promote his record label.


JON & KATE PLUS EIGHT (9PM TLC)
Bonus points if you can spot the exact moment Jon & Kate really stopped liking eachother when TLC continues to milk this train-wreck with a glorified clip show highlighting the first ten years of the Gosselin family.

KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (10PM Bravo)
Kathy’s attempt to infiltrate the ‘youth’ market by taking actress Rachel True’s advice and creating a Facebook page hits a snag… when she discovers that everybody’s moved to twitter. We’re just saying, Facebook is so 2008.

DANCE YOUR ASS OFF (10PM Oxygen)
In what gets our award for the most literal title of the night, comes DANCE YOUR ASS OFF, where 12 plus-sized contestants infiltrate LA in a competition to shed pounds by means of dance and diet, hosted by Hairspray’s Marissa Jaret Winokur.

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  • skroegerj

    I thought yesterday’s pilot of Hung was way better than anything I’ve seen on Weeds this season.