Gang violence, angry Japanese people, a mentally unstable comedian, pugilism, alternative jams, and Dawson. This weekend’s television preview is as schizo as Dave Chappelle.
CHECK OUT WHAT TO WATCH AFTER THE JUMP
NOTE: ALL TIMES EASTERN AND PACIFIC
FRIDAY JULY 31st, 2009
Network: ANIMAL PLANET
Reasons to watch: The Shepherds try a new tactic after four days on fighting with the Japanese leaves no victor. Spoiler alert: Tickle Fight!! On a side-note I’m disappointed that this show features zero battle whales.
Reasons to watch: In this repeat of the series opener, Officer Chino rides along with Officer Looks-Like-Sean-Astin and learns that the mean streets of Los Angeles can be a cruel bitch. A cruel bitch with an In-N’-Out Burger located conveniently every few miles give or take.
WHO’S ON LATE?
Dave Matthews Band, Regis Philbin, Ted Alexandro
Adam Richman, Ben Harper and Relentless 7
Anne Heche, Aubrey Plaza
Adam Sandler, Jimmy Buffet
SATURDAY AUGUST 1st, 2009
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Reasons to watch: Alt-rockers Wilco bring their twang to the Austin City Limits stage to perform songs from "Sky Blue Sky".
Reasons to watch: Do you really need a reason to watch a Rocky marathon? Oh, okay. How about because you have testicles?
SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd, 2009
Reasons to watch: James Van Der Beek’s career sinks even further as he stars as an apocalyptic scientist on a mission to stop an evil tycoon from harnessing the awesome power of the weather. What’s the point of being a weather-controlling tycoon if you don’t call yourself The Typhoon Tycoon?
DAVE CHAPPELLE: KILLIN’ EM SOFTLY
Network: Comedy Central
Reasons to watch: I don’t understand why Comedy Central still gives Dave Chapppelle airtime. Don’t get me wrong. He’s brilliant. It’s just given their history, you’d think there would be sour grapes. but I guess not. Despite the fact that he took Comedy Central’s multi-million dollar check and fled to Africa without fulfilling the terms of his contract, the network still basically exists off the strength of his material. Maybe he should ask for a raise.