What’s On Tonight: Sports Documentaries, Biker Gangs, And Liam Neeson

10.02.12 17 Comments

Broke (ESPN) – ESPN’s excellent 30 for 30 series returns tonight with Broke, a look at athletes blowing through millions of dollars and ending up bankrupt, directed by Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys, The U). I plan on watching this so hard my TV may become frightened and try to sneak out of the room during commercials.

Vegas (CBS) – So, this was a huge hit. Huh. I watched it last week, and here’s what I’ll say: It looks very much like a show that was supposed to be on cable (FX, HBO, Starz, etc.), but then at the last minute the CBS van swooped in front of it, locked up the brakes, threw a burlap sack over its head, and took it to their underground lair for re-education. It’s not a bad show, but it could be better.

Sons of Anarchy (FX) – Everyone all recovered from last week’s episode? I don’t think I’m being unreasonable when I say that people should get time off of work to deal with deaths of characters from their favorite shows. I would have taken a month off when Wallace got shot on The Wire.

Raising Hope/Ben & Kate/New Girl/The Mindy Project (Fox) – Tonight on The Mindy Project, Mindy hires an ex-con as a nurse. Hey, don’t do that.

Go On/Parenthood (NBC) – Go On is shaping up to be one of those shows that I DVR every week with the intent of watching but then I hate-watch four hours of Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives instead. This is not the show’s fault. I am a sick person.

Hart of Dixie (The CW) – Season premiere. Alert me when McKayla Maroney appears.

How Playboy Changed the World (History) – Uh, with boobs?

LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Ty Burrell, Chris Paul, and the Gangnam Style guy on Kimmel; Martin Short and Kat Dennings on Letterman; Mindy Kaling and Carrot Top on Ferguson; Carol Burnett and Armie Hammer on Leno; Alec Baldwin and Mamie Gummer on Fallon; Liam Neeson on The Daily Show; and Ashley Greene on Conan.

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