BMS,’ ‘Idol,’ Kentucky vs. Florida, Plus a First Look at David Simon’s Latest, ‘Treme’

by 9 years ago

[inline:treme]There are so many new shows and premieres on tonight that we don’t quite know where to start. So instead let’s look three months into the future to the premiere of HBO’s “Treme,” the latest series from “The Wire” creator David Simon. The show is apparently about the music scene and a working class black neighborhood in New Orleans. The teaser, which is truly just a tease, has us very excited for the new show — as if Simon’s involvement wasn’t enough. It’s after the jump.

Also tonight, “Blue Mountain States” premieres on Spike (right after the pilot episode of “Entourage,” now syndicated and lightly sanitized); “Southland” gets a second chance on TNT; and “American Idol” starts up its latest season. We’re not big fans of the latter show, but the early open audition episodes are usually pretty funny. Also, tonight on “Scrubs,” singer-songwriter Jeff Bruckner‘s “Envy Of All Our Friends” will play over the last two minutes of the episode. Jeff is a new contributor to BroBible — his first couple pieces should debut later this week — and so we’re thrilled to have him on board during a week when he makes prime-time TV. (Joshua Radin, another one of our faves, started exactly the same way, which should bode well for Jeff.) And finally, “Leno,” “Conan,” and “Jimmy Fallon” will definitely be worth watching tonight — if any of them actually showed up. The listings and “Treme” teaser are after the jump…

Here’s what’s worth watching tonight:

7 p.m.: CBB: OSU vs. Purdue (ESPN); CBB: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State (ESPN2); CBB: VCU vs. Hofstra (ESPN-U)

8 p.m.: “American Idol” (FOX); “Scrubs” (ABC)

8:30 p.m.: “Better Off Ted” (ABC)

9 p.m.: “Scrubs” (ABC); CBB: Kentucky vs. Florida (ESPN); “Entourage” (pilot, SPIKE); CBB: Bradley vs. Northern Iowa (ESPN-U)

9:30 p.m.: “Better Off Ted” (ABC)

10 p.m.: “Blue Mountain State” (SPIKE); “Southland” (TNT); “Leno” with Sandra Bullock (NBC)

Here’s tonight’s late-night lineup:

  • “Daily Show”: Paul Ingrassia
  • “Charlie Rose”: Morgan Freeman
  • “Colbert Report”: Raj Patel
  • “Letterman”: Whoopi Goldberg, Findlay Brown
  • “Conan”: Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash
  • “Kimmel”: Chevy Chase, Elisha Cuthbert, Melanie Fiona
  • “Ferguson”: Carey Mulligan, Paula Poundstone
  • “Fallon”: Ringo Starr