Saturday Night Live
There will be some true grit when Jeff Bridges serves as host. The 2010 Best Actor Oscar winner for Crazy Heart (and a four-time Oscar nominee) first hosted the show back in 1983 with his brother, Beau, but the star of the Coen brothers' forthcoming western, True Grit, is back in the SNL saddle tonight. Jeff refs a trouncing of the day's topical events and political dramas — and, with Christmas just around the corner, there will likely be some merry ho ho hos and yuletide yuks. In the midst of all this is music guest Eminem, who joins forces with fellow rapper Lil Wayne to perform their duet, "No Love." — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of the New Mexico Bowl, Battle of the Bulbs, Guy's Big Bite, WWE Tribute to the Troops, Operation Secret Santa and Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 — The Stand-Up Special.
Get ready for the sickest joke ever told. But before Ricky Gervais hits you with it near the end of his HBO special Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 — The Stand-up Special (Saturday, 10/9c, HBO), the badass Brit takes on gay animals, famine in Africa, fat people on planes and, of course, the Bible. Nothing's sacred!
TV Guide Magazine: You push envelopes we didn't know existed, yet insist you're never offensive and will never apologize for a joke. What's up with that?
Gervais: I'm not a comic who thinks comedy is your conscience taking a day off. Mine never takes a day off. So I don't ...
Christmas in Washington (Friday, 8/7c, TNT)
It's the most wonderful time of the year — for musical holiday specials, at the very least. Mariah Carey, who kicked the TV week off with an ABC Christmas special on Monday, is part of the all-star lineup of this concert extravaganza, taped last weekend at the gorgeous National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Ellen DeGeneres hosts, and joining Carey onstage are ...
Ricky Gervais was supposed to talk about his upcoming HBO stand-up special, Out of England 2, during his appearance on The Daily Show. But between the British comic's chemistry with Jon Stewart and Gervais' blasé attitude toward promoting his own show, their conversation covered different, wider terrain.
During their seven-minute conversation Tuesday, Gervais and Stewart discussed the possibility of a Stephen Hawking talk show. "I was just imagining also how...