Monday, January 29, 2007

Ear on TV: Week of January 29

Although it seems like it's been out forever, Lily Allen's debut release, Alright, Still, hits shelves here in the US tomorrow, and as a result, her presence on 'the telly' here is growing every minute. A sure bet that the UK hitmaker is taking hold is the fact that she's the musical guest this week on Saturday Night Live, and one can only hope that the 'not ready for prime time players' incorporate her into a sketch. She's certainly got the pedigree for at least a bit part, seeing how comedian/actor Keith Allen is her dad and all.

Elsewhere, the children's program Jack's Big Music Show will have a special Groundhogs Day episode on Friday, in which The Daily Show host Jon Stewart guest stars as a news reporter. The episode also features music from former Blues Clues star and singer Steve Burns being backed by Flaming Lips multi-instrumental maestro Stephen Drozd. The past couple weeks I've been excited to see indie acts like Andrew Bird and the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players make appearances on the show. Of course Eli merely finds my excitement amusing - he, being 22-months old now, prefers the puppets.

Monday, January 29
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Spank Rock (RERUN)
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Billy Bragg
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Peter Bjorn and John
Tuesday, January 30
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Patton Oswalt
Wednesday, January 31
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Robin Thicke, Pharell Williams
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: RZA
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Paul Weller
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Emily Haines
Thursday, February 1
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Damian Marley
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Ludacris
Friday, February 2
NOGGIN: Jack's Big Music Show: Jon Stewart, Steve Burns with Stephen Drozd
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Nas
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: The Game
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Stars of Track and Field
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Format
Saturday, February 3
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Lily Allen
PBS: Austin City Limits: Wilco, Bright Eyes

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