Friday TV Hot List

Jun. 25 2009, Published 10:45 a.m. ET

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Tonight Fox airs an original movie from Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore called, Virtuality. Set aboard the Phaeton, the Earth’s first spaceship, a crew of Earthlings set off on a 10-year exploration journey. To make the looong trip a little more bearable, a system of virtual reality devices are installed so that the crew can entertain themselves by taking on different identities and going on various virtual adventures. But things soon turn dark and the drama flares when their mission suddenly changes and their virtual reality machine breaks down. In a clever twist, the crew's experiences are also broadcast back to Earth as a reality television program called, The Edge of Never. The movie was originally written as a 2-hour pilot script, so if it sees some decent ratings , we may see an upcoming series!

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Disney BFFs Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato star in the fun, family film, Princess Protection Program. A military coup in a tiny nation causes their teen princess (Lovato) to flee to the safety of a rural Louisiana town, where she bonds with a loner tomboy (Gomez) and tries to fit in at school until it is safe for her return home. Cute girlfriend moments between the real life besties!

If you’re in need of some hearty giggles… filmed at the 2009 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Chicago, Let Freedom Hum: An Evening of Comedy Hosted by Martin Short, features performances by comics Greg Giraldo, Jeremy Hotz, Kathleen Madigan, Tom Papa and John Pinette.

And get ready to Mambo Italiano on the Chopping Block tonight! The team is sent to Little Italy to shop for a little bacala, calamad and whatever else they think might make a meal fit for a soprano and a few of his paisans, namely Vincent Pastore, Federico Castelluccio and Mario Batali! Just remember team, if you get into trouble, take the gun, leave the canolli!

Notable mentions… Jack Black on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Snoop and Adele hang with Conan, fo shizzle!

Friday Night Hot List


Virtuality (FOX)

Chopping Block (NBC)

Princess Protection Program (DIS)

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC)


Secret America (DSC) series pr emiere

Whale Wars (ANIMAL)

Ghost Adventures (TRAVEL)


Let Freedom Hum: An Evening of Comedy Hosted by Martin Short (TBS)


Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien (NBC)

(Photo: Kharen Hill/FOX)


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