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TV Tonight: Nurse Jackie, US of Tara, Countdown

by Bill Frost
- Posted // 2011-06-20 - So, how’ya like The Killing finale last night? OK, moving on …

What’s new tonight:
Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara (Showtime) Season Finale, Series Finale: The Only TV Column That Matters™ still can’t understand why Nurse Jackie not only gets more critical attention than United States of Tara, but also a fourth season: Showtime canceled Tara a few weeks ago, leaving those of us who’ve seen the end of this season with a severe case of advance cliffhanger guilt. I’m tempted to say just skip the last episode of United States of Tara, because it’s not a clean or satisfying wrap-up for the series, just a promise of more great performances from star Toni Collette that you’ll never see. Nurse Jackie, on the other hand, is just more of the same acidic, one-note RN antics from Edie Falco—mildly entertaining, but essentially a rerun of Seasons 1 and 2. Lousy call, Showtime.

Countdown With Keith Olbermann (Current) New Network Premiere: Fired mid-show by MSNBC in February of this year, Keith Olbermann surprised those who actually cared (we’re not exactly talking about Conan O’Brien here) by taking his Countdown to Current, a miniscule cable channel that makes MSNBC look like a ratings juggernaut. But, if you can find Current in your cable/satellite lineup (Comcast 107, DirecTV 358, Dish Network 196 or Current.com), look for a refreshed, unrestrained and (hopefully still) pissed-off Olbermann with plenty of new conservative-assclown targets to obliterate. And, yes, probably some Weiner.

Hoarders, Intervention (A&E) Season Premieres: It’s one-stop shopping for all kinds-a fucked-up voyeurism: First, a woman who hoards dolls (eeewww!), than a woman addicted to heroin (hey, better than dolls).

Also new tonight:
The Bachelorette, Extreme Makeover: Fatso Edition (ABC); MasterChef (Fox); Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC); The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Switched at Birth (ABC Family); The Real Housewives of Orange County, Platinum Hit (Bravo); Sanctuary (Syfy); Kate Plus 8 (TLC); Basketball Wives, Single Ladies (VH1); Teen Wolf (MTV); RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo)

Preview: Countdown With Keith Olbermann: The man, the myth, the promo:

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