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Super Fun Night dies as it lived: completely unnoticed

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, February 19. All times are Eastern.


Super Fun Night (ABC, 9:30 p.m.): At this point, we’re pretty sure TV is just never coming back and we’re going to be stuck with an endless string of burnoffs and shows nobody cares about. (Shhhhh… don’t tell us TV is back Monday. We’ve enjoyed catching up on sleep!) Anyway, Sonia Saraiya watched all of Super Fun Night for some reason. “Hey, Sonia!” we said. “Do you want to make that portion of your life seem somewhat worthwhile by reviewing it?” She said, “Sure,” and here we are. You can find out why she thinks the show ultimately didn’t work by clicking on the above link.

The 2014 Winter Olympics (NBC, 8 p.m.): Myles McNutt is originally from Canada, which means that he totally loves curling, which is basically as popular in Canada as football is in the United States. Anyway, he’s here to tell you about how exciting curling! was at these Olympics.

Workaholics (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): This week’s episode is called “Three And A Half Men.” Dennis Perkins thanks you not to make any jokes about where the half-man is, because he once met a half-man, and it was very scarring for him.

Broad City (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.): Here’s an episode called “Fattest Asses.” Caroline Framke saw an obese donkey during TV Club’s yearly retreat to the Grand Canyon and, laughing, said, “Now that’s a fat ass!” Then she held her hand in the air and said, “Guys? Guys? C’mon!” until we gave her high fives.

Mad Men (1 p.m.): Time for a “Long Weekend”! Don and Roger are gonna have fun over Labor Day weekend of 1960. They’ll get some girls to come up, get drunk… what could go wrong? Noted Puritan Todd VanDerWerff wants them to know that everything could go wrong. Everything.


Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo, 8 p.m.): Guess who’s here? It’s star of the silver screen, Amy Adams! Amy Adams was Jennifer Lawrence before we even had a Jennifer Lawrence, and she’s still our best Jennifer Lawrence. We’ve loved her since Catch Me If You Can. And you haven’t.


Nature (PBS, 8 p.m.): PBS decides its best recourse against the mighty Winter Olympics is to hop onboard the honey badger craze that everybody else found out about a few years back. That’s fine. PBS don’t care. PBS will fuck your shit up.

My Dirty Little Secret (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.): Every week, we check out the synopsis for this show on TV Guide, and it’s never a particularly crazy secret. It’s always just some person who killed their spouse. Where are the treasure maps? The long-lost identical twins? Where, dear God, are the Yetis?!


The Real Pompeii (National Geographic, 9 p.m.): Isn’t it a little too soon for a special about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius? And who’s going to tell the true story of Herculaneum while we’re at it? Those people are the true victims here.

Topper (TCM, 8 p.m.): What’s On Tonight and What’s On Tonight’s wife would like to ask if any of you would enjoy being haunted by us, just like the title character in this film. If that’s the case, then the murder-suicide proceeds apace!


Mr. Popper’s Penguins (FX Movies, 9 p.m.): Answer this for us: How many movie summaries include the phrase “six feisty penguins”? We’re going to guess that not even March Of The Penguins does. Say what you will about those penguins, but they were not very feisty.

NBA Basketball: Pacers at Timberwolves (ESPN, 8 p.m.): The National Basketball Association is back after scoring over 300 points during its All-Star Weekend. Actually, it was back earlier, but this is the first time What’s On Tonight has gotten to talk about it.


Kroll Show (Tuesday): Without Kroll Show, so little would have been on last night. Fortunately, David Sims was there to tell you how everything went on one of the few shows brave enough to keep going up against those who hurtle boldly down mountains.