Community's recent mentions of Cougarton Abbey and Inspector Spacetime got us thinking: "What other fake TV shows from within real TV shows do we wish were actual shows?"
On our list this week: Willem Dafoe, Aaron Sorkin, Onion News Network, and Hulk Hogan on American Idol.
We combed the site's Watch Instantly section and compiled a menu of 20 shows (and recommended relative pairings) to sample during your holiday downtime; skip the mall, fire up your laptop, fix a leftover-turkey sandwich, and settle in.
What to watch on Thursday, February 4.
After budget disputes threatened to curb The Sarah Silverman Program, the comedy got financial help from an unlikely source this week: Logo. The cable channel, which specializes in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender programming, just saved the show from going belly up.
Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program may not be for everyone (I find it hilarious), but soon, it may not be for anyone at all. The network has asked the show's producers to trim the budget by almost a fifth for the yet-to-be-greenlit third season, and the producers have fired back by threatening to quit.