Two of my absolute favorite things on television return tonight. First up is Fox's Fringe. At this point in time, Fringe is, without a doubt, the best science fiction show currently on television. This is the continuation season four, which began last Fall. It seems that now pretty much every network is employing the idea of breaking up seasons into two parts with an extended break in between. Then, the network can hype the "end of fall season" episode and the "spring return" episode and get more ad dollars. Whatevs. I'm glad to have Anna Torv and Fringe back, especially because this new season has been great. It's been something of a reboot of the show. It makes it, perhaps, easier for new viewers to latch on, while it still offers a great deal to long-time fans.
Tonight also marks the return of my main man, Bill Maher, and his Real Time with Bill Maher show on HBO. I like that HBO has made Maher's off season shorter than it used to be, but why does it have to go on hiatus at all? We need more Maher. It's okay to give Bill two or three weeks off every now and again, and re-runs can be used. But going on a multi-month hiatus all the time?! No fucking way. Get back, Bill, and stay back.
Bill's guests tonight are Herman Cain, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DNC Chair), David Frum, Rob Reiner, and Alexandra Pelosi. Should be very entertaining. The Cain interview, I predict, will be epic. 9-9-9!!