Welcome to the post-Thanksgiving television landscape, littered with taped specials galore, and the queen of the taped special this week is the overexposed Katy Perry. The pop tease is performing on three cleavage-filled specials this week, including the annual breastacular Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Tuesday night (pictured). Because who better to perform in front of lingerie models than Miss Pop Cleavage herself?
Fittingly, it's her cleavage that's gotten her into more trouble than anything she's said or done. Take, for instance, her promotional photo for the taped special VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (airing Sunday night). Her breasts in the promo poster reportedly were photoshopped smaller so as not to draw more controversy, as her bosom is wont to do (right, Elmo?). But oddly enough, it was Perry who asked for the reduction. (See photo below for breast reduction result.)
The other taped special this week for Perry is 30 minutes of concert footage from a London Live appearance, which will be aired Friday night as part of VH1's Friday Night Alright series. Expect the hits and plenty of costume changes. Oh, and cleavage.
Elsewhere, it's that time for holiday specials to start kicking in, and the first, and likely weirdest, to air is the one hour Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special, as part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Sunday night lineup. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have been boldly carrying on the Andy Kauffman aggressive anti-comedy tradition for several years now, especially on their five years running Tim and Eric Awesome Show series. Expect their holiday special to be irreverent, bizarre, and feature celebrity guests like John C. Reilly (Dr. Steve Brule, "For your health!"), Zach Galifianakis (Tairy "Lil' Dancing Man" Greene -- he gives his seal of approval in video below) and if we're lucky, Tiny Ted Danson. But as great as their work in Awesome Show has been, the best thing they've done might be their recent Old Spice commercials, featuring Terry Crews (no, he's not on a horse ... but he is on a tiger.)
Picks for the week
Monday, November 29
SUNDANCE: Sounds Like Teen Spirit (Junior Eurovision Concert)
Tuesday, November 30
Wednesday, December 1
Thursday, December 2
Friday, December 3
VH1: London Live: Katy Perry
Saturday, December 4
Sunday, December 5
CARTOON NETWORK: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special: Tim and Eric
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