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Cats Around the Country Proclaim, "I Can Haz TV Show"

By Jac Kern · November 7th, 2012 · Television
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Crazy Cat Lady has gone from a silly stereotype to a career path thanks to Ben Huh and the staff behind popular website I Can Has Cheezburger. Drawing 2 million page views per day, the site is one of the leading sources for cat memes and funny clips of other cute animals (which is saying a lot, considering the far-reaching corners of the Internet). Get a peek at the inner-workings of Cheezburger as LOLwork (11 p.m. Wednesdays, Bravo) premieres this week, focusing on the office side of this Seattle-based business.

The staff’s mission is “make people laugh 5 minutes a day” and does so by publishing and creating captions for reader-submitted photos and videos of adorable animals. Coming from Bravo, viewers must expect exaggerated workplace drama and campiness to the max (the premiere opens with a very stern debate regarding the ethics of posting pictures of sleeping cats that look dead, and vice versa). After watching the first episode, it’s clear the show’s breakout star is Content Supervisor Will Sharick. This cat-obsessed website censor takes himself way too seriously, promising to bring the LOLz.

A series about an office filled with pet-devoted weirdoes who screw around online all day? Maybe there’s hope for a CityBeat reality show after all!


Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – Claire, Phil and Mitchell (serving as family lawyer) make a late-night trip to the police station when Hayley gets busted for underage boozing. Later, Jay gets a surprise visit from his ex-wife (Shelley Long) and tries to cover up Gloria’s pregnancy.

South Park (10 p.m., Comedy Central) – If 2000’s election was any indication, we may not know this year’s results by the time this new episode airs.

One reason for a delay could be Cartman’s hoard of ballots he’s hidden in his bedroom.

Top Chef (Season Premiere, 10 p.m., Bravo) -– Season 10 brings 21 chefs to throw down in Seattle. 

American Horror Story: Asylum (10 p.m., FX) – A patient with no identification claims to be Anne Frank and sets out to expose Dr. Arden’s Nazi past. Meanwhile, we learn why Grace was committed.


Glee (9 p.m., Fox) – Mike and Mercedes return to McKinley with Finn to help with auditions for Grease.

Project Runway All Stars (9 p.m., Lifetime) -– The designers collaborate with graffiti artists to create street art-chic looks.

Parks and Recreation (9:30 p.m., NBC) – The newly engaged Leslie is nervous to meet Ben’s parents for the first time. Even more exciting than an eventual P and R wedding? Breaking Bad’s Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) plays Ben’s dad.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (10 p.m., FX) – The gang gets shrunk by a therapist (Kerri Kenney-Silver) who finds Dennis exhibits the most abnormal behavior.

The League (10:30 p.m., FX) -– Ellie gets lice; Andre is in denial about his hair loss; Kevin decides to run for judge and meets Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.


Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) – Anne Hathaway hosts; Rihanna performs.


Dexter (9 p.m., Showtime) –When true crime writer Sal Price learns of Dexter’s relationship with Hannah, he gives Dex an ultimatum. Quinn is in way over his head with this Koshka business.

The Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC) – Holy shit, you guys. Last week was rough. Daryl and Maggie leave in search of baby supplies; a celebration at Woodbury takes a strange turn.

Boardwalk Empire (9 p.m., HBO) – After last week’s explosive outcome, Nucky calls in all his guys to stop Gyp Rosetti once and for all.

Homeland (10 p.m., Showtime) – Carrie and the crew must bounce back from the Gettysburg ambush as Roya reveals an attack is imminent, all while Brody’s stuck at what appears to be the whitest fundraising event ever.


How I Met Your Mother (8 p.m., CBS) – There’s one last break-up that viewers know is on the horizon — and Barney helps facilitate the split.


Parenthood (10 p.m., NBC) – The whole family chips in as Kristina begins chemotherapy. :’(

Sons of Anarchy (10 p.m., FX) – Jax braces himself for a backlash as he pushes his goals to the forefront. Tara gets a new buddy.

CONTACT JAC KERN: jkern@citybeat.com or @jackern on Twitter



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