Rock on TV – The Shortlist

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gridlockd.jpgJonesing for music on your television set? You?ve come to the right place, rockers! Check out our shortlist below. For more extensive listings, read VH1?s Rock on TV schedule daily.

Gridlock’d, 12 a.m. (EST), Showtime Showcase: In one of the last junkie epics ’90s, Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth and Thandie Newton wrestle with heroin and health-care — getting off the one and getting on to the other. It’s one of the last things Tupac filmed before he died, and the film showcases his remarkable charisma. Fans of spoken-word poetry, jazz and abject melodrama, take note.

The Jimmy Kimmel Show (with Kanye West), 12:05 a.m. (EST), ABC: Chances are that Immature Little Mr. Temper Tantrum will most probably not cancel on Jimmy (the way he did earlier with a few other shows), but Kanye’s going to have to be nothing short of miraculous to win us back after all the garbage he’s spewn in the press, the trash he talked at the VMAs, and the absurd non-event that is the fight between him and 50 Cent. As an artist, Kanye’s . . . ok. As a role model, he sucks pretty hard. Don’t you think?