TV Junkie: LAist to Report from the Video Music Awards on 9/13

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Russell Brand will be hosting the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 13th
We've got a few new show episodes tonight, but nothing spectacular - Wednesdays always seem to be cooking night what with "Top Chef" and "Gordon Ramsay's F Word". What we are excited about is going to New York City and covering the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 13th. We'll be on site and posting video throughout the evening.

The West Coast broadcast of the VMAs will begin at 9pm on September 13th and will be hosted by bon vivant Russell Brand. The lineup for the night includes (but is not limited to): JAY-Z, Lady Gaga, Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Muse, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford.

The TV Junkie Plan: "Wipeout", "Man vs. Wild", "Top Chef", Letterman, Fallon.

8:00pm Wipeout ABC - Contestants face the brush rush, the aqua launch and the buoy run as they compete in an extreme obstacle course to win the $50,000 grand prize.

8:00pm American Masters: Trumbo PBS/KCET - Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was convicted and jailed for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

8:55pm Glee FOX - Will Schuester, an optimistic teacher, tries to reinvent the high school's glee club; includes previously unseen footage.

9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Bear goes to Texas and navigates a desert and deep gorges and encounters a diamondback rattlesnake.

9:00pm Leverage TNT - The Ice Man Job

9:00pm Gordon Ramsay's F Word BBC America - Gordon finds out what models really eat; Janet Street-Porter throws a party

9:00pm Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns TBS - Meet the Man and the Mouse

9:15pm Mr. Skeffington TCM - (1944) Two world wars pass before a socialite (Bette Davis) appreciates the Wall Street tycoon (Claude Rains) she married but never loved.

10:00pm Top Chef: Las Vegas Bravo - The elimination challenge calls for the contestants to create a meal for the Air Force's elite demonstration team, the Thunderbirds

10:00pm Wide Angle: Time for School 3 PBS/KCET - The global crisis in access to basic education.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jason Bateman; presidential adviser Dr. John P. Holdren.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); comic Frank Caliendo; Third Eye Blind performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Emile Hirsch; actress Amber Valletta.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Mila Kunis; author Alex Dryden.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor John Leguizamo; Smokey Robinson performs.