TV Junkie: 'FlashForward' Premieres; B.J. Novak Video; ABC Comedy Does Well

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John Cho and Joseph Fiennes star in "FlashForward" which premieres at 8pm in ABC
Featured Series Premiere for Tonight:

FlashForward (8pm on ABC): ABC knows "Lost" will be going away so it's trying to line up a similarly addictive (and weird) replacement and they've settled on "FlashForward" for the moment - hell, it even has Dominic Monaghan from "Lost". For 2 minutes and 17 seconds, everyone in the world passes out/goes into a trance and experiences their life 6 months in the future. Why did this happen? Is that really the future? Etc.
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It's Thursday which means comedy domination by NBC. If you are a fan of "The Office" be sure to check out our Emmys red carpet interview with series writer, producer, and performer, B.J. Novak who appears at 2:17 in the video (whoa!!! Just like in "FlashForward", that's frickin' creepy!!).
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Last night's ABC comedy premieres did very well in terms of viewership. We liked "Modern Family" but aren't sure it has multi-season legs (but industry colleagues have told us to sit tight, the series gets better with upcoming episodes) and even though we had a shout out of support here for Courtney Cox's "Cougar Town", we thought it was pretty awful and saw a lot of similar sentiments on Twitter.

The TV Junkie Plan: "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "Community", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The Daily Show", Conan, Fallon

8:00pm Flash Forward ABC - Series Premiere

8:00pm Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday NBC - News the SNL way.

8:00pm Survivor: Samoa CBS - A twist gives a contestant a chance to make friends with the opposing tribe.

8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Tom and Leslie discover marijuana planted in the community garden

9:00pm Grey's Anatomy ABC - Season Premiere

9:00pm The Office NBC - Pam works on the guest list for the wedding; Toby and Dwight go under cover to investigate a workers' comp claim.

9:00pm CSI CBS - Season Premiere

9:30pm Community NBC - Jeff's attempt to become Britta's partner for a class project backfires

9:55pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Radio personality Rush Limbaugh; Smokey Robinson performs with Joss Stone.

10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - The gang tries to expand its horizons by going on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

10:00pm The Mentalist CBS - Season Premiere

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Rod Blagojevich

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Ken Burns

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV personality Craig Ferguson; Snow Patrol performs; New Zealand Prime Minister John Key presents the Top Ten List.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Joel McHale; animal handler Dave Salmoni; India Arie performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - San Gennaro Feast celebration; actor Rob Lowe; comic Lisa Lampanelli; pizza throwers; former MLB manager Tommy Lasorda.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Jason Schwartzman; actress Angela Kinsey.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Megan Fox; actor Anthony Anderson; Phoenix performs.