TV Junkie: 'Sesame Street' Celebrating 40th Season

"Sesame Street" is about to enter its 40th season and it's making us feel, well, all of our own 40 years. As a little TV Junkie we were plunked down in front of that show as soon as we could sit up and the power of this incredible show has stayed with us all these years. Characters from the show will be popping up all over the place this week, including co-hosting "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" on Monday, November 9th. The season premieres on Tuesday the 10th - and we can look forward to the following guests: Kobe Bryant, Greg Kinnear, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cameron Diaz, Hugh Jackman, Debra Messing, Eva Longoria, Adrian Grenier, Julianna Marguiles, Judah Freidlander, Sarah Jessica Parker, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon, Jenny Garth, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, Patricia Arquette, Brendan Fraser, Matthew Fox, Christina Applegate, Debi Mazar and Cedric the Entertainer, Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley and more (including the First Lady!).
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Did anyone see Paul Teutel Sr. from TLC's "American Chopper" on Conan last night? Look at the video below to see the all-electric chopper that Orange County Cycles made for Siemens.
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This morning NPR's "Morning Edition" finally acknowledged that NBC has been suffering due to their "Jay Leno Show" strategy and asked host of KCRW's "The Business", Kim Masters, to explain. On a related note, Comcast's quarterly profits rose 22% thus making it a bit easier to buy NBC Universal if it so chooses.
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The series premiere of "V" has had excellent viewership and we're having a good discussion on yesterday's post. Please contribute: did you like it or not? What do you want to see happen?
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The TV Junkie Plan: "Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize 2009", "Modern Family", "Nip/Tuck", "Embedded", Letterman, Fallon.

8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - The most popular girl in school asks Ritchie to a dance

8:00pm Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize 2009 PBS/KCET - Bill Cosby receives the 12th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - The family comes out to support Manny's newfound interest, fencing

9:00pm Tyler Perry's House of Payne TBS - 2 new episodes

10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Author Jenna Bush Hager; former first lady Laura Bush; comic Mikey Day. Because, what is more exciting that former first lady Laura Bush?

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - The boys fight back against the obnoxious motorcycle riders that are disrupting everyone in South Park. Yes!!!

10:00pm Man Shops Globe Sundance - This week Keith will be in the remote villages in India looking for design inspiration.

10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - More revealed about Sean's new wife

10:00pm Flowers Uncut TLC - Series Premiere.

10:00pm Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns TBS - 2 new episodes

10:30pm Secret Girlfriend Comedy Central - The guys hire an "Aquarium Girl" to hang out on the couch in her underwear

11:00pm Embedded Current - Travelling cross-country with Common, captures an impromptu performance by Bloc Party in Paris. Guest appearances from Mos Def, Pharrell and Will.i.am.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Comic Bill Cosby; Ryan Bingham performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Amy Poehler; basketball players Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; The Bravery performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Joshua Jackson; Big Bird ("Sesame Street"); Slayer performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Mo'Nique; comic Stephen Fry.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Cameron Diaz; snowboarder Shaun White; Monsters of Folk performs.