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TV Junkie: Monday Night Football Beats Election Coverage in Ratings

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With very few TV news gems today, it should be noted that Tony Dow, the Beaver's brother Wally on "Leave It To Beaver", is having a figurative sculpture shown at the Louvre.

In other news, no good deed goes unpunished as evidenced by the promotion of Charlie Collier to president of cable network AMC. Collier, as VP and GM, was responsible for pushing the network to take on the scripted series' "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad". Maybe as president he could finally fire the programming directors who select such films as "Return to House on Haunted Hill", "Ladder 49", "Missing In Action 2: The Beginning", and "Road House" as examples of classic American cinema. However, we are psyched about the 2009 premiere of the remade series, "The Prisoner".

Remember how high we were last week, on the ratings of election night programming? Despite all that hype, "Monday Night Football" was still more watched than any other individual program.

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The TV Junkie Plan: "House", "Frontline" (suffering from politics withdrawal), "The Shield", Letterman (Rickles!), Conan (Seth Green!)

8:00pm Frank TV TBS - Frank Caliendo sketches include Donald Trump's parenting tips, William Shatner auctioning his kidney stones for charity, and a "Mary Tyler Moore Show" parody.

8:00pm 90210 The CW - An unexpected guest shows up to Annie's 16th birthday party; Kelly returns from her trip and confronts Ryan about some allegations or something, maybe they'll have sex afterwards?

8:00pm House FOX - Cameron and Chase and try to work through some kinks in their relationship.