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TV Junkie: 'Alaska Week' on Discovery; Cancellations for TNT & Showtime
"Alaska Week" on Discovery starts tonight at 9pm
The Discovery Channel has put together a ton of programming it has dubbed "Alaska Week" and it begins tonight at 9pm with "Arctic Roughnecks". Tomorrow will feature the season premiere of "Deadliest Catch" and we will have an interview with Captain Keith of the Wizard for you!Tonight PBS will begin airing a 5 part "American Experience" on the history of Native Americans from the arrival of the Mayflower to the Battle of Wounded Knee. Copious amounts of research went into the filming locations as well as the re-enactments of key moments in the period covered by the documentary. Well worth watching if you can tear yourself away from the other nonsense that makes Mondays bearable.
The long-rumored cancellation of TNT's "Trust Me", starring Tom Cavanagh and Eric McCormack, has become a reality. Design and advertising fanboys/girls will miss the show and its take on life inside an ad agency - if only its comedic stars were allowed to shine a bit more. On a similar note, Showtime has turned four series it was considering for pilots - the only four it was considering at this time.
Late night TV makes a return from hiatus this week but tonight's shows are inauspicious. Let's hope it gets better.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Chuck", "24", "Saving Grace", Charlie Rose
8:00pm Chuck NBC - After Chuck's father is kidnapped, Chuck is forced to turn to his ex-girlfriend Jill Roberts for help.
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars ABC - The remaining celebrities perform.
8:00pm House FOX - Cameron asks House to accept the case of an environmental activist who collapsed at a protest with mysterious symptoms.
8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - When Ted loses his job, he decides to start his own architectural firm.
8:30pm Gossip Girl The CW - Serena decides to plan a small party for Jenny's 16th birthday; Vanessa helps Chuck with a scheme involving Nate and Blair
9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 7: 1:00AM - 2:00AM Tony and Jack fight to prevent an escalating terror attack; the administration is faced with blackmail.
9:00pm American Experience - We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower PBS/KCET - After facing five decades of immigration, mistreatment and harrowing epidemics, the Wampanoag and their Indian allies fight back against the English.
9:00pm Arctic Roughnecks Discovery - A special breed of roughnecks take their mega-machines deep into the frozen tundra of Alaska's North Slope.
9:00pm Heroes NBC - Mohinder discovers his father was involved with a past government project.
9:00pm In Treatment HBO Oliver, Walter, Gina
10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - Season Finale
10:00pm The Hills MTV - Heidi catches Spencer at a nightclub with Stacie the bartender
11:30pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Actor Michael Caine.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); actress Kristin Chenoweth; Billy Ray Cyrus performs.
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