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TV Junkie: LA Film Production Down/TV Up; 'Deadliest Catch' Season Premiere

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"Deadliest Catch" season premiere @ 9pm on the Discovery Channel

"Deadliest Catch" season premiere @ 9pm on the Discovery Channel
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that film production in LA is down by 56% compared to Q1 of 2008. However, TV production has rebounded by 76% over the same period due to the writers' strike ending. Still, that drop in film can't be good for anyone.
Discovery Channel's "Alaska Week" really gets into gear with tonight's season 5 premiere of "Deadliest Catch" at 9pm. Be sure to check out today's interview with Captain Keith Colburn of The Wizard.
News from Renewaland: Showtime will have a 4th season of "The Tudors", with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the skinniest and most hip portrait of Henry the VIII ever to be imagined.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Deadliest Catch", "Out of the Wild", "Modern Toss", Letterman, Fallon.8:00pm According to Jim ABC - Returns from hiatus

8:00pm American Idol FOX - Director Quentin Tarantino guides contestants in their performances of songs of the cinema.

9:00pm 90210 The CW - Tori Spelling reprises her role as Donna and "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody guest stars.

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9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - Season Premiere. Skippers Keith and Phil could be sidelined by life threatening illnesses and all the boats are in debt from summer repairs

9:00pm Frontline/World: Children of the Taliban PBS/KCET - A new branch of the Taliban in Pakistan causes concern for President Barack Obama's administration;

9:00pm Fringe FOX - A scientifically-engineered animal attacks Charlie (Kirk Acevedo) after devouring several animal rights activists.

10:00pm From G's to Gents MTV - Season Finale

10:00pm Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment Discovery - Nine people are dropped off deep in the heart of Central Alaska with only essential items in their backpacks.

10:00pm Toddlers & Tiaras TLC - Season Finale

11:00pm Modern Toss IFC - We love this British animation series

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Talk show host Kelly Ripa; author Bill Scheft; the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jamie Foxx; comic Carol Leifer; Airborne Toxic Event performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Jorge Garcia; the latest "Dancing With the Stars: castoff; Mims performs.

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Journalist Tom Brokaw; comics Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim; Akon performs.

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