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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.