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TV Junkie: Cowell Says 'No' To Slippage; 'Millionaire' Returns Briefly

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"MythBusters" on Discovery at 9pm

"MythBusters" on Discovery at 9pm
"American Idol"'s Simon Cowell has drawn a line in the sand, stating that he will leave the show if it drops from its number one spot. While "Idol" has dropped in ratings, it is still the highest rated program on TV so it looks like Cowell will be there for some time to come.
ABC is bringing back "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" for a limited run from August 9th to 23rd. Regis Philbin will host but there are no plans, at least public ones, to bring the show back into prime time.
News from Renewaland: VH1 is renewing Dr. Drew's "Celebrity Rehab"(and picking up a new series from him called "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew"
The TV Junkie Plan: "Better Off Ted", "Lost" (maybe), "MythBusters" (if not "Lost"), "South Park", "Reno 911!", Letterman, Fallon.8:00pm The Miracle of Morgan's Creek TCM - (1944) A bank clerk (Eddie Bracken) gets in trouble after posing as the unknown GI father of his girlfriend's (Betty Hutton) sextuplets.

8:00pm Lie to Me FOX - Lightman's former love resurfaces during an investigation. Jennifer Beals guest stars.

8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - The contestants arrive at the exotic overseas location; the women must dress and pose like famous cultural icons

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8:00pm Blue Velvet IFC - (1986) A young man (Kyle MacLachlan) ties the mystery of a severed ear to a roadhouse floozy (Isabella Rossellini) and her tormentor (Dennis Hopper).

8:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - The gang tries desperately to get Ted his job back after he accidentally deletes himself from Veridian's system.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Two comedy myths and a diamond-making technique are tested.

9:00pm Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6 ABC - What happened to the Oceanic 6 and the rest of the island survivors in the three years after Ben moved the island. Is this just a rehash episode?

9:00pm Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures - Call of the Killer Whales PBS/KCET - Killer whales in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

10:00pm Make Me a Supermodel Bravo - The final 8 models compete for the grand prize of $100,000 and an editorial spread.

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Season Finale

10:00pm Tyler Perry's House of Payne TBS - 2 new episodes!

10:00pm The Cougar TV Land - The guys must design a custom workout regimen to help Stacey stay in shape;

10:30pm RENO 911! Comedy Central - Dangle's Murder Mystery

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11:30pm The Colber(t) Repor(t) Comedy Central - Ira Glass, Host, "This American Life"

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Beyonce Knowles; actor Jim Parsons; Paul Weller performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Robert Downey Jr.; actress Alexandra Wentworth; comic George Wallace.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Singer Justin Timberlake; actress Eliza Coupe; The Whip performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Seth Meyers; actress Michelle Trachtenberg; BMX rider Mike Spinner.

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