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TV Junkie: PBS All Online; ABC & Spike Renewals

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NBC's "Southland" is pretty darn good, it airs at 9:55pm tonight


NBC's "Southland" is pretty darn good, it airs at 9:55pm tonight
PBS had already been putting a ton of programming online, but now they're going whole hog. Be sure to check out PBS' video portal which is planned to include material from all 350+ PBS affiliates. Way to draw a line in the sand PBS.
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Linkage: "MythBusters" was pretty awesome last night, here's a link to The Digg Reel's behind-the-scenes, etc. Tonight brings another installment of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and I'm doggedly giving the show as many chances as I can (how do you feel about the show so far?) - here are a couple links to deleted scenes from last week's episode, I like the first one better than the second one.
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News from Renewaland: Variety says that the following shows are definitely renewed by ABC - "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Brothers and Sisters," "Private Practice," "Lost" (final season), "Ugly Betty," "Dancing with the Stars," "The Bachelor," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "America's Funniest Home Videos," "Wife Swap" (dear lord, why?), and "Supernanny" (pure evil). Spike TV is renewing "MANanswers" and "1000 Ways to Die" and is even expanding the franchise to include "1000 Ways to Lie" - no word on if they will include a shopping version, "1000 Ways to Buy", but they shouldn't forget that guys like to shop, hard.
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The TV Junkie Plan: "SoCal Connected", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Southland", Kimmel, Fallon.8:00pm Survivor: Tocantins CBS - A contestant makes a devious move; a contestant is forced to beg for another chance

8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - The State of Foreclosure

8:00pm Robocop IFC - (1987) Scientists use the mangled remains of a dead police officer to create the ultimate crime-fighter -- an indestructible cyborg. No commercials!

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8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Leslie asks a reporter to do a story on her project; Tom tries to kiss up to his boss.

9:00pm Grey's Anatomy ABC - Izzie busies herself with Meredith and Derek's nuptials, but the stress of her illness affects others.

9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael's new company has a hard time making early morning deliveries

9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Jack shops for an engagement ring

9:55pm Southland NBC - When Dewey (C. Thomas Howell) is star-struck by a famous, self-absorbed actor (Tom Sizemore), he decides to party with him instead of booking him.

10:00pm Fine Cut: KCET's Festival of Student Film PBS/KCET - Idiot Box; Desert Wedding; Pickerell Kids; Roses

10:00pm The Beast A&E - Season Finale

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Animal trainer Jules Sylvester; actor Ryan Reynolds; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs. Show is canceled, Jay Leno is in the hopsital, more info here.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Channing Tatum; actress Elisha Cuthbert; Depeche Mode performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Teri Hatcher; Martina McBride performs.

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Ali Larter; boxer Mike Tyson and director James Toback; Tinted Windows perform.