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TV Junkie: Olyphant in New FX Series; 'Chuck' & 'Heroes' Season Finales

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"Heroes" season finale is at 9pm on NBC


"Heroes" season finale is at 9pm on NBC
This Pig Fever or whatever they are calling it must have "20/20" and their ilk in a tizzy of how to cover it this week. We can be sure that threatening and ominous theme songs have already been composed for all of the news networks - how will the news magazines cope?
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We've loved Timothy Olyphant in "Deadwood" and most recently in "Damages" and now he will be cast in the lead in a new FX series based on an Elmore Leonard short story, "Fire In The Hole". Olyphant will play a U.S. marshall (aw man, another cop role?) who comes back to his Kentucky hometown to sort out some trouble. Production will start at the end of May.
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The AP has an interesting story today on local newscasters trimming their staff despite reports stating that local news is becoming a ratings leader compared to national news broadcasts. Having technology that allows only 1 or 2 people to go to a location shoot should mean more coverage, because that's what people want, not the same amount of coverage with less people.The TV Junkie Plan: "How I Met Your Mother", "24", "Doing Da Vinci", Kimmel, Fallon

8:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Blair and Chuck try to fix their relationship problems. Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars.

8:00pm Chuck NBC - Season Finale

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8:00pm House FOX - The team treats a deaf 14-year-old who collapses while competing in a wrestling match.

8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - Barney and Marshall play a joke on Ted, who is having a "text" relationship with a girl he's just met.

9:00pm Heroes NBC - Season Finale

9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 7: 3:00AM - 4:00AM Jonas Hodges remains at the heart of the mounting terrorist threat; Jack questions an important suspect.

9:00pm American Experience - We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears PBS/KCET - Federal troops force thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the southeastern U.S., resulting in the deaths of 4,000 due to disease and starvation.

9:00pm In Treatment HBO - Oliver, Walter

10:00pm Doing Da Vinci Discovery - The team works on re-creating da Vinci's deadly bladed chariot.

11:30pm The Colber(t) Repor(t) Comedy Central - The Decemberists

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Matthew Fox; comic Carol Leifer; the All-American Rejects perform.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Zac Efron; TV personality Patti Stanger; Franz Ferdinand performs.

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Breckin Meyer. Check out our interview with Breckin Meyer from last fall!

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - TV show host Regis Philbin; TV personality Kat Von D; actor Jon Glaser; Morrissey performs.