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TV Junkie: Supreme Court Rules on %$#@!s; FOX Says 'No' To Obama Press Conference; Dr. Bishop, I Presume

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Dr. Walter Bishop from "Fringe" on FOX at 9pm


Dr. Walter Bishop from "Fringe" on FOX at 9pm
The Supreme Court led the country down a hypocritical and fascist path with today's ruling on the live broadcast of expletives. We wonder if the conservative members of the court would have ruled differently if Vice President Dick Cheney's utterance of "Go fuck yourself" to Senator Patrick Leahy in 2004 was captured live by C-SPAN.
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Undisguised partisanship rears its head over at FOX, again: the network is refusing to air President Obama's press conference tomorrow night. Now will the neo-conservative pundits attack all the networks that air the press conference as "Pro Obama"? Our bet is that they will, golly they are so sophisticated.
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We know that FOX's "Fringe" is designed to appeal to our inner longing for the return of "The X Files" but we are finding ourselves genuinely loving John Noble's presentation of the perversely funny Dr. Walter Bishop. If there was something we were waiting for tonight, this is it and if there's someone we want to interview for TV Junkie, it's John Noble.
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Congrats to Bravo for it's best April ever in terms of viewership. Strange to us that "The Real Housewives of New York City", "The Millionaire Matchmaker" , and "Make Me A Supermodel" can fuel that kind of growth during these times but evidently a lot of people we know are watching these shows without copping to it.The TV Junkie: "Attack of the Show", "Fringe", "My Boys", late night TV is a total toss up - great guests on every show so check out the full listings.

7:00pm Attack of the Show G4 - Jimmy Fallon visits LA and is interviewed on gamer/geek TV

8:00pm American Idol FOX - The remaining contestants perform standards made famous by members of the Rat Pack.

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9:00pm 90210 The CW - Naomi's sister, Jen, visits; Adrianna and Navid tell his parents about their decision

9:00pm Fringe FOX - The Fringe Division investigates when several mutilated bodies drained of spinal fluid are discovered

9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - A typhoon takes its toll on the crew; the fate of the men on a sunken boat.

9:00pm Frontline: The Released PBS/KCET - Parole officers, social workers and psychiatrists examine what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison

9:00pm Last Restaurant Standing BBC America - The final two couples compete to bring glamorous dining to The Orient Express.

10:00pm Addicted to Plastic Sundance Channel - Reveals the worldwide scope of plastics pollution, examines its toxicity and explores practical and cutting-edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability

10:30pm My Boys TBS - After getting into an accident on his new scooter, Brendan lets P.J. make all of his decisions for a week; Kenny's band needs a new bass player.

10:00pm Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment Discovery - Starving and weak, the remaining team members hunt the second largest rodent in North America.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Singer Dolly Parton; actor Zachary Quinto.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Michael Douglas; TV show host Chelsea Handler; Country Bones performs.

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12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Michael J. Fox; the latest castoff from "Dancing With the Stars"; Asher Roth performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Athlete John McEnroe; actress Stana Katic.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jason Segel; The Amazing Kreskin; Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, founders of the Universal Records database.