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TV Junkie: RIP Dom DeLuise

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Today we sadly note thepassing of the always hilarious Dom DeLuise, who died at age 75 in Santa Monica last night. DeLuise was primarily known for his roles in movies like the Cannonball Run franchise with Burt Reynolds, as well as several of Mel Brooks' fillms, particularly Blazing Saddles and History of the World Part I. DeLuise actually got his start in TV on staples like "The Munsters", "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "The Jackie Gleason Show", and "The Dean Martin Show" as well as his own show "The Dom DeLuise Show" in 1968 and 1987. He was also a favorite with Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show", and "Hollywood Squares". His uncontrollable and infectious laugh will be sorely missed - the outtakes from any movie he was ever in are the proof of his great camaraderie and love for life.
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News from Renewaland:FOX renewed "Fringe", a show that we've been pretty enthusiastic about since its start, for a full 22 episode season.

The TV Junkie Plan: "Scrubs", "Better Off Ted", "Fringe", "Out of the Wild", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Fallon.

8:00pm Scrubs ABC - J.D. thinks about taking a new job

8:00pm American Idol FOX - The remaining finalists perform; guitarist Slash mentors the contestants as they prepare rock songs.

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8:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - Veronica tries to boost employee morale

9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - Grueling hours and vicious hazing test the greenhorns and some start to crack.

9:00pm Fringe FOX - Olivia starts having elaborate visions; Walter confesses his previous knowledge about the Z.F.T. manifesto

10:00pm Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment Discovery - The team takes shelter under the wing of a crashed airplane.

10:00pm Real Housewives of New York City Bravo - Season Finale. Bravo is hosting an online viewing party for the finale, including Twittering with some of the cast.

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10:30pm My Boys TBS - After a winter heat wave, P.J. and her friends decide to act on impulse.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Fareed Zakaria Author, "The Post-American World" guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Liev Schreiber; Dr. Sanjay Gupta; Franz Ferdinand performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Zachary Quinto; the latest "Dancing With the Stars" castoff.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Producer J.J. Abrams; actor Colin Quinn; Yusuf Islam performs.