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TV Junkie: French TV Feels US Invasion
"Better Off Ted" back from hiatus at 9:00pm on ABC
As we said a couple weeks ago, we went to France for a couple weeks where we didn't watch much French TV because, well, there really wasn't anything worth watching other than the French Open and Manchester United vs. Barcelona. Now our uneducated opinion has supporting proof: in 2008 only 13 of the top 100 scripted TV showsin France were actually French. American-produced TV programs took the biggest slice at 57. Who says we don't export anything?
The TV Junkie Plan: "Better Off Ted", "Deadliest Catch", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Fallon.8:00pm The Superstars ABC - Series Premiere
9:00pm Frontline/World: Digital Dumping Ground PBS/KCET - The dumping of millions of pounds of electronic waste; entrepreneurs in the Middle East; wheelchairs for the developing world
9:00pm Better Off Ted ABC - Returns from hiatus
9:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - Two-Hour Season Premiere
9:00pm Mental FOX - A movie star is brought into the psych ward after suffering a psychotic breakdown on national television
10:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - As the skippers race to St. Paul Harbor to offload their crab, the arctic ice pack stands in their way.
10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - The entire squad searches for the person who killed a court reporter; Grace continues to try and connect with Neely
10:00pm The Cleaner A&E - Season Premiere
10:00pm NYC Prep Bravo - Series Premiere
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Larry David guests
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Lisa Kudrow; TV personalities Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan; Elvis Costello performs.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; MSTRKRFT performs with John Legend.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Abigail Breslin; actor James Purefoy; basketball player Blake Griffin; Iggy Pop performs