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TV Junkie: Barack Rocks '60 Minutes' Ratings; Viewzi Gossip Porn

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President-elect Barack Obama's interview on Sunday's "60 Minutes" garnered the venerable news magazine its highest ratings in nearly a decade. NBC should have got him to do a cameo on "My Own Worst Enemy".

You might occasionally get a celebrity tidbit from the TV Junkie, but that's not our thing. If that's what you're really going for then bookmark, which tomorrow will launch it's Celebrity Gossip View, just to make it even easier to keep up on stuff like Kate Hudson gettin' A-rod to throw a rod, you know what I'm sayin'?

The TV Junkie Plan: "Fringe", "The Shield", Letterman (Jack Hanna!), Conan (Jeff Corwin!) - dueling animal handlers on late night TV!

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8:00pm House FOX - An emancipated minor working as a factory manager falls ill on the job

8:00pm Frank TV TBS - A spoof of Jay Leno's final "Tonight Show" episode with guests Harrison Ford, Dave Chapelle and Amy Winehouse; Bill O'Reilly and Bill Clinton meet at a book expo. Frank, many people have complained to me about your Jerry Seinfeld impression, I'm just sayin'.

8:00pm 90210 The CW - Harry and Debbie welcome Sean into their home; the gap between Kelly and Brenda gets wider

9:00pm Fringe FOX - A sequence of flashing lights during the kidnapping of a young music prodigy leads Walter back to his former bunkmate at St. Claire's Hospital.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discover - Mike visits a chicken farm to see how eggs make it to the store. Prepare to be grossed out.

10:00pm The Real Housewives of Atlanta Bravo - Season Finale.

10:00pm The Shield FX - Olivia works with the Strike Team to nab a Mexican drug lord and his incoming shipment; Dutch must clean up after a Billings mess

10:15pm A Night at the Opera TCM - (1935) Groucho, Chico and Harpo go to Italy and bring opera and its patrons down to their level.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - First hottie, oope, lady of France Carla Bruni-Sarkozy; animal handler Jack Hanna; Cold Hard Cash performs.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - TV show host Jeff Corwin; actress Debra Messing; author John Hodgman.

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Pic of "Fringe" via FOX