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TV Junkie: Rest In Peace Karl Malden

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The next to last episode of "Pitchmen" airs at 10pm on Discovery


The next to last episode of "Pitchmen" airs at 10pm on Discovery
We're saddened to hear of the passing of Karl Malden who made it to the ripe old age of 97. While many people will remember him for his roles in Streetcar Named Desire and "The Streets of San Francisco" we urge you to check out his work in Baby Doll, Patton, Fear Strikes Out, and The Cincinnati Kid. Turner Classic Movies will have a tribute evening of films on Friday, July 10th, starting at 5:00pm Pacific.
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In terms of ratings, the BET Awards was tops this last week - it will be a while though, we surmise, before the BET Awards gets these marks as it's not every week that the King of Pop dies. On the premium cable side of things, the debut of HBO's "Hung" was huge.
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We've started a doldrum week of a doldrum month. Thankfully the Tour de France starts on Satruday.The TV Junkie Plan: "American Masters", "Gordon Ramsay's F Word", "The Philanthropist", "The Daily Show"

8:00pm American Masters - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes PBS/KCET - Behind-the-scenes of the radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," created by humorist and commentator Garrison Keillor.

8:00pm Wipeout ABC - Contestants face Spike Fenders, Spinning Triangles and Drop Bridge.

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8:00pm So You Think You Can Dance FOX - The top 14 dancers perform.

9:00pm Gordon Ramsay's F Word BBC America - Gordon attempts to get a junkfood junkie ready for a marathon by teaching him to cook a healthy meal; Janet Street-Porter champions ostrich meat.

10:00pm The Philanthropist NBC - Teddy seeks advice from a Burmese democratic leader who has been under house arrest for almost two decades

10:00pm Pitchmen Discovery - Billy and Sully go after an upstart pitchman infringing on their territory

10:00pm Wide Angle - Crossing Heaven's Border PBS/KCET - Refugees cross the Tumen River into northeast China to escape the repressive regime of North Korea.

10:30pm RENO 911! Comedy Central - Secret Santa

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Rep. Henry Waxman California's 30th District