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TV Junkie: MJ Memorial Viewership; 'Lost' Needs a Theme
Over 31 million American households watched the Michael Jackson memorial. "Households" is the operative word as that is what Nielsen measures, TVs in the home, not office or bars/restaurants/etc. That's a huge number since other major events like Princess Diana's funeral (33 million viewers), President Reagan's funeral (35 million viewers), and President Obama's inauguration (38 million viewers) occurred when people were more likely to be at home.
Hey composers, amateur and otherwise, the makers of "Lost" have a call out for a theme song for the show. The winning tune will be played at Comic Con.
The TV Junkie Plan: "SoCal Connected", "Pitchmen", "Soundstage", Letterman, Ferguson, TdF
8:00pm Big Brother CBS - Season Premiere
8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Hospitals in Crisis
9:00pm So You Think You Can Dance FOX - Two of 12 dancers are eliminated; Kelly Rowland and David Guetta perform.
9:00pm Pitchmen Discovery - A Tribute to Billy Mays
9:00pm She's Got the Look TV Land - The models have a fitness photo shoot and then have to "confront their darkest fears" (cellulite?)
9:00mp Burn Notice USA - A paranoid mathematician enlists Michael's help to stop the vice president of a defense firm from selling company secrets
9:50pm The Fashion Show Bravo - The contestants must master the art of draping; the designers must create a standout red-carpet gown.
10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Season Premiere
10:00pm Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Showtime - The duo tests the theory that playing video games leads to teen violence.
10:00pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - New episode of web snarkiness, and we mean this in a good way.
10:00pm Soundstage PBS/KCET - Indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie performs songs from "The Open Door" and "Narrow Stairs."
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Daniel Radcliffe; ballerina Veronika Part; Levon Helm performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Playing for Change performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Jeff Goldblum; author Jackie Collins.
5:30am Tour de France Versus - Stage 7, the Tour hits the first mountains stage, expect fireworks.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.