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TV Junkie: Olympics Channel Battle
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" returns to the Travel Channel at 10pm
The US Olympic Committee (USOC) and Comcast are in brouhaha with NBC Universal and the International Olympic Committee about who has the rights to create a network composed of Olympic coverage, both current and historical. What do you think, can someone do the Olympics better than NBC? Would you rather have access to more or less Olympic coverage?
This week in late night: Paul McCartney returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater 45 years later to be interviewed and perform on Letterman. Also, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colber(t) Repor(t)" return from break.The TV Junkie Plan: "Wild Pacific", "The Closer", "Anthony Bourdain", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Fallon.
8:00pm Wild Pacific: Fragile Paradise Discovery - The fragile ecosystem of the Pacific is constantly threatened by climate change, overfishing and man's increasing influence. Followed by another hour of "Wild Pacific"
9:00pm The Closer TNT - A popular online "hook-up king" is shot to death; a police impersonator causes the case to go awry
9:00pm Teddy: In His Own Words HBO - The life and career of Sen. Ted Kennedy.
10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Season Premiere
10:00pm Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Bravo - Kathy heads to Miami's Star Island to look for a second home
10:00pm Weeds Showtime - Anyone see Esquire? Is this the same Mary Louise Parker that was complaining about a nude scene in "Weeds"?
10:02pm Here Come the Newlyweds ABC - Season Finale - Thank god.
10:30pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - An old friend of Jackie's checks into the hospital with terminal lung cancer
11:00pm The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Senator Barney Frank
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jonah Hill; Gar Ryness; Kelly Clarkson performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Comic Bill Engvall; a performance from the cast of Broadway's "Hair"
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Selma Blair; columnist Connie Schultz.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Dylan McDermott; talk show host Wendy Williams.
5:30am Tour de France Versus - Stage 10
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.