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TV Junkie: Abdul-free 'Idol'; Lakshmi May Make You Laugh

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"Torchwood: Children of Earth" miniseries premiere on BBC America at 9pm

"Torchwood: Children of Earth" miniseries premiere on BBC America at 9pm
"American Idol" fans listen up, your favorite judge, Paula Abdul, might not be returning according to her new manager. It would be a real tragedy for late night TV as about 50% of their material seems to be based on her during the "American Idol" season, and it would be a real tragedy for Paula Abdul as it seems unlikely that she has any other employment prospects other than to be the butt of late night TV jokes.
Padma Lakshmi is in a development deal with NBC to put together a comedy series - no release date established.
Check out Ferguson tonight: Margaret Cho, Michael Lewis, and Franz Ferdinand!
The TV Junkie Plan: "Torchwood", "Three Sheets", "The Daily Show", Letterman, Ferguson, Tour de France9:00pm Torchwood: Children of Earth BBC America - Original Miniseries Premiere

9:00pm History Detectives PBS/KCET - Tokyo Rose Recording; Crazy Horse Photo; WWII Diary

9:00pm The Closer TNT - Strike Three

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10:00pm Weeds Showtime - Heavy duty dealing

10:00pm Three Sheets Fine Living Network - Season Premiere!

10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel Network - New episode!

10:00pm Dating in the Dark ABC - Series Premiere

10:00pm Raising the Bar TNT - Fine and Dandy

10:00pm Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Bravo - Kathy hopes a performance at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater will endear her to the black community

10:30pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - A man is attacked by his date's ex-husband

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Brian Williams guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Katherine Heigl; comic Jeff Altman; Spinnerette performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Adam Sandler; actor Peter Sarsgaard; Kate Voegele performs.

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Margaret Cho; author Michael Lewis; Franz Ferdinand performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Will Arnett; actress Emmanuelle Chriqui.

3:30am Tour de France Versus - Alpine stage! Is it over for Lance!

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