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TV Junkie: Octomom Special on ....FOX; 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' Premieres
"Top Chef: Las Vegas" premieres on Bravo at 9pm
Hey all you TV stations that laid people off by the score, your revenue will rebound by 5.2% in 2010 so think about rehiring. We're not satisfied with looking at just one boring news anchor no matter how much you make them move their arms around.
As part of the ever-expanding Emmys, Buzz Aldrin will accept an award on behalf of NASA for the broadcast of the Apollo moon landings 40 years ago. We were going to make a Michael Jackson moonwalk reference but decided against it.
Yesterday conservative columnist Robert Novak died of complications from a brain tumor. Novak spent over 25 years on CNN voicing his particular brand of extreme conservatism - that tenure alone should prove to neo-cons that the network is not, and has never been a citadel of liberalism.
Speaking of death: Today news producer Don Hewitt died. Hewitt was the creator of CBS' "60 Minutes", a program that changed the way news was reported and set the high bar for all other news programs to follow. Perhaps only PBS' "Frontline" has come close to the standard. And hey, it's still a popular show getting the 2nd most viewership this week. For more on Hewitt, check out a series of interviews with him on the Archive of American Television's YouTube channel. RIP Don.The TV Junkie Plan: "Top Chef", "Man v. Food", "Michael and Michael Have Issues", Letterman.
8:00pm Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage FOX - Nadya Suleman, already the single mother of six, becomes known as "Octomom" after giving birth to octuplets from in-vitro fertilization.
8:00pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ABC - Contestants answer trivia questions to win cash; Snoop Dogg plays for charity; Ken Jennings is the lifeline expert.
9:00pm Top Chef: Las Vegas Bravo - Seventeen new culinary contestants are introduced in Las Vegas.
9:00pm Ghost Hunters Syfy - Season Finale
9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Bear travels to Alabama where he takes on white-water, comes face to face with a wild boar and braves a raging forest fire.
9:00pm Leverage TNT - The team tries to infiltrate a corporation responsible for putting tainted food on the market.
9:00pm Gordon Ramsay's F Word BBC America - Gordon becomes a junior chef at a Chinese restaurant to learn how to make Dim Sum
9:00pm I Survived a Japanese Game Show ABC - Season Finale
10:00pm Man v. Food Travel Channel - Adam Richman journeys to Charleston, S.C., for oysters served by a shovel, a fried chicken sandwich smothered in sausage gravy and a spicy tuna sushi challenge
10:00pm The Nine DirecTV - Series Finale
10:00pm Top Chef Masters Bravo - Season Finale
10:30pm Michael & Michael Have Issues Comedy Central - Showalter proves to be a problematic houseguest.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Mike Myers; filmmaker Ken Burns.