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TV Junkie: 'Trauma' Premieres; What Show _Should_ Get the Ax?

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"Trauma" premieres on NBC at 9pm

"Trauma" premieres on NBC at 9pm
Series Premiere of the Night"Trauma"(NBC @ 9pm): Yes, "Trauma" is another drama in a medical setting but a major difference is its emphasis on action (surely you've seen the nearly-3D billboards all over LA). Starring Anastasia Griffith of "Damages" fame (check out our Emmys red carpet interview with her), the series focuses a lot more on the details and specifics of a situation rather than if the head nurse is having an affair with the hospital administrator. If you can tear yourself away from Ken Burns' latest epic, it would be worth checking out tonight.
Did anyone see the "Dexter" and "Californication" premieres last night? What'd you think? We've been talking them up for the past few weeks and need some validation.
Did anyone with an East coast feed see SNL's Jenny Slate say the f-word on Saturday? Thankfully we haven't seen a Southern Senator get his panties in a twist over this (yet).
The CW has canceled "The Beautiful Life" marking one of the first casualties of the season. What show do you think will get cut next? Which one _should_ get cut but won't?

The TV Junkie Plan: "The National Parks"/Ken Burns, "Trauma", Conan, Fallon. [Don't forget to check out late night!]

8:00pm The National Parks: America's Best Idea PBS/KCET - The Last Refuge (1890-1915) President Theodore Roosevelt champions the national parks; conservation movement fails to prevent the building of the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite.

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8:00mp How I Met Your Mother CBS - Ted realizes that the girl he goes on a blind date with is actually someone he dated years earlier

8:00pm Heroes NBC - While facing the unexpected consequences of his heroic acts, Peter meets a reluctant new hero

8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - The best moments of season seven.

8:00pm Dancing With the Stars ABC - Baz Luhrmann serves as a guest judge.

8:00pm House FOX - House has surprising news for Cuddy

9:00pm Lie to Me FOX - Season Premiere

9:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Blair and Chuck both set their sights on an item for bid at Sotheby's

9:00pm Trauma NBC - Series Premiere

9:30pm The Big Bang Theory CBS - Penny and Leonard try to recover from an awkward hookup

10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Comic Bill Maher; Brad Paisley and Sheryl Crow perform.

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11:30pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Felicity Huffman; TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz; the Avett Brothers perform; TV personality Brody Jenner presents the Top Ten List.

11:35mp The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Drew Barrymore; jockey Joe Talamo; Paramore performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Chris O'Donnell; comic Paula Poundstone.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor David Duchovny; MMA fighter Kimbo Slice; Dirty Projectors perform.