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TV Junkie: A Very Sunny Night in Philadelphia; John Oliver Scores

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"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas" is out on DVD and Bu-ray this week

"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas" is out on DVD and Bu-ray this week
We've reached Thursday which means it's comedy night topped by "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" on FX at 10pm providing some insight into how Dennis manages to score with so many women. We also had a chance to see the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" Holiday special, "A Very Sunny Christmas": a 43 minute featurette that's been getting a lot of promo on FX the last couple weeks. If you're a fan, you have to get a hold of it, no question there, it's on DVD & Blu-ray at Amazon. What do you get: Danny DeVito nude and greased up; a supporting role from veteran actor David Huddleston; brilliant casting of "young" Mac, Charlie, Dennis, and Dee (they appear to have used cloning!); classic animation in the style of Rankin/Bass; a disturbing and surreal Christmas sing-a-long with the gang from Paddy's.Unfettered by even the somewhat lax broadcasting rules of basic cable, there's more swearing, gore, and just plain bad behavior in this twisted take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. As a TV bonus tonight, the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" cast appears on "Free Radio" on Comedy Central at midnight.
Congrats to our friend John Oliver who scored a new show, "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show", to begin broadcasting on Comedy Central January 8th at 11pm. Featured comedians include: Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Poseh, Nick Kroll and Kristen Schaal [Click the links to see our interviews with them]
The TV Junkie Plan: "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The League", Letterman (Steven Colbert guests!), Fallon (Katey Sagal guests!!).

8:00pm Community NBC - The gang nominates Jeff to talk some sense into Chang when he assigns an absurd amount of homework

8:00pm Survivor: Samoa CBS - A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure safety in the game

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8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Economic hardship has caused an increase in middle class homeless families

8:00pm FlashForward ABC - Believe Bryce searches for the woman in his flashforward; Tracy's odd behavior concerns Aaron

8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Leslie invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip to prove that she can hang with the guys

9:00pm The Office NBC - When David Wallace invites Michael to the Dunder Mifflin shareholder meeting in New York, Michael brings Oscar, Dwight and Andy along

9:00pm Fringe FOX - A peculiar abduction in Boston leads the Fringe team to uncover details of the mysterious man known as The Observer

9:00pm American Chopper TLC - Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle's wife commissions OCC to build him a surprise chopper

9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Liz must make a drastic change to her living arrangements when her apartment building is converted to condos

10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Dennis reveals his full proof system for seducing any woman to the rest of the gang, but they don't grasp the concept.

10:00pm Project Runway Lifetime - Season Finale

10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - It Ends in Coto de Caza

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10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Actress Dakota Fanning; actress Jane Krakowski.

10:00pm The Mentalist CBS - Faced with a violent crime in its own office, the CBI team must work the case despite the alarm of who may be behind it

10:30pm The League FX - Kevin enlists Taco to scare Ellie off her toy; the guys join Pete on what was supposed to be his 5th anniversary spa trip.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Elvis Costello

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Stephen Colbert; John Mayer performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Nicole Kidman; journalist Anderson Cooper; Leona Lewis performs.

12:00am Free Radio Comedy Central - Lance is slow to accept the truth about his superfan; James is jealous of Anna's new Internet boyfriend; "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" cast guests.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Carrie Underwood performs; TV personalities Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Sandra Bullock; actor Ben Foster.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Taylor Lautner; actress Katey Sagal; Obits perform.

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