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TV Junkie: 'Trauma' Has a Pulse; Tivo Beats Leno; White Christmas

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Anastasia Griffith stars in NBC's "Trauma" tonight at 9pm

Anastasia Griffith stars in NBC's "Trauma" tonight at 9pm
NBC's "Trauma", like a Monty Python sketch, ain't dead yet according to Chuck Barney at the Contra Costa Times. After trimming it's production costs the producers were given the green light to make 3 more episodes. We like the show (it's on the TV Junkie Plan tonight at 9pm) because: it's the only medical drama series with some action/cajones on TV right now; it's shot in our onetime home of SF and that location has become a character in the show; and it stars the talented and lovely Anastasia Griffith whom we interviewed at the Emmys and also a couple years ago about her work on FX's "Damages".
It turns out that Leno isn't losing audience to other 10pm shows so much as he is losing out to people watching stuff on their Tivos and the stuff they're watching doesn't seem to be from NBC. Our interpretation is that this is so-so news for NBC's competitors and really bad news for Leno.
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The TV Junkie Plan: "House", "Trauma", The Daily Show, Charlie Rose (Wes Anderson guests!!), 2nd half of Conan (Shatner + AnnaLynne McCord), Ferguson8:00pm House FOX - Wilson An old friend and former patient of Wilson's experiences paralysis in his right arm; Cuddy continues her search for real estate.

8:00pm Heroes NBC - Unexpected visitors greet H.R.G.; Samuel's plan starts to come to fruition

8:00pm Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story IFC - (2005) A director tries to shoot an adaptation of a novel that is considered to be impossible to film.

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9:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Blair suspects her mother of keeping a big secret from her; after having a fight with her mom, Vanessa shows up on Dan's doorstep

9:00pm Trauma NBC - As a bad batch of heroin hits San Francisco, Glenn questions Nancy's judgment during an encounter with a "frequent flyer"

9:00pm Lie to Me FOX - Lightman, Foster and Reynolds head to Las Vegas to search for a missing World Series of Poker finalist

10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Comic Adam Carolla.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Journalist Maziar Bahari

11:30pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Director Wes Anderson.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor William Shatner; actress AnnaLynne McCord (see our video interview with her); the cast of Mary Poppins performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Michael Sheen.

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