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TV Junkie: 'Top Chef' Season Finale; Let's Help MTV Find 'Jersey Shore West'; Don't Follow Spoilers

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The "Top Chef" season finale is at 10pm on Bravo and the network is providing plenty of mobile and social media opps to follow along.

The "Top Chef" season finale is at 10pm on Bravo and the network is providing plenty of mobile and social media opps to follow along.
The "Top Chef" season finale is on tonight and we urge fans to check out the online viewing party which will have cast members Michael V, Robin, and Ash chatting live with you as the show is broadcast at 10pm on Bravo. Follow along on Bravo's Twitter feed as well as their mobile site where they will also have prize offerings etc. for all you Chefheads.
With all the uproar over MTV's "Jersey Shore" that it's racist, etc. prompting boycotts and key advertisers to pull out, we're wondering what the West Coast equivalent would be? Does "The Hills" qualify? Not really. What series based on a regional demographic do you think would A. Make it to broadcast and B. Generate this kind of attention? Would "East LA Lowriders" ever get airtime or is the very premise racist and if that's racist how is "Jersey Shore" not racist? Your ideas/thoughts please - let's get some MTV production time here, the economy could use it what with all the requisite body waxing, tanning products, and teeth whitening for talent and all the legal representation required for the resulting assault and defamation charge.
Amy Sedaris fans should be aware that she is guest-starring on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" tonight.
Get your soap while you can: CBS is canceling "As The World Turns" after 54 years of airtime. The last episode will air next September.
We saw a lot of complaints on Twitter last night about "TV critics" who gave away the winner of "The Biggest Loser". We'd seen these complaints before regarding other season finales and we'd like to dole out some advice: 1. If there is a show you like watching that you don't want spoiled then turn off Twitter three hours before the show comes on in order to avoid the East Coast spoilers; 2. If you must have Twitter/Facebook on, tell the spoilers to stop spoiling (good luck with that); 3. Stop following spoilers. You can follow us @TheTVJunkie and we promise to never spoil. We may say that a particular show episode or performer is great, or that there is a guest star on (info that regularly appears in the TV Junkie, see above for example) but we won't give away plot lines/winners/etc. - the only exception being if we are covering an event like the Emmys live.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Living With Ed", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Modern Family", "Nip/Tuck", Conan (Snoop Dogg + Carl Reiner?!), Fallon (Susie Essman + Bon Jovi?!).6:00pm Living With Ed Planet Green - Rachelle and Hayden plan a surprise party to celebrate Ed's 60th birthday.

8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - When Christine discovers that Ritchie has been bullying other kids, she decides to apologize to the woman she used to terrorize in school

8:00pm So You Think You Can Dance FOX - Kris Allen performs; Wonder Girls perform; two contestants are eliminated.

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8:00pm L.A. Holiday Celebration 2009 PBS/KCET - Highlights of the festive performance at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion feature music and dance pieces.

8:00pm Campus PD G4 - Series Premiere. Response to a possible alcohol overdose; confrontation with a suspected vending machine vandal.

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Claire and Phil threaten to take away Christmas when the kids get in trouble; Cameron and Mitchell take Lily to get her first picture with Santa.

9:00pm The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show The CW - Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes and Marisa Miller are among lingerie models at the annual event in New York

9:00pm Glee FOX - When Quinn's secret unravels, the Glee club may not recover in time to compete for sectionals; Will makes a potentially life-changing decision.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Adam and Jamie test an old gun-slinging story; Grant, Tory and Jessi test another myth from the movie "Speed."

9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - A wealthy man (Scott Foley) tries to get Jules' attention by feigning interest in an overpriced home; Ellie tries to prove that she trusts her husband.

10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Season Finale. Christian's debt leads him to deception; an unexpected visitor stirs different emotions for Christian and Sean

10:00pm Top Chef: Las Vegas Bravo - Season Finale: Part II The final three chefs attempt to earn the title of "Top Chef."

10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Director Quentin Tarantino; professional football player Drew Brees.

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10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares BBC America - Gordon attempts to help turn around a family-run bistro with hideous decor, bad food and a chef who can't face up to his mistakes.

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Performance by Morrissey

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Rachel Weisz; author Maryjean Ballner; Rob Thomas performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Snoop Dogg performs; comic Carl Reiner.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor William Shatner; animal trainer Kristin McMillan; Jay Sean performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Morgan Freeman; Overtone performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Comic Susie Essman; Bon Jovi performs - check out our 47min video of Jon Bon Jovi acoustic.

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