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TV Junkie: Comedy Thursday

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The sour economy is hitting NBC which announced layoffs in its ad sales and news departments. This is on top of reports from CNN that the news broadcaster will be cutting personnel from their environment, science and technology bureaus - because, really, why would we want to report on that? No word on whether they will be cutting staff at their celebrity stalking bureau.

So these organizations have been able to function for the entire first year of the recession (which wasn't official until last week) but they have to cut people to keep moving forward for the next few to several months? Do they have corporate jets they could unload?In this information and service economy, people and their relationships are the assets, not hardware and property [End Diatribe].

The TV Junkie Plan: "SoCal Connected", "The Office", "30 Rock", "The Sarah Silverman Program", "Daily Show", Kimmel, Ferguson

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8:00pm My Name Is Earl NBC - Earl reminisces about finding his old friend living in the wild with a raccoon.

8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Inside Locke High teens tell own stories.

9:00pm The Office NBC -Oscar informs Michael that the office must spend a cash surplus or lose it in the next year's budget; Dwight takes Angela and Andy to Schrute Farms to work on their wedding plans.

9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Jack convinces Liz that she should go to her high school reunion; Don Geiss wakes up from his coma and shocks Jack with a declaration about who will be the company's CEO.

10:00pm Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008 ABC - Because no one is more interesting than Miley Cyrus or Rush Limbaugh.

10:30pm The Sarah Silverman Program Comedy Central - Sarah attempts to leave a legacy by creating a popular slang word.

10:30pm Cool Tools DIY - In case you need to measure something: digital level that converts measurements; digital calipers; tape measure with a holster.

11:00pm The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Film maker Ron Howard guests.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Sexiest man alive (seriously?): actor Hugh Jackman; Tom Jones performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - The Muppets' Pepe the King Prawn; actress Saffron Burrows; X performs.