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TV Junkie: 'Leverage' Premiere on TNT; Rob Zombie Directs..... 'CSI: Miami'?

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"Leverage" season premiere on TNT @ 10pm tonight

"Leverage" season premiere on TNT @ 10pm tonight
We're taking a breather from the NBC/Leno/Conan shenanigans because, as we all know, if an element of pop culture makes it onto NPR, it's already a dead story.
The third season of TNT's "Leverage" premieres tonight at 10pm. Check out our interview with leading man Timothy Hutton just before the series launched last year.
Heads-up: Will Arnett, Amy Poehler's real-life husband, will be guesting on "Parks and Recreation" tomorrow night at 8:30pm on NBC - check out the "P&R = The Wu Tang of Comedy" video at the end of this post. Also, tonight on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" the very funny Whitney Cummings will be performing.
Finally a reason to watch "CSI: Miami": Rob Zombie will be directing an episode that will air on March 1st.
"Man vs. Wild" goes to China, at 9pm on Discovery, to subject Bear Grylls to further discomfort - check out our interview with Bear from last Summer.
The TV Junkie Plan: "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Modern Family", "Nip/Tuck", "The Daily Show" (Ringo Starr), Conan (Ricky Gervais), Ferguson (Richard Lewis).6:30pm Silent Library MTV - This episode features Justin Bieber and Asher Roth

8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - Christine gets an unexpected reaction when she tells her therapist she is in love with him.

8:00pm The Human Spark PBS/KCET - Researchers study simians, including chimpanzees, to determine what traits humans share with them.

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8:00pm Mercy NBC - The hospital admits three promiscuous college students who have meningitis

8:00pm American Idol FOX - Auditions continue as hopefuls perform for the judges in Atlanta.

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - When Claire finds a dirty picture on the computer and assumes it is Luke's doing, guilty Phil does not correct her

9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Bear travels to China in the aftermath of a typhoon and encounters swollen rivers, limestone gorges, stinging ants and catches bats for food.

9:00pm Monsterquest History - Season Premiere

9:00pm Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns TBS - 4 new episodes = 2 hours!

10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Christian refuses to perform surgery on a model who wants to alter her beauty; awakening after a coma, a new patient seeks surgery.

10:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Betty gives an account of her worst week ever; Daniel worries that Marc is sabotaging him

10:00pm Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura TruTV - Season Finale

10:00pm High School Reunion TV Land - Season Premiere

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10:00pm Leverage TNT - Season Premiere

10:00pm Launch My Line Bravo - The teams must make a distressed garment for their lines, using competitors as inspiration.

10:00pm Solving History With Olly Steeds Discovery - Series Premiere

10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - Season Premiere

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Ringo Starr with Ben Harper & the Relentless7

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Basketball player Charles Barkley; Carrie Ann Inaba.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Kiefer Sutherland; the HotRats perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Ricky Gervais; actress Bryce Dallas Howard; comic Whitney Cummings

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Kate Walsh; actor Aziz Ansari; Larry Gatlin performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Richard Lewis; actress Amber Valletta.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Freddie Prinze Jr.; actor Anthony Anderson; Ke$ha performs.

Parks and Recreation is the Wu-Tang of Comedy - watch more funny videos