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TV Junkie: ABC Greenlights Pilots; HBO.com Relaunches

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Not nearly as many guest star cameos on NBC's lineup tonight but they still look good - "Community" (above) on at 8pm


Not nearly as many guest star cameos on NBC's lineup tonight but they still look good - "Community" (above) on at 8pm
We know NBC is trying to fill it's 10pm void but ABC is also stepping up it's efforts to line-up new shows by greenlighting "Generation Y," from scribe Noah Hawley; "Cutthroat," written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters; and the Jerry Bruckheimer entry "The Whole Truth." None of them grab our attention especially the prospect of yet another show from Bruckheimer. More of the same means more failure - the big networks need to get innovative, not retreat to familiarity. Hire some unknowns!
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RIP former "Survivor" (2005 season) contestant Jennifer Lyon who has died from complications from breast cancer at age 37.
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TNT has put together a SAG Awards party kit in preparation for this Saturday's broadcast of the event (8pm on TNT and TBS).
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HBO has relaunched HBO.com into a very slick and panoramic design. It looks really great but the navigation took a little getting used to - if you are looking for photos or links to blogs, etc., don't worry, they're all there, you just need to click into a show page and then click on any other item related to that show to get an additional sub-menu of content.
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Be sure to check out the EmmyTVLegends.org and "Project Runway" promo vids at the end of this post.
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The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Archer", "Chelsea Lately", Conan (Robin Williams), Fallon (Rose Byrne)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - The Legion JKT; gadgets; web tools.

8:00pm Community NBC - Jeff is determined to keep his new girlfriend a secret; Britta and Troy have secrets they decide to share with their friends.

8:30pm Live From Lincoln Center:Joshua Bell With Friends at the Penthouse PBS/KCET - Violinist Joshua Bell performs at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse; with Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Gunn, Frankie Moreno and Marvin Hamlisch.

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8:00pm The Deep End ABC - Series Premiere

8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Following a date with Justin in Indianapolis, Leslie hosts a dinner party at her house to try to impress him.

9:00pm Fringe FOX - Walter, Broyles and Astrid race to save Peter and Olivia when they are exposed to a life-threatening virus.

9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael, Dwight, Pam and Andy try to impress a potential buyer who comes to Dunder Mifflin

9:00pm American Chopper TLC - The guys work on a chopper for their newest client, Gladiator Garagework

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9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Liz tries to boost morale by taking the show on the road; crew members blame Liz for their misfortunes.

10:00pm Archer FX - 2 new episodes, a full hour of non-PC animation

10:00pm Burn Notice USA - Season Premiere

10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - Alexis and Tamra grow closer; Gretchen and Slade go to the races with Alexis and Jim.

10:00pm Jersey Shore MTV - more Guidovision

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11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Samuel L. Jackson; Dianna Agron; performance by Omarion.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Round-table participants include Sarah Colonna, Guy Branum and Michael Yo.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Harrison Ford; Blind Boys of Alabama perform with Lou Reed.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Robin Williams; Barry Manilow performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Dwayne Johnson; comic Dwayne Kennedy.

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Adam Goldberg; actress Abbie Cornish.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Queen Latifah; actress Rose Byrne; a performance from the cast of "Fela!"

Have you been to EmmyTVLegends.org? The website is a product of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's Archive of American Television and features incredible interviews with the people who helped create the medium that we enjoy today. The Academy just posted a PSA, starring Vanessa Williams, explaining the archive:

Here's a taste of tonight's "Project Runway" on Lifetime at 10pm: