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TV Junkie: ABC Greenlights Pilots; 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!
RIP former "Survivor" (2005 season) contestant Jennifer Lyon who has died from complications from breast cancer at age 37.
TNT has put together a SAG Awards party kit in preparation for this Saturday's broadcast of the event (8pm on TNT and TBS).
HBO has relaunched 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.
Be sure to check out the and "Project Runway" promo vids at the end of this post.
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

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.

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 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:

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