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TV Junkie: Multi-Premiere Night for Showtime; Planet Green's 'Save Our Slopes'

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The series premiere of comedian Marc Wootton's LA-based comedy series "La La Land" premieres tonight on Showtime at 11pm

The series premiere of comedian Marc Wootton's LA-based comedy series "La La Land" premieres tonight on Showtime at 11pm
The SAG awards were incredible - please check out the interviews and photographs our correspondents gathered for you this weekend. For the complete list of nominees and winners please check here - we scored 5 out of 8 on our picks, not great but better than the Golden Globes.
Tonight is a huge night for Showtime with season premieres of "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union", and the series premiere of "La La Land" - an ambush comedy project by British comedian Marc Wootton that is somewhat in the style of Sacha Baron Cohen but much more relevant to Los Angeles residents as they are his exclusive targets. "Call Girl" is very good this season, at least the 6 or so episodes we saw; Tracey Ullman fans will be more than satisfied with her offering which includes a couple new hilarious characters; and "La La Land" is entertained us for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was the familiarity of many of the settings.
Multi-Emmy-winning "Damages" also premieres tonight on FX at 10:00pm.
Today the the Planet Green channel is launching a new initiative on their website called "Save Our Slopes" in order to inform people of several sustainable skiing practices. Yes, ski resorts in California got several feet of new snow over the last week but the state is still experiencing drought conditions and the snowpack is 50% of what it needs to be in order to alleviate that. At the website there is footage of extreme skiing, the science behind the problem and possible solutions, as well as a contest to get some cool gear including solar-powered rechargers for electronics.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Chuck", "24", "Men of a Certain Age", "The Daily Show" (Bill Gates guests), Ferguson (Carl Reiner).

7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Precision stunts; Internet tools.

8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck goes on his first solo mission to Paris, despite Sarah and Casey's objections

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8:00pm House FOX - The men on the team are charmed by an attractive female executive experiencing random bouts of excruciating pain

9:00pm Heroes NBC - H.R.G. enacts his plan to take down the carnival; looking to understand his desire to make a human connection

9:00pm American Experience: Wyatt Earp PBS/KCET - Western lawman Wyatt Earp became a folk hero following his death in 1929

9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 8: 8:00PM - 9:00PM Jack and Renee track dangerous leads; Dana faces tense circumstances

9:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Season Premiere

10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Joe visits his recently retired father; a commercial for the auto dealership implies that a co-worker is Owen's son

10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel Channel - Anthony samples the cuisine of the Brittany region of France

10:00pm Damages FX - Season Premiere

10:00pm Greek ABC Family - Season Premiere

10:00pm Secret Diary of a Call Girl Showtime - Season Premiere

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10:30pm Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Showtime - Season Premiere

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Bill Gates, Co-Founder, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

11:00pm La La Land Showtime - Series Premiere

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Performance by Train.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Carl Reiner; actress Alicia Witt.

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