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TV Junkie: PaleyFest Is Around the Corner; Olympics up 25+%
PaleyFest 2010 starts in 10 days
TV fans, the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest, February 26th to March 14th, is upon us, giving you the chance to see panels of cast and show creators from: "Modern Family", "Lost", "NCIS", "Community", "Dexter", "Cougar Town", "The Vampire Diaries", Seth MacFarlane, "Breaking Bad", "Flash Forward", "Men of a Certain Age", "Glee", and "Curb Your Enthusiasm".Virtually any of those panels are going to be a blast. Be aware, however, that we've read that the seating in each section is unassigned and is first come, first served. Also be aware that if you are a member, and we highly recommend membership, you get a superhuge discount that ends today.
For all of our complaining, we're still watching the Olympics because it's the best thing on and despite some naysayers out there (a comment on Monday's post saying "nobody's watching" among them), there are at least 25% more viewers of these Olympics than the 2006 edition. NBC's numbers will continue to go up as hockey and figure skating are now under way.
The TV Junkie Plan: Winter Olympics, "Lost", (back to the Olympics), Kimmel (Micael Emerson)
8:00pm XXI Winter Olympics NBC - Figure skating: men's short program; snowboarding: women's snowboard cross Gold Medal final; speed skating: women's 500m Gold Medal final; skiing: men's super combined Gold Medal final
8:00pm American Idol FOX - Part three of the Hollywood round.
8:00pm 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Closing Night USA - Special Presentation
8:00pm The River Cottage Treatment Sundance - Homemade versions of convenience meals.
9:00pm Lost ABC - Locke goes in search of help to further his cause.
9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike takes a second look at jobs in tight workspaces
9:00pm Last Restaurant Standing BBC America - The remaining couples stage a cooking masterclass, then deliver their final service in front of Raymond.
10:00pm 16 & Pregnant MTV - Season Premiere
10:00pm 24/7 HBO - Season Finale
10:00pm Maneaters Animal Planet - Season Finale
10:00pm Sci-Fi Science Science - Season Finale
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Jackie Collins; round-table participants include Jo Koy, Jen Kirkman and Chris Hardwick.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Stupid Pet Tricks; actor Ben Kingsley; Mary J. Blige performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Michael Emerson; TV host Camila Alves; Sade performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Matt Lucas.
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