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TV Junkie: New 'Lost' & 'Southland' Tonight + Late Night Delights
Tonight TNT begins airing the first of never-before-seen episodes of "Southland" at 10pm. We've seen them and they are excellent. We hope the show gets picked up by TNT for additional seasons.
There's a huge amount of new TV on tonight but let's explain how we separated the wheat from the chaff below. @aots has a ton of great news and interviews in the early evening; "Lost" continues to be the choice for those of us not interested in the clinically obese or those addicted to over-the-top vocals; TNT starts airing the very dark and intense episodes of "Southland" that NBC never aired (see ourinterview with series star Tom Everett Scott who gave us some insight) - probably the best tonight has to offer.
We were very happy to see that friendly and gorgeous Julie Benz of "Dexter" fame will be joining Michael Chiklis, another favorite of ours, in ABC's new series "No Ordinary Family" - talk about a dynamic duo!
The TV Junkie Plan: @aots (OK Go, Marvel Comics unveils), "Lost", "Southland" (unseen episodes), "The Daily Show", Letterman, Ferguson (Steven Wright!)7:00pm Attack of the Show G4 - Doing their first TV interview about their brand new video, OK Go will appear tonight; Also, what is Heralds, Marvel's new secret project arriving in stores this June? As well as the As Seen on TV; DvDuesday; Epic Fail segments.
8:00pm The History of Rock and Roll Fuse - Episodes 1-5 to air back to back, including "Rock 'n' Roll Explodes"; "Good Rockin' Tonight"; "Britain Invades, America Fights Back"; "Plugging In" and "The Sounds of Soul."
8:00pm NOVA: Pluto Files PBS/KCET - Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium, explores people's opinions about Pluto.
8:00pm The Biggest Loser NBC - The temptation winner divides the contestants into two teams and grants immunity to one player; the contestants participate in a challenge on the roof of a very tall building.
8:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - The team investigates the death of a lieutenant, which appears to be suicide; Nate joins Kensi in the field.
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The top 10 female semifinalists perform.
9:00pm Lost ABC - Sayid faces a difficult decision; Claire sends a warning to the temple inhabitants.
9:00pm Frontline: The Suicide Tourist PBS/KCET - The Swiss nonprofit group Dignitas helps people with terminal illnesses to end their lives.
9:00pm Last Restaurant Standing: The Winner's Story BBC America - Special Presentation
9:00pm How the Earth Was Made History - Season Finale
10:00pm Southland TNT - All new unseen episodes!
10:00pm White Collar USA - The daughter of Neal's friend is a kidnap victim; an old enemy leads Neal into a trap.
10:00pm Embedded: Silversun Pickups Current - Silversun Pickups prepare for the release of their album Swoon, hit the road after a year in the studio, and premiere the record at KROQ. Also, Somali-American rapper K naan tells his story and Arcade Fire perform.
10:00pm 20/20: Before They Were Famous ABC - Special Presentation. George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, etc.
10:00pm Madman of the Sea Animal Planet - Series Premiere
10:00pm Parenthood NBC - Series Premiere. This seems so over-hyped it quite possibly could be awful.
10:30pm Players Spike - Series Premiere
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Kendra and Hank Baskett; round-table participants include Jo Koy, Michael Yo and Sarah Colonna.
11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Robert Pattinson guests
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress/comedian Tracey Ullman; interview and performance by Bret Michaels.
11:30pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Ning CEO Gina Bianchini; Google's book scanning project.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Author Mitt Romney; actress Mia Wasikowska; figure skater Evan Lysacek presents the Top
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Former Gov. Sarah Palin; snowboarder Shaun White; Adam Lambert performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Anne Hathaway: actor Jesse Williams; chef Tom Colicchio; Jonny Lang sits in with the band.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Steven Wright; author Mitch Albom.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Wesley Snipes; actress Emilie de Ravin; Ludacris performs.