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TV Junkie: Oscars Most Viewed Since '05
NBC's previously cancelled "Trauma" starts a new season tonight at 9pm
Our work over the last few days is curiously jibing with tonight's broadcasts as we have the return of "Gossip Girl" (check out our interview with series regular Desmond Harrington at PaleyFest) as well as, somehow, back from the dead, NBC's "Trauma" (check out our Emmys interview with series star Anastasia Griffith). There's a new episode of ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager" (see our PaleyFest interview withseries star Brando Eaton)
Last night's broadcast of the Oscars had the most viewership since 2005 which is in line with the popularity of most of the awards shows this year. We were shocked that Farrah Fawcett was not included in this year's "death montage" - true, she was honored specifically at the Emmys but it was a mistake to ignore her work in film which is where she ultimately proved herself worthy of recognition.
Don't forget to check out our PaleyFest reports from last week: "Community", "Dexter", and "The Vampire Diaries" as well as our Independent Spirit Awards summary. Within the hour we will have a red carpet report from the E! Oscars After Party posted.
The TV Junkie Plan: @aots, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union", "24", "Damages", "Chelsea Lately" (Kevin McKidd), The Colbert Report (Tom Hanks).7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Asian Underground; Sneakerheads; Gadget Pron; hosts: Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn.
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - When Robin confesses she is still angry with Barney, she enlists the help of a self-help author (Jennifer Lopez) who plans to beat Barney at his own game.
8:00pm Chuck NBC - Suddenly, Chuck cannot flash data, so he is left behind when Shaw, Casey and Sarah go on a mission, but he gets into a sticky situation
8:00pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager ABC Family - Ricky, Ben, Amy and Adrian attempt to work out differences.
8:00pm House FOX - An avid blogger experiences sudden bruising and bleeding (was their name Perez Hilton and did they get they ass beat?); Wilson and House discover secrets about each other.
8:00pm The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding ABC - Special Presentation
8:00pm Secret Diary of a Call Girl Showtime - The meeting between Duncan and Ben goes badly, forcing Belle to make a decision.
8:30pm Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Showtime - Season Finale
9:00pm Trauma NBC - Nancy is forced to confront one of her greatest fears; Marisa and Rabbit are called to the scene of a bank robbery
9:00pm Ultimate Cake Off TLC - Decorators vie to create the winning cake for a wedding with a vintage Hollywood theme.
9:00pm 24 FOX - Day 8: 2:00AM - 3:00AM Jack tracks a suspect as the threat of a nuclear attack accelerates; a CTU employee is demoted.
9:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Season Premiere
9:00pm Make It or Break It ABC Family - Season Finale
9:00pm Trauma NBC - Season Premiere. Yay!
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory CBS - When the guys buy a ring from "The Lord of the Rings" at a garage sale, the item threatens to tear them apart.
10:00pm The Buried Life MTV - Season Finale
10:00pm Fantasia For Real VH1 - Season Finale
10:00pm Scott Hamilton: Return to the Ice Biography - Special Presentation
10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Anthony talks to chefs and bloggers whose obsessive love for food drives them to noteworthy feats
10:00pm Damages FX - Patty sends Tom out of the country to follow the money trail of the Tobin fraud; Ellen must choose between Patty and her new boss
10:00pm Kell on Earth Bravo - Kelly, Emily and Robyn have one final show; Andrew throws a dinner party.
10:30pm My Life As Liz MTV - Season Finale
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Kevin McKidd; round-table participants include John Caparulo, Chris Franjola and Arden Myrin.
11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Tom Hanks guests
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Kelly Ripa; Lady Antebellum performs.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV personality Simon Cowell; film critic Richard Roeper; Ben Harper performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Robin Wright; reality TV personalities Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney; Corinne Bailey Rae performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Abigail Breslin; actor Chris Parnell; Ted Leo performs.