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TV Junkie: KCET Wins Peabody; 'Ultimate Gamer' Casting Call

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ABC's "Modern Family" won a 2009 Peabody today and Ty Burrell (above) will be a presenter at the College Television Awards on April 10th in LA. A new episode of "Modern Family" airs tonight at 9pm.

ABC's "Modern Family" won a 2009 Peabody today and Ty Burrell (above) will be a presenter at the College Television Awards on April 10th in LA. A new episode of "Modern Family" airs tonight at 9pm.
Who else was annoyed by the "V" countdown clock on ABC? It was intrusive to say the least and it distracted us considerably during the 2nd half of "Lost". For all the countdown-ing the premiere episode of "V" was kind of a predictable wash-out and we're hoping that ABC steps up to the plate to deliver a true 10pm slot series. We really should have stuck with the incredibly consistent "Southland", thank goodness we caught the repeat broadcast.
Please check out The Pitch today to hear why you should be watching "Ugly Americans" tonight at 10:30pm on Comedy Central.
The 2009 Peabody Awards were announced today and we were pleased to see ABC's "Modern Family" among the winners, most of which were PBS and NPR programs who are very deserving of the recognition ("Frontline", "Independent Lens", "Sesame Street", to name a few). Other standouts were Current's "Vanguard" episode about OxyContin, HBO's "In Treatment", "Glee", and our very own KCET for their program "Up In Smoke". Check the complete list.
Hey gamers, "WCG Ultimate Gamer" is opening up for casting calls starting on April 7th in Los Angeles. A chance to win $100,000 playing video games on a TV show sounds like a dream come true. The details are at
"Law & Order" fans (do we have any "Law & Order" fans here? speak up) might be interested in knowing that TNT might step up to the plate and take the show from NBC into its 20th season and beyond.
The College Television Awards are ramping up for their April 10th ceremony. Some folks we've talked to will be there presenting, including Ty Burrell from "Modern Family" and Peter Facinelli from "Nurse Jackie".
Tomorrow on "The Martha Stewart Show" (2pm on NBC): Actor Jeff Daniels makes faux food that looks good enough to eat - this should actually be pretty funny and appropriate for April Fools' Day.
The TV Junkie Plan: @aots, "Web Soup", "Modern Family", "Cougar Town" (we're going to give Sheryl Crow another chance to help this show), "South Park", "Ugly Americans", "Chelsea Lately", Letterman (Ricky Gervais), Fallon (Tyler Perry)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Iron Man news; new comics.

8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - America's Next Top Vampire The girls portray vampires in a blood-filled bathtub.

8:00pm Web Soup G4 - Chris Hardwick brings us the best and most recent web clips

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8:00pm Tavis Smiley Reports PBS/KCET - MLK: A Call to Conscience Tavis Smiley examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s words on liberty, responsibility and freedom used in his 1967 speech

8:00pm Human Target FOX - Chance travels to an Alaskan island in search of a missing doctor and to expose the involvement of an industrial giant in a mining foreman's death

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - The release of a new product Phil wants coincides with his birthday; Mitchell has a newfound desire to toughen up; Cameron gets involved in a neighbor's marital problems.

9:00pm American Masters - I.M. Pei: Building China PBS/KCET - Modern Architect I.M. Pei designs a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, China

9:00pm American Idol FOX - Usher performs; another contestant is eliminated.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Two myths inspired by Hollywood.

9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - Jules thinks Grayson is overly attentive to his new girlfriend, Sara (Sheryl Crow); Jules' new bathroom becomes the main attraction in her house.

10:00pm In Plain Sight USA - Season Premiere

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Cartman's favorite restaurant gets shut down and replaced with store that sells medicinal marijuana.

10:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Betty brings Hilda on an assignment to cover London Fashion Week

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10:00pm Addicted TLC - A diabetic and alcoholic man, 26, alienates his family and friends with his downward spiral of drinking.

10:00pm The Ultimate Fighter Spike - Season Premiere

10:00pm Vanguard Current - Cocaine usage in Europe is fueling West African crime syndicates, Current investigates

10:30pm Ugly Americans Comedy Central - Callie goes baby-crazy after Mark starts fostering a demon orphan; Twayne notices some changes in his body.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Singer Erykah Badu; round-table participants include Josh Wolf, Ross Mathews and Whitney Cummings.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Roxana Saberi, Author, "Between Two Worlds"

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Ricky Gervais; turkey callers; The Whigs perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV show host Bill Maher; Wayne Vandenlangenberg, a fan of "The Biggest Loser" who lost 400 pounds; OneRepublic performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Tom Arnold; actress Greta Gerwig; Matisyahu performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Wanda Sykes; actress Anna Torv.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Director Tyler Perry; Drive-By Truckers perform.