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TV Junkie: 'Ugly' Finale; 200th 'South Park'; Lopez's Move Was Smart

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We're stunned too - tonight the series finale of "Ugly Betty" airs at 10pm on ABC


We're stunned too - tonight the series finale of "Ugly Betty" airs at 10pm on ABC
We sensed that viewers got a bit more frustrated with "Lost" last night and we bet the numbers will show that a lot of people switched over to the "Glee" season premiere. Tell us, are you sticking to the bitter end with "Lost"? We feel that we have to.
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Tonight marks the 200th episode of "South Park" (Comedy Central @ 10pm), which has been on a tear the past couple weeks what with the KFC-pot dispensary and Facebook episodes. Tonight every celebrity who has been parodied on the show sues them. Following "South Park" will be another excellent episode of "Ugly Americans", check out the promo clip at the end of this post.
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Tonight also marks the series finale of "Ugly Betty", a show that we never really got addicted to but one that we appreciated. It's no mean feat to put together an hour long comedy show of that caliber and we hope that the show's creators let us know about their next projects. Kudos to them.
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Unless we're reading this wrong, we think thatElizabeth Guider's Hollywood Reporter piece on George Lopez moving his show back an hour to accommodate Conan O'Brien seems to be missing the point: Conan will bring Lopez a much bigger lead-in audience than anything else TBS can offer, so of course it was in Lopez's interest to make the adjustment. I'm sure it wasn't easy or "smooth" but the motivation is obvious. On a related note, Variety explains how Fox lost their opportunity with Conan.
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While we're very happy to see that Comedy Central has become the home of "The Onion Sports Network" (to premiere in 2011), we think it was a missed opportunity for "real" sports networks like Versus or ESPN to broaden their offerings.
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The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show" (Stormtrooper Guinness record), "Web Soup", "Modern Family", "That Mitchell and Webb Look", "South Park" (200th episode!), "Ugly Americans" (Treegasm!), "Chelsea Handler", Leno (Tracy Morgan), Fallon (Michael J. Fox)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Epic April; Stormtrooper Guiness record; Seoul nightlife.

8:00pm Human Target FOX - Season Finale. Chance, Guerrero and Winston recall the events that led to their improbable partnership.

8:00pm Web Soup G4 - Chris Hardwick brings us the newest and funniest web clips and then some

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8:00pm When Families Grieve PBS/KCET - Personal stories address coping with the death of a parent; with Katie Couric and the "Sesame Street" Muppets.

8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - The models must strike a pose while on board a New York subway car; Andrý Leon Talley bluntly criticizes one model's outfit.

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Luke and Manny's hot-tempered basketball coach quits during a game, causing Jay and Phil to jockey to fill the position; Mitchell takes Cameron along to meet a prospective employer

9:00pm American Idol FOX - Adam Lambert performs; two contestants are eliminated.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Adam and Jamie get feisty with a bar fight fable; Kari, Grant and Tory investigate a ballistic material mystery from history.

9:30pm That Mitchell and Webb Look BBC America - Captain Todger, the world's least politically correct superhero; the early years of Ted and Peter; the snooker commentators.

9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - Travis' first big breakup forces Jules to come to a realization about herself; Sara (Sheryl Crow) wonders if Jules is a threat to her relationship with Grayson.

First Love, Second Chance TV Land - Season Finale

10:00pm The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi Logo - Season Finale

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - 200th Episode. The town of South Park gets sued as every celebrity they've ever ridiculed is out for revenge.

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10:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Series Finale. Betty has a hard time telling Daniel important news about her future; Amanda copes with the death of her dog; Marc wonders if he will ever have a successful relationship.

10:00pm Addicted TLC - Jeremy A 21-year-old OxyContin addict comes from a family with a devastating history of addiction problems.

10:00pm Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi LOGO - Robert Wants: Box Office Gold

10:00pm In Plain Sight USA - A witness against a weapons trafficker wakes up from a three-year coma.

10:00pm Top Chef Masters Bravo - Chefs must create an unforgettable meal for a celebrity birthday party.

10:30pm Ugly Americans Comedy Central - Mark meets a pair of creatures who are expected to participate in a public mating ritual.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Dave Salmoni; round-table participants Lavell Crawford, Dan Levy and Arden Myrin.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Tracy Morgan; actress Chloe Moretz; Alan Jackson performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Alyssa Milano; author Jerry Weintraub; Gloriana performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Andie MacDowell; professional race car driver Dario Franchitti.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Michael J. Fox; musical group Green Day; Kaki King performs.

Ugly AmericansWeds 10:30pm / 9:30c
Preview - Treegasm
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