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TV Junkie: All New Eps on NBC Tonight; Cable Earnings Scary Strong

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A night of all-new episodes of their primetime block on NBC includes "Parks and Recreation" at 8:30pm.


A night of all-new episodes of their primetime block on NBC includes "Parks and Recreation" at 8:30pm.
We're getting both barrels from NBC tonight as all their primetime comedy shows have new episodes this evening. Granted, if "The Office" or "30 Rock" seem less than stellar we'll have no problems shifting over to watch "Fringe" on Fox but it will be difficult not to do some switching back and forth. NBC will also be tempting us back as they will have the irrepressible Sarah Silverman on "The Marriage Ref".
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"Entourage" showrunner Doug Ellin has resigned with HBO for 3 more years. Can you even envision "Entourage" going on that much longer? I guess there will be enough new models of luxury cars to pay for product placement in the series that just seems more and more like a commercial as the seasons drag on.
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Happy days in cable-land: Both Time Warner Cable and Viacom have reported improved Q1 earnings. Meanwhile Fox and CBS claim they're not worried about the NBC-Comcast deal that is almost sure to go through.
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Cruel/Hilarious Irony: The actress who played Thelma Lou, aka Barney Fife's girlfriend in "The Andy Griffith Show" was robbed this week in the actual town that inspired the setting of "Mayberry" in the show.
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The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "Community", "Parks and Recreation", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Dr. Drew", "Chelsea Lately" (Brooke Shields), Colbert (OK Go), Fallon (Ed Burns, Jackie Earle Haley)
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - "Nightmare on Elm Street"

8:00pm Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains CBS - No one is safe heading into tribal council with two swing votes hanging in the balance

8:00pm Community NBC - The group is divided after Pierce crosses a line with Shirley; Britta and Jeff face a group of young bullies and their mother (Lisa Rinna).

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8:00pm The Vampire Diaries The CW - Elena learns how Stefan and Damon became vampires; Pearl and Johnathan have an ugly confrontation;

8:00pm Bones FOX - Booth and Brennan investigate a death at a rock 'n roll fantasy camp.

8:00pm FlashForward ABC - Olivia receives disturbing news from Gabriel (James Callis); Aaron's life is in danger as he continues to search for his daughter

8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Ron becomes upset when April mistakenly schedules meetings for him; Leslie fights to preserve a historic landmark.

9:00pm Fringe FOX - Walter deals with upsetting news and tells Olivia's niece a fairy tale.

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9:00pm Grey's Anatomy ABC - Mark, Teddy, Callie and Arizona help Sloan deliver her baby; the doctors treat a crab boat captain who was stabbed with a giant shark hook

9:00pm The Office NBC - Pam and Jim work on their first joint sales pitch; Michael misreads body language; Dwight encourages Kelly to try out for the minority training program.

9:00pm Supernatural The CW - The demon Crowley promises to help Dean and Sam find the remaining Horseman rings so they can trap Lucifer.

9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Liz is forced to intervene when Tracy and Dot Com both want to be the best man at Grizz's wedding; Pete and Liz are suspicious of Jenna's new boyfriend (Will Forte).

10:00pm The Mentalist CBS - Patrick and the team investigate a cult leader after a media mogul is murdered.

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10:00pm The Marriage Ref NBC - Celebrity panelists include actors Sarah Silverman, Matthew Broderick and Martin Short

10:00pm Sober House With Dr. Drew VH1 - The residents pack up and say goodbye.

10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Liz faces consequences after Kat discovers she lied; Corey's painful decision leaves Kat heartbroken and tests their friendship.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Actor Michael Caine.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Brooke Shields, round-table participants include Gary Valentine, Megyn Price and Sarah Colonna.

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11:00pm Watch What Happens: Live Bravo - All new episode.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - OK Go

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Gwyneth Paltrow; a performance by the Broadway cast of "American Idiot."

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; TV personality Sig Hansen; Laura Bell Bundy performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Singer Courtney Love; boxer Yuri Foreman; Hole performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Tom Selleck; magician Lance Burton.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Ed Burns; actor Jackie Earle Haley; Paramore performs.

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An event we wish we had attended: Kelly Meyer, Daniella Monet ("Victorious"), Ron Meyer, Jessica Stroup ("90210"), at Monday's launch of the nation’s second Teaching Garden at the Will Rogers Learning Community School. The event was put together by AARP's Create the Good volunteers and iParticipate, a broadcast industry organization designed to encourage more Americans to volunteer and serve in their communities.