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TV Junkie: CBS to Relaunch; Late Night TV Is Packed Tonight

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CBS is relaunching the domain it got when it acquired CNet as a competitive move against Hulu. More choice is great but until one of these websites/networks figure out how to pay the viewer for their time, none of them will be the standout revolutionary we all need.

Fans of "The Office" might or might not be pleased that Jack Black will be making an appearance on the show in its post-Super Bowl slot.

Late night TV is packed tonight and it raises a lot of questions, do you try to learn something and watch Henry Kissinger on "Charlie Rose" or do you watch Tom Cruise simultaneously weird us our and embarrass himself on Letterman? Which emo performance will you go for, newcomers Fall Out Boy on Letterman or the original emo group The Cure on Kimmel?

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The TV Junkie Plan: The Third Man, Charlie Rose, Letterman/Leno/Kimmel/Ferguson??!!

8:00pm The Biggest Loser: Families NBC - Season Finale

9:00pm Independent Lens PBS/KCET - Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic Composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars create an opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer's development of the atomic bomb.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - 2 Mike remembers his former coworkers who should be role models for the green movement.

9:00pm The Third Man TCM - (1949) Visiting postwar Vienna, Austria, a pulp writer (Joseph Cotten) probes the death of a shady friend (Orson Welles)

10:00pm Blush: The Search for the Next Makeup Artist Lifetime - Season Finale

10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - Gretchen hosts a burlesque party at her home; Vicki tours a million dollar yacht

10:00pm Cha$e Sci Fi - Season Finale

10:00pm Leverage TNT - The team travel to Kentucky to help a horse trainer who lost everything when the racehorses he trains are killed in a fire.

10:00pm Momma's Boys NBC - Series Premiere

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11:30pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Henry Kissinger, former secretary of State; professor Michael Porter.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Tom Cruise; Fall Out Boy performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jim Carrey; actress Rosario Dawson; Reliant K performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Courtney Cox; actor Bradley Cooper; The Cure performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Don Rickles; actress Joanna Garcia.

Pic of Mike Rowe from "Dirty Jobs" via Discovery