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TV Junkie: Ending of '24' Even More Obvious; Another Emmy for 'Amazing Race'?

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Thu Tran hosts "Food Party" and Sam Mason hosts "Dinner With The Band" starting at 10pm on IFC. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
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[Spoiler Alert] It seems that things just aren't going to end very well for Jack Bauer on "24": not only did he continue his downward spiral from last week's cold-blooded shooting of Katee Sackhoff's Dana Walsh but even executive producer Howard Gordon came out and said that to give Jack a happy ending "wouldn't feel authentic". Last night's graphic torture and killing of a Russian agent seemed like a bit too much of a negative "out" plotwise - the Jack Bauer of a couple seasons ago would have found a way to get the agent to throw up the sought-after SIM chip rather than cutting it out of his stomach. It was cheap but not altogether unsatisfying because we're sick like that.
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The newest "True Blood" minisode is on view over at TV.com
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"Amazing Race" fans, how did you like Sunday's finale? The LA Times wondered at whether or not another Emmy was in store for the show this August. When we spoke to creators Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster at the 2009 Emmys, they gave us some insight on the production and selection process which we think is why the show successful. The other shows in its category just don't compare.
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Our friend Chris Hardwick, aka @nerdist, aka host of "Web Soup" and frequent commentator on "Attack of the Show" and "Chelsea Lately" has his second Nerdist Podcast Live @ Largo! tonight starting at 8:30pm. Guests this time include Musical performances by Paul & Storm, Mike Phirman (Hard 'n Phirm) and Tom Lennon ("Reno 911!") - a fantastic event it will be.
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With at least 20 pilots coming next season, NBC's Entertainment President, Angela Bromstad, gave The Hollywood Reporter an exclusive interview that provides some insight on what NBC thinks will perform strongly with which audiences.
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There's another Facebook "SNL" Host effort underway, this time it's for Carol Burnett. This one I'm not so sure about. While Carol Burnett was certainly an innovator we haven't seen much of her beyond reminiscing on Turner Classic Movies or hearing her highlight her memoirs on NPR. But again, she's probably got more chops than Gerard Butler and the smattering of sub-par hosts the show has had over the last year or so.
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The TV Junkie Plan: "Hole: On the Record With Fuse", "Lost", "Justified", "Chelsea Lately", Letterman (Will Forte, MGMT), Fallon (Evangeline Lilly, Kenan Thompson)