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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]


Thu Tran hosts "Food Party" and Sam Mason hosts "Dinner With The Band" starting at 10pm on IFC. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
[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 evenexecutive 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)8:00pm 90210 The CW - Navid tries to work up the courage to share his feelings with Adrianna; Silver and Teddy decide to spend the night together.

8:00pm Hole: On the Record With Fuse Fuse - Courtney Love gives exclusive interview.

8:00pm American Idol Fox - Jamie Foxx mentors the final four singers as they prepare to sing songs from movies.

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9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - The team searches for a terrorist who escaped from Army custody during a secretive transfer.

9:00pm Frontline/World: The Carbon Hunters PBS/KCET - American companies seek to capture a valuable commodity, carbon, in the Brazilian rain forests

9:00pm Lost ABC - Locke's motives are finally explained.

9:00pm Glee Fox - A sore throat impacts Rachel's singing; Kurt tries to impress his father; Puck hopes to elevate his social status.

9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - A storm stands between the Time Bandit and its final offload; the Northwestern heads into arctic seas in search of an elusive crab.

10:00pm Justified FX - After being suspended from the Marshals service, Raylan faces off with the gangsters who are muscling his ex-wife's new husband.

10:00pm Parenthood NBC - Zeek becomes Adam and Kristina's houseguest; Julia enlists the help of an old college flame; Amber feels guilty about betraying Haddie

10:00pm The Good Wife CBS - The winner of the competition between Alicia and Cary is announced.

10:00pm Food Party IFC - Deja Thu & Turkey

10:00pm Ashes to Ashes BBC America - Season Premiere.

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10:00pm V ABC - Someone close to Anna is the victim of a violent attack; Erica and the team look for a scientist

10:00pm 9 by Design Bravo - Bob works to raise money for Wolfie's basketball team while Cortney raises money to help a friend with a sick child.

10:00pm Independent Lens: The Horse Boy PBS/KCET - A family embarks on a physical and spiritual journey from Texas to Mongolia in search of a cure for their son's autism.

10:00pm Chopped Food - The chefs show their displeasure at the lack of success in the appetizer round.

10:30pm Dinner With The Band IFC - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings!

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Laura Bell Bundy; round-table participants include Josh Wolf, Heather McDonald and John Caparulo.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Queen Latifah; actor Will Forte; MGMT performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Amanda Seyfried; chef Guy Fieri; Luke Bryan performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; the latest contestant eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars"; Michael Bolton performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Melina Kanakaredes; actor Tom Lennon; Jýnsi performs

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Evangeline Lilly; actor Kenan Thompson; Keith Urban performs; Mike McCready performs

Rob Lowe talks about joining "Parks and Recreation":

Things ain't going so good on the Kodiak in tonight's episode of "Deadliest Catch":

MTV'a first promo for the "MTV Movie Awards":

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Courtney Love has an exclusive interview on Fuse tonight at 8pm: