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TV Junkie: TV Enters Summer Doldrums; HBO Hosts Fantastic Doc on John Cazale Tonight

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HBO has a spectacular documentary on actor John Cazale tonight at 8pm.

HBO has a spectacular documentary on actor John Cazale tonight at 8pm.
The Summer doldrums are setting in but we'll try to keep things interesting for you (watch for our TV on DVD reviews starting this week). If you have HBO, tonight you must absolutely check out "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale". Cazale was the brilliant actor whose every film was nominated for an Oscar (from Dog Day Afternoon to The Deerhunter and beyond) and he was the husband of Meryl Streep before his untimely death in 1978.In the meantime we are holding out for the final episodes of "Breaking Bad" while we wait for the premiere of "True Blood" in less than 2 weeks. We're beside ourselves with anticipation! In these lean TV times, what are you doing to stay interested?
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" starts broadcasting on the TV Guide network tomorrow and each episode is followed by "Curb: The Discussion", in which a panel discusses the episode and other specifics about the show. The panel program is hosted by Susie Essman - check out the promo clip at the end of this post.
MTV's new series "Downtown Girls" premieres tonight at 11pm. If you want a hint about how truly awful it is, see the clip at the end of this post.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Hired", "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale", "Deadliest Catch", "Justified", "Lopez Tonight" (Adrien Brody)

6:30pm Hired MTV - Candidates line up to get a job at DavidBartonGym

8:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - Auditions begin in Los Angeles.

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8:00pm Hell's Kitchen Fox - Chef Ramsay announces that the 16 contestants must successfully complete the opening dinner service

8:00pm I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale HBO - The acting craft of John Cazale.

8:00pm Wipeout ABC - Twelve couples on a first date take on the obstacle course in hopes of winning $100,000.

9:00pm Glee Fox - Mr. Schuester thinks he has gotten the upper hand over Sue; Quinn gets in touch with her "funky" side.

9:00pm One Big Happy Family TLC - Season Premiere.

9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - The entire fleet is in pain after days of ice bashing; the Northwestern's crew struggles to keep up with Capt. Sig's pace.

10:00pm Losing It With Jillian NBC - Jillian visits a family whose father has had an unsuccessful gastric bypass surgery and tries to push the family outside of its physical comfort zones; a deep-rooted issue from the past has been an obstacle to a healthier life for the family.

10:00pm Justified FX - Raylan enlists his estranged fathers help against the increasing Bo Crowder threat.

10:00pm The Little Couple TLC - Season Premiere.

10:00pm Food Party IFC - RV Episode and Food Zombie

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10:00pm 9 by Design Bravo - The Novogratzes enjoy family time in the Berkshires; Bob and Cortney kick into high-gear to get the hotel job done.

10:30pm Dinner With the Band IFC - Guests include The Mountain Goats.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Author Arthur Brooks

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Adrien Brody; actor Terry Crews; Hot Chelle Rae performs.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Zach Gilford, ound-table guests include Billy Gardell, Ross Mathews and Whitney Cummings.

11:00pm Downtown Girls MTV - Series Premiere.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"Downtown Girls" -- I Am (Not) Over Him from FanscapeTelevision on Vimeo.