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TV Junkie: How You Likin' NBA Finals Coverage? Reality TV Winners Burned

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Hey Spuds, DEVO plays Letterman tonight! [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


Hey Spuds, DEVO plays Letterman tonight! [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Tonight we'll have the 6th Lakers vs. Celtics game in the finals: what's your assessment of how ABC has been in their broadcast of the series? We haven't been blown away by the lackluster game calling but how could it have been improved?
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Atom.com's got a couple of new web shows going including "Johnny B. Homeless" starring SNL's Kenan Thompson (see the embed at the end of the post) and "Stay-At-Home-Dad", which chronicles the life Brandon, a 37 year-old guy who just lost his finance job and finds himself with playing an anti-Mr. Mom (see embed at the end of the post).
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You'd think that for all the humiliation that reality-TV show contestants would be getting a little something but it turns out, according to the Daily Beast's investigation of 20 popular reality shows that the "winners" rarely walk away with anything of substance: fine print and government taxes can reduce monetary compensation to virtually nothing and promised jobs and promotional opportunities have a knack for falling through mysteriously. Think about that the next time Joe Rogan urges you to eat some fermenting pig anuses.
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Does anyone else find it weird that Gary Coleman hasn't been buried or cremated yet? The guy died over 2 weeks ago. It reminds us of James Brown being put on ice for almost 3 months after passing away on Christmas Day 2006.
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We talked up the season finale of "Breaking Bad" enoughyesterday but the numbers have come in showing that the series was up 22% in viewers over last year. Also, the show has (finally) officially been renewed for a 4th season.
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It ain't just a USA thing: The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be seen in over 150 countrieswhen they air on August 29th.
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The TV Junkie Plan: Tour de Suisse, Celtics vs. Lakers, "Food Party", "Dinner With the Band", Letterman (DEVO!!), Ferguson (Stan Lee)4:00pm World Cup Primetime ESPN2 - FIFA World Cup Soccer!

4:00pm Cycling Versus - Tour de Suisse, Stage 4 From Schwarzenburg to Wettingen

5:00pm E3 2010 Live G4 - Day 1 "Star Wars: The Old Republic"; "Call of Duty: Black Ops"; "Fallout: New Vegas."

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6:00pm NBA Basketball ABC - Finals, Game 6: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers

8:00pm Losing It With Jillian NBC - Jillian helps a woman and her three children rebuild their self-esteem and confidence after they experience a life-altering experience.

8:00pm Hell's Kitchen Fox - The chefs learn about teamwork when they are asked to make lunch for hungry college students; each team must craft a dish with ingredients determined by a roll of the di

9:00pm Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Bravo - Kathy With a Z Kathy anticipates a guest-starring role on "Law & Order: SVU"; Kathy gets advice from Liza Minnelli.

9:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - The judges continue to audition contestants at theaters across the country.

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10:00pm Food Party IFC - Zit Butter: Thu creates food using zit butter. Sweet Sixteen: Thu gets a birthday gift from her father.

10:00pm Chopped Food - The judges are left with a bitter taste in their mouth; the two finalists have the same idea for their deserts.

10:30pm Dinner With the Band IFC - Guests include Vega.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Dr. Carl Safina, President, The Blue Ocean Institute

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Journalist Katie Couric; DEVO performs!!!

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Robert Pattinson; actress Emma Roberts; Travis McCoy performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Don Rickles; Ozzy Osbourne performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Ice Cube; writer Stan Lee; Tig Notaro performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Cedric the Entertainer; actor Fred Willard; Broken Social Scene performs.

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