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TV Junkie: Fox Day at the Television Critics Association Summer Sessions

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"Raising Hope" wet wipes doled out at today's Television Critics Association hosted by the Fox network. We're not sure if the wipes are for the baby or Cloris Leachman's character.


"Raising Hope" wet wipes doled out at today's Television Critics Association hosted by the Fox network. We're not sure if the wipes are for the baby or Cloris Leachman's character.
Don't forgot to check out our video interviews with Jimmy Fallon and Skeet Ulrich that were posted earlier today.What we learned at the Television Critics Association summer session today from the Fox network:

- Fox execs Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice revealed that they talked to Ellen Degeneres back in early June about her leaving "American Idol" but they refused to talk about anyone who will be judging or even directing the show, just that (Rice) "There will be judges on the show in mid-September".
- Cloris Leachman commandeered the "Raising Hope" panel: humiliated critics by forcing them to stand and state their names when they asked a question plus these quotes "[Raising Hope] is funny, brilliant, hilarious, ....fuck!" & "I'm so sick of Betty White - I never liked her" (joking as she has movie w/her coming out). We thought the pilot of "Raising Hope" was the best of the new shows we got from Fox so we have high hopes for the series.
- Most of the pilot for Will Arnett's "Running Wilde" (which also stars Keri Russell) will be re-shot which is good because what we saw was kind of weak. The panel, however, was hilarious whcih makes us think they will get it right on the 2nd try.
- Gordon Ramsay is just as uppity, energetic and confrontational in person as he is on his shows (although no swearing at the critics since this wasn't "Hell's Kitchen").

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The TV Junkie Plan: "Lie To Me", "Top Gear", "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations", "Chelsea Lately" (Gabrielle Reece), Letterman (Will Ferrerll), Ferguson (Eddie Izzard

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8:00pm Petulia TCM - (1968) A divorced doctor (George C. Scott) has a hectic affair with a kooky married woman (Julie Christie) in 1960s San Francisco.

8:00pm Lie to Me Fox - A fighter in an underground club is found dead; Foster discovers a troubling secret.

8:00pm The Bachelorette ABC - Ali invites the final two bachelors to Tahiti to meet her family; Ali gives out her final rose.

9:00pm Shark Attack Survival Guide Discovery - Recreations of five scenarios, drawn from survival accounts, explain what factors precipitate the onslaughts. SHARK WEEK!

9:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Richard tests the new Ford Focus; Ferrari F60 Enzo; teen on a skateboard vs. a Bowler Wildcat; Geri Halliwell is the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car"

9:00pm The Closer TNT - Provenza discovers a dead body in the condo of a flight attendant that he picked up while extraditing a prisoner;

9:00pm Last Comic Standing NBC - The final five comics perform; comic Ron White performs.

9:00pm The Good Guys Fox - Dan and Jack team up with a U.S. Marshal after Dan mistakenly exposes a Witness Protection Program participant.

10:00pm Rizzoli & Isles TNT - After a student is gunned down, the investigation reveals that the victim had many secrets

10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Where It All Began. Flash back to Bourdain's past.

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10:00pm Day of the Shark 3 Discovery - Six survivors of attacks recount their ordeals. SHARK WEEK!

10:00pm James May's Toy Stories BBC America - James May and his crew attempt to sand, paint, and glue together the world's largest model airplane.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Athlete Gabrielle Reece.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Musician Jimmy Cliff

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Will Ferrell; Nas and Damian Marley perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Sylvester Stallone; illusionist Criss Angel; Queens of the Stone Age performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - NBA player Shaquille O'Neal; TV personality Ali Fedotowsky.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Eddie Izzard; actor George Hamilton.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Comic Kathy Griffin; director Adam McKay; Trey Songz performs.