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TV Junkie: The Emerson-O'Quinn Experience; 'Mad Men' Auction; 'Glee' News

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Jane Lynch of "Glee" will host an episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in October. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]


Jane Lynch of "Glee" will host an episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in October. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
We're happy to see former "Lost" actors Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn shopping around TV show ideas. AsO'Quinn revealed to us at the Emmys last year, they are good friends whose rapport extends beyond the screen. They're both up for Emmys this year as well - good luck boys!
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Get your bidding paddles ready: The "Mad Men" City of Hope charity eBay auction starts tomorrow night at 7pm. Leading the list of auction items is a walk-on role in the multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama. The ten-day charity auction will also feature a variety of vintage ‘60s furniture and props from the show’s iconic Sterling Cooper ad agency, including a number of pieces from the offices of Don Draper and Roger Sterling as well as dresses worn by a number of the cast members. While we wish "Mad Men" all possible success with the charity, it appears that the viewing public might be suffering from a bit of "Mad Men" fatigue as viewership has dropped 24% from last season. While we understand that the audience who chooses to watch Kardashian shenanigans is a different one than would enjoy "Mad Men", certainly AMC needs to do something to stem the flow.
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Gleeked: Jane Lynch will host "Saturday Night Live" sometime this October; Britney Spears will be appearing for several numbers in an episode in the upcoming season; and "Glee" looks like it will walk away with several Emmys on the 29th of August.
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While it seems that everyone is weighing in on the Mel Gibson tapes, we thought we'd add some humorous perspective from comedian Bill Burr who has a fall tour and Comedy Central special ("Bill Burr: Let It Go") coming out on September 18th. See the NSFW video at the end of this post. His 3 minute rant is priceless!
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The TV Junkie Plan: "Hard Knocks", "The Fabulous Beekman Boys", "Man Shops Globe", "Tosh.0", "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Laura Linney), Kimmel ( Jason Schwartzman), Fallon (Michael Cera)8:00pm Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the New York Jets HBO - Season Premiere. Players settle into their new quarters at the Jets training camp in upstate New York

9:00pm The Fabulous Beekman Boys Planet Green - Brent decides to open the first Beekman 1802 retail space on main street.

9:00pm Man v. Food Travel - Kansas City

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9:00pm Top Chef Bravo - Chefs split into two teams and must run their own restaurant.

9:00pm Dark Blue TNT - Carter poses as a porn king who is looking to expand his business; Dean has a complicated relationship with the daughter of a drug dealer.

9:00pm Plaza Suite TCM - (1971) Based on the play by Neil Simon. A trio of romantic comedies set in the honeymoon suite of New York City's Plaza Hotel.

10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Season Premiere. Corey quits High Voltage; Craig hires a new tattoo artist; Kat chooses between friendship and business.

10:00pm Man Shops Globe Sundance - Shopping in Mexico.

10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - Comedy Central's most popular host brings it

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Musician Alanis Morissette.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Actress Laura Linney "The Big C."

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Mark Wahlberg; actor Bill Bellamy; David Otunga performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jason Statham; Los Lobos performs.

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12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Jason Schwartzman; actor Reed Alexander; Joanna Newsom performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Betty White; actress Maggie Gyllenhaal; Julie Gribble performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Michael Cera; soccer player Landon Donovan; JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys perform.

Comedian Bill Burr provides some (NSFW) perspective on the Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva tapes: