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TV Junkie: The Week In TV; Stan Chambers Retires; Yo Gabba Gabba Live on Tour

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KTLA newsman Stan Chambers is retired on August 11th after more than 60 years on the air. KTLA airs a special on his service tonight at 8pm. Congratulations and thank you Stan!


KTLA newsman Stan Chambers is retired on August 11th after more than 60 years on the air. KTLA airs a special on his service tonight at 8pm. Congratulations and thank you Stan!
The Condensed VersionBecause this is a very slow week TV-wise we're condensing our highlights and picks through Thursday in this post. Also, we need a little break before we ramp up to cover the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday. We'll be back with our Weekend Edition post on Friday. Feel free to drop us a note here anytime or follow us on Twitter.
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You know we love "Yo Gabba Gabba!", so we had to pass along to you the news that this week the live version of the show begins a 60-city tour (tell your friends in other cities!). We've seen the live show and it's a lot of fun, check out the VIP option as a way to have your kids meet the characters and take a photo with them along with other activities. The "Yo Gabba Gabba!" will be making its way back to LA by Thanksgiving week (November 27th) but we suggest getting your tickets sooner than later.
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After more than 6 decades of being on the air, legendary newsman of KTLA, Stan Chambers is finally hung it up on August 11th. KTLA will premiere a documentary on the journalist tonight at 8pm. Cheers to a great journalist providing an extraordinary service to the community for so many years.
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The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Stan Chambers: Newsman", "Top Gear", "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (Beirut), "The Daily Show" (Blago), Letterman. Tuesday - "White Collar", "The Colony", "Louie", Letterman. Wednesday -"Great Performances", "Frontline", "Tosh.0", "Chelsea Lately", Letterman. Thursday - "Burn Notice", "Futurama", "Lopez Tonight" (Charlie Day!), Letterman (The Specials!!).

Tonight

8:00pm Stan Chambers: Newsman KTLA/The CW - Documentary

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8:00pm Weeds Showtime - Nancy and the boys need to decide where to go; Silas debates a life on the run; Esteban answers to the authorities.

8:00pm Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? TCM - (1966) A professor (Richard Burton) and his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) drink and verbally assault each other in front of a younger couple, their dinner guests.

8:30pm The Big C Showtime - Cathy begins to appreciate her body; Paul wants to see a couples therapist; Adam tries to run away to soccer camp.

9:00pm History Detectives PBS/KCET - A 1940s Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard; meaning of the name Toby, worked into the weave of a basket; why J. Edgar Hoover endorsed a radio script.

9:00pm If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise HBO - Spike Lee returns to New Orleans five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to follow the reconstruction efforts.

9:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Jeremy tests the diesel engine in the Jaguar S-Type on Germany's Nurburgring racetrack; the Mercedes SL Gullwing; Christian Slater.

9:00pm Lie to Me Fox - When Foster's boyfriend Dave is abducted, Lightman turns to Dave's mysterious ex-partner for help tracking him down.

10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Back to Beirut

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Justin Long; commentator Michael Strahan; Los Lobos perform

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor Eli Roth.

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11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Journalist Brian Williams; Big Boi performs.

Tuesday

9:00pm White Collar USA - Prisoner's Dilemma

9:00pm Shaq VS ABC - Shaq vs. Charles Barkley; Shaq vs. Competitive Eating

9:00pm Warehouse 13 Syfy - The agents hope to spend a weekend relaxing until an artifact gets in the way.

10:00pm Rescue Me FX - Tommy and Sheila find themselves in hot water with Janet and Mickey and realize the truth about their own relationship; Damian attempts to leave the crew

10:00pm Covert Affairs USA - Communication Breakdown

10:00pm The Colony Discovery - The colonists are put to the test when one of their own is abducted and a ransom note demands their resources.

11:00pm Louie FX - Louie attempts to branch out; Louie visits the dentist.

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Jason Sudeikis; tv personalities Kim and Kourtney Kardashian; Korn performs.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Musician Rufus Wainwright.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Drew Barrymore; Katy Perry performs.

Wednesday

8:00pm Great Performances PBS/KCET - The Vienna Philharmonic performs audience favorites at Austria's Imperial Schýnbrunn Palace.

8:00pm MasterChef Fox - The contestants are asked to make a single cupcake; chef Cat Cora and the contestants cook at a truck stop.

9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - While in the Canadian Rockies, Bear is buried alive by an avalanche, swims below an ice-covered lake and is air-lifted to the hospital

9:00pm Frontline PBS/KCET - People claim that New Orleans Police used lethal force against citizens then tried to cover it up after Hurricane Katrina.

10:00pm Psych USA - Ferry Tale

10:00pm She's Got the Look TV Land - Season Premiere. Brooke Burke is the new host.

10:00pm Top Chef Bravo - The remaining chefs take over consession stands at Nationals Park.

10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - A new Tosh, will there be a Web Redemption?!

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Talk show host Jerry Springer.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Christina Applegate; The Pretty Reckless performs; Miss Universe 2010 presents the Top Ten.

Thursday

9:00pm Burn Notice USA - Guilty as Charged

10:00pm Top 20 Most Shocking TruTV - Premiere. A Los Angeles driver proves that fast driving and slow thinking do not mix in the premiere.

10:00pm Futurama Comedy Central - After a bungled Earth invasion, alien leader Lrrr faces a midlife crisis.

10:00pm Royal Pains USA - Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Christina Applegate; actor Charlie Day; Lynyrd Skynyrd performs.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Angie Harmon.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Anne Heche; The Specials perform.