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TV Junkie: 'Undercovers' Premieres, 'Modern Family' Returns, 'Terriers' are in your face - Tonight!

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[Above video] At the 2010 Television Critics Association got to speak with NBC "Undercovers" series stars Ben Schwartz, Carter MacIntyre, Meika Cox, and showrunner Josh Reims (who co-created the series with J.J. Abrams). We have to note that Ben Schwartz is a very funny and friendly guy - hope to see more of him. "Undercovers" premieres tonight at 8pm.
Please check out our photo gallery of last night's "Bored to Death" premiere.
We're very excited about the return of "Modern Family" (8pm on ABC) with their Emmys for comedy writing and for Eric Stonestreet, although they should have received more. For nostalgia's sake we're tuning into "Cougar Town" for Jennifer Anniston's appearance on Courteney Cox's show at 9:30pm. "Terriers" (FX at 10pm) is going to have one hard-boiled and harsh episode tonight, don't miss it. And finally, we're giving in to see if David Letterman rips Joaquin Phoenix a new one, as we hope he will, that is, unless Letterman was in on the whole "I'm quitting acting to become a rapper" schtick, which would make the whole affair just that much more deplorable.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Undercovers", "Modern Family", "Cougar Town", "Terriers", "The Daily Show" (Edward Norton), Letterman (Joaquin Phoenix)

8:00pm Hell's Kitchen Fox - Season Premiere. The 16 chefs prepare their signature dishes in the season's first challenge; a contestant is rushed to the emergency room; guests begin to leave when the dinner service is delayed; an elimination.

8:00pm The Middle ABC - Season Premiere. Frankie comes up with a plan to stay on top of her kids' schedules; Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts) accuses Frankie of being overprotective.

8:00pm Undercovers NBC - Series Premiere. Steven and Samantha Bloom, formerly two of the CIA's best spies, are reinstated when a good friend goes missing.

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8:30pm Better With You ABC - Series Premiere. Maddie is surprised when her little sister announces her engagement; Casey shares exciting news with Ben.

9:00pm Law & Order: SVU NBC - Season Premiere. Detectives Benson and Stable investigate when a 10-year-old girl goes missing; detectives try to identify a girl who is so traumatized after being raped that she cannot tell them her name.

9:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Behind the Wild The team that films Bear during his excursions.

9:00pm Live From Lincoln Center PBS/KCET - New York Philharmonic: Opening Night Concert 2010 The New York Philharmonic's opening night features the U.S. premiere of "Jazz Symphony" by Wynton Marsalis.

9:00pm Criminal Minds CBS - Season Premiere. The team closes in on a serial killer (Tim Curry) holding Detective Spicer's daughter hostage.

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Season Premiere. Phil finally agrees to sell the old station wagon but only after a family trip down memory lane; Cameron asks Jay for help when Mitchell decides to build a life-size princess castle for Lily.

9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - Season Premiere. Jules instantly connects with her new shrink, Glenn (Jennifer Aniston); Laurie and Travis make a bet; Jules and Grayson's relationship leaves Bobby frustrated.

10:00pm Terriers FX - To secure a loan, Hank must prove that the bank manager's wife is cheating on him but what he finds is much kinkier than infidelity

10:00pm The Whole Truth ABC - Series Premiere. A high-school history teacher and family man is under arrest, charged with the rape and murder of a female student.

10:00pm The Defenders CBS - Series Premiere. Pete and Nick must bend the rules while defending a young man charged with murder.

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10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - The web, fully exploited by Daniel Tosh

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock; actor Anthony Anderson.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Edward Norton guests

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Guillermo Del Toro guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Joaquin Phoenix; Tom Jones performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Ryan Reynolds; actress Betty White; Tommy Lee performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Jeremy Renner; actress Jaime King; Hey Monday performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - A "Big Bang Theory"-themed episode includes a sketch from the show's set and interviews with cast members.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Josh Brolin; actor Ben Rappaport; musician Jeff Musial; chef Kerry Simon.


Boris Kodjoe plays Steven Bloom in NBC's "Undercovers" which premieres tonight at 8pm