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TV Junkie: 'Night of Too Many Stars'; CBS Renews All New Shows

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Ricky Gervais is one of dozens of performers tonight in Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" at 9pm. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]

Ricky Gervais is one of dozens of performers tonight in Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" at 9pm. [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Unless you have a dog in the Giants/Phillies NLCS playoff tonight we recommend the lineup below. Of particular note is Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" (Twitter: #2ManyStars) autism benefit - some pretty hilarious hijinks for a great cause, if you're a fan of comedy that's where you should spend some time tonight. See our interviews at the event at the end of this post.
CBS is renewing all 5 of its new Fall programs - is this because they literally have nothing else to throw out there? We've always thought that the keeper was "Hawaii Five-O" with "Blue Bloods" as questionable, whereas "Mike and Molly" and "(Bleep) My Dad Says" were probably the least acceptable new comedies this season. Demetri Martin's show can't come fast enough.
Earlier this month we questioned how CNN fired Rick Sanchez for his comments about Jon Stewart and now even Jon Stewart agrees with us.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Community", "30 Rock", "Night of Too Many Stars", "Chelsea Lately" (Jenny McCarthy), Kimmel (Clint Eastwood)8:00pm Community NBC - Shirley asks for Abed's creative input for a religious film; Pierce is recruited by a group of students his age.

8:00pm The Big Bang Theory CBS - Leonard realizes he is the only one in his group without a girlfriend; Sheldon wants to get rid of his girlfriend.

8:30pm 30 Rock NBC - While having a perfect day, Jack tries to help Liz figure out her relationship with Carol; Jenna and Kenneth ask Kelsey Grammer for help; Tracy shoots a commercial for the Boys and Girls Club.

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9:00p Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education Comedy Central - Jon Stewart hosts the benefit performance for autism charities.

9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael, Dwight and Jim set up a sting after a competing sales associate (Timothy Olyphant) steals a client; Andy starts a band.

10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Charlie and Mac set-up a truly odd couple after Mac's Mom burns the house down; Frank discovers the importance of paternal care when Dee falls ill.

10:30pm The League FX - Ruxin throws Sofia an anniversary party on the same day as Jenny's birthday; Meegan returns with a plus one.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Jenny McCarthy.

11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Comic Jeff Foxworthy; nba Analyst Chris Weber.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Director Clint Eastwood; Rod Stewart performs.

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