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TV Junkie: Please Let That Be the Last AMAs; Yo Gabba Gabba/Louis CK/Brian Regan Will Be Here Soon

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Comedian and Emmy-award winning TV pioneer Louis CK is bringing his "Louis C.K.: Word" tour to LA on December 2nd at the Gibson Amphitheater.


Comedian and Emmy-award winning TV pioneer Louis CK is bringing his "Louis C.K.: Word" tour to LA on December 2nd at the Gibson Amphitheater.
We always find it amusing to see people so disappointed in shows like the American Music Awards - who hasn't been disappointed in a music awards show in the last 20 years? We're hopeful that Justin Bieber's "win" is the final nail in the coffin of this latest embarrassment. I guess the elitists among us were definitely much better off watching "Dexter" on Showtime last night, which has been developing very nicely over the last 3 weeks. We were initially unsure about the character Julia Stiles plays when she first appeared but she is a very welcome addition to the show as is an exceedingly nefarious Peter Weller.
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TV Folks IRL (in chronological order):"Yo Gabba Gabba!" will be performing 5 shows in 2 days over November 26 and 27 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live. The party packages are all sold out but the shows will still be a lot of fun. We know that the Super Music Friend for the matinee show on November 26 will be DJ/producer Pretty Lights. But every show will include several local notables. We've seen the show, it's a lot of fun!

One of the most ground-breaking TV shows this year was Louis CK's "Louie" and you'll have a chance to see the comedian perform at the Gibson Amphitheater on December 2nd. If you're thinking of going to see "Louis C.K.: Word", get your tickets sooner than later as he sold out Carnegie Hall a couple weeks ago. He will also be the lead guest on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on December 3.

We've interviewed comedian Brian Regan a few times for LAist, if you've been a fan of his countless appearances on "The Late Show With David Letterman" or his Comedy Central specials, you can see him in person at the Wiltern on December 10.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Chuck", "American Masters: Lennon NYC", "Conan" (Zachary Levi)

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8:00pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - The gang, minus Ted, parties all night with The Blitz (Jorge Garcia), an old friend from college; Ted is forced to spend Thanksgiving with Zoey.

8:00pm Chuck NBC - Sarah, Chuck, Morgan and Casey head to the jungles of Southeast Asia when The Belgian (Richard Chamberlain) tries to learn more about the Intersect; Ellie and Awesome try to decipher a secret her father left behind.

9:00pm Lie To Me Fox - Lightman tries to help a woman (Annette O'Toole) piece together her fragmented memories -- due to early-onset Alzheimer's -- but it unearths a deadly secret.

9:00pm The Public Enemy TCM - (1931) A feisty punk (James Cagney) hits women, shoots men and runs beer during Prohibition.

9:00pm The Event NBC - Sophia sets a trap after discovering dissension among her people; Leila and Sean investigate Samantha's kidnapping

9-10:00pm In Treatment HBO - Sunil vividly accounts a recent violent dream / Frances panics; Paul is accused of being overly sympathetic to Frances' sister.

9:30pm American Masters PBS/KCET - Lennon NYC John Lennon's life with his family in New York.

9:55pm Hawaii Five-0 CBS - A ring of thieves pulls off the heist of an armored car, killing two security guards and leaving the money behind; Danny must seek his ex-wife's help

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Zachary Levi; Christina Aguilera performs.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Natalie Portman; comic Jay Pharoah; Jessica Simpson performs.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Musician Taylor Swift; comic Dane Cook. [This is what a night in Hell would look like to me]

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Billy Bob Thornton; actress Stana Katic; Train performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Ben Stein; Dr. Lisa Masterson; The Very Best performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor David Hyde Pierce; the latest NASCAR champion; chef Bobby Flay.