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TV Junkie: The Inauguration; New Pilots for FOX

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Michelle Obama holds the Lincoln Bible - AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool

There was no way to avoid President Barack Obama's inauguration today if you were anywhere on the 'net, radio, or television - well, maybe if you were watching the Game Show Network you might've missed it. Most media organizations jumped into this inauguration with both feet which was encouraging. Hulu and Facebook streams were reportedly failing, along with several others. Twitter seemed to do OK after doubling capacity in preparation for the day.

If want another chance to check out the unedited inaugural address (and other clips) check out this MSNBC site.

Who do you think did the best in presenting the inauguration?

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Now back to more frivolous matters: Over the weekend it was reported that "Mad Men" creator, Matthew Weiner, signed on for two more seasons (hooray!).

Speaking of jumping in with both feet, FOX has ordered four new comedies and three new dramas for pilot development. The dramas look fairly uninspiring, at least their one sentence summaries do, but the comedies seem to have potential, including one produced by Ben Stiller about a covert CIA operative embedded in a South American banana republic with a mission to install a new dictator.

The TV Junkie Plan:
"Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" (didn't get enough inauguration stuff today), "Frontline: Dreams of Obama" (ditto), "Leverage", "10 Items or Less", Ferguson.

8:00pm Change and Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama CBS - Barack Obama's journey to the White House; Americans share their stories of the inauguration.

8:00pm American Idol FOX - Auditions continue in San Francisco. Make that San Frandisco

8:00pm 90210 The CW - Adrianna makes a revelation; Annie is surprised to learn that Ty will also be auditioning for the new school play

9:00pm Fringe FOX - Peter and Olivia try to solve the murder of an esteemed epidemiologist. He studies epidemiology.

9:00pm Frontline: Dreams of Obama PBS/KCET - A personal and political biography of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike cleans a tar pit and then learns about animal rendering and how much of a farm animal can be recycled.

10:00pm Leverage TNT - All the evidence the team seeks to expose a cover-up is on a plane heading to the Cayman Islands

10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - Ryan makes a move on an inebriated Gretchen; Jeana finally moves her ex-husband out of her house

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11:00pm 10 Items or Less TBS - Unable to clear the ``Star Trek'' name, Leslie turns the store into a ``Star Trok'' convention

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Talk show host Joel McHale; actress Olivia Williams.

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