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TV Junkie: 'SouthLAnd' Premiere; Sci-Fi Shootout with 'Caprica,' 'No Ordinary Family,' 'V' Premieres

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Ben McKenzie stars as Officer Ben Sherman in the very exciting season premiere of "SouthLAnd" tonight on TNT at 10pm. Adrenaline-pumping is hardly an accurate summary.


Ben McKenzie stars as Officer Ben Sherman in the very exciting season premiere of "SouthLAnd" tonight on TNT at 10pm. Adrenaline-pumping is hardly an accurate summary.
Tonight don't forget to check out the season premiere of "SouthLAnd" on TNT at 10pm. Also check out our interview with series star Michael Cudlitz who sheds some insight on the best cop show in years.
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Science fiction fans will suffer from a wealth of riches tonight and tough decisions will hav to be made. Syfy will be blasting out the final 5 new episodes of "Caprica" starting at 6pm, this will conflict with both the mid-season premiere of "No Ordinary Family" at 8pm on ABC and the season premiere of "V" on ABC at 9pm. We've seen the first 3 new episodes of "V" and they're a lot of fun and fans of the original 1980s will get a pleasant surprise so tune in if sci-fi is your thing.
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To promote Fox's newest animated series, "Bob's Burgers" this Friday, January 7th at 8:30 at the Largo, Eugene Mirman will be hosting performances by the stars behind the series: John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman and other special guests. Tickets are available here. Get more info on"Bob's Burgers" at the Fox website. "Bob's Burgers" premieres on Fox this Sunday, January 9th, at 8:30pm.

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Today we talked to Fred Armisen about his new series "Portlandia" which will premiere on January 21st on IFC at 10:30pm. When asked if he would, in his Barack Obama character, hit on the First Lady if ever given the chance, he replied that he would be too humbled to do something that audacious. We will post the interview here soon so stay tuned.
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Film and TV buffs should know that Paul Giamatti will be interviewed by Elvis Mitchell on "The Treatment" tomorrow at 2:30pm on KCRW. If you can't listen then visit the"The Treatment" On Demand page at KCRW.
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For more ramblings about TV and humor check out the newest edition of ourChannel Zero podcast (look for episode #6).
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "No Ordinary Family," "V," "SouthLAnd," Kimmel (Matt LeBlanc, Julie Benz, actor Michael Carbonaro)

6-11:00pm Caprica Syfy - Season premiere to finale. Yup, they're going to blast a bunch of episodes at us.

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8:00pm No Ordinary Family ABC - Jim starts to become suspicious of his new friends Dave and Michelle; Daphne runs for student council president;

9:00pm Bud Greenspan: Atlanta '96 Universal Sports - The documentary filmmaker brings us the 1996 Olympic Games from Atlanata.

9:00pm Dangerous Encounters National Geographic Wild - Series Premiere.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Asphalt Paver Mike paves roads in Nebraska; Mike's favorite animal; crossbreed Tiliger in Texas.

9:00 V ABC - Season Premiere. The aliens keep Ryan in isolation on the mothership so Anna can experiment on his baby; Chad wants to fight with the Fifth Column.

10:00 Chopped Food - Season Premiere. The chefs prepare goat brains in the appetizer round; turning scraps into delicious entrees.

10:00pm Southland TNT - Season Premiere. Lydia adjusts to having a new partner; Russell deals with having a desk job on the force; Sammy and Nate look for the killer of two gangbangers.

10:00pm Glory Daze TBS - Shamrock You Like a Hurricane

10:00pm Independent Lens PBS/KLCS - Men Who Swim Filmmaker Dylan Williams joins an all-male synchronized swim team.

10:00pm Parenthood NBC - Crosby has difficulties teaching Jabbar to pick up after himself; Drew is caught drinking; Adam and Kristina get to know Alex over dinner.

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10:00pm Detroit 1-8-7 ABC - The squad investigates the murder of a movie star who had been filming in the city; a young homeless man is found encased in ice

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Singer Tim McGraw; Keri Hilson performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Queen Latifah; conductor Gustavo Dudamel; Jazmine Sullivan performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Matt LeBlanc; actress Julie Benz; actor Michael Carbonaro conducts a demonstration with shaving cream.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Julie Bowen; TV personality Carson Kressley.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Kevin Spacey; DJ Pauly D; Local Natives perform.