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TV Junkie: TV News Round-Up & Tonight's Must-Watch Plan

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"SouthLAnd" on TNT, starring Regina King and Ben McKenzie, is our 10pm pick of the night


"SouthLAnd" on TNT, starring Regina King and Ben McKenzie, is our 10pm pick of the night
The Rundown: Howard Stern's appearance on last night's "Daily Show" was fantastic - what will it take to get that man back on TV like in the old days when we had that cheesy feed of his radio show on E!? Tonight we're looking forward to Lucy Lawless' appearance on "No Ordinary Family"; another great episode of "Raising Hope" is on at 9:30pm [Note Time Change] - this uncompromising show is on a roll with double-digit viewership increases which hopefully means easy renewal; "SouthLAnd" continues to steamroll with some great story lines and action, tonight will be no exception. We want to note that we often circle around and catch FX's "Lights Out" and USA's "White Collar" on their late night repeats - these are both great shows and worthy of your time.

In late night, Conan has a real winner with CNN's Piers Morgan guesting. Hopefully Conan will put a few tough questions to Morgan, which is something Morgan did not do in his Charlie Sheen interview yesterday. Also on Conan is the beautiful Emmy Rossum who is doing an astounding job on Showtime's "Shameless" - a show you should definitely Netflix if you don't have a Showtime subscription. Closing the show will be the very funny Nick Griffin. In late late night, Jimmy Fallon's show is the pick with Isla Fisher, Josh Radnor, and comic Dan St. Germain appearing.

You simply have to get your comedy on early this week because Thursday night NBC will be running nothing but reruns of "The Office" and there goes 3 hours of new comedy out the window. We're not sure why NBC is going with reruns during its comedy block but that's not going to help the network improve on its very poor ratings lately. While winning with their nightly news broadcast, NBC's top rated show last week was "Harry's Law" which ranked 29th out of all shows running across the networks.
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"Saturday Night Live," in a move that we applaud (but that only partially makes up for this weekend's hosting gig by Miley Cyrus), will haveZach Galifianakis host the show on March 12th.
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We love "Community" and we loved "Lost" so the "Community" season finale featuring Josh Holloway from "Lost" is the best combination since Fluff and Nutella, which you should totally try out BTW.

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Please note that Comedy Central's "Onion Sports Dome" is now on at 8pm on Tuesdays, tonight included.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "No Ordinary Family" (Lucy Lawless!), "Raising Hope," "SouthLAnd," Conan (Piers Morgan, Emmy Rossum, comedian Nick Griffin), Fallon (Isla Fisher, actor Josh Radnor, comic Dan St. Germain)

8:00pm Onion SportsDome Comedy Central - Jim Calhoun's in hot water with the NCAA and the NFL launches a massive military offensive against counterfeiters.

8:00pm No Ordinary Family ABC - Mrs. X (Lucy Lawless) tells Sophie (Tricia Helfer) to put Jim and George under a spell; Stephanie faces a decision; Daphne's boyfriend starts to have suspicions.

9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - Sam resumes an alias and flies to Yemen to find the leader of a terrorist group and rescue a Saudi prince's son.

9:00pm V ABC - Erica leads a risky attack against Anna; Anna encounters a major obstacle; Ryan tries to rescue his daughter.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Termite Researcher Mike gets hands-on experience as a termite researcher on Sapolo Island in Georgia.

9:00pm Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Travel - San Francisco Andrew visits San Francisco and gets a taste of alternative food sources.

9:30pm Raising Hope Fox - When Sabrina and Virginia learn secrets about each other, Sabrina blackmails Virginia; after a family vote, Jimmy takes Burt for a vasectomy.

10:00pm SouthLAnd TNT - Failure Drill

10:00pm White Collar USA - Peter and Neal assume each other's identities to uncover a collusion scheme.

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10:00pm Lights Out FX - In dire need of alternative training, Lights turns to an unorthodox boxing guru.

10:00pm Independent Lens PBS/KLCS - Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story Cyntoia Brown faces life in prison for killing a man who picked her up for sex when she was 16.

10:00pm Parenthood NBC - Adam and Kristina struggle with talking to Max about his Asperger's syndrome; Sarah looks to a former flame for help with a project; Crosby tries to fix things with Jasmine; Julia and Joel prepare to celebrate their anniversary.

10:00pm Love Lust Sundance - Love Lust & Make-up The face as the ultimate form of self-expression.

11:00pm Conan TBS - Piers Morgan host of "Piers Morgan Tonight," Emmy Rossum from Showtime's "Shameless," Comedian Nick Griffin

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Amanda Seyfried; actor B.J. Novak; the cast of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Matt Damon; actress Betty White; Cake performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Reality TV star Cheryl Burke ("Dancing With the Stars") ; John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours perform.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Emily Blunt; actor Max Irons; Aaron Lewis performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Carla Gugino; actor Tom Lennon.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Isla Fisher; actor Josh Radnor; comic Dan St. Germain.