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TV Junkie: The Colbert-Franco Connection; Poehler Goes Harvard

James Franco and Stephen Colbert got pretty chummy on "The Colbert Report" last night - but did Colbert really hire Franco at the end of the show?
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Did Stephen Colbert really hire James Franco on last night's "Colbert Report"? It was apparent that the two had a lot to bond over (Lord of the Rings, etc.) but did Colbert not see Franco on the Oscars? The guy might be OK on film but TV-wise he has been a dud in recent years, unless you are a fan of "General Hospital." Even if Franco did take on a job at Comedy Central, how long would he last before he would have to quit due to "corporate" pressure? On Monday Franco took down his Twitter account because corporations he is involved with didn't take too kindly to some of his random remarks and political statements. Since Colbert takes the political and corporate establishment to task 4 days a week, it would be assumed that Franco's tenure on the show would be short and we guess, that must be where the joke is.
Amy Poehler has made it into Harvard. The star of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" who is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Boston College, has been invited to speak at this year's "Senior Class Day." The school announced Tuesday that Poehler will address graduates and their families in Harvard Yard's Tercentenary Theatre on May 25.
If you're a special effects makeup hobbyist, and yes, those people exist, you should know that Syfy's new special effects makeup series, "Face Off," is holding open auditions for its next season this Sunday at Monsterpalooza at the Marriott.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "MythBusters," "Justified," "Chelsea Lately" (Jo Koy; Chris Franjola; Loni Love), "Late Show With David Letterman" (Comic Don Rickles; actress Eva Longoria), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actress Ellen Page; comic Marc Maron)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Anime at Wondercon; gadgets; game break.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Mission Impossible Mask Adam and Jamie face off; Grant and Tory go ballistic.

9:30pm Breaking In Fox - Series Premiere. The owner of a high-tech security firm blackmails a computer hacker to come work for him.

9:30pm Mr. Sunshine ABC - Ben has a fling with a woman (Lizzy Caplan) who turns out to be Crystal's new assistant; Crystal tries to be a responsible mother; Alonzo is sent over the edge.

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10:00pm Justified FX - The bad blood between the Bennetts and the coal company threatens to boil over; Raylan must thwart one of Mags' sons.

10:30pm Workaholics Comedy Central -

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Danny McBride; TV show host Jeremy Wade ("River Monsters"); OneRepublic performs.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Jo Koy; Chris Franjola; Loni Love.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee guests

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11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Comic Don Rickles; actress Eva Longoria.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Terrence Howard; comic Lisa Lampanelli; college basketball player Joey Boo Boo Rodriquez.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Norm Macdonald; actress Elisha Cuthbert; Funeral Party performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Ellen Page; comic Marc Maron.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Jennifer Garner; actor Donald Glover; Paul Simon performs.