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TV Junkie: TV Options Tonight Are Crowned by 'Raising Hope'

A new episode of "Raising Hope" is on Fox tonight at 9pm - we love this show, please give it a chance
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Please see our interview with Brian Unger from earlier today. His new show "How The States Got Their Shapes" premieres tonight at 10pm on the History Channel.
Heads Up for Comedy: If you haven't had a chance, please watch "Raising Hope" on Fox at 9pm. It's a great comedy that we watch religiously, we've talked to several of the people involved with the show, and we hope it gets many more seasons. If you are watching something else during that hour please let us know what it is as we don't understand what the competition might be - thank you!
TV ownership has declined in the United States for the first time in 20 years according to new research. The decline is being attributed to people watching more programming on mobile devices, computers, and tablets.
Scott Pelley has been named to replace Katie Couric as anchor of the CBS Evening News. The Hollywood Reporter put together a list of facts to know about the "60 Minutes" reporter.
Even more concrete evidence of global warming: arctic ice caps melting at an accelerated rate. We had an exchange with a global warming denier last week - I guess for some people that even a complete melting of the ice caps won't prove that climate change is occurring.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "Raising Hope," "Traffic Light," "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," "Sports Show With Norm Macdonald," "Chelsea Lately" (Actress Paula Patton; comic Jo Koy; comic Loni Love; comic Chris Hardwick), "Late Show With David Letterman" (Author Caroline Kennedy; actor Ty Burrell), "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actor Geoffrey Rush; comic Reese Waters; OK Go performs)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - New DVDs; console graveyard; military tech.

9:00pm Raising Hope Fox - Everybody Flirts ... Sometimes After Burt's flirtatious ways are exposed, the family experiments with flirting; Sabrina and Jimmy start competing to be Barney's favorite employee.

9:00pm Frontline PBS/KOCE - Fighting for al Qaeda Author Peter Bergen discusses the future of al-Qaida; for-profit schools recruit veterans under false pretenses.

9:00pm Deadliest Catch Discovery - A Kodiak crew member is bedridden after an injury; a greenhorn has a breakdown; Cornelia Marie deals with a storm.

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9:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles CBS - In order to protect his best friend and main informant, Deeks resumes a former alias that he dislikes

9:00pm Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Travel - Kalahari Enormous porcupine and jewel beetles are foraged for in the barren desert; Andrew eats Zebra.

9:30pm Traffic Light Fox - Where the Heart Is Lisa and Mike use GPS trackers to keep tabs on each other; Callie thinks Adam is trying to spice up their relationship; Ethan's organ delivery does not go as planned.

10:00pm How The States Got Their Shapes History - Series Premiere. An humorous and informative travelogue - well worth watching!

10:00pm Independent Lens PBS/KLCS - A Film Unfinished A Nazi propaganda film used by historians provides insight into life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.

10:00pm Chopped Food - Smoked turkey leg dishes; beef and chocolate frosting in the entree round; banana desserts.

10:00pm The Fabulous Beekman Boys Planet Green - Josh's parents, Jackie and Dave, arrive for a weeklong visit at Beekman.

10:00pm The Good Wife CBS - When rival attorney Patti Nyholm's firm fires her, she asks Lockhart/Gardner to represent her; Alicia deals with the fallout from Peter's night

10:30pm Sports Show With Norm Macdonald Comedy Central - Norm takes apart another week of sports

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Atticus Shaffer; Steve Martin performs.

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11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Paula Patton; comic Jo Koy; comic Loni Love; comic Chris Hardwick

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Rachel Maddow guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Author Caroline Kennedy; actor Ty Burrell.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Penelope Cruz; Ricky Martin performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Kaley Cuoco; actor Idris Elba; 2AM Club performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Anthony Hopkins; professional tennis player Andre Agassi; the latest contestant eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars"

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Geoffrey Rush; comic Reese Waters; OK Go performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Whoopi Goldberg; Elmo; Jennifer Hudson performs.