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TV Junkie: Interviews w/Peter Gallagher & Anne Dudeck of 'Covert Affairs'

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At last week's USA network upfronts we got to speak with "Covert Affairs" castmates Peter Gallagher (above) and Anne Dudeck (below). Gallagher has his choice of roles out there but he's sticking with "Covert Affairs" and it's interesting to hear why. We're a big fan of Dudeck's not only in "Covert Affairs" but also her performance in HBO's "Big Love." Tomorrow we'll conclude our USA interviews with cast from "Royal Pains" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." [Check out yesterday's post with Sarah Shahi and others from "Fairly Legal" , Tuesday's post with James Roday and Dulé Hill from "Psych," and Monday's post with the cast of the new series "Necessary Roughness."]

If you're a fan of news on TV then that means you're either watching the BBC or "PBS NewsHour" and you'll have to tip your hat to Jim Lehrer who is stepping down on June 6 from the show after 36 years of bringing in-depth and factual news reporting. He will still be involved with the show but he won't be on camera every day. "PBS NewsHour" has easily been the best news show for most of it's tenure and with Lehrer still involved editorially this won't change any time soon.
Some fans of "The Office" (not including me) don't like what he's doing there but Will Ferrell will be honored for his entire body of work with the Mark Twain Prize for Humor this October in Washington DC. Congrats to Will! Check out our brief interview with Ferrell at the Tribeca Film Festival.
On Tuesday we posted a text excerpt of our interview with voice actor Billy West, the man behind Stimpy in "Ren & Stimpy," Doug in "Doug," and half the voices in "Futurama." Below is our Channel Zero podcast with Billy West:

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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Attack of the Show," "Community," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "Parks and Recreation," "Chelsea Lately" (Judd Apatow; comic Jim Norton; comic Natasha Leggero; comic Josh Wolf), "Conan" (Magic Johnson; actress Maggie Q; Jen Kirkman performs), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actress Maya Rudolph; actor Nick Offerman), "Last Call With Carson Daly" (Actor Rob Riggle; musician Hugo; The Greenhornes)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Stars of "Priest"; apps.

8:00pm The Vampire Diaries The CW - Season Finale. Stefan's attempt at preventing a tragedy leads to him paying a terrible personal price; Sheriff Forbes makes a fatal mistake

8:00pm Community NBC - The paintball game takes a dramatic turn; despite disagreements about strategy, all agree they must unite to defeat the enemy.

9:00pm Nikita The CW - Percy tries to take over the CIA as Alex goes rogue; Michael is unable to help Nikita when he is trapped inside Division.

9:00pm The Office NBC - Dwight uses his position as acting manager to employ harsh policies in the office; Gabe tries to get Erin back.

9:00pm SoCal Connected KCET - Knocking Heads: An investigation into concussions that girls are suffering in high school sports + Other stories

9:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Ann's lack of enthusiasm at an offer for a city hall job causes an argument with Leslie; Tom invites everyone to help him promote his new alcoholic beverage.

10:00pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Chris sends Leslie and Ben on a trip to the capital; Ron teaches a student about his views; Tom's new game; April hurts Andy's feelings.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Producer Judd Apatow; comic Jim Norton; comic Natasha Leggero; comic Josh Wolf

11:00pm Conan TBS - Former NBA star Magic Johnson; actress Maggie Q; Jen Kirkman performs.

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11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Kristen Wiig guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jim Parsons; stupid human tricks; Manchester Orchestra performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Journalist Ann Curry; comic Norm Macdonald; The Kills perform.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Ralph Macchio; Def Leppard.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Kate Hudson; actor Windell Middlebrooks; Raphael Saadiq performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub; author Lawrence Block.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Maya Rudolph; actor Nick Offerman; Lauryn Hill performs.

1:35am Last Call With Carson Daly NBC - Actor Rob Riggle; musician Hugo; The Greenhornes perform.