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TV Junkie: Always Sunny Sneak Peak; NBC Making Same Mistakes; Pepitone Live

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"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" returns to us with its 7th season on September 15 - get a sneak peak with the above video. Between Fat Mac and a remarried Frank, we can't wait!
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In an indication that NBC hasn't learned a thing from more than a decade of mismanagement, the network will be hiring ousted chairman Dick Ebersol as a senior advisor for the Olympics and "Sunday Night Football." You may recall Ebersol trash-talking Conan O'Brien last year for "running 'The Tonight Show' into the ground" while Ebersol himself lost NBC nearly $800 million on the Winter Olympics while nearly every other broadcaster turned a profit on the games.
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In an indication that California is not learning from New York, the state Senate is pushing forward legislation that will be curtailing the TV production incentive program from a 5 year extension to a 1 year extension with additional cuts to tax breaks likely.
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Yahoo will be producing more original web series programming with two of the shows featuring Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me").
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Podcast, movie, and TV fave of ours, Eddie Pepitone, will be hosting the 7th edition of "Eddie Pepitone's Bloodbath" this Thursday, September 1st, at the Improv Comedy Lab starting at 8:30pm. Tickets are super-cheap but the Lab is a tiny place so be sure to get them early or it will sell out like the previous editions.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants," "Royal Pains," "Rescue Me," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Thursday AM - Vuelta a Espana

8:00pm The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants Showtime - The inside story on a baseball team's spiral

9:00pm Royal Pains USA - A Little Art, a Little Science An art collector cannot stay conscious; Hank recommends treatment for Paige's mother; Divya struggles to maintain balance.

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10:00pm Rescue Me FX - Vows Colleen's wedding becomes an emotional affair; the guys tackle the mother of all fires.

10:00pm Top Chef: Just Desserts Bravo - Sweet Symphony To celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the chefs must create a cake experience in three movements

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Musician Nikki Sixx; comic Josh Wolf; comic John Caparulo; comic Jeff Wild.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Aubrey Plaza; Thurston Moore performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Allison Janney; comic Jay Mohr; OK Go performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Leslie Bibb; comic Louie Anderson.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Christina Ricci; comic Jim Gaffigan; animal handler Jeff Musial; Kirk Franklin performs.

Thursday AM

7:00am Vuelta a Espana Universal Sports - Bicycle racing, Stage 12