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TV Junkie: 'The Big C' Renewed; 'Waking Dead' Premiere Will Be 90 Minutes

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In eager anticipation of the return of "The Colbert Report" (next Wednesday at 11:30pm) we enjoyed checking out the above vid that documents the "Colbert Bump," enjoyed by artists and politicians, but never officially recognized by those artists and politicians.
A great evening of comedy awaits us, starting off with the season finale of Showtime's "The Green Room With Paul Provenza" which was recorded at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal - I was there for the first taping that night and heard that both were very boisterous, it's a must-watch and I urge Showtime to renew this excellent show. Then we've got FX with "Wilfred" and "Louie" (this episode promises to be very good), a great roundtable on "Chelsea Lately," and late night absurdity on Adult Swim with "Childrens Hospital" and "NTSF:SD:SUV."
Showtime has renewed "The Big C" for a third season. How do you feel about this? The bittersweet tone of the show makes me think that it will inevitably lead to the death of the main character, Cathy, but will we be subjected to a rollercoaster as the show may or may not be picked up from season to season?
Just like FX's "Sons of Anarchy," AMC's "The Walking Dead" will kick off its season with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 9:00pm on Sunday, October 16. Despite the doom-and-gloom naysayers trying to tear down AMC for everything from it's "Breaking Bad" negotiations to co-creator Frank Darabont leaving "The Walking Dead," somehow they've still put together a season that is generating an incredible amount of buzz. Somehow AMC has cut a deal so that the 90 minute premiere will also be launched globally on all Fox International Channels, reaching 122 countries, speaking 35 languages and is seen by over 200 million households globally.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "The Green Room With Paul Provenza," "Burn Notice," Wilfred," "Louie," "Chelsea Lately," "Childrens Hospital," "NTSF:SD:SUV," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson." Thursday AM - La Veulta Espana

8:00pm The Green Room With Paul Provenza Showtime - Season 2 finale. Guest panelists include Judah Friedlander, Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard.

8:00pm Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero Discovery - A New City The survivors who chose to remain after the attacks to rebuild and repair their community.

9:00pm Burn Notice USA - Better Halves Michael and Fiona go undercover to extract a bio-weapons specialist; Sam and Jesse set traps.

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9:00pm Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero Discovery - A Gateway to New York The train station that once lay beneath the twin towers is being recreated on a massive, cathedrallike scale.

9:55pm Futurama Comedy Central - Overclockwise When Bender increases his processing power, he becomes godlike.

10:00pm Wilfred FX - Sacrifice Wilfred urges Ryan to sacrifice his new happiness for a greater good.

10:00pm Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero Discovery - A Place to Mourn A memorial pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost and to the physical destruction of the twin towers.

10:30pm Louie FX - Niece Louie's niece comes to visit.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Lake Bell; comic Brad Wollack; comic Greg Fitzsimmons; comic Heather McDonald.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Julianna Margulies; comic Joe Wong; Lady Antebellum performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Heidi Klum; actor Kevin Smith; Fitz & The Tantrums perform.

12:00am Childrens Hospital Adult Swim - Newsreaders Newsreaders does a follow-up on the cast.

1215am NTSF:SD:SUV Adult Swim - Full Hauser

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Kathy Griffin; writer Lynette Rice.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Journalist Al Roker; TV personalities Wayde King and Brett Raymer; Lenny Kravitz performs.