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TV Junkie: 'Louie' Season Finale - Don't Miss It; Sign 'The Green Room' Petition

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Don't forget to watch the season finale of "Louie" tonight on FX at 10:30pm. "Louie" is a great series because it does not conform to any kind of format or genre. Yes, there were a lot of hilarious moments this season but also plenty of dark, pensive, thoughtful, and real moments. People tuning in to the show with the idea that they would just guffaw at whatever was going to come on the screen were freuqently disappointed - the show has a lot of layers, Louis C.K. is using the medium to showcase a more nuanced kind of comedy and drama than what most people expect when they think they're tuning into a half-hour comedy show.

That being said, tonight's finale will have plenty of big laughs - some of which Louis alluded to when we spoke to him at the premiere early this summer (check out the video above). Will it all be laughs? Probably not but that's what great about the show - is Louis C.K. an angry guy, a sad guy, a bittersweet guy? After being lucky enough to talk with the man a few times this year, I'd have to say he's a real guy with a great sense of humor. I hope to god the Emmys get it right next week and get him an award for this show (again, shame on the Television Critics Association for flubbing the opportunity to do it first), and please FX, renew this "Louie"!
Speaking of renewals, there is now an online petition demanding that Showtime bring "The Green Room With Paul Provenza" back for at least another season. If you like comedy, free speech, and a behind-the-scenes look at showbiz, your support of this show would be helpful.Sign the petition HERE.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Burn Notice," "Wilfred," "Louie," "Chelsea Lately," "Conan" (2nd half), "NTSF:SD:SUV," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon". Friday AM - La Vuelta a Espana

9:00pm Burn Notice USA - Dead to Rights Michael must perform a desperate act to clear his name; Larry returns with a job.

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9:00pm Roseland TCM - (1977) A widow (Teresa Wright), a gigolo (Christopher Walken) and an old German scrubwoman (Lilia Skala) come to dance in New York's Roseland ballroom.

9:55pm Futurama Comedy Central - Reincarnation The series is reimagined in three distinct animation styles.

10:00pm Wilfred FX - Identity Ryan ignores Wilfred's advice and creates an existential crisis for both of them.

10:30pm Louie FX - Airport/New Jersey Louie has a bad time in general.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actor James Marsden; comic Ben Gleib; comic Sarah Colonna; comic Chris Hardwick.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Marion Cotillard is interview guest

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Charlie Day; base jumper Jeb Corliss; Foo Fighters perform.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Tom Brokaw is interview guest

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Michael J. Fox; actors Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones present the Top Ten; John Doe performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Will Arnett; actress Anna Kendrick; Tinie Tempah performs.

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12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - TV personality Khloe Kardashian; Gabe Dixon performs.

12:15am NTSF:SD:SUV Adult Swim - Up Periscope, Down With San Diego Japanese soldiers capture Cody and Sam.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Tim Meadows; comic Bill Bailey.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Tom Selleck; director Cameron Crowe; Pearl Jam performs.

Friday AM

5:00am La Vuelta a Espana Universal Sports - Stage 19!