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TV Junkie: @SutterInk on Carson Daly Tonight; 'CSI' Creator on ABC

Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson is the focus on tonight's "Parks and Recreation" (NBC @ 8:30pm) and we couldn't be happier about that.
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"Sons of Anarchy" fans will want to stay up late or set their DVRs to record "Last Call With Carson Daly" (NBC @ 1:35am) as Kurt Sutter will be the featured guest! Speaking of late night guests, Jonathan Ames was typically fantastic on last night's "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," leaving the usually unflappable Ferguson speechless on at least a couple of occasions ("Bored to Death" returns to HBO on 10/10 at 9pm).
Well thank god for my weekly comedy/TV podcast posts here on LAist because the Hollywood Reporter finally did a story about the phenomena and it features an interview with Adam Carolla, Marc Maron, and Greg Proops. Hey THR, drop me an email and I'll tell you where to send the check.
We talked with "CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker about a year ago and he mentioned that he had several irons in the fire and it looks like ABC has picked one up: "Chameleon" is a drama that revolves around a female FBI undercover agent, and it will be produced by Zuiker. While the fans of "CSI" are legion, it's good to see this inventive guy do something different.
If you're a TV fan at a loss of what to dress up as for Halloween, check out the Halloween deals at the HBO shop which include "Boardwalk Empire" hats, "Eastbound & Down" mullets å la Kenny Powers, and tons of "True Blood" get ups.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Community," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," "Whitney," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "Archer," "Chelsea Lately," "The Colbert Report," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "NTSF:SD:SUV::," "Last Call With Carson Daly"8:00pm Community NBC - The Geography of Global Conflict Chang gets used to his new job; Britta reacts to a friend being taken hostage in a foreign country; Annie asks the group to help bring down her new friend; Professor Cligoris struggles to behave appropriately.

8:30pm How to Be a Gentleman CBS - Series Premiere. Pilot When a fussy columnist is told to adapt to the modern and sexy style of his magazine, he turns to his former high-school bully for balance.

8:30pm Parks and Recreation NBC - Ron & Tammys Leslie has to get involved when Ron's first wife re-enters his life and starts controlling him; Ben helps Tom with his new company; Ann makes a public service announcement with Chris.

8:55pm Person of Interest CBS - Ghosts Reese and Finch question the machine's reliability when they are asked to investigate a teenager who was killed years earlier

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9:00pm The Office NBC - The Incentive Robert challenges the office to double their sales; Pam finds an unlikely pregnancy friend.

9:30pm Whitney NBC - First Date Whitney re-creates the first date she and Alex never had.

10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties Frank accidentally gets into the child pageantry business; Dee tries to get revenge on stage mom's everywhere; Mac, Dennis and Charlie think they've found their dark horse.

10:00pm Prime Suspect NBC - Carnivorous Sheep Jane helps with Duffy's homicide and kidnapping investigation; Jane meets Matt's little boy.

10:30pm Archer FX - Heart of Archness: Part III Archer and his fellow prisoners attempt to escape; Malory plays hardball for Archer's ransom.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Cheryl Hines; comic Brad Wollack; comic Heather McDonald; comic Ryan Stout.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Interview guest Tony Bennett

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Patton Oswalt; reality TV stars Ruth England and Mykel Hawke; Portugal. The Man performs.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Interview with documentarian Ken Burns

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Kaley Cuoco; reality-TV stars Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson; Death Cab for Cutie performs.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Albert Brooks; author Chaz Bono; TV on the Radio performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker; actress Jessica Capshaw; Givers perform.

12:15am NTSF:SD:SUV:: Adult Swim - Twistin' the Night Away Sentient SUVs take NTSF hostage; Sam must work with a new team member; Trent searches for the culprit.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Reality-TV star Carson Kressley; actress Michelle Monaghan.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Melissa McCarthy; matchmakers Steven and JoAnn Ward; photographer Mick Rock; Dierks Bentley performs

1:35am Last Call With Carson Daly NBC - Kurt Sutter, the creator of "Sons of Anarchy"

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