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TV Junkie: Dave Attell's @oldp0rn Premieres on Showtime Tonight

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It's kind of a slow TV night with FX's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "The League" topping our primetime picks. Later in the evening we have the series premiere of comedian Dave Attell's "Dave's Old Porn" on Showtime at 11:30pm. Attell is a genius and this show beings together Attell with a favorite vintage porn performer and another comedian (tonight it's Ron Jeremy and Whitney Cummings) to discuss a movie out of Attell's stash. I've heard the tapings described on Greg Fitzsimmons' podcast (and others) as hilarious - I can't wait to check it out.
"Conan" writer Andres du Bouchet presents a night of comedy at Steve Allen Theter on Friday, October 21 as part of the release of his debut comedy album, Naked Trampoline Hamlet. Your cost of admission also gets you a copy of the album and a beer!

Speaking of "Conan," check out the above clip of the 3 ladies who "won" a week of sleeping on the "Conan" set - funny stuff, particularly the "American Horror Story" connection.
"Community," which unfortunately doesn't have a new episode on tonight, will be bringing French Stewart of "3rd Rock From The Sun" fame to the show in early next year.
OK, so this year's World Series isn't "interesting" but how interesting is baseball to Los Angelinos? Not very according to this Nielsen paper that looked at which Major League Baseball teams dominated local TV. Despite the vast population, LA didn't crack the top ten and that's a big failure as TV viewing volume factors into the value of teams.
Last night's Hangover tribute episode of "Psych" was hilarious - next week's vampire episode looks at least as funny.
"Rules of Engagement" is the little CBS show that could and on Thursday it begins its 6th season. I can't believe it's already been a year since I visited the set to meet with the set of professionals that bring the show to you. "Rules" has weathered storms that other shows like "How To Be A Gentleman" have succumbed to after a handful of airings. I thought "Rules" had really kicked the bucket when I got a press release a couple months ago that the show would be relegated to Saturday nights, TV show Purgatory, but now the show's back on a weeknight.

To commemorate the return, the cast will be on Twitter when the show airs, starting at 5:30pm Pacific. Use the #RulesofEngagement hashtag and post your questions to the followingTwitter handles: @rulesengagement, Patrick Warburton (@paddywarbucks), Megyn Price (@megynprice), Oliver Hudson (@theoliverhudson), Bianca Kajlich (@misskajlich), David Spade (@davidspade), and Adhir Kalyan (@amanofmanyfaces).
There's a benefit this Sunday at the Ice House's 51st anniversary. All proceeds benefitting Hillsides - the show features John Caparulo ("Chelsea Lately"), Kevin Nealon ("SNL," "Weeds,"), and supposedly Arsenio Hall will be making an appearance.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The League," "Chelsea Lately," "Dave's Old Porn," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"

6:45pm The Southerner TCM - (1950) Poor white tenant farmers (Zachary Scott, Betty Field, Beulah Bondi) battle fierce odds to make a living on a Texas plot.

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8:30pm Rules of Engagement CBS - Season Premiere. Dirty Talk As Liz (Wendi McLendon-Covey) enthusiastically tries to make her marriage to Russell work, he tries to end their relationship.

10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - The Storm of the Century The gang joins the masses in a race to secure scarce resources before a storm; Frank refuses to buy into the media hype about the storm.

10:30pm The League FX - The Au Pair Ruxin hires a hot au pair for baby Geoffrey and is afraid Taco will sleep with her; Andre explores on-line dating; Kevin cheats on Jenny.

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Jesse Tyler Ferguson; actor Steve Harvey; Amy Schumer performs.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Not sure who is guesting or on panel but it will be good.

11:30pm Dave’s Old Porn Showtime - Series Premiere. Whitney Cummings, Ron Jeremy are the guests.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Tom Lennon; actress Sarah Paulson.

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