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TV Junkie: Chuck Hughes Heads To Mexico; Maria Bamford on 'Conan'

Chuck Hughes is back with a new series which premieres tonight at 7:30pm on the Cooking Channel: "Chuck's Week Off: Mexico"
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The very entertaining chef Chuck Hughes of "Chuck's Day Off" is back with a new series, creatively titled, "Chuck's Week Off: Mexico," which premieres tonight at 7:30pm Pacific on the Cooking Channel. Chuck takes a break from running his two restaurants and heads to Mexico with each episode taking place in a different city or region of the country. If you've seen "Chuck's Day Off," you'll know that the energetic Hughes won't just be eating and drinking his way across the country, but he'll be getting into the kitchens to learn how to make the dishes he'll be enjoying. Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, and Mexico City are on the itinerary. Thankfully the show airs early on Tuesday nights so as not to compete in a somewhat crowded evening of top notch comedy and drama shows. Definitely check it out "Chuck's Week Off: Mexico."
Speaking of a crowded night of TV, if you're not a "Sons of Anarchy" fan, you'll want to check out the new "Tosh.0" and "Workaholics" (see clip below) on Comedy Central. In late night fare "Chelsea Lately" has a good roundtable that includes Chris Franjola and Josh Wolf but as soon as the roundtable is done I'll be switching over to "Conan" to catch guest Julie Bowen, and most importantly, the incredible Maria Bamford performing! We have an interview with Maria that we'll be publishing here soon so stay tuned for that. "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has director Michael Moore, actor Josh Charles, and Chromeo performs, saw those guys at the Vancouver Olympics - they're great!
The nominees are in and voting has begun on the People's Choice Awards, the true popularity contest (vs. critical analysis). I'm interested in seeing what happens in the late night category as there are so many strong candidates, but strangely, Chelsea Handler, who won the Entertainment Weekly poll, is not on the list of nominees.
"Bored To Death" was fantastic last night - see the clip below with Sarah Silverman and definitely watch it as it is rerun on HBO this week. If you like spectacularly shot sweet comedy, you have to see this show, and let HBO know you like it, I'd love to see it continue.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Chuck's Week Off: Mexico," "New Girl," "Raising Hope," "Sons of Anarchy," "Chelsea Lately," "Conan" (2nd half), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"7:30pm Chuck's Week Off: Mexico Cooking - Series Premiere. Chef Chuck Hughes heads to Mexico.

9:00pm Frontline PBS SoCal/KOCE - Syria Undercover Members of the opposition movement in Syria are forced into hiding; President Bashar al-Assad.

9:00pm New Girl Fox - Cece Crashes Cece tells Jess that Nick has feelings for her; Schmidt tries to hook up with Cece.

9:15pm The Searchers TCM - (1956) A Confederate veteran (John Wayne) and his part-Cherokee partner (Jeffrey Hunter) search five years for a kidnapped girl (Natalie Wood).

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9:30pm Raising Hope Fox - Jimmy and the Kid A 13-year-old's interest in Sabrina drives Jimmy crazy; Burt and Virginia consider what retrieving Maw Maw's swallowed gold tooth will entail.

10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Hands Jax and Tara get a look at life without SAMCRO but discover that their reality is hard to escape

10:00pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - A web redemption for a guy who shoots himself.

10:00pm Chopped Food - Blood Orange Sorbet, Sweat & Tears Breakfast sausage appetizer; frozen dessert in the second round; fish entrees; sweet fruit with sour beer desserts

10:00pm Parenthood NBC - In-Between When Amber offers to let Seth stay with her, she starts to realize what her mother dealt with; Adam tries to get physical with Kristina

10:00pm Covert Affairs USA - Uberlin

10:00pm Women, War & Peace PBS SoCal/KOCE - War Redefined Secretary of State Hilary Clinton; Madeleine Albright and Condoleeza Rice; peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigation

10:30pm Workaholics Comedy Central - Karl's Wedding The wedding of Karl Hevacheck.

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actress Julie Bowen; snowboarder Travis Rice; Maria Bamford performs.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Bill Clinton is guest

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11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - On the panel are Chris Franjola and Josh Wolf.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Interview guest Seth Meyers

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Robert Pattinson; photographer Annie Leibovitz.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jason Segel; TV personality Kris Jenner; Lyle Lovett performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Mickey Rourke; "Dancing With the Stars" castoff; Wale performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Jennifer Tilly; author Lawrence Block.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Director Michael Moore; actor Josh Charles; Chromeo performs.

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