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TV Junkie: Richter Returns to Conan; Rickles a Treasure; 'Top Chef' Finale

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It looks like Andy Richter will be returning to the side of Conan O'Brien when he fires up his version of "The Tonight Show" starting on June 1st. Richter will be the announcer for the show and will appear in comedy sketches but it's not clear if he will be a fixture on the guest couch a la Ed McMahon. Now that the Academy Awards are over with and Conan has shut down production, late night TV is a wasteland this week other than Jimmy Kimmel.Speaking of Kimmel, if anyone out there missed Don Rickles on Jimmy Kimmel last night, you missed a treat. Surprise guest Regis Philbin appeared and showed clips from the early 1970s when he was a segment host on Los Angeles' KABC and would do bits with Rickles on location at luncheons, soirees, and even parking lots. The videos solidified the notion that Don Rickles is a national treasure.

The TV Junkie Plan: "Lost", "Damages", "Daily Show", Kimmel

8:00pm American Idol FOX - Twelve semifinalists perform.

8:00pm The Biggest Loser NBC - The contestants adjust to their newly formed teams and take a quiz about aging and health.

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9:00pm Lost ABC - Locke's mission off the island as Jeremy is revealed.