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TV Junkie: Local Newscasts See Huge Bump in Share; 'The Chris Isaak Hour', 'ABDC'

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The Strikers All-Stars from "America's Best Dance Crew" Photo by Ewan Burns


The Strikers All-Stars from "America's Best Dance Crew" Photo by Ewan Burns
If you thought that the local news was boring claptrap that only idiots watch, then you are outside of the ever-increasing popularity of the local newscast - Nielsen is reporting a 20% year-over-year increase in viewership. For TV, a fractional percentage change is big news but 20% is incredible.Fans of "Seinfeld" will be psyched that members of the cast will all be making appearances on this Fall's season of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm". This sounds great to us but makes us wonder if that signals that this is the penultimate season of Larry David's series.

Tonight, be sure to check out "The Chris Isaak Hour" on Bio @ 10pm and also check out LAist's interview with Chris Isaak - if dance is your thing, then the season finale of "America's Best Dance Crew" is also running @ 10pm on MTV. Tomorrow morning on "The Martha Stewart Show", former Tribe Called Quest frontman, Q-Tip, will be making an appearance - we're intrigued as to whether will he be doing a decorating or a cooking project.

The TV Junkie Plan: "The Office", "30 Rock", "The Chris Isaak Hour", Letterman, Fallon

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8:00pm Survivor: Tocantins CBS - A grueling endurance competition threatens an all-time "Survivor" strength record

9:00pm The Office NBC - Dwight and Kevin attend a "Lonely Hearts Party"; Jim and Pam have an awkward lunch with Bob and Phyllis.

9:00pm Hell's Kitchen FOX - Ramsay asks the chefs to create three Asian-fusion dishes using poultry, seafood and beef

9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Liz befriends a pregnant teen in hope of adopting her baby

10:00pm The Chris Isaak Hour BIO - Stevie Nicks guests. Check out today's LAist interview with Chris Isaak!

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10:00pm America's Best Dance Crew MTV - Season Finale.

10:00pm Burn Notice USA - Season Finale.

10:00pm Treasure Quest Discovery - The Odyssey is on the hunt for a 19th-century English paddlewheeler, code-named Malta.

10:00pm Sober House VH1 - Which pseudo-celebrity will fall off the wagon this episode?

11:35pm The Late Show with David Letterman CBS - TV show host Jon Stewart; baseball players Derek Jeter, David Wright, Chipper Jones, Ryan Braun, Jimmy Rollins, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Curtis Granderson, Roy Oswalt and Adam Dunn present the Top Ten List; U2 performs

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Entrepreneur Donald Trump; tennis player Serena Williams; Ludacris performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Holly Hunter; Andrew Bird performs.