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TV Junkie: Where's 'LA Non-Stop'? Also, 'Curb' & 'Entourage' Coming to Basic Cable?

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Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak practicing on "Dancing with the Stars"


Steve Wozniak practicing on "Dancing with the Stars"
Today NBC launched a 24-hour cable channel in New York called "New York Non-Stop", replete with expanded news coverage, on-location stories, and interactive elements. When can LA expect the same investment?If, like us, you've been too cheap to buy a subscription to HBO, and too lazy to queue up every season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Entourage" in your Netflix, you can expect to hear, by the end of the month, about those shows appearing in syndication on a now-unknown cable operator. Let the bidding begin.

This week's New Yorker features D.T. Max's profile of writer/director Tony Gilroy (think Bourne and the upcoming Duplicity) - the future of TV will be determined by its success in getting Gilroy's brand of intensity and character development to the small screen. Check it out.

The humiliation-fest known as "Dancing with the Stars" starts again tonight - check out our review of the "Code Monkeys" DVD earlier, because Steve Wozniak (pictured above) is getting double-billing here at LAist [vote for the Woz tonight!!!]. It's Monday, so really, we're just hoping to survive until Letterman gets on and does his endlessly funny schtick with the forever-affronted Jungle Jack Hanna - it's been that kind of day.

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The TV Junkie Plan: "Top Gear", "24", "Saving Grace", Letterman, Ferguson

8:00pm Dancing With the Stars ABC - Season Premiere - the Woz! the Woz!!

[Full listings and summaries after the jump]

8:00pm Chuck NBC - Sarah and Casey go in search of the man behind Fulcrum's plans to build its own Intersect

8:00mp Top Gear BBC America - Richard races a Ferrari Daytona from Portofino to St. Tropez against James in a power boat.

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8:00pm Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song PBS/KCET - Musician/composer Paul Simon receives the Medal for Popular Song.

8:00pm House FOX - House and the team treat a patient who speaks his mind uncontrollably; House thinks Taub and Wilson are keeping something from him.

8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - Marshall and Lily are less than thrilled when they hear that Ted's college girlfriend has moved to New York.

8:45pm Harold and Maude TCM - (1971) A 20-year-old heir with a death wish meets a 79-year-old free spirit who knows how to live. A classic with a great soundtrack and awesome humor.

9:00pm Hard Time Discovery - Profile of Indiana's Pendleton Correctional Facility.

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9:00pm Heroes NBC - Sylar's reunion with his long-lost father is not what he expected

9:00pm 24 FOX - Jack takes charge as a threat develops stateside; President Taylor is faced with a dilemma.

10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - Grace’s niece, Sayre, is arrested after attending a drug-laced scavenger party. Did you check out ourinterview with "Saving Grace" star Kenny Johnson?

10:00pm Castle ABC - Season Premiere

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Russell Brand; animal handler Jack Hanna.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck; comic Demetri Martin; Rocco DeLuca and the Burden performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comedy, Actor Jason Segel; comic Dave Attell.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Rose Byrne; The Lonely Island performs.