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TV Junkie: Dave Chappelle PWNs James Lipton
With election night drama over, we are left only with the depression that end-of-season TV brings. Peppered left and right by "only X episodes left!" messaging, we're already amassing vast quantities of DVDs to get us through T-giving and the holidays. What can we look forward to other than next season with it's dialed in premieres of "Lost" (January 21st - back on Wednesdays) and "24" with a two-hour seventh season "prequel" on November 23rd (the new season actually begins on January 11th). Look for Kiefer to hit late night talk shows starting next week.
Tonight brings a very funny, 200th episode of "Inside the Actors Studio" - Dave Chappelle, who is evidently alive and not insane, takes over the show and interviews its regular host, the overly dramatic, failed actor James Lipton. If only Bravo hadn't become all milquetoast-y, we might actually have received an truly funny uncensored version of the show, but alas, those days seem to be over.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Inside the Actors Studio" (if this sucks then there's a "Best of" edition of "Top Gear" on BBC America), "Heroes", Letterman, Conan
8:00pm Inside the Actors Studio Bravo - 200th Episode: Hosted by Dave Chappelle. Comic Dave Chappelle interviews host James Lipton; highlights from classic interviews.
8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Best of '06-'07
8:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Blair despises her mother's new boyfriend at first sight.
8:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - Ellison and Sarah come face to face.
8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - Lily asks Robin and Ted for advice when she and Marshall consider having a baby.
9:00pm Heroes NBC - Hiro follows Arthur Petrelli into the past to find out what drove him to create Pinehearst.
11:00pm Iron Chef Japan: It's Alive! Fine Living Network - The main ingredient starts out alive and squirming and ends up dead and eaten. The whole week!
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV show host Martha Stewart; actor John Stamos; Dido performs.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Media mogul Ted Turner; chef Jamie Oliver; Taylor Swift performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Andy Richter; TV show host Jim Cramer.
Pic of Dave Chappelle and James Lipton on "Inside the Actors Studio" via Bravo