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TV Junkie: Big Wednesday

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OK so now Oprah wants her own network and she's going to get it. Remember that she is one of the four founders of the Oxygen Network, you know, that paragon of programming that now includes: The Bad Girls Club, Snapped, and the Oxygen Original movie Husband for Hire. Now she's distancing herself from that loathsome swamp of bad TV because of her new altruistic endeavor, the modestly named OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network) which replaces the Discovery Health Channel. Will the Big O stay with this for the long haul or just until something else, like a Stedman replacement, gets her attention?

8:00pm Pioneers of Television PBS/KCET - Part III of IV. This features footage from The Ed Sullivan Show as well as a fave of mine, that has annoyed several of my significant others, Laugh In. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick.

8:00pm American Idol FOX - From Philly we go to Dallas for auditions. Something's wrong in Texas my friends.

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10:00pm Smash Lab DISCOVERY - Series Premiere.

10:00pm Project Runway BRAVO - The designers go "out there" and design based on the models' hairstyle.

10:30pm Reno 911 COMEDYCENTRAL - Season Premiere. Our gang in khaki is back.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Angry white guy Michael Douglas, Knocked Up's Katherine Heigl, and alleged steroid user Wyclef Jean

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