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TV Junkie: Bon Jovi on 'Idol'; Meat Loaf on 'DWTS'; Amy Sedaris on Letterman; Patti Smith on Leno

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Tonight - Tuesday - May 1, 2007

NCIS/The Unit (CBS, 8-10:00 p.m.) This week the gimmick is a blind photographer - dude, what's your Flickr site?/Parachute malfunction

Brando (TCM, 8-??) Biography of Marlon Brando followed by several of his films, starting with A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Dateline NBC (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) Boys confess to 2004 murder of 12-year-old girl

Gilmore Girls/Veronica Mars (the CW, 8-10:00 p.m.) Lorelai eating, drinking, shopping, karaoke/Veronica investigates vandalism of a Middle Eastern restaurant.

American Idol (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) All about Bon Jovi.

George Lopez (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) New

Law & Order: Criminal Intent/Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 9-11:00 p.m.) Ripped from the headlines: lover of a married astronaut found murdered/Benson's investigation of her brother threatens her career.

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The Mormons (PBS, 9:00 p.m.) All about the Church of LDS and Romney, the special underwear, and all that.

Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) Meat Loaf performs. Len Goodman, Jerry Rice, and Kenny Mayne analyze the remaining contestants.

House (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) Wilson prepares a young leukemia patient for bone-marrow transplant, as if he was a specialist in that also. And would they please effing stop sending teams of doctors to go to people's houses!!

Boston Legal (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) Man wants legal ownership of his blood.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) Tobey Maguire

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The Colber(t) Repor(t) (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) Money guy Malcolm Gladwell

Late Show With David Letterman (CBS, 11:35 p.m.) Amy Sedaris(!!); impressionist John Byner; Modest Mouse performs!!

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) Dr. Phil; Rove McManus; Patti Smith performs!!

Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (ABC, 12:05 a.m.) David Spade; most recent Dancing With the Stars reject; Kaiser Chiefs perform!!

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m.) Tim Daly; comic Charlie Viracola; Joe performs

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Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:25 a.m.) From San Francisco: George Lucas; Will Arnett; Chris Isaak performs!!

Bon Jovi and wife via AP