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TV Junkie: Earl; Poets; Gibson; Slim Pickins tonight my friends -- I hope you had something else TiVoed

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Tonight - Thursday

"My Name Is Earl" (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) Back-to-back new episodes.

"Survivor: Cook Islands" (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) Castaways' loved ones arrive on the island to pull at heartstrings, somebody cuts a finger with a machete

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"Total Eclipse" (IFC, 8:40 p.m.) It's dueling poets, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Rimbaud and David Thewlis as Verlaine in this truly awful 19th-century costume drama.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 9:00 p.m.) Danny Bonaduce guest-stars, providing us all with a reason not to tune in

"Scrubs" (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) Carla goes into labor. Look for plenty of non-sequiturs in this episode. This is followed by a new "30 Rock"; watch Alec Baldwin say "Lemon! Lemon!" over and over

"The OC" (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) Summer goes missing from Brown, or is it Brown goes missing from Summer?

"The Colber(t) Repor(t)" (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.): director of the National Human Genome Research Institute Dr. Francis S. Collins

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC, 11:35 p.m.): non-inebriated gentile Mel Gibson, Battlebot dude Bill Dwyer, Ludacris performs

"The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m.): SNL-alum Chris Kattan, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ciara performs

Chris Kattan with Joan Jett's girlfriend at the '06 Billboard Awards via AP

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