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TV Junkie: Harold & Kumar Go To The White House (wait, just Kumar)

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In case you didn't hear about it yet, but internist Dr. Kutner on FOX's "House" committed suicide in Monday's episode. This was hastily written into the script as the real-life Kal Penn is leaving acting for a while to go work for the Obama administration in the Office of Public Liaison. This also means no more Harold & Kumar movies for a while, so we're all sacrificing here - but seriously, congrats Kal and godspeed.

We guess the "American Idol" moment of the season occurred last night when Simon Cowell gave the Rod Blagojevich-esque Adam Lambert a standing ovation for his rendition of Tears for Fears "Mad World".

Still no late night, but check out the 9pm slot below, it's on fire!

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The TV Junkie: "Better Off Ted", "Lost", "South Park", "Reno 911", "Daily Show"

8:00pm America's Next Top Model CW - Clay Aiken appears as a guest judge and previous cycle winner McKey stops by.

8:00pm Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures PBS/KCET - Jean-Michel Cousteau and his team explore the high Arctic to determine why some beluga whale groups thrive while others don't.

8:30pm Better Off Ted ABC - Ted is horrified when Veridian's new state-of-the-art sensor system inadvertently creates racial controversy.

9:00pm American Masters - Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts PBS/KCET - A year in the career and life of composer Philip Glass includes his annual ride on the Coney Island Cyclone and the world premiere of his new opera in Germany.

9:00pm Criminal Minds CBS - Jackson Rathbone and Roma Maffia guest star in tonight's Jason Alexander-directed episode.

9:00pm Lost ABC - Ben must try to call the smoke monster to atone for sins of the past.

9:00pm American Idol FOX - One contestant faces elimination; former contestant Kellie Pickler performs.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Season Premiere

9:00pm Rumi Returning PBS/KLCS - The writings and life of Rumi, the 13th century Muslim Sufi mystic.

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9:00pm Life NBC - Season Finale

10:00pm High School Reunion TV Land - Season Finale

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - The kids come up with the funniest joke of all time while helping Jimmy with his comedy routine.

10:00pm Tyler Perry's House of Payne TBS - 2 new episodes

10:00pm The Real World/Road Rules Challenge MTV - Season Premiere

10:02pm The Unusuals ABC - Series Premiere

10:30pm Reno 911 Comedy Central - The deputies get a free extradition vacation to Thailand when a suspected criminal turns himself in.

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central - Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

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