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TV Junkie: Howard Stern on Letterman; Grinch; "House"; "Nip/Tuck" Season Ender; Dan Savage on Colbert
Tonight - Tuesday
Lakers @ Rockets (CBS2, 5:30 p.m.) If the NBA consolidated these two they'd be the Lockets which sounds better anyway, what the hell is a Laker, some kind of ship?
"Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) Cheerleader competition becomes the focus for the town as well as additional male viewers of the show.
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: 40th Anniversary" (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) I'm a mean one, so you'd best watch the classic.
"NCIS" (CNS, 8:00 p.m.) Secret robot kills an officer secretly. This is followed by a new "The Unit" - Do LAisters watch Tuesday primetime CBS? Some feedback please. Thx.
"The 8th Annual Family Television Awards" (the CW, 9:00 p.m.) D-list celebrity alert!
"House" (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) Ok, so this is the new episode -- and it will be insultingly Xmas themed, with a sick "little person" even
"Nip/Tuck" (FX, 10:00 p.m.) Season 4 finale!
"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006" (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) Agassi, Jay-Z, Patrick Dempsey, and, I guess, 7 more
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria
"The Colber(t) Repor(t)" (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) Sex columnist Dan Savage(!)
"The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS, 11:30 p.m.) Howard Stern(!!), Gwen Stefani performs -- hopefully not that stinkin' robot song again
"Jimmy Kimmel LIVE" (ABC, 12:05 a.m.) The not-difficult-to-look-at Jessica Biel, the not-so-easy-to-look-at Mario Batali, Fantasia performs
"Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) "The Office" creator Ricky Gervais, the Matt Savage Trio performs
Howard & Dave photo via HowardStern.com
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.