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TV Junkie: Howard Stern on Letterman; Grinch; "House"; "Nip/Tuck" Season Ender; Dan Savage on Colbert

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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.

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"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

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"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