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TV Junkie: Larry "Bud" Melman Is Dead

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A Word or 73:
Was sad to learn of the death of Larry "Bud" Melman aka Calvert DeForest who spent over 20 years as a regular on David Letterman's shows - always able to suffer indignities and deal with situations that exceeded Punk'd and Jackass in terms of humor and sophistication by decades.

Fox lostsome couple slots in the top 5 last week: American Idol got 1&2, followed by GRey's Anatomy, Deal or No Deal, and Cold Case.

Tonight - Wednesday - March 21st, 2007

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America's Next Top Model (The CW, 8:00 p.m.) Benny Ninja pays a vist in the hopes of getting the models to bust a move.

Bones (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) Rubbery corpse discovered

Survivor: Fiji/Criminal Minds/CSI: NY (CBS, 8-11:00 p.m.) Allnew.

Friday Night Lights (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) Julie doesn't want to move, Jason gets bad news, etc.

Lost (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) All about Locke

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Larry King Live (CNN, 9:00 p.m.) Bill Cosby, Toni Braxton

The Daily Show With John Stewart (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) predator trapper Chris Hansen

The Colber(t) Repor(t) (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) political analyst Benjamin Barber

The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m.) Dunno if Dave is well enough to come back but he's got the Jack Black, Lara Logan, beer launch machine creator John Cornwell. Look for mention/tribute to Larry "Bud" Melman

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) the former Mrs. McCartney Heather Mills, James Morrison performs

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Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (ABC, 12:05 a.m.) Jeff Goldblum, Kate Mara, voicemail collector Michael Wilde
Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) Don Cheadle, Neil Patrick Harris, Shane Mauss performs

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m.) Tom Arnold, Drake Witham, Hinder performs

Larry "Bud" Melman via AP