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TV Junkie: Monday - Hills vs. Gladiators

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It's official, for better or worse, Jimmy Fallon will host NBC's "Late Night" show after Conan O'Brien shifts to "The Tonight Show" next year. Despite being a fan of SNL alumni, I wish I felt more positive about this appointment. While it's true that Conan O'Brien was a relative unknown before taking the reins, he was a prolific writer for SNL and "The Simpsons" for years -- the point being that hosting one of these shows is more than just having a personality and reading cue cards.

While Fallon might have been a co-writer of his SNL bits, he hasn't shown a lot of productivity since leaving the show and his choices in film roles have been disappointing. That being said, impresario Lorne Michaels is behind Fallon (and will have stood by him during today's announcement at the top of Rockefeller Center) and it was Michaels who nominated O'Brien for the "Late Night" slot and never wavered in his support and that says a lot.

8:00pm American Gladiators NBC - Season Premiere. You can put your head on a gladiator and duel it out on thispromo app from NBC

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8-10:00pm The Big Bang Theory/How I Met Your Mother/Two and a Half Men/Rules of Engagement CBS - All new for CBS' Monday comedy line-up

9:00pm Medium NBC - Season Finale. When is the series finale going to air?

9:00pm Smokin' Aces HBO - (2007) This is last year's flick with the "motley crew of assassins" with Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, and Jeremy Piven.

9:00pm House FOX - House is in a bus accident and suffers amnesia

10:00pm The Bachelor: London Calling ABC - Season Finale.

10:00pm Sex: The Revolution VH1 - Series Premiere. Part 1 of 4: the '50s.

10:00pm The Hills MTV - Season Finale.. There's a live pre-show before this and then an after show, etc.

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Stupid Pet Tricks(!!), Shia LaBeouf, N.E.R.D. performs!

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Shatner(!!), wine guy Gary Vaynerchuk

'The Hills' pic via MTV