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TV Junkie: Monday

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Jimmy Fallon will beintroduced online as Conan O'Brien's replacement this fall according to the NYT. Fallon will not be doing an entire hour-long show, but rather, 10 minute mini-shows that might or might not feature guests and skits. NBC is attempting to get a jump start on the changes that will be made in late night TV next year on NBC with Jay Leno leaving and Conan O'Brien taking over the "Tonight Show". Fallon needs to start strong on "Late Night" as he will not be afforded the same adjustment period that O'Brien was granted a decade and a half ago - times have changed.

For a full-disclosure item, check out this ad that CNN ran touting "Anderson Cooper 360" as "#1 at 10pm" - if you read the fine print of the ad it says that it's #1 only on certain CNN networks during a certain date range when using a certain viewer measurement criteria. Now that's 'keeping them honest'.

The TV Junkie hasn't talked much about Versus' broadcast of the Tour de France even though every live broadcast minute has been duly watched. Tomorrow morning is the first real day in the Alps and the race is sure to blow apart. If you can't get up to watch it at 3:30am then make sure to set your Tivo. The live broadcast with Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin is the only palatable airing of the race (no offense to the Bobke) so don't waste your time on the others.

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8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Maserati MC12; Richard, Jeremy and James each buy a two-door coupe that is not a Porsche and put them to a series of tests.

9:00pm Wanna Bet? ABC - Series Premiere.

9:00pm The Closer TNT - This week Daniel Baldwin guests as a psycho LA County Sheriff - well there's a stretch.

10:00pm Chasing Churchill: In Search of My Grandfather PBS/KCET - A history of Winston Churchill as told by his granddaughter.

10:00pm The Middleman ABC Family - Wendy and the Middleman investigate exiled alien dictators posing as a famous boy band - because boy bands are _so_ talented they must be from outer space.

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10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - The squad's evidence supervisor turns up dead in the bathroom of a local cop hangout - what does the angel have to say about this one?

10:00pm Weeds SHOWTIME - New one!

10:00pm Date My Ex: Jo & Slade BRAVO - Series Premiere.

10:00pm Apocalypse Now TCM - (1979) The oldie but goodie, unedited and without commercials.

11:00pm Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.); panel discussion about the new iPhone - "Have you seen one of these things? Isn't technology amazing?"

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Kyra Sedgwick; talk show host Chris Matthews; Alanis Morissette performs.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Will Ferrell; a demonstration by ``MythBusters'' stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.

3:30am Tour de France VERSUS - The first real Alpine stage should be killer, not literally one hopes.

Pic of 2008 Tour de France from Versus website