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TV Junkie: Monday

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What will get us out of our perchlorate-laced Olympics hangover? I don't think the season opener of "Deal or No Deal" is going to do it.

NBC is getting some criticism for how poorly it monetized - essentially making only $0.004 per page served (of at least 1.2 billion pages), raking in a pissant $5.75 million, a tiny portion of the $1 billion it made from its Olympics rights. Obviously the web content was hugely popular, it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to make some more money off of it.

Let's really get snipey though, and request, one final time this year, that the following "personalities" be removed from NBC's broadcast roster: Mary Carillo, Al Trautwig, and Chris Collingsworth. If you've checked out Twitter searches on those 3 over the past couple weeks, you would have noticed increased pessimism that they had anything meaningful to contribute to these games, or any other sports broadcast.

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Perhaps Collingsworth is an asset for football games, if so, then please corral him there. Trautwig is, and always has been, a useless putz in the broadcast booth, whether it's the Tour de Franco or Grand Prix - for these Olympics, someone just needed a sample of him saying "Chinese domination" to repeat endlessly and you would have covered his "presence". What more can one say about that freak Mary Carillo? With all the talented people out there, NBC can come up with something better than this Tod Browning-eque menagerie.

Late night TV makes a return tonight - see below.

8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Jeremy races a Fiat Panda against a marathon runner in a 26-mile circuit during a Tuesday morning rush hour; Justin Hawkins of the Darkness hits the track. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick.

8:00pm Deal or No Deal NBC - Season Premiere

8:00pm High School Musical: Get in the Picture ABC -Six finalists interview for jobs requiring a range of performances, including TV theme songs.

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9:00pm America's Toughest Jobs NBC - Series Premiere.

9:00pm The Closer TNT- The entire squad searches for the person who shot Detective Sanchez's brother

10:00pm Into the Unknown With Josh Bernstein Discovery - Josh Bernstein investigates a compelling new theory about Noah's Ark and the great flood

10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - Season Finale. This seemed like a very short season to me.

10:00pm Weeds Showtime - Nancy must deal with the aftermath of Shane's exploits, her Ayuasca trip, and more confrontation with Guillermo.

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10:30pm My Super Sweet 16 Presents MTV - Series Premiere

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC -- Sen. John McCain; Olympic swimmer Dara Torres; Juliana Hatfield performs. Why doesn't NBC just hire Rush Limbaugh to act as Leno's Ed McMahon?

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Tracy Morgan; reality TV star Kim Kardashian; Solange performs.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Daniel Radcliffe; actor Steve Coogan.

"Saving Grace" pic via TBS