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TV Junkie: Thursday Night Picks - IASIP

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The season 3 premiere of FX's It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is the pick of the night. This is arguably Danny DeVito's best work since L.A. Confidential and his best comedy work in almost 20 years. While it's true that since it's cable the cast can say "shit" and "asshole" but that's not a gimmick the show relies on too much. What the show does follow is what made Seinfeld a success - it's a show about nothing. Instead of a diner, the players hang out in their bar; instead of Newman and his ilk, the nemesis' (nemesiseses?) of our gang is the McPoyles. LAist was lucky enough to preview the first four episodes and can confirm it's going to be the funniest thing on Thursdays.

8:00pm Big Brother 8 CBS - The Final Eviction. Check out Tony Pierce's last post on BB8

9:00pm The Cincinnati Kid TCM - It's Steve McQueen vs. Edward G. Robinson in marathon poker, a total classic.

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10:00pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia FX - Season 3 Premiere. Two new episodes back to back.

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Last week's episode was fantastic. Be aware that it repeats on Sunday night.

11:30pm The Colber(t) Repor(t) COMEDYCENTRAL - Ed Begley Jr. - talks about his totally green existence

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Professional frump Martha Stewart; actor Fred Willard; Billy Bob Thornton presents the Top 10 List.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Jeff Garlin pushes his new book; Kanye West performs, thus permanently cementing his lead in the album duel with 50 Cent (who when landing in Springfield, MA last night said that he was gonna retire).