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TV Junkie: Thursday
The much hyped Lipstick Jungle makes its debut tonight. The networks are desperate to get a Sex In The City lift but how typical to go after a show format that premiered a decade ago instead of coming up with something new and original. Reviewers who received a preview from NBC have said that Lipstick Jungle is "not as bad as Cashmere Mafia" - a Pyrrhic Victory at best.
7:45pm Lolita TCM - (1962) The incredible Stanley Kubrick classic with James Mason, Shelley Winters, and Peter Sellers. TV Junkie "8:00pm" Pick
8:00pm Survivor CBS - Season Premiere. This is fans vs. fan favorites, an exercise in self-loathing
9:00pm Last Restaurant Standing BBCA - Series Premiere.
9:00pm Lost ABC - Although I feel like I'm still catching up, things are already moving along at a fast pace. TV Junkie 9:00pm Pick.
9:00pm Don't Forget the Lyrics! FOX - Can't get enough of the embarrassing moments on Idol? Here's a whole show devoted to that essence.
10:00pm Lipstick Jungle NBC - Series Premiere.
10:00pm Make Me A Supermodel BRAVO - The gang goes to NYC Fashion Week and see what real models do.
10:00pm Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew MTV - Series Premiere.
11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Kate Hudson, Jungle Jack Hanna(!)
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Nada Surf!
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