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TV Junkie: Thursday
A new development, according to the Wall Street Journal, in the land of Big (advertising) Brother is that Nielsen is teaming up with Charter Communications to get set top box data from 320,000 set top boxes in what city?? Los Angeles! Now while no advertiser would make ad placement decisions based exclusively on the somewhat limited data that would come from set top boxes but this infusion of a large pool of subjects is a needed supplement to what many thought was becoming a limited offering from Nielsen. The question now is, how representative are the viewing habits of Los Angeles compared to the nation?
8:00pm Survivor: Micronesia CBS - It's all about actually surviving at this point as just about everyone is sick and/or injured.
9:00pm Lost ABC - This week's episode focuses on our Korean couple. What's going to happen to the baby, etc.
9:00pm Don't Forget the Lyrics! FOX - Sympathy contestant who survived car crash goes onstage to sing for $1 million
9:00pm Blow-Up TCM - (1966) If you're not a fan of "Lost" you should check out Michelangelo Antonioni's classic thriller. David Hemmings' photographer character is parodied by Michael Myers as Austen Powers.
10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares BBCA - Gordon returns to the Fenwick Arms to see if they continued to follow his suggestions, what do you think happens?
10:00pm Make Me A Supermodel BRAVO - The models go to New Orleans with a photo shoot in a cemetery a la Easy Rider and then a gothic runway show.
10:30pm Lil' Bush COMEDYCENTRAL - Season Premiere. Looks like Lil' Bush has his own version of the Obama Girl.
11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Dave Fave Kate Beckinsale, Graham Colton
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.