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TV Junkie: Thursday

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So while TV is still recovering from the writers' strike another strike looms on the horizon. According to Variety, the Screen Actors' Guild signed a pact with producers of indie films that will ensure that an indie film in production will be completed in the event that SAG goes on strike. This sounds like a good thing but it's being interpreted as a move to put pressure on major producers to get inline with SAG demands but per the experience of the WGA strike a few months ago, it's unlikely that the producers will just roll with the punch. While this may appear to be fantasy the reality is that all major productions currently in the works are all scheduled to be completed by June 30th, the date that the SAG contract expires - not a coincidence. Gird your loins my friends,it could be a long summer.

8:00pm My Name Is Earl NBC - Is he out of the coma yet? Anyone watching this?

8:00pm Smallville CW - Any "Smallville" fans out there? A new one tonight.

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8:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Thank you Lord, life is good, praise Allah and all that. TV Junkie Pick O' The Night

9:00pm Don't Forget the Lyrics! FOX - An entrepreneur from Los Angeles (of all places) takes the stage for the chance to win $1 million (and who wouldn't?)

9:00pm The Office NBC - A model from an office supply catalog pays a visit.

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Dave-fave Kelly Ripa; climate-change scientist John P. Holdren; the Black Keys perform

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ABC - Dax Shepard, Jesse Ventura, John Mulaney (interviewed by LAist)!

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Fake porn target Alyssa Milano; actor Henry "The Fonz" Winkler