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TV Junkie: Thursday

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Huffington Post reports that Michelle Obama will be guest host of "The View" on June 18th. Am not sure if being associated with that gaggle of harpies is a good thing or not but the Obama campaign is trying to achieve some parity with the McCains, both John and Cindy have been on the show repeatedly.

We are in total agreement with Jason Kottke that the new ads on TBS have got to stop - these are the promo ads that pause the actual program you are watching in order for a character or characters to come onto the screen to tell you about another show. Somehow obscuring a third of the TV screen with other animated ads and promos was not enough so they're going for the whole hog of obnoxiousness - damn you to Hell TBS, as if your programming wasn't already some kind of Purgatory.

9:30pm Last Comic Standing NBC - French Stewart and Josh Gomez scout for talent in San Francisco; Dave Foley and Richard Kind audition comics in Toronto.

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10:00pm Swingtown CBS - Series Premiere

10:00pm Step It Up and Dance BRAVO - Season Finale

10:00pm Fear Itself NBC - Series Premiere. A group of criminals finds themselves stranded in a fort with three seductive women. Hello? Why wasn't I informed of the casting call? Everyone knows this column is a crime.

10:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Sex advice; interviews with the cast of "You Don't Mess With the Zohan"

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Dustin Hoffman; chef Gordon Ramsay; the Flobots perform.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Wanda Sykes; actress Emmanuelle Chriqui; comic Lewis Black.

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