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TV Junkie: Thursday

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Tonight comedy makes a huge return to the networks with the season premieres of "My Name Is Early", "Ugly Betty", "The Office", and "ER" (because that show's a joke).

Evidently the American people are turning to comedy for solace in these times of bad news according to the New York Post. "The Daily Show" scored its highest week of ratings ever last week with over 2 million viewers a night. Laughing at the pain is a way of coping.

Last chance to enter to win the house being built on DIY's "Blog Cabin" - is Tennessee a dry state, or is that Kentucky?

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Tonight's TV Junkie plan: "My Name Is Earl"; "The Office"; "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"; and Letterman (dude, check it, Paris Hilton is gonna hook up with Usain Bolt, I swears). Nothing but laughs for the funnyboy.

8:00pm Survivor: Gabon CBS - Season Premiere.

8:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Season Premiere.

8:00pm Kitchen Nightmares FOX - Two hours of the bad boy chef tonight.

8:00pm My Name Is Earl NBC - Season Premiere: One Hour.

9:00pm Blog Cabin DIY - Wrapping the show up, don't forget to enter if you want a vacation house in Tennessee.

9:00pm The Office NBC - Season Premiere.

9:00pm Grey's Anatomy ABC - Season Premiere: Two-Hour

9:00pm Dragon's Den BBC America - Season Finale

10:00pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX - Frank and Mac judge a competition to find Paddy's next top model; Dee and Charlie try to create a YouTube sensation; Charlie asks Mac to beat up the waitress' new boyfriend.

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10:00pm ER NBC - (Final) Season Premiere

11:30pm The Cho Show VH1 - Season Finale

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Socialite Paris Hilton; Olympic athlete Usain Bolt; Morningwood performs.

Pic of Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" via Comedy Central