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TV Junkie: Thursday

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The rumor of our favorite serial killer series, "Dexter", getting picked up for more seasons turns out to be true. Showtime bought two more seasons of the Peabody Award winning show (take that Colber(t)). Shooting of season four begins in the spring of '09 in Los Angeles. [Hey Showtime, where's the love? You sent me no screeners this season.]

"30 Rock" season premiere is now online.

If you're watching TV and are seeing coverage of the presidential candidates (how can you avoid it), evidently you'll see that McCain is getting more coverage, mainly on his negative attack ads while his "numbers go down". But then the AP seems to contradict itself by saying that the "race (is) tighten(ing) in the final weeks". Someone explain.

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The TV Junkie Plan: "SoCal Connected", "The Office", "SNL Thursday", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The Sarah Silverman Program", Ferguson (we're searching for some way to laugh at all this).

8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - The problem of paying for green initiatives.

9:00pm The Ex List CBS - Bella dates a surfer she dumped years ago for his immaturity.

9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael helps Pam get a part-time job so that she can afford art school.

9:30pm Saturday Night Live Thursday Weekend Update NBC - I dunno if Amy Poehler can top "SNL"'s "Palin Rap" but let's give her a chance. ("All we are saaaaying, is give terrorism a chance")

10:00pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia FX - After finding Dennis' erotic memoir, Mac and Frank try to profit from the masterpiece

10:00pm Life NBC - Crews and Reese track a killer who escaped from prison after an earthquake hit Los Angeles.

10:00pm The Starter Wife USA - Molly's (Debra Messing) nemesis apologizes for revealing her secret identity; a Hollywood agent wants to meet with Molly.

10:00pm Johnny Cash's America Bio Channel - Series Premiere.

10:00pm Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew VH1 - Season Premiere

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10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Motley Crue musician Nikki Sixx wants a portrait of fellow band member Mick Mars. Hey Kat Von D, you turned down a chance to be interviewed by me? Next time let's make it happen.

10:00pm Iconoclasts Sundance - Artist Ed Ruscha vs. fashion designer Stella McCartney

10:00pm Comics Without Borders Showtime - Edwin San Juan; Bret Ernst.

10:30pm The Sarah Silverman Program Comedy Central - Sarah thinks she sees Osama Bin Laden on the street.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor John Malkovich; Little Jackie performs.

Pic of "Dexter" via Showtime