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TV Junkie: Thursday - Michael Ian Black hosts "Reality Bites Back"

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The Emmy nominations are out todayand finally it seems like they're getting on the right track with nominations for AMC's "Mad Men", FX's "Damages", and Showtime's "Dexter". In comedy NBC is duking it out with itself between "30 Rock" and "The Office". If any of those previously-mentioned shows wins this will be a good year for the Emmys. In particular the AMC and FX nominations are groundbreaking for basic cable to receive such critical acclaim.

Tonight marks the debut of something we've been waiting a long time for: the return of Michael Ian Black in ongoing programming! Black will be hosting Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back" tonight at 10:30pm, it looks to be very funny based on some of the promo clips that have been released, thus making it the TV Junkie Pick O' the Night.

8:00pm Last Comic Standing NBC - Guest judge Carrot Top provides the contestants with some very necessary feedback

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9:00pm VH1 Rock Honors VH1 - Bands including Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters, and the Flaming Lips pay tribute to The Who.

9:30pm My Boys TBS - Bobby's friend expects everyone to pay for everything for Bobby's bachelor party

10:00pm The Gong Show with Dave Attell COMEDYCENTRAL - Series Premiere. TV Junkie Pick O' The Night Part Deux

10:00pm Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew MTV - The 6th remaining crews drive routines by creating rhythms and percussion by manipulating props on stage

10:00pm Swingtown CBS - Tom throws a pool party without conferring with Trina, who is bitter about his affair.

10:30pm Reality Bites Back COMEDYCENTRAL - Series Premiere. Michael Ian Black hosts a series in which comedians battle in parodies of popular reality shows. TV Junkie Pick O' The Night

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Ricky Gervais; John Mellencamp performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor David Spade; actress Jordana Spiro; Coldplay performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ABC - Musician Justin Timberlake; reality TV star Kim Kardashian; the Cool Kids perform.

Pic of Michael Ian Black from Comedy Central