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TV Junkie: Tuesday - Idol Is Back

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In other news, a desperate NBC has ordered a pilot of the BBC's cars & celebs series, Top Gear. The show has been running on BBC America for a couple years now, I've seen a few episodes, notably one with Ewan McGregor. The show may be amusing depending upon which celebrities they line up, but it's no American Idol. Again, instead of coming up with something original, we're forced to watch rebranded concepts from overseas.

8:00pm American Idol FOX - Season Premiere. Oh dear god it's back. We start off with contestants in Philly.

8:00pm Nova - Absolute Zero: The Race for Absolute Zero PBS/KCET - You like Fudgsicles? You'd never have them without these egghead advancements. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick

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9:00pm Comanche Moon CBS - Part II. Oops, I forgot to mention that Part I was yesterday,what a tragedy.

10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - New episode! It says "Christian falls back into old habits" - does this mean we have to see Julian McMahon's ass again?

10:30pm What's Up, Tiger Lily? TCM - The hilarious re-edited and re-dubbed Japanese spy-flick by Woody Allen. If Nip/Tuck isn't holding up, then I'm switching over to this.

11:00pm 10 Items or Less TBS - Season Premiere. The grocery-based comedy returns for a second season.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS- Don Rickles, Denzel Washington, Rickles!!!. TV Junkie Late Night Pick

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Ferguson's former minion Drew Carey pays a visit