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TV Junkie: Tuesday

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In some TV news with local flavor, Santa Monica-based Ovation, "The Arts Network" (I thought this was Lifetime's tagline?), has announced a series of partnerships with cultural institutions across the country to produce and promote their content and collections. Local organizations include: the LA Opera, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and P.S. ARTS. Now if I could only get Ovation on local cable....

Also, despite our tailspin into recession and the lack of decent programming on TV, the Wall Street Journal reportsthat makers of flat-panel digital televisions like Sony and Sharp are looking at strong and steady growth through any any economic downturn - looks like I'm not the only junkie out there.

8:00pm American Idol FOX - Looking for talent in Omaha?

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8:00pm Nova: Secrets of the Parthenon PBS/KCET - Scholars investigate the planning and construction of the Greek's famous Temple of Athena. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick

9:00pm House FOX - New Episode!

10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - OK, so Gina's (finally) dead, let's get over it already.

10:00pm LA Ink TLC - Tom Green helps Kat plan a surprise.

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Bill Cosby, Lake Bell, Matt Savage Trio

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Raquel Welch(!!), San Diego Charger Antonio Gates (to talk about not being in the Super Bowl?)