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TV Junkie: Tuesday - From the Incredibly New to the Incredibly Old

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A few months ago LAist interviewed writer/creator/director Marshall Herskovitz about his web series Quarterlife, and lo and behold, the series debuts on NBC tonight! MySpace, which showcased Quarterlife has a new show of the hidden-camera comedy variety debuting this week as well, "Special Delivery", which will have episodes twice weekly. From these new media developments we turn to television's ancient past on today, Jackie Gleason's birthday, JackieGleason.comhas been launched with rare stills and clips of "The Great One" - a true TV pioneer.

7:15pm Miracle of Morgan's Creek TCM - (1944) Classic Preston Sturges comedy

9:00pm Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part CBS - After some shenanigans the house engages in a loopy Jericho-themed veto - and this show is followed by what? A new episode of Jericho, duh.

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9:00pm Frontline/World: State of Emergency PBS/KCET - Uplifting topics such as the Pakistani army battling Taliban insurgents in the mountainous Swat Valley; democracy in Russia during the elections, etc.

10:00pm Quarterlife NBC - TV Premiere. Is this a first? A program going from the Internet to the networks?

10:00pm The Bad Girls Club OXYGEN - The girls are trash-talkin' on Oprah's old network.

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Courteney Cox shovels Dirt, Thomas Friedman slings dirt, Chingy with Ludacris get dirty

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Will Ferrell (who was great on Letterman last night), Rashida Jones, tae kwon do expert Fred Simmons