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TV Junkie: Tuesday

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If you saw my SNL post yesterday, you know I'm all high on live TV (always have been), and lookie, lo-and-behold, we're going to start getting live ads on TV: the Hollywood Reporter says that Jimmy Kimmel(featured below tonight) will start running at least one live ad per episode starting in May. Garmin ran a live ad on Leno a year ago and the "effectiveness and awareness" levels exceeded standard (dead?) ads enough for Garmin and other companies to line up to begin running the live ads regularly.

Some people have been asking me about why I didn't take pics of the cast members and celebs at the SNL afterparty. First of all, that would probably have been the most uncool thing to do, ever. These people were relaxing, being themselves, and enjoying not being "on". Also, taking pics of them would have probably been the quickest way to have been thrown out (roughly) by Puff Daddy's bodyguard. I also wasn't there to interview anyone, just to introduce myself, and not to snark on them or otherwise put their words out of context. George Clooney complains about this exact kind of problem in this great interview/profile by Ian Parker in last week's New Yorker, check it out.

8:00pm Blazing Saddles TCM- (1974) Mel Brooks at his best. This is one great movie.

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8:00pm Beauty and the Geek CW - Dunno if you knew Ashton Kutcher produces this. The geeks become firefighters to save the beauties from a burning building.

9:00pm Frontline: Sick Around the World PBS/KCET - Analysis of health systems in the other advanced countries, who are doing it better than the US, hands down.


9:00pm The Deadliest Catch DISCOVERY - Season Premiere. I've been watching the reruns of this supermacho series over this last week and it's kind of endearing when nothing else is on. If you don't want to be depressed by how bad our healthcare system is, it's probably your 9:00pm alternative.

9:00pm Hell's Kitchen FOX - The contestants are challenged to cook a...... chicken!

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10:00pm The Real Housewives of New York City BRAVO - Season Finale.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ABC - America Ferrera, the fifth eliminated celebrity from "Dancing With the Stars," Apocalyptica performs.