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TV Junkie: Tuesday

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It was great to get some late night TV back yesterday, one wonders when the networks will run out of Olympians to showcase - Conan was particularly biting regarding the parade of Olympians and the relative importance they are playing on TV as of late.

Tonight marks the debut of another show on BBC America, "Gavin & Stacey". It's a realistic comedy from the BBC but it's no "East Enders". The show starts out a little stiff but does loosen up a bit by the end of the second episode - in particular the music is crackin', which isn't reason enough to watch any program but it helps. "Gavin & Stacey" might shape up into something really good and it's your best bet for the 8-9pm slot on Tuesdays as of right now. If it's a misfire, that's ok, because at least they're making an effort. Between this and "Skins" (Sundays @ 9:00pm), a selection of sci fi shows, and a series of documentaries starting next week, it's obvious that BBC America does have some truth behind their latest tagline, "The fastest growing network in America".

8:00pm America's Got Talent NBC - Ten of the top 40 contestants perform for a chance to win a $1 million prize.

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8:40pm Gavin & Stacey BBC America - Series Premiere.

9:00pm Greek ABC Family - Season Premiere.

9:00pm World's Funniest Commercials 2008 TBS - Comics and spouses Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley look at comedic advertisements from around the world; former Olympic gold-medalist Scott Hamilton announces the winning commercial.

10:00pm The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Oxygen - Season Premiere.

10:00pm Smash Lab Discovery - Chuck and Nat use technology to create an unsinkable car; Deanne and Gadget find a way to rescue a woman falling from a cruise ship

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Norm Macdonald; Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin; musician B.B. King.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Don Rickles; new ``Dancing With the Stars'' cast member; the Game performs. TV Junkie Late Night Pick.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Vin Diesel; comic Dave Attell; the Virgins perform.

Pic of "Gavin & Stacey" from BBC America