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TV Junkie: Tuesday

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Yes we know that the stock market is crashing but what about that other local industry, the one with actors, and directors, and TV, and movies and stuff. Remember back at the end of June that the Screen Actors Guild didn't ratify the offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers? This means that business in Hollywood is going forward without a current contract between actors and producers which evidently isn't sitting well with SAG, who yesterday urged producers to come back to the table. The Hollywood Reporter states that AMPTP rejected the overture but business is moving ahead as usual - bad TV and movies must continue to be made.

Did anyone watch "The IT Crowd" on IFC last night? IFC didn't get us info about this in advance - evidently it's "'Seinfeld' with laptops" or "'The Office' for computer geeks". It'll be rebroadcast at 12am Wednesday. Also, did anyone notice on Sunday's "True Blood" that awesome LA bandDengue Fever had a featured song?

The TV Junkie plan: "House" (because we're feeling curmudgeonly); "High Noon" (because we're feeling curmudgeonly); "The Shield" (curmudgeonliness gives way to violence); Conan (because we couldn't get enough Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Cera on Letterman last night).

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8:00pm 90210 The CW - A phone call from an old friend makes Kelly question her relationship with Ryan.

8:00pm House FOX - House and the team take on the case of a struggling artist with an undiagnosed illness that's distorting his perception. I can't believe this show is now on at 8pm.

8:40pm Gavin & Stacey BBC America - Season Finale

9:00pm Fringe FOX - Broyles asks the team to investigate a deadly explosion at a New York City construction site.

9:00pm High Noon TCM - (1952) On the verge of retirement, a marshal (Gary Cooper) stands alone to face a vengeful gunman and his gang. "24" has nothing on the real time action in this classic Western.

9:00pm Whatever, Martha Fine Living - When Martha's away, the girls will play.

10:00pm Paris Hilton's My New BFF MTV - Series Premiere.

10:00pm Scare Tactics Sci Fi - Season Premiere

10:00pm The Shield FX - Claudette encounters a murderous old nemesis; Dutch's case gets personal.

10:00pm The Rachel Zoe Project Bravo - Rachel Zoe and her team meet up with Diane Von Furstenberg and Oscar De La Renta during Fashion Week

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10:00pm The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Oxygen - The models get lessons in "sexy dancing" and practice on the male contestants.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Director Jon Favreau; musician Elvis Costello; the latest celebrity eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars"

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; actor Michael Cera; comic Nate Bargatze.

Pic of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" via MTV