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TV Junkie: Wednesday - Lewis Black: Pot vs. Beer?
Is Fox TV above the law? The Washington Post reports that Fox is challenging a $91,000 fine levied against them by the FCC for a broadcast of "Married by America" back in 2003 that featured reality show cast members licking whipped cream off of strippers' "digitally obscured" body parts. Since the FCC is controlled by an administration that is full of Fox fans will the network get away with it? It should be noted that just a few weeks before the naughty "Married by America" episode, the FCC fined ABC $1.2 million for an episode of "NYPD Blue" that featured a shot of a woman's bare bottom. Fox is refusing to pay a fine that's 7.5% of the amount that ABC ended up paying which already raises questions.
8:00pm Great Performances: Peter and the Wolf PBS/KCET - Incredible stop-motion Oscar winner of Prokofiev's classical piece. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick
8:00pm The Man Who Knew Too Much TCM - (1934) An early classic from Alfred Hitchcock with Leslie Banks, Peter Lorre, Edna Best
9:00pm American Idol FOX - One is eliminated.
10:00pm Top Chef BRAVO - The team caters a street fair somehow.
10:00pm Smash Lab DISCOVERY - The team figures out how to stop a high speed car chase with CO2 fire extinguishers.
10:30pm Lewis Black's Root of All Evil COMEDYCENTRAL - Pot vs. Beer (Anti - please watch this). TV Junkie Pick O' the Night
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ABC - John Cusack(!!), Sofia Vergara, the Jonas Brothers perform
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For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.