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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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Comedy Central has started to establish some control over Wednesday nights. What's funny is that I started to go back to them on Wednesdays because of Lewis Black's excellent show "Root Of All Evil" (anyone catch him on Conan last week? He was great) and now I'm finding myself re-engaging with "South Park" but I'm sure that program directors at Comedy Central were planning for the flow to happen the other way. Whatever, it's working on me. "Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil" is the TV Junkie Pick tonight and not coincidentally because the incredible Patton Oswalt is on the show as one of the comedian-debaters seeking to prove whether Paris Hilton (or the very idea of her) is more evil than Dick Cheney.

6:00pm Newshour with Jim Lehrer KCET - Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31), who reps a swath of LA stretching from Koreatown to Highland Park, will discuss Iraq during the first half-hour.

7:30pm American Idol: Idol Gives Back FOX - Every star under the sun will appear at this fundraiser thing.

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8:00pm Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures - Return to the Amazon PBS/KCET - Part II. Last week's opener was pretty good except for the oppressive New Agey music. Also, Jean-Michel, what part of "ocean adventures" don't you understand?

9:00pm Waiting for Guffman IFC - (1996) A Christopher Guest masterpiece, without commercials even.

10:00pm Smash Lab: Bomb-Proof Plane DISCOVERY - The team tests BlastWrap to see if it can hold a plane together in an explosion.

10:00pm Top Chef BRAVO - The chefs compete in a complex taste test

10:00pm High School Reunion TVLAND - Season Finale - don't despair, it's been renewed for a second season.

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10:30pm Lewis Black's Root of All Evil COMEDYCENTRAL - Paris Hilton vs. Dick Cheney. TV Junkie Pick O' The Night

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ABC - the now-neurotic Tom Arnold, Bret Michaels, Human Giant!