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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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The AP reports that the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have cut a 3-year deal with the studios so now the pressure is really on the SAG. AFTRA runs a distant second in terms of size (70,000 vs 120,000+) compared to the SAG but if that organization could find enough terms to their liking in the offer from the studios, the SAG is going to have a hard time pushing away from the table before the end of their contract in late June.

On the one hand, the drama of a SAG strike would be something interesting to write about but the end result would be even crummier television as well as an even more dismal year for all the actors and associated support staff who don't have millions of dollars in savings to fall back upon if there is another lull in production.

7:15pm The Manchurian Candidate TCM - (1962) The original kicks butt over the 2004 Denzel Washington remake. Laurence Harvey vs. Frank Sinatra with an excellent performance by Angela Lansbury.

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8:00pm So You Think You Can Dance FOX - New time.

9:00pm Farmer Wants a Wife CW - New time

9:00pm Monster Quest HISTORY - Season Premiere

10:00pm Top Chef BRAVO - The chefs must clean and butcher a slab of meat - get some tips before your next BBQ

10:00pm Men In Trees ABC - Back from hiatus

12:00am Charlie Rose PBS/KCET - An appreciation of director Sydney Pollack

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Jon Bon Jovi (here's to hoping that Triumph shows up); actress Eva Mendes.