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TV Junkie: Wednesday
Seems like everyone is running to the web these days as a secondary broadcast option. NBC did it a long time ago and now a couple more big names are heading that direction. Viacom will be adding an assortment of its shows to Fox-NBC joint-venture HULU - yeah, finally we'll be able to see full length episodes of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" rather than the ridiculous little clips we've been getting off of the Comedy Central website.
Disney is also stepping into the online world by rebroadcasting movies on Disney.com after they air on ABC's Saturday night programming. Now we can enjoy Finding Nemo again and again and again.
7:00pm Attack of the Show: The Best of Olivia G4 - Over the past two years AOTS co-hostess, Olivia Munn, has licked gadgets, slipped in baby oil, mispronounced MC Hammer, imitated Juno, swallowed hot dogs, dressed up as Wonder Woman, had a make out session with another woman and even lost her lunch - all in the name of creating good television. “Attack of the Show” is celebrating her accomplishments with a one hour special.
8:00pm The Jimi Hendrix Experience: American Landing PBS/KCET - Hendrix advances from sideman to international star; interviews include Chas Chandler, Pete Townsend, Steve Miller.
9:30pm Two Women TCM - (1961) Great almost-Italian realist flick about a mother (Sophia Loren) and daughter who are raped by Moroccan soldiers as they leave World War II Rome.Part of a Sophia Loren mini-marathon on TCM.
9:30pm Celebrity Circus NBC - Series Premiere. Rachel Hunter and other celebs, including Wee Man, try their hand at circus stunts. "Celebrity" redefined yet again.
10:00pm Top Chef BRAVO - Season Finale. Host Padma Lakshmi declares one of the three finalists the true Top Chef.
10:00pm Men In Trees ABC - Series Finale. Marin gets a substantial paycheck for her latest book. Series finale? Awww, say it isn't so.
10:30pm Factory Made DISCOVERY - Season Finale.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Author Scott McClellan (Author? Baby-faced co-conspirator more like); actress Zooey Deschanel; Jakob Dylan performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Mark Wahlberg; the incredible Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings perform!!!!
pic of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings from their MySpace
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
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.