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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is going to be releasing some pilots very soon, well not too soon as I don't imagine that they will attempt to compete with the Olympics and NBC. The only things that jumped out at me was the name of Portia de Rossi who will be in another sitcom, an untitled Victor Fresco ("My Name Is Earl", "Andy Richter", etc.) project, as well as a "large-cast Shakespearean drama" titled "Prince of Motor City" which has dud written all over it. We'll see what makes it to air.

Check out late night TV tonight - got some choices there. The 9:00pm slot is jammed.

9:00pm Nova scienceNOW PBS/KCET - Scientists work on a pill that could extend the human life span (dude!); space elevators (duuuude); satellite imaging helps uncover 2,000-year-old Mayan ruins (amigo)

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9:00pm The Baby Borrowers NBC - Participants and producers reunite to talk about their experiences on the show.

9:00pm Project Runway Bravo - Apolo Ohno judges!

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Returns from hiatus. TV Junkie 9:00pm Pick

9:00pm The Prisoner of Second Avenue TCM - (1975) The story of our times: an advertising executive loses his job and his sanity because of the recession and the hectic pace of Manhattan life.

10:00pm Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys HBO - Season Premiere.

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10:00pm Man vs. Wild Discovery - Season Premiere. Bear Grylls travels to the desert of Mexico's Baja.

10:00pm Black Gold truTV - Season Finale

10:00pm Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup Starz - Tonight featuring comedians Jay Phillips; Rudy Rush; Gary Owen. Should be a blast. TV Junkie 10:00pm Pick

10:30pm Tyler Perry's House of Payne TBS - Season Finale

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Penelope Cruz; skateboarder Danny Way; Randy Newman performs.

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12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Javier Bardem; actor Danny McBride; the B-52s perform.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Eddie Izzard.

"Mythbusters" pic from Discovery Channel