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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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Dear NBC, please remove Mary Carillo from all Olympics broadcasts. She towers over the terrified and cowering Chinese locals and her speech impediment caused by her oversized caps a la Matt Dillon in "There's Something About Mary" (or something??!!) is almost as incredibly annoying as the vacuous fluff pieces they have her doing - really, did we need to meet the tallest man in China who could have been her love interest or the overlong visit to the panda breeding center? Why was she dressed in a hospital gown and booties at the breeding center? Was she performing panda pelvic exams or was she receiving one from curious Chinese veterinarians?

7:30pm The Maltese Falcon TCM - (1941) On of the best movies, ever. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) encounters sundry characters (Mary Astor, Peter Lorre), all seeking a coveted statuette.

8:00pm XXIX Summer Olympics NBC - Gymnastics, men's individual all-around final; swimming finals: men's 200m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, women's 200m butterfly, 4x200m relay; beach volleyball, women's: USA vs. Norway; diving, men's springboard synchronized.

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8:00pm Greatest American Dog CBS - The sixth team is expelled from Canine Academy as the pet owners start to get even weirder. You think dog owners are weird? Wait until they do "Greatest American Cat"

9:00pm Nova scienceNOW PBS/KCET - Genetic research that may solve the mystery of longevity; ancient papyrus scrolls.

9:00pm Project Runway Bravo - Brooke Shields is the guest judge

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - The team tests ``Viral Videos'' from the Internet.

9:00pm Making the Band 4 MTV - Bandmates Michael, Robert, Brian, Willie, Quanell and Donnie share a home with Danity Kane as Diddy supervises.

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10:00pm Shear Genius Bravo - The contestants create back-to-school looks for their five-year-old clients. Expect tears but they will look faaaabulous.

10:30pm Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Comedy Central - Drinking Games and Olympic Games are both childish wastes of time that don't prove a thing. But at least at the end of a drinking game, you're drunk. TV Junkie Pick O' The Night

10:30pm Scare Tactics Sci Fi - Summer Finale

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Craig Robinson; Ron Irizarry performs.

Pic of Lewis Black via Comedy Central