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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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NPR's Monday Morning Edition broadcast had quite a profile on Bonnie Hammer, head of the USA network. Listen to it and it'll become pretty obvious how they come up with such predictable milquetoast programming - that's the secret to their success, American's just eat that crap up.

Sick of the Olympics yet or just the parts that NBC limits you to watching? Evidently for most Americans, not yet: 83% of US households have watched some of the Olympics, that's over 200 million people. Supposedly NBC has made at least a $1 billion in profit so far.

8:00pm XXIX Summer Olympics NBC - Track & field, finals: men's 200m, women's 400m hurdles; gymnastics, gala; beach volleyball, women's final; cycling, BMX finals.

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9:00pm Project Runway Bravo - The designers get to have some fun when RuPaul drops by for the day.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - The team examine popular ninja myths.

9:00pm Project Runway Bravo - RuPaul drops by for the day, girl.

9:00pm Ghost Hunters International Sci Fi - Season Finale

10:00pm Nova scienceNOW PBS/KCET - Possible consequences of an asteroid hitting the earth in 2036; genes and hormones that regulate body weight; MIT roboticist Karl Iagnemma

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10:00pm The Cincinnati Kid TCM - (1965) An upstart card shark (Steve McQueen) has a marathon game with the king (Edward G. Robinson) of stud poker in 1930s New Orleans.

10:00pm Family Foreman TV Land - Season Finale

10:30pm Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Comedy Central - NRA vs. PETA. Also, check out this clip of the comics discussing the Weekly Evil: Sexy Athletes (Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova, etc.)

Rain soaked spectators watch women's beach volleyball at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)