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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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Idol-heads and Runway-heads have a lot to celebrate tonight and I'll be damned, look at how busy the schedule is in the 10:00-11:00pm time frame. Since I don't think any of the options are fantastic is it better to have a little or a lot of mediocrity to choose from?

In other news, yeah the writer's strike is over, andSNL is finally heading back into production with it's first show scheduled for Feb. 23rd. I went to an SNL dress-rehearsal last year - check it.

7:15pm Roman Holiday TCM - (1953) Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn star in this somewhat sappy sojourn in Rome, but if you've ever been in Rome, or really want to go there, it's a pleasure to watch.

8:00pm American Idol FOX - The Confederacy of Dunces has "narrowed" it down to 24 "finalists".

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9:00pm African American Lives 2 PBS/KCET - Morgan Freeman learns about his great-great-grandmother's slavery experience.

9:30pm Unbeatable Banzuke G4 - Crazy Japanese gymnast combatants duke it out in "Bamboo Derby 2'' and "Sponge Bridge.''

10:00pm Head Case STARZ - (clip above) Good Charlotte's Joel Madden pays a visit to the couch and talks about his oral fixation.

10:00pm Smash Lab: High Rise Escape DISCOVERY - The team tries to figure out how to reduce fire-related deaths in tall buildings. Anyone else like this show? I think it's pretty good.

10:00pm Project Runway BRAVO - We're down to 5 designers with one last challenge before the Fashion Week competition.

10:30pm Hollywood Residential STARZ - Prankster Jamie Kennedy gets a visit from the remodeling crew.

10:30pm Reno 911 COMEDYCENTRAL - New one tonight!

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