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TV Junkie: Tuesday

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Watching Nip/Tuck has always been a dirty and guilty pleasure. Season five of the show returns tonight on FX and McNamara/Troy are moving the business to our own Los Angeles (as if you haven't been pummeled incessantly by the promos for the last month, and particularly during the World Series). The overpromotion irritates me a bit because it can set up what has been a pretty good show for a fall. Since Nip/Tuck has always been over the top it's always in danger of jumping the shark. Hopefully that won't happen for a while. By moving the show to LA, Nip/Tuck is changing direction, getting away from serial killers and Sean's depressing family problems and returning to glitz and humor.

Good selection on late night TV BTW

8:00pm It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ABC - If you can stand the obnoxious amount of commercials, enjoy some holiday cheer. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick

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10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Season Premiere. TV Junkie Pick-O-the-Night

11:00pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart COMEDYCENTRAL - MILFy spy Valerie Plame Wilson

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Jennifer Connelly, Slash(!), Nicole Atkins

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel LIVE ABC - Rebecca Romijn, the sixth eliminated celebrity from "Dancing With the Stars," James ("Jimmy James") Lipton

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Ethan Hawke, Susie Essman, Zappa Plays Zappa performs

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Steve Carell, Good Charlotte performs

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