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5 Shows After Dark: Tastes Like Burning.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 21, 2012 |

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"America's Got Talent" on NBC at 8:00pm ET.

"Face Off" on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. 90 minute third season premiere. As always, just the tiniest bit disappointed this isn't a series version of the Nicholas Cage/John Travolta movie of the same name.

"Masterchef" on Fox at 9:00pm ET.

"White Collar" on USA at 9:00pm ET.

"The Burn" on Comedy Central at 10:30pm ET. I've seen some promos for this where Jeff Ross, who looks a bit like Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob had an unholy child, basically "roasts" the world. I'd really like Comedy Central to accept some serious responsibility for their part in the degradation of the term "Roast" since they began airing them. First the Friars Club dropped out, then the roasts became excuses for comics to bust each others' balls with only the barest nod towards the actual individual being roasted, and now it's just the title of Jeff Ross's not quite a talk show. Looks a lot like Russell Brand's "Brand X" except Russell Brand occasionally makes the mistake of saying something witty.

Genevieve Burgess can't wait for regular television to return.

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