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Pajiba After Dark: Shameless Pandering

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 30, 2011 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 30, 2011 |

Last night I used the lovely and talented Dana Scully as a header picture leading many of you to profess your own adoration for the woman I consider my first role model and the standard by which I judge all skeptically raised eyebrows. Good news! Well, sort of good news; for those of you who have Netflix instant all the seasons of “The X-Files” (including the fifth season featuring the episode that contributed yesterday’s picture, “Bad Blood”) are available on Instant Play. I’m sure most of you who have Netflix and are “X-Files” fans are already aware of this but I’m doing my best to spread a little joy. Here’s your Wednesday night TV:

8:00pm: “American Idol” on Fox

“America’s Next Top Model” on The CW

“Minute to Win It” on NBC

“Survivor” on CBS

8:30pm: “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on Food Network

9:00pm: “Are We There Yet” on TBS

“Criminal Minds” on CBS

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E

“Ghost Hunters” on SyFy

“Secret Access: The Vatican” on History

“Nova: Japan’s Killer Quake” on PBS. I’d say that this seems a little soon but thanks to the 24 hour news networks, the internet, and probably high fructose corn syrup the American attention span is now so drastically shortened that “Japanese Earthquake” has been shuffled right off the list of stories people care about. So I kind of applaud PBS for doing their best to remind us that an enormous natural disaster did actually just happen a few weeks ago and it’s far more important than Rebecca Black, who really shouldn’t rate any attention higher than “mild annoyance.”

“Operation Repo” on TruTV

“Shedding for the Wedding” on The CW

“Sons of Guns” on Discovery

“The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos” on Spike TV

9:30pm: “Are We There Yet” on TBS

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E

“Mr.Sunshine” on ABC

10:00pm: “Coal” on Spike TV. Series premiere.

“Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” on CBS

“True Hollywood Story: Holly Madison” on E.

“Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” on SyFy

“Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC

“Justified” on FX

“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” on NBC. I worry that this show is having a negative effect on the lovely faces of Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni for making them frown so frequently. Because I’m shallow.

“Off the Map” on ABC

“Journey to Planet Earth: Plan B” on PBS

“The Real World” on MTV

“South Beach Classics” on Discovery. Series premiere. Oh, good, another reality show set in Miami. Now I have to find out where this dealership is so I can make sure I never ever EVER end up near it and its inevitable cloud of picture taking fans. To be fair, I hate almost all reality shows and I’m generally in favor of people coming to visit Miami. (Seriously! Ask me where to get good Cuban! Don’t be shocked when your waiter doesn’t speak a damn bit of English and is annoyed that you don’t speak a damn bit of Spanish. That’s how we roll here.) I’m just not in favor of people coming to visit Miami when they get in my way. That’s all.

“Top Chef” on Bravo. Eighth season finale.

“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on TBS. Seventh season premiere.

Late Night Listings

“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Norm MacDonald, C.C. Sabathia, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, and Wynton Marsalis

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Helen Hunt, Gary Busey, and Good Charlotte

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Danny McBride, Sara Ramirez, and Duran Duran

“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Jerry O’Connell

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Russell Brand, Gayle King, and the Strokes

“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Liana Liberato, Alex Prager, Goldheart Assembly

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Jake Gyllenhaal

“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Tim Shriver

“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Jerry Weintraub, Arden Myrin, Joe Matarese, and John Caparulo

“Conan” on TBS featuring Greg Kinnear, Steve Schirripa, and Mo Mandel

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.