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Tuesday: Post-nuclear suspense tear-jerker "Jericho" returns. Go nuts, loyal fans. Plus: What did you think of "Transamerican Love Story" on Monday?

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CBS

Post-nuclear suspense tear-jerker “Jericho” is back tonight (10 p.m. EST on CBS), thanks to a groundswell of support from loyal fans, who sent 40,000 pounds of peanuts to CBS to demonstrate how passionate (and nuts?) they were for the show. While Jake (Skeet Ulrich) and the townspeople are still reeling in the wake of their standoff with neighboring town New Bern, Robert (Lennie James) searches for clues about the “September attacks” with his wife and an old CIA buddy. Alternating between gruff, macho talk and sentimentality like only a red-blooded American can, “Jericho,” aka “Touched by a Nuclear Disaster,” is the sort of cheesy, melodramatic catastrophe porn that’s custom-made for the citizens of our great nation.

Also…

The 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” wraps with a three-hour broadcast tonight (8 p.m. EST on USA). The ninth season of “Big Brother” begins tonight (9 p.m. EST on CBS) while documentary series “The Mormons” concludes (9 p.m. EST on PBS). “Swoosh! Inside Nike” (10 p.m. EST on CNBC) examines the rise of the global sneaker giant, and the final new episode of “Nip/Tuck” (for a while, anyway) airs at 10 p.m. EST on FX.

Last night

What did you think of “Transamerican Love Story” on Monday? Go here to discuss.



On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Samuel L. Jackson, Maroon 5

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charles S. Dutton

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Elle Macpherson, Keyshia Cole

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

David Cassidy and the “Cosby” kids: Where are they now?

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Amy Holmes, Laura Schwartz

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

TBA

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Evangeline Lilly, 2008 Sports Illustrated cover model Brad Paisley

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

TBA

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Laura Flanders

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

TBA

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

TBA

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Susan Sarandon, Bonnie Somerville

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