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The bad people on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" make us very happy. Plus: What did you think of Wednesday's "Project Runway" season premiere?


Salon Staff
November 15, 2007 4:00PM (UTC)

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Typically "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (10 p.m. EST on FX) features the sort of feverish name-calling and juvenile antics that would have you reaching for the remote in almost any other circumstances, and tonight's finale is no exception. The show's resident miscreants, commonly referred to as "the gang," are forced to participate in a dance marathon (yes, just like that classic "Happy Days" episode) in order to retain ownership of their beloved dive bar. Lots of absurd dance routines and mean-spirited schemes ensue, with plenty of chances for Dee and Charlie and the rest of the gang to act like serious, over-the-top jackasses. Yes, this is the kind of humor favored by stoners, 10-year-old boys and obnoxious drunks alike, to the point where it's tough not to suspect that an obnoxious 10-year-old stoner is to blame for this show. Why, then, do these bad, bad people make us so happy?

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Last night

What did you think of the new pack of designers on Wednesday's "Project Runway" season premiere? Go here to discuss.

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ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Natalie Portman, Boyz II Men, Sara Moulton

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Marcia Cross, guest co-host Jessica Simpson

Ellen DeGeneres

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Nicollette Sheridan, James Taylor

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"Inside the Lives of Hoarders, Part 1"

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Joni Mitchell

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Preempted

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Bill Kristol (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Dr. Andrew Weil (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Jerry Seinfeld, Joe Torre (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Patrick Dempsey, Joy Behar, Shooter Jennings

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Vince Vaughn

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Benjamin Bratt, Venus Williams

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Dr. Phil McGraw, Kaley Cuoco, Bob Dubac (repeat)

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