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Thursday: Omarosa, Gene Simmons, Nadia Comaneci and others compete on "Celebrity Apprentice." Plus: What did you think of "The Jewish Americans" on Wednesday?


Salon Staff
January 10, 2008 4:00PM (UTC)

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Desperation doesn't become most people, but sometimes when a TV franchise gets desperate, things get interesting. "Celebrity Apprentice" (9 p.m. EST on NBC) might have needed a miracle to get on the air (let alone stay on the air) during any other TV season, but thanks to the writers' strike, The Donald was handed a reprieve (which he, no doubt, immediately recast as a strong vote of confidence from NBC and America!). From Gene Simmons to Carol Alt, the celebrities of "Celebrity Apprentice" don't impress us all that much (outside of Nadia Comaneci), no matter how many times they call in favors from their friends in high places -- but at least Omarosa the Merciless is there to torture them all.

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Tonight is the last episode of "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m. EST on ABC) until the writers' strike ends (if it ever does), so soak up as much McDreamy as possible while you still can. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers kick off the sixth season of "Soundstage" (premieres at 10 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings), while "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" (premieres 10 p.m. EST on VH1) features the addiction battles of Brigitte Nielson, Daniel Baldwin and former "American Idol" contestant Jessica Sierra, among others. And after last week's casting special, you already know that Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" (premieres at 10 p.m. EST) should be a complete and utter waste of time -- so enjoy!

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Last night

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Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Donald Trump, James Marsden, guest co-host Howie Mandel

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Nikki Blonsky

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Mary J. Blige, 8-year-old singer Anthony Gargiula

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

The Best Pizza in America

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Muhammad Yunus

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Lou Dobbs

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Muhammad Yunus

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Howard Stern, Ayo

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Jimmy Kimmel

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Madeleine Albright

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Jay Leno

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

TBA

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Val Kilmer, Michael Gates Gill

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