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Thursday: "30 Rock" returns! Plus: What did you think of the Democratic Presidential Debate on Wednesday?


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Salon Staff
April 17, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)

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"30 Rock" (8:30 p.m. EDT on NBC) is finally back, and we're loving it like a bad husband who skipped out on us and then came wandering home, drunk, half-naked and 50K in the hole. The "MILF Island" reality parodies alone make this show so worth the time, we have serious trouble imagining why anyone anywhere wouldn't be utterly addicted to Liz, Jack and their crass, unkempt cohorts at NBC. While most sitcom commitments are about as tenuous as a marriage to a gambling, cheating drunk, here's hoping "30 Rock" will never, ever leave us alone again. Ever.

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"My Name Is Earl" airs at 8 p.m. and "The Office" airs at 9 p.m. on NBC. "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites" features a huge reward and a continuing shift in alliances (8 p.m. on CBS), while Katie perseveres on "Terminal City" (9 p.m. on Sundance). And "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" takes a look at the health issues involved in globalization (10 p.m. on PBS, check listings).

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Fergie, the latest eliminated celebrity from "Dancing With the Stars"

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Kim Cattrall, Jenna Jameson

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

America Ferrera, the Young@Heart Chorus

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

What would you dare to live without?

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Uma Thurman

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Sen. Hillary Clinton, Rep. Patrick Murphy

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Kelly Ripa, Dr. John P. Holdren, the Black Keys

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Ewan McGregor, John Cho and Kal Penn, Seether

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Dax Shepard, Jesse Ventura, John Mulaney

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Matt Lauer, Ryan Reynolds, A Simple Plan (Repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Henry Winkler, Jason Aldean

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