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Wednesday: "South Park" skewers American culture for the final time this season. Plus: What did you think of Sundance's Earth Day programming on Tuesday?

By Salon Staff

Published April 23, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Prime Pick

Comedy Central

This season of "South Park" has captured the avarice and stupidity of American popular culture better than ever, and tonight's finale (10 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central) should be no exception. As long as it involves Eric Cartman, Tom Cruise, Scientology, a gaggle of angry Canadians and the return of dog (and child) whisperer Cesar Millan, we're happy.


Gene Wilder stars in 1971's charmer "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (8 p.m. EDT on ABC Family). The premiere of "National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth" (9 p.m. on PBS, check listings) highlights the problems associated with overfishing and contaminated oceans, while "Drug Years" focuses on the '80s crack epidemic (9 p.m. on Sundance). Last but not least, don't forget "Top Chef" (10 p.m. on Bravo) and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil," (10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central), in which Black and his side-demons compare the evils of Kim Jong Il to Tila Tequila.

Last night

What did you think of Sundance's Earth Day programming on Tuesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Helen Hunt, Eric Mabius

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Maria Shriver, Bob Guiney

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Neil Patrick Harris, child sky divers Kayla and Justin Tinucci

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"What Would You Do?"

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Howard Fineman

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Mitch Albom

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Tina Fey, Russell Brand, Tokyo Police Club

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Patrick Dempsey, Ed Begley Jr., Tegan and Sara

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Judi Dench

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Eric Dane, Bill Hader, Vampire Weekend

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Seth Green, Peter Greenberg, Radiohead

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jonny Lee Miller (repeat)

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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