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Monday: ‘Billy Crystal: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize’

[IMG:L]Billy Crystal: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize — 9/8c on PBS

Who needs awards shows when you’ve got the Kennedy Center galas!

Even if you’re not a fan of honoree Billy Crystal, you’re certain to like at least some of the A-listers who roast and toast the actor/comedian, including: Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Rob Reiner, Martin Short, Robin Williams, Bob Costas, Jimmy FallonJohn Goodman and Barbara Walters. Sheesh, you’d think there was a swag booth or something!

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With hits like When Harry Met Sally, the City Slickers movies and Analyze This/That, the man of the night–which was actually Oct. 11, when the show was taped–has a résumé deserving of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Past recipients include Neil Simon (’06), Steve Martin (’05), Lorne Michaels (’04) and Richard Pryor, the first honoree (’98).


Dancing with the Stars — 8/7c on ABC
With just five “stars” remaining, tonight’s eighth-round competition should be fierce as couples perform a ballroom dance and a Latin dance. Plenty of fluids, Marie–and remember to breathe.

[IMG:L]The Breakfast Club — 9/8c, 11/10c on Bravo
Before there was the Frat Pack (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Will FerrellOwen and Luke WilsonJack Black and Steve Carell, et al.), there was the Brat Pack (Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd NelsonMolly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy), and The Breakfast Club’s inclusion of damn near all the Rats was rivaled only by St. Elmo’s Fire, the same year. Here’s hoping the Frat Packers have better, longer-lasting careers than their predecessors–which they already have, so…

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern — 11/10c on Travel Channel
Tonight, Andy cruises the Gulf Coast, dining on tasty cuisine like squirrels, nutrias, opossums and raccoons. Mmmm! Wouldn’t it have been so much more efficient to simply scoop up and puree a bunch of roadkill?

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Dr. Steve-O! — 11:05/10:05 on USA
The doctor is out (read: season finale), and we’re probably much healthier for it.

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