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Dance Eliminations, Last Comic and Fear Itself

Two dancers go home and there’s a Mad Woman on Fear Itself.

It was a glorious full night of “So You Think You Can Dance” but I also managed to sneak in a session with “Shear Genius.” Tabatha was back, as a judge this time, and the stylists had to work on the “Real Housewives of Orange County.” Now that’s cross-promotion at its best.

The cast of Swingtown on CBS

Tonight on TV

FOX has “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” and then two dancers are going home on the “So You Think You Can Dance” elimination show.
ABC starts off with reruns of “Ugly Betty” and “Grey’s Anatomy” then ends with a new “Hopkins.”

CBS has a similar pattern with “How I Met Your Mother,” “Rules of Engagement,” “CSI” and a new “Swingtown.”

The CW has the usual Thursday line-up of “Smallville” and “Supernatural.”

And NBC looks really good with more semi-finals in Vegas for “Last Comic Standing,” followed by “Mad Men’s” Elisabeth Moss on “Fear Itself.” 

Over on cable

William Shatner does the hosting duties on Animal Planet’s new series “Extraordinary.”

MTV gets down with a new “America’s Best Dance Crew” at 10:00 and it’s “Panic at the Disco” on “Live From Abbey Road” (Sundance Channel.)

Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) begins a story arc on “My Boys” tonight and Style looks at children’s dress-up clothes on “How Do I Look” at 8:00.

News and notable

“Howdy Doody” is coming to DVD for the first time ever this November.

The New York Post says that the next “Top Chef” will be based in Brooklyn – because, that’s a city known for it’s great cuisine. . . ???

CBS is in talks to create a spin-off of “Criminal Minds.”  Criminal Bodies, maybe?

“Buffy” writer and online fan favorite scribe, Jane Espenson, will pen the script for the “Battlestar Galactica” TV movie. Edward James Olmos will direct.

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