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Thursday's TV Highlights: Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham gets a new show on Comedy Central

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This week's TV Movies


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SURROUNDED BY DUMMIES: "The Jeff Dunham Show," featuring the ventriloquist-comic, center, and his puppet pals, premieres at 9 p.m. on Comedy Central.

SERIES

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to use his vampire powers to make Vicki (Kayla Ewell) forget who attacked her in the woods, but that attracts the attention of her brother (Zach Roerig) (8 p.m. KTLA).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: When the team discovers a connection between a new murder and a notorious serial killer, Grissom (William Petersen) secretly joins a class taught by a noted criminal pathologist (Laurence Fishburne) to help crack the case. Marg Helgenberger also stars in this repeat (9 p.m. CBS).

The Office: When Pam and Jim (Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski) return from their honeymoon, Michael (Steve Carell) shocks them by revealing the identity of his new girlfriend (9 p.m. NBC).

Grey's Anatomy: This new episode features an element of "whodunit," as the unexpected death of a burn victim in the ER has all the Seattle Grace and Mercy West residents being questioned about what happened to determine who's responsible. Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers and Katherine Heigl star (9 p.m. ABC).

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory: Rob and guests perform at his skateboarding complex in the season finale (9 p.m. MTV).

30 Rock: Devin (Will Arnett) returns to seek revenge in this new episode (9:30 p.m. NBC).

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: The unscripted series wraps up its season (10 p.m. Bravo).

MOVIES

Viva Las Vegas: Elvis Presley stars as a race car driver in search of money for a new engine and a win in the Las Vegas Grand Prix in this 1964 movie. He's distracted, though, by the charms of a beautiful swimming teacher (Ann-Margret) (3:30 p.m. TCM).

Gold Diggers of 1933: Four aspiring Depression-era actresses (Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ginger Rogers) hope their fortunes may be taking a turn for the better, thanks to a handsome songwriter (Dick Powell) who is suspiciously flush with cash in this lavish 1933 Busby Berkeley musical (5 p.m. TCM).

The Addams Family: Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston star in this 1991 theatrical adaptation of the offbeat 1960s sitcom (8 p.m. ABC Family).

The Perfect Storm: George Clooney stars as captain of a fishing boat who is hoping the final run of the season will change his fortunes, but his luck runs out as he heads into a massive storm. Mark Wahlberg, Michael Ironside, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and John C. Reilly also star in director Wolfgang Petersen's fact-based 2000 drama (8 p.m. AMC).

SPORTS

Baseball: The Angels host the New York Yankees for Game 5 of the American League Championship Series (4:30 p.m. Fox).

College football: Florida State at North Carolina (5 p.m. ESPN).

Soccer: Club Deportivo Chivas USA visits the Chicago Fire (5 p.m. ESPN2).

Preseason basketball: The Lakers battle the Denver Nuggets (7 p.m. KCAL and TNT).

Hockey: The Kings welcome the Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Photo: Richard McLaren / Comedy Central

 
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