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Republican presidential debate: What else is on?

The latest Republican presidential debate takes place tonight at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern, right here in Southern California at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. It's airing live on MSNBC, and later tonight here on KPCC.

As a political nerd, I plan to be glued to my set for the show. But not everyone shares my tastes. What else is on tonight?

CBS has a new episode of reality show Big Brother! As a recovering "Big Brother" addict, this would've been mighty tempting to the me of about five years ago. There are brand new episodes of adrenaline-fueled game show "Minute To Win It" and odd and great talent-fueled game show "America's Got Talent" on NBC. You can also catch reruns of ABC's Wednesday sitcom lineup including "The Middle" and the critically acclaimed "Modern Family." Or if you're a procedural fan, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is on NBC, while "CSI" is over on CBS.

On Fox, you can watch a new episode of "Buried Treasure," as well as a rerun. Wait, what now? I feel like I'm losing my pop culture cred by not knowing what this is until now. It's apparently in the mode of shows like "American Pickers" (which draws about the same audience the premiere of "Buried Treasure" gets even though it's on cable TV) and "Pawn Stars" (which draws double the audience the premiere of "Buried Treasure" got), but I support it because it's hosted by the Kenos from "Antiques Roadshow." (Have to support our public broadcasting brethren.)

During the actual debate here in L.A., you can can catch reruns of "Family Guy" and "Friends" on KTLA, baseball on KCAL, "My Name Is Earl" on KCOP, or you can just tune in to KPCC for your regularly scheduled edition of "All Things Considered."

Also, if you don't want to watch the debate live (you're still at work, you have another commitment, or you have a new Netflix disc you really have to get to), you can listen to it right here on KPCC at 9 p.m. Pacific/12 midnight Eastern.

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