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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009

61st Primetime Emmy Awards8/7c CBS Tina Fey, who received an Emmy last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony for her Sarah Palin impersonation on Saturday Night Live, could walk away from the Nokia Theatre tonight with even more hardware. She's up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock, which received an astounding 22 nominations. Another big winner will likely be Mad Men, which hauled in six trophies in 2008. Neil Patrick Harris, an Emmy producer and nominated for his supporting role in How I Met Your Mother, looks to replicate his recent Tony-hosting success with another stellar performance. The big loser this evening could be CBS if Emmy ratings, which reached an all-time low last year, continue to tank.Read on for previews of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Drop Dead Diva, Mad Men and Bored to Death.

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61st Primetime Emmy Awards
8/7c CBS
Tina Fey, who received an Emmy last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony for her Sarah Palin impersonation on Saturday Night Live, could walk away from the Nokia Theatre tonight with even more hardware. She's up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock, which received an astounding 22 nominations. Another big winner will likely be Mad Men, which hauled in six trophies in 2008. Neil Patrick Harris, an Emmy producer and nominated for his supporting role in How I Met Your Mother, looks to replicate his recent Tony-hosting success with another stellar performance. The big loser this evening could be CBS if Emmy ratings, which reached an all-time low last year, continue to tank. — Tim Holland
Curb Your Enthusiasm
9/8c HBO
Most of the buzz for Curb's seventh season (and first new episodes since November 2007) has been about the Seinfeld reunion, but let's be honest: That show isn't the same without the deranged brilliance of Larry David. So since Jerry and Co. won't be around until the third episode (Oct. 4 at 9/8c), there are two weeks to let Larry be Larry. In tonight's premiere, that means the hilarity of watching him regret a promise to Marty Funkhouser and worry what Loretta's health scare means for him. — Joe Friedrich
Drop Dead Diva
9/8c Lifetime
Rosie O'Donnell, Liza Minnelli and Delta Burke guest star in a truly diva-licious episode of the comedy-drama. Love is in the air, for a little while at least, as Jane takes on finding a match for Judge Madeline Summers (O'Donnell) but ultimately ends up suing a matchmaking service for fraud. Meanwhile, Grayson and Kim manage two psychic sisters (Minnelli, Burke) who don't see things the same way when it comes to the family business. — Rhoda Charles
Mad Men
10/9c AMC
The British invasion continues to ruffle feathers at Sterling Cooper as a visit from the home office, in the form of the director and chairman of the board, necessitates the staff working over the Fourth of July holiday and the day before, which they were expecting to have off. And this breach of tradition just might spark some fireworks of another kind. At the Draper home, something (or someone) spooks young Sally; and on a personal front, Joan receives some surprising news. — Ray Stackhouse
Bored to Death
9:30/8:30c HBO
What's so shocking about a little T & A on HBO? Well, in this new comedy about a neurotic Brooklyn writer who moonlights as a private eye, it actually stands for trench coats and angst. Created by author Jonathan Ames, the series stars Jason Schwartzman as a character named Jonathan Ames, who, after his girlfriend leaves him for going overboard on wine and pot, cooks up a half-baked plan to solve mysteries and find missing persons. Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis are terrific in supporting roles. — Joe Friedrich