TV Junkie: TV Ain't Goin' Away (Yet); FX vs FOX; 'White Collar' Premiere

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"White Collar" starring Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, and Tim DeKay premieres tonight at 10pm on USA
Weekend Edition

The prediction that TV was fading into the fog of yesteryear as a medium seems to not be true (for the moment). Overall viewership of TV is up by 4% and the departure of the coveted 18-49 demographic seems to have been arrested. The Hollywood Reporter offers a breakdown, network by network.
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On Wednesday we discussed FX's drama offerings and today Variety has a long piece on how FX is competing directly with its parent, FOX, in this category.
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Let's hope that the Angels disrupt programming for a few more days at least! In the meantime we have a lot of choices tonight but definitely check out "White Collar" (after watching our interviews from earlier this morning). Tonight also marks the final segment of IFC's excellent Monty Python documentary - a very worthy 6 hours of TV it was. Saturday looks bleak and Sunday has its usual too-much good stuff, too-little-time traffic jam. Have a great weekend! As usual, we appreciate your comments and please check out the full listings.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)", "White Collar", Kimmel. Saturday - Milk. Sunday - "Amazing Race 15", "Dexter", "Mad Men".

Tonight

9:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Belonging Sierra's connection to Rossum Corp. leads to murder and obsession.

9:00pm Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) IFC - Part 6 of 6. Finally! The Last Episode (Ever) (For Now ...)

9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Alesha Dixon; Vince Vaughn; Jack Dee; Paloma Faith

9:00pm Stargate Universe Syfy - The plan to abandon ship raises spirits until the crew discovers there is not room for everyone in the shuttle.

10:00pm White Collar USA - Series Premiere! See our red carpet videos and post earlier today!


10:00pm The Soup E! - More good stuff from Joel and the gang

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - The team searches for the daughter of a geneticist; a dark secret is revealed.

10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - First lady Michelle Obama; actor Colin Firth; correspondent Ross Matthews.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Former NFL player Terry Bradshaw; actress Catherine Keener; Echo & the Bunnymen perform.

Saturday

8:00pm Milk HBO - (2008) In San Francisco, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) becomes the first openly gay man elected to a notable U.S. public office, before being assassinated by Dan White in 1978.

9:00pm Robin Hood BBC America - When Prince John blocks all the local wells during a heat wave the outlaws are forced to take desperate measures to save thousands of villagers.

9:00pm MythBusters: Knock Your Socks Off Discovery - Adam and Jamie test the physics theory of bullet dropped vs. bullet fired; Kari, Grant and Tory test if it's possible to knock someone's socks off with a punch.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Jo Brand; Jackie Collins

Sunday

8:00pm The Amazing Race 15 Discovery - During a detour, the teams begin to feel delirious when temperatures top 130 degrees

9:00pm Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO - Larry and Jerry Seinfeld consider incorporating Larry's latest real-life experience into the reunion show.

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Dexter investigates the Trinity Killer; Debra blames herself; Rita realizes she knows little about her husband.

9:00pm Masterpiece Contemporary: Endgame PBS/KCET - Negotiations lead to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

9:30pm Bored to Death HBO - A married man hires Jonathan to retrieve a sex tape from a female escort.

9:30pm Nosferatu TCM - (1922) A real estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) discovers ugly Count Orlock's (Max Schreck) unearthly secret.

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - A former client returns; Betty goes on a trip with the kids; Joan and Greg plan for their future.

10:00pm The Girls Next Door E! - Crystal, Karissa and Kristina cause a scene on a Hollywood tour bus

10:00pm Storm Chasers Discovery - Sean and Reed chase monster twisters on the New Mexico border.

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Hank spends a bachelor weekend with an old buddy and shows him a good time

10:00pm My Antonio VH1 - Season Finale