TV Junkie: Golden Globes Weekend; Bill Maher Returns

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"The 69th Annual Golden Globes" are on Sunday providing Ricky Gervais with an easy "69" joke to start the evening with.
Weekend Edition

Weekend Highlights: If you love "Battlestar Galactica" you will love tonight's episode of "Portlandia" (IFC @ 10pm), 'nuff said. | "Real Time With Bill Maher" returns to HBO tonight at 8pm (and reruns repeatedly), Herman Cain, among others, is a guest. | Daniel Radcliffe hosts "SNL" this weekend. | Sunday features the season finale of AMC's "Hell On Wheels" at 10pm. | Sunday also features a little thing called The Golden Globes with pre-shows on NBC and E! and the main event starting at 8pm on NBC. I will be at the Golden Globes, follow my Tweets at @TheTVJunkie and I will post footage from the show right here on LAist. Sunday I will also post my TV picks so we can see how my expertise racks up against the unruly band of alien journalists called The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Stay Tuned For: A new "Soon To Be Critically Acclaimed Tour of..." video from comedian Bill Burr - we shot it in Santa Monica and Venice Beach this morning and it's gonna be killer. | "Spartacus" fans, I have interviews with Lucy Lawless, showrunner Steven DeKnight, and "new" Spartacus Liam McIntyre. | I sat down with Al Gore today and we talked about the Occupy movement and the lack of mainstream media coverage.
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Reminder: Tomorrow night there are 2 great show at the Hollywood Improv Lab: "The Great Depression Happy Hour" at 8:30pm with star of TV, film, and podcasts, Mr. Eddie Pepitone, and "The Long Shot (Podcast) Comedy Hour" at 10:30pm.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher," "Fringe," "Portlandia," "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," "Late Show With David Letterman," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson." Saturday - "The Nerdist," "The Graham Norton Show," "Saturday Night Live." Sunday - "Shameless," "Hell On Wheels."

Tonight

8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Season Premiere. Journalist David Frum; director Rob Reiner; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.); filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi; former presidential candidate Herman Cain

8:00pm Chuck NBC - Chuck Versus Bo Chuck and Sarah must go to Vail on one last mission, where they get some help from Bo Derek; Jeff and Lester continue their mission.

8:00pm Nikita The CW - Sanctuary Sean tries to protect his mother against Nikita and Michael; Percy threatens Amanda.

9:00pm The Life & Times of Tim HBO - A Tale of Two Rodneys; Keith to the Rescue Tim ends up with an assistant named Rodney; the boss goes to extremes to keep his dog following a divorce.

9:00pm Fringe Fox - Back to Where You've Never Been Peter journeys to the Other Side to confront Walternate; Olivia receives a dire premonition.

9:00pm Great Performances PBS SoCal/KOCE - Let Me Down Easy Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences.

9:30pm SoCal Connected KCET - Bone Crushing Medical Costs; Care Giver Husband

10:00pm Portlandia IFC - One Moore Episode Doug and Claire become obsessed with Battlestar Galactica.

10:30pm The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret IFC - Todd and Dave stop at a restaurant while taking a trip to sell some thunder muscle

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers & Co. skewer fashionista morons

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Viggo Mortensen; comic Dennis Regan; Tony Bennett performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Tilda Swinton; singer Jennifer Hudson; Graffiti6 performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Kristen Bell; comic Louie Anderson

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Queen Latifah; actress Miranda Cosgrove; writer John Mulaney; MeShell Ndegeocello performs

Saturday

9:00pm The 2012 Miss America Pageant ABC - Women from across the country vie for the crown at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet host.

10:15pm The Nerdist BBC America - The Fades A discussion of horror.

10:45pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Singer Madonna; actress Andrea Riseborough; actor James D'Arcy.

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Daniel Radcliffe; Lana Del Rey performs.

Sunday

5:00pm The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors achievement in film and television; Ricky Gervais hosts.

8:30pm Napoleon Dynamite Fox - Series Premiere. Thundercone

9:00pm Shameless Shameless - Summer Loving Frank finds a new financial plan with Dottie; Fiona juggles her job, kids and love life.

9:00pm Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey PBS SoCal/KOCE - Downton becomes a convalescent home; Lavinia and Sir Richard's secret is revealed; Anna tracks down Bates.

10:00pm Hell on Wheels AMC - Season Finale. God of Chaos Cullen is forced to choose between his past and future.

10:00pm House of Lies Showtime - Amsterdam Marty and The Pod go to Phoenix to clean up a mess at a sports franchise caused the the owners.

10:00pm Pan Am ABC - Diplomatic Relations Dean is chosen to fly the first commercial flight to Moscow, but a veteran pilot takes over at the last minute; Kate tries to help two stewardesses mistaken for spies

10:30pm Californication Shameless - The Way of the Fist Sam drags Hank to meet with director Peter Berg when Hank passes on writing a new movie.