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TV Junkie: PaleyFest09; NBC Comedy Showcase; TCM 15th Anniversary

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"Terminator" season finale tonight on FOX
Tonight begins the incredible 2-week long celebration of television aka PaleyFest09. The 26th annual William S. Paley Television Festival runs from April 10 to 24, 2009 at the Arclight Cinerama Dome and on an almost nightly basis, will have panels of actors, writers, and producers from some of the best television programs in current or recent production. Highlights for us will be "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "True Blood", "Battlestar Galactica", and "Fringe" but there are many more shows that will be featured. Check out the the PaleyFest09 guide!NBC will be putting a comedy showcase together on May 19th for "upfront" week. The event will be held at The Town Hall venue in Manhattan and will include performances by Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon and others. Rockin' the night will be "Late Night" house band, The Roots. We hope to report to you from the event.

Melora Hardin, who plays "Jan", Michael's former boss/girlfriend/other on "The Office" will star in FX's "Lights Out" which is slated to begin production in a couple weeks - no word yet on when the pilot will air.

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This weekend is the 15th anniversary celebration of Turner Classic Movies. Film nerds like myself wouldn't know what to do without this basic cable gem. Cheers TCM, and here's to hoping for at least another 15 years.

The TV Junkie: Tonight - Bill Maher, "Terminator", Bill Moyers. Saturday - Hitchcock Marathon, Saturday Night Live. Sunday - "Storm Stories", "In Treatment", "Breaking Bad", "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union"


7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - No idea who the guests are! Thx HBO!

8:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - Season Finale

9:00pm Bill Moyers Journal PBS/KCET - Actor Sam Waterston and historian Harold Holzer explore the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln.

9:00pm Mistresses BBC America - Katie is torn between two men; Richard moves in with Trudi

9:00pm Friday Night Lights NBC - Season Finale

10:00pm 20/20 ABC - Thanks for tonight's gun hysteria!


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5:00pm-??? Alfred Hitchcock Marathon TCM - Saboteur, Spellbound, etc. Rock on!

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Zac Efron; the Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform.


5:00pm Storm Stories The Weather Channel - Grand Canyon flooding and rescue

8:00pm World's Funniest Office Commercials TBS - Mike O'Malley hosts a collection of entertaining workplace-themed TV commercials.

9:00pm Dirty Jobs Discovery - Mike learns what it takes to breed and train sled dogs.

9:00pm The Tudors Showtime - The Pilgrimage of Grace begins in earnest; Henry dispatches Brandon to deal with the uprising; a bedridden Henry takes a new mistress.

9:00pm Rock of Love Bus With Bret Michaels VH1 - Season Finale

9:00pm In Treatment HBO - Dr. Weston treats Mia and April in tonight's therapy sessions.

10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - The boys' relationship comes down to brass tacks.

10:00pm Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Showtime - Season Premiere