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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"