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TV Junkie: 'True Blood' Season Premiere on Sunday

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"True Blood" season 2 premiere Sunday at 9pm on HBO

"True Blood" season 2 premiere Sunday at 9pm on HBO
Weekend EditionSure we have "The Soup" and a handful of choice regular programs this weekend, but what it's all about is the season premiere of "True Blood" at 9pm on Sunday on HBO. The buzz about this show has been building steadily since last season ended with most people catching up by either buying season one or renting it on Netflix. Here we are, the moment is about to happen - we've been invited to 2 viewing parties on Sunday, how about yourself? We're anticipating a lot of hungover viewers straggling into work on Sunday as there's something about vampires that makes people want to cut loose. Check out the HBO "True Blood" page, complete with a countdown counted in drops of blood.
Today marks the end of analog TV - if you are reading this in an actual web page then there's a 99.99% probability that this won't apply to you.
A couple weeks ago we reported that "My Name Is Earl" was to be resurrected on TBS - turns out, according to E!, that this plan has been pulled, and thus, "Earl" is stone dead for the time being.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross", Bill Moyers, "The Soup", Letterman, Fallon. Saturday - "Sunset Blvd.". Sunday - "True Blood"


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8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Larry King, TV host; PJ O'Rourke, political satirist; Chris Matthews, TV host; Ben Jealous, NAACP president; Fran Townsend, fmr. Homeland Security Advisor

8:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Dustin Hoffman; Eric Catona; Hugh Laurie

9:00pm What Not to Wear TLC - Jessie Jessie, 52, has "big as Texas" hair and bedazzled duds that emulate her 34-year-old daughter

9:30pm Bill Moyers Journal PBS/KCET - Professor Robert Reich discusses the influence of lobbyists; historian Harvey J. Kaye; journalist Richard Brookhiser.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Bring it!!

10:00pm 20/20 ABC - Developments in the trial of U.S. student Amanda Knox, on trial for murder in Italy; an interview with ``American Idol'' runner-up Adam Lambert

10:15pm The Purple Rose of Cairo TCM - (1985) A 1930s movie star (Jeff Daniels) steps off the screen to join a waitress (Mia Farrow) in the audience.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Sandra Bullock; comic Pete Correale; P.J. Harvey performs with John Parish

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Singer Mary J. Blige; animal handler Jarod Miller.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Dane Cook; film critic Peter Travers.

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8:00pm Kings NBC - David and Jack travel to Gath to reinforce the peace agreement; King Silas tries to prevent an outbreak of a deadly plague.

9:15pm Sunset Blvd. TCM - (1950) Hack screenwriter Joe (William Holden) moves in with Hollywood has-been Norma (Gloria Swanson) and her chauffeur, Max (Erich von Stroheim)

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Willem Dafoe; Lily Allen


9:00pm True Blood HBO - A shocking murder outside Merlotte's bar has the people of Bon Temps reeling

9:00pm Web Soup G4 - A compendium of web and computer shenanigans