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TV Junkie: More 'Pain' from Perry; Wanna Be on 'Mad Men'? Weekend Summary

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"Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead" premieres Sunday at 8pm on BBC America

"Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead" premieres Sunday at 8pm on BBC America
Tyler Perry's "House of Pain" is on fire with yet another 46 episodes on order for TBS which will mean that at least 172 episodes will be produced which kind of seems like of a lot of anything, perhaps too much.
Fans of AMC's "Mad Men" should know that they can enter a contest to earn a walk-on role in the series. It's a little complicated: you have to go to a Banana Republic and pick up a code card, which you need to register online with along with a photo, etc. Only the most dedicated will go through with it, but that should narrow the field, right?
This weekend marks the final stages of 2009's Tour de France, Saturday morning's climb up Mont Ventoux should be epic as well as the final sprint in Paris on Sunday. If only there was more cycling coverage on TV because it ain't all about baseball, basketball, and football.
While we are excited to geek out with a new "Doctor Who" on Sunday, we're also looking forward to Fallon tonight which has two guests that we've interviewed for LAist: Bob Saget and John Mulaney.The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Torchwood", "The Soup", Conan, Fallon. Saturday - Tour de France, "Kings", "Being Human". Sunday - Tour de France, "Cronkite Remembers", "Doctor Who", "True Blood", "Hung", "Entourage".


8:00pm The Chopping Block NBC - Series Finale

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9:00pm Torchwood: Children of Earth BBC America - Day Five: Gwen must stand alone as the world descends into chaos.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Thank you Joel

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Amy Poehler; comic Nick Griffin; Judy Collins performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Seth Rogen; actress Rose Byrne; Eric Hutchinson performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Tom Arnold; actors Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Rashida Jones; chef Jose Andres; comic Dobie Maxwell.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Bob Saget; actor Anthony Mackie; comic John Mulaney.


4:00am Tour de France Versus - Stage 20 From Montelimar to Mont Ventoux. This could be an epic stage!

8:00pm Kings NBC - Series Finale

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9:00pm Primeval BBC America - Season Finale

9:00pm Being Human BBC America - Series Premiere


4:30am Tour de France Versus - Stage 21 From Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris Champs-Elysees. The final stage.

8:00am Cronkite Remembers Discovery - A marathon of Walter Cronkite's excellent program.

7:00pm Easy Money The CW - Returns from hiatus

8:00pm Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead BBC America - Original Telefilm

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric; Bill is shocked when a vampire from his past resurfaces in Da

9:00pm Daisy of Love VH1 - Season Finale

9:00pm The Storm NBC - Original Miniseries

10:00pm Hung HBO - The students choose Coach Ray as the recipient of their fall fundraising efforts

10:00pm Brooke Knows Best VH1 - Season Finale

10:30pm Entourage HBO - Turtle contemplates his future career path and seeks out Ari for advice

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