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TV Junkie: 'Bored to Death' & 'Mad Men' Season Finales Sunday

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The "Bored to Death" season finale is Sunday at 9:30pm on HBO

The "Bored to Death" season finale is Sunday at 9:30pm on HBO
Weekend EditionHBO is booking a series involving the gender transition of a female to a male. Yes, a 1/2-hour drama focused on transexuality is being developed but no casting or production schedule has been mentioned.
The Cartoon Network is going to have...a couple live-action series. "Tower Prep" and "Unnatural History" will begin their 13-episode runs in January, 2010.
There's some great TV this weekend: tonight the talk shows will feature Christopher Walken, The Pixies, and Regina Spektor. While we don't have high hopes for the Taylor Swift edition of "SNL" we will watch anyway but Sunday features the season finales of both "Bored to Death" and "Mad Men". Please check out our video post yesterday of interviews with "Bored to Death" players Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, and series creator Jonathan Ames and check out the video clip at the end of the post for a sneak peek at the finale.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Jonathan Ross (Christopher Walken guests!!), "The Soup", Conan (The Pixies!), Ferguson (Regina Spektor!). Saturday - Gumshoe, "SNL". Sunday - "Nature", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Bored to Death", "Mad Men".


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9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Christopher Walken; Dara O'Briain; Dominic Cooper; Green Day

9:00pm Monk USA - To woo the only holdout on the reinstatement committee, Monk accompanies Lt. Disher on a scouting trip.

9-11:00pm The Prisoner IFC - Living In Harmony & The Girl Who Was Death

9:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Matt asks someone to be his "plus one" at Wilhelmina's fundraiser

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

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - The team tries to locate a cybercrime lord with an undercover sting

10:00pm Crash Starz - Ben (Dennis Hopper) is tasked with a life or death decision when a cancer-stricken friend (played by Keith Carradine) asks for his assistance in committing suicide to end his pain and suffering. This friend is actually the husband of his ex-wife (played by Peggy Lipton of "Mod Squad" and "Twin Peaks" fame).

10:00pm White Collar USA - A New York City mafia kingpin enlists help from Peter and the FBI after his precious Bible disappears

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Ricky Gervais; comic Brian Regan; Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Science challenge winner and finalists; the Pixies perform.

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12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Ted Danson; TV personality Khloe Kardashian; pro basketball player Lamar Odom; Chickenfoot performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Ewan McGregor; Regina Spektor performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Rosie O'Donnell; actor Ian Somerhalder.


9:00pm Robin Hood BBC America - Robin tries to strike a deal with Isabella, but is rejected

9:00pm Gumshoe TCM - (1972) A Liverpool private eye (Albert Finney) works on a case confused by his sister-in-law (Billie Whitelaw) and brother

10:00pm The Dish Style - Style and snark

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Rob Brydon; Harry Connick Jr.; Katherine Jenkins

11:00pm The Wanda Sikes Show FOX - Series Premiere

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Taylor Swift hosts and performs.


8:00pm Nature PBS/KCET - A team of herpetologists in southern Africa study the black mamba, one of Africa's most dangerous and feared snakes.

8:00pm The Amazing Race 15 CBS - One team encounters a speed bump while racing through Stockholm

9:00pm Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO - Larry is forced to embrace his feminine side; Cheryl competes for a "Seinfeld" role

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Dexter strikes a balance between family, work and his secret life; Debra expresses a renewed interest in her father's past.

9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Susan believes that Katherine may be Julie's assailant; Angie invites reluctant Bree and Orson to dinner

9:00pm Masterpiece Contemporary: Place of Execution PBS/KCET - A journalist makes a film about a 13-year-old girl who disappeared 40 years earlier.

9:30pm Bored to Death HBO - Season Finale

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Season Finale

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Hank tries to set things right with Karen; Becca calls out Hank

10:00pm Storm Chasers Discovery - Reed's new radar propels him to the rank of an extreme storm scientist.

10:00pm The Girls Next Door E! - Karissa and Kristina train to portray sexy twin vixens in a Sofia Coppola movie. Yeah, that's a stretch for them.

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