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TV Junkie: New HBO Robin Williams Special on Sunday; 'Monk' Series Finale; Late Night Wrap-Up

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This Sunday "Robin Williams: Weapons of Self-Destruction" airs on HBO at 9pm. This is the first special Williams has done for HBO in over seven years and it will most certainly cover his recent stint in rehab and his open-heart surgery. See the above video for a couple leaked clips from HBO.
Mark Wahlberg says there's two more seasons of "Entourage" leftand then perhaps a movie.
It's amazing that the classics still have such pull: CBS' Wednesday night airing of 1964's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was the most-watched program of the night.
As mentioned last week, tonight is Part II, the final part, of the series finale of "Monk" on USA at 9pm. Thanks for bringing us 7 years and 125 great episodes of Adrian Monk! A round of hand-sanitizer for all my friends!
With this Weekend Edition we're starting a weekly "Late Night Wrap-Up" segment where we recount the best late night experiences of the week (please feel free to chime in with comments/suggestions!):
Top 5 Late Night Segments This Week: 11/30 "The Tonight Show" - AnnaLynne McCord held her own with Conan and made a great joke about looking for a "real man" like previous guest William Shatner (who was also very funny), hope to see more of her on late night TV; 12/1 "The Late Late Show" - Joel McHale was fantastic and this time unencumbered by Richard Belzer; 12/2 "The Daily Show" - Lance Armstrong dishing about his book and this summer's Tour de France drama; 12/2 "The Tonight Show" - Gabriel Inglesias' performance was hilarious and his "voices" freaked us out; 12/4 "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Don Rickles is on tonight and you can count on him saying something completely inappropriate.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Monk", "The Soup", Kimmel. Saturday - Graham Norton, "SNL". Sunday - "Clash of the Dinosaurs", "Dexter", "Californication".


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8:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Echo tries to stop Sen. Daniel Perrin from revealing the Dollhouse's secrets. 2 Hours!

9:00pm Monk USA - Mr. Monk and the End, Part II Monk tries to learn the truth about his wife Trudy's death while pursuing her killer.

9:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Betty, Matt and Amanda's love triangle explodes in the Bahamas; Betty has a terrible photo shoot

9:00pm Bill Moyers Journal PBS/KCET - Director Oliver Stone discusses how his experience as a soldier in Vietnam influenced his life and work

9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Jeremy Clarkson; Peter Kay; Laurence Fishburne; Muse

9:00pm Stargate Universe Syfy - The body of a crew member is discovered; a planet hides a secret that threatens the Destiny and the crew.

9:00pm Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy Comedy Central - The comic performs.

10:00pm White Collar USA - The FBI probes a spectacular jewelry heist and all the clues point to Neal

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - The team calls Agent Roger Bloom for help when money from the D.B. Cooper heist is recovered.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Dear Week, thanks for letting us survive to get to this show.

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10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Magnus and Will crash land a helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico.

10:00pm Crash Starz - Seth (Eric Roberts) grows more convinced that God is manifesting through him, although Kenny (Ross McCall) becomes more doubtful of the illusions.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress Rachel McAdams; Diane Birch performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Comic Don Rickles; actress Anika Noni Rose; Band of Skulls perform.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Emily Blunt.


8:00pm Most Christmasy Places in America Travel Channel - Touring America's most festive locations.

9:00pm Robin Hood BBC America - Robin leads the Outlaws and the villagers to hold the castle against the Sheriff's attack.

10:00pm The Dish Style - Comedy and style is what it's all about. Dunno who the guest is but it should be good.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Stephen Fry; Bill Bailey; Annie Lennox; David Gray; Cesar Millan

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Blake Lively and musical guest Rihanna


8:00pm The Amazing Race 15 CBS - The final three teams count out a large amount of poker chips and race to see Mr. Las Vegas, who holds the final clue to the $1 million prize.

8:00pm Clash of the Dinosaurs Discovery - The anatomical secrets that let dinosaurs adapt to their environment.

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Dexter gets even closer to Trinity, this is almost getting too instense for us, we will need smelling salts for our delicate constitutions.

9:00pm Alice Syfy - A Syfy take on the classic tale. The last time Syfy did this was with their version of The Wizard of Oz which started out extremely well but ended terribly. Because we're being cautious, we're not making it a pick for the night but will watch it on a rebroadcast.

9:00pm Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction HBO - The comic performs at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

10:00pm Californication Showtime - An end-of-semester mixer results in a duel; Charlie and Marcy's house is sold.

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