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TV Junkie: 'Dexter' Season Finale on Sunday; 'Flight of the Conchords' TV Show Officially Dead

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John Lithgow on Showtime's "Dexter", season finale on Sunday at 9pm

John Lithgow on Showtime's "Dexter", season finale on Sunday at 9pm
This weekend, the focus comes down to Sunday programming for probably the last "big" finale of the season: the season finale of Showtime's "Dexter". With virtually no competition, this will be the show to watch and both Twitter and Facebook has been abuzz for the last couple weeks with viewers going gaga over John Lithgow's incredible performance as the serial killer "Trinity". I'm not going to be able to watch "3rd Rock From the Sun" or read Lithgow's children's books to my kids without thinking about the creepiness he has brought to TV this season. Bravo to Lithgow and all the other on and off-screen talent that brought this season to us.Following "Dexter" is the finale of "Californication" which has had some up and downs this season but any true Hank Moody fan will not have been disappointed.
So Diane Sawyer is leaving "Good Morning America" to host the nightly news and George Stephanopolous is stepping in? Not sure he's going to be able to live that down with the Sunday morning politicals.
"Flight of the Conchords" the TV series is officially dead according to Jermaine Clement and James Bobin. Speculation was rife for the last several months but series regular Eugene Mirman had hinted to us that the show was dead when we met him to do this piece back in May. It's unfortunate that this wonderfully experimental show wont' be coming back, but as Eugene told us, "everybody in the show is still creating, is still out there, and you'll be seeing them again".

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Dollhouse", "The Soup", "Live At Gotham", Conan, Ferguson. Saturday - March of the Wooden Soldiers, Graham Norton, SNL. Sunday - "Clash of the Dinosaurs", "Dexter", "Californication".


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7:55pm Sanctuary Syfy - Magnus helps an old friend transport a valuable elemental Abnormal to the Sanctuary for safety.

8:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Echo struggles to control her multiple memory downloads; Topher discovers the dangers of science that will have devastating effects on the future; the Dollhouse fears Alpha has returned to seek his reveng

9:00pm Ghost Adventures The Travel Channel - The team makes chilling discoveries at the former Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles.

9:00pm Ugly Betty ABC - Hilda and Betty have pregnancy scares; Marc has a plan to get Wilhelmina back; Claire finds the son she gave up for adoption.

9:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Gordon Ramsay; Reese Witherspoon; Sophia Loren; Russell Howard

10:00pm The Soup E! - We welcome this weekly harsh assessment of pop culture.

11:00pm Live at Gotham Comedy Central - Season Finale

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Kyra Sedgwick; comic Brian Scott McFadden; Joe Perry performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Zach Braff; TV personality Bear Grylls; Tony Bennett performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Ray Romano; TV personality Kim Kardashian; The Mighty Mighty Bosstones perform.

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Jim Parsons; They Might Be Giants perform.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Mary Steenburgen; Snoop Dogg performs.


8:00pm March of the Wooden Soldiers PBS/KTLA - (1934) Stan (Stan Laurel) and Ollie (Oliver Hardy) rescue Bo-Peep (Charlotte Henry), Tom-Tom and other Mother Goose characters from Toyland miser Barnaby

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Jimmy Carr; 50 Cent

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Taylor Lautner hosts; Bon Jovi performs (see our 47min video of Jon Bon Jovi performing acoustic in NYC).


8:00pm Clash of the Dinosaurs Discovery - Plant-eaters dominated the Cretaceous period according to the latest scientific evidence.

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Season Finale

10:00pm Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special ABC - President and Mrs. Barack Obama discuss White House preparations for the holidays.

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Season Finale

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