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

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