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TV Junkie: Less New TV for Rest of Year; TV in Movie Hype Mode

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Tensions potentially building to a head on "American Chopper" @ 9pm on TLC

Tensions potentially building to a head on "American Chopper" @ 9pm on TLC
Don't forget to check out our suggestions for missing WGA and Golden Globe Award nominees and our predictions for winners.
As you can see, our listings (below) are starting to thin out and with only about a dozen premieres and finales between now and the first week of January be forewarned we'll be looking at a lot more of the movie listings and holiday marathons to fill out our viewing time. You still have time to buy or put on your wish list, various DVDs sets - look for our gift post later today.
As the movie industry gears up for its Christmas week viewing largess, TV is in the throes of various hype machines: Avatar is still going strong (see tonight's "Attack of the Show" and Ferguson), Sherlock Holmes still has another week of serious junket to go (see tonight's Letterman), and Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are still hitting everyone up to go see Did You Hear About the Morgans?, a film that appears to be pure dreck and tellingly, on last night's Fallon, Parker talked up the upcoming sequel to Sex and the City more than the film she's supposed to be out publicizing.

Snoop hangs with Martha on Friday @ 2pm on NBC
Snoop Dogg bakes (no, not that kind of baking) with Martha Stewart tomorrow at 2pm on NBC (get a sneak peak). Expect gems like the following:
Snoop on his holiday plans
Martha: What are you doing for the holidays?
Snoop: Actually I’m going to Hawaii.
Martha: Lucky you! Where?
Snoop: Maui-waui.
Martha: Is that rap talk or baby talk? Sounds like baby talk to me.
Snoop: That’s Snoop talk.
There's a cool cast lined up for upcoming Showtime series "Shameless", with William H. Macy, and Alison Janney (of "West Wing" fame). No idea when the pilot will run but can't wait to see it.
The "Crash" season finale is this Friday on Starz, check out the teaser video at the end of this post.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show", "SoCal Connected", "American Chopper", Leno, Lopez, Conan, Ferguson.7:00pm Attack of the Show G4 - James Cameron guests and spills technical details of Avatar

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8:00pm Survivor: Samoa CBS - A shocking betrayal leaves one nervous castaway on the chopping block

8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - The big business of egg donation. Shocking labor conditions at area car washes.

8:00pm SuperNews Current - A broke Christmas; mass texting; Uncle Sam & Lady Liberty go gambling; Weird Al's ringtone

9:00pm American Chopper TLC - OCC builds a bike for pool champion Jeanette Lee inspired by her "Black Widow" nickname

10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - All Girls Weekend means trouble

10:00pm The Jay Leno Show NBC - Actor Sam Worthington; Mary J. Blige performs.

10:00pm BBQ Pitmasters TLC - Barbecue cooking skills, nerves and patience are tested during Alabama's state championship at the Decatur Riverfest.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jude Law; Matisyahu performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor John Krasinski; Robin Thicke performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Rachel McAdams; actor Johnny Galecki; Allison Iraheta performs.

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Sigourney Weaver; writer Hank Stuever.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Boyz II Men perform.

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