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TV Junkie: Haiti Benefit; Conan's Last Tonight Show; The SAG Awards

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Photo from the red carpet of the 2009 SAG Awards. Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis

Photo from the red carpet of the 2009 SAG Awards. Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis
For all you "Battlestar Galactica" fans (ourselves included) be sure to get your donations in at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" during its first hour before switching over to Syfy for the series premiere of "Caprica". Devotees of almost every other network out there will have to settle in for the benefit, and it might be worth it as there is quite a line up of celebrities and musical performers.
We will be reporting live from the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards tomorrow, starting at 3pm Pacific via @TheTVJunkie as well as supplemental help at @LAist. Check out our interviews with Scott Bakula ("Men of a Certain Age") and Lauren Velez ("Dexter") that we posted today and look for more video here tomorrow morning as we will be attending SAG events today as well. The broadcast of the awards begins at 8pm on TNT and TBS.
Tonight is the last episode of the Conan O'Brien version of "The Tonight Show" on NBC before it reverts back to the Jay Leno version. We predicted there would be problems with putting Leno on at 10pm as far back as December of 2008 but we never dreamed that NBC would make such a complete and utter screw up of things. How much more does Jeff Zucker have to screw up before the board cans his ass (and throw Dick "The Dick" Ebersol out while you're at it)?We will probably see Conan back on TV by September and probably on Fox, which we can't wait for, but there are a lot of people out there who have vowed to not only boycott Leno, but NBC in general, and it will take a lot of wooing to bring them back. People won't forget a display as embarrassing as this for a long, long time and the fact that Zucker and his other higher-ups are combative and dismissive instead of being apologetic gives you an indication of their lack of respect for their customers.
TV on DVD: The 3rd season of "Damages" premieres on Monday on FX but you can grabthe complete 2nd season on DVD as of this week - lots of creator and actor interviews and commentary and other extras (review pending).
Uber-weatherman Jim Cantore is launching a new show on The Weather Channel this Sunday at 7:00pm, "Cantore Stories", in which he travels to extreme climates and meets the people who survive and thrive there. Check out our interview with him last year and check out the show, it's always good to have a 7pm option on Sundays.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Attack of the Show", "Hope for Haiti Now" (1st hour), "Caprica", Conan, Fallon. Saturday - "16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" (please follow us at @TheTVJunkie for updates from the event), Graham Norton. Sunday - Football, "Big Love".


7:00pm Attack of the Show G4 - Weekly wrap up and then some

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8:00pm Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX/The CW/TNT/Comedy Central/Bravo/HBO/G4/E!/Showtime - Celebrities raise money for the earthquake-ravaged nation

9:00pm What Not to Wear TLC - Stacy and Clinton try to help a jazz vocalist whose fashion sense is badly out of tune.

9:00pm Caprica Syfy - Series Premiere

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel snarkifies everything for the week

10:00pm Spartacus: Blood & Sand Starz - Series Premiere

10:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC America - Ray Winstone; Arlene Phillips; Catherine Tate; Pixie Lott

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones; comic Jeff Stilson; Charlotte Gainsbourg performs.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Tom Hanks; actor Will Ferrell; Neil Young performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Cheryl Hines; actor Jared Harris; Heartless Bastards perform.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - TV personalities Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci; Hot Rats perform.

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Brendan Fraser; actress Tracey Ullman; Beach House performs.


8:00pm The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards TBS/TNT - Special Presentation. We will be there! Follow us at @TheTVJunkie for continual updates from 3pm and on.

8:00pm How Do I Look? Style Network - Rebecca looks more like a fashion disaster than the fashion professional she is and must “simplify” her look to stop hurting her husband and her job.

8:00pm Pregnancy Pact Lifetime - Special Presentation

9:00pm AT&T US Figure Skating Championships' Night One NBC - Special Presentation

9:00pm What I Hate About Me Style Network - Lisa Arch and a group of experts help a woman tackle 10 of her gripes.

9:00pm Demons BBC America - Luke faces his most dangerous demon yet; Mina has a dark secret that may threaten them all.

10:00pm The Dish Style Network - Tips, tricks, celebs, style, etc.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - New lineup of guests


12:00pm AFC Championship: New York Jets at Baltimore Colts CBS - Special Presentation

3:30pm NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints FOX - Special Presentation

7:00-8:00pm Cantore Stories The Weather Channel - Series Premiere. 2 back-to-back episodes: Weatherman Jim Cantore goes to International Falls, Minnesota, and the Louisiana Bayou to examine weather extremes.

8:00pm Planet Earth Extremes: Deep Freeze to Desert Discovery - A profile of the planet's most-inhospitable locations goes from the icy poles to the greatest deserts.

9:00pm Big Love HBO - Bill, Nicki and Cara Lynn travel to Washington, D.C.; Margene finds on-air triumph with her line; Joey goes to extremes to safeguard a secret.

9:00pm AT&T US Figure Skating Championships' Night Two NBC - Special Presentation