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TV Junkie: 'Leverage' Premiere w/Timothy Hutton; Malkovich on 'SNL'

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Don't forget to check out today's LAist interview with Academy Award-winning actor, Timothy Hutton, whose new show, "Leverage", premieres on Sunday @ 10pm on TNT.

Just the other day NBC announced layoffs, now Viacom is planning to lay off 850 people and is implementing a salary freeze for 2009. Adding some whoa to the woes.

We're heading into some really weak TV this month, take what you can get, and this weekend is the getting of John Malkovich! His appearance tonight on Ferguson and tomorrow's "SNL" should be very very funny and weird.

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The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Crash", Ferguson (Malkovich!!); Saturday - "SNL" (Malkovich!!!); Sunday - "House of Saddam"


7:00pm Real Simple. Real Life. TLC - New Time

9:00pm Survivorman Discovery - A hunting trip goes wrong for Les Stroud.

9:00pm Lipstick Jungle NBC - New Time

9:00pm Scrooge TCM - (1970) In this musical version, Dickens' London miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come

10:00pm Crash Starz - Kenny shares some naughty details about his adulterous sexcapdes...with his Priest

10:00pm Dateline NBC NBC - New Time

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - The team sifts through various rumors about a controversial charity organization to find the guilty party

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor John Malkovich; Little Jackie performs.

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8:00pm Crusoe NBC - New Time

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC Americao - Reese Witherspoon; Paul O'Grady Reese Witherspoon; Paul O'Grady.

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host John Malkovich; T.I. performs.


8:00pm Too Fat to Toddle BBC America - Five families with drastically overweight children attend a camp for a no-nonsense course in simple nutrition and exercise.

8:00pm The Amazing Race CBS - Season Finale.

9:00pm House of Saddam HBO - Series Premiere. Parts I - II In taking aggressive action on Iraq's behalf, Hussein is projected as a hero; Baghdad celebrates its victory over Iran; Saddam's adviser worries about Uday

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Someone has a dream.

9:30pm The Barefoot Executive TCM - (1971) A TV-network page (Kurt Russell!!!) becomes program director by picking hit shows with his girlfriend's pet chimp.

10:00pm Leverage TNT - Series Premiere. [Check out LAist's interview with series star, and Academy Award-winner, Timothy Hutton]

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Ashby hosts a party to celebrate the publication of Mia's book; Charlie tells Marcy he wants a divorce

10:00pm Storm Chasers Discovery - Season Finale

Pic of Timothy Hutton in "Leverage" via TNT