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TV Junkie: 'Ugly Betty' Cast Up for Grabs; NBC's Winter Olympics Silver Lining

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Jon Hamm returns to host "SNL" with Michael Bublé as musical guest - 11:25pm, Saturday, on NBC


Jon Hamm returns to host "SNL" with Michael Bublé as musical guest - 11:25pm, Saturday, on NBC
Weekend EditionThe Hollywood Reporter put up more analysis of how NBC's bid on the Olympics does have a silver lining. While it's possible that NBC might lose $250 million on advertising during the Olympics broadcast, the network will expect surges in viewing all of its other shows and networks ("The Today Show", CNBC, MSNBC, etc.). If the US Olympic team performs well, viewership will undoubtedly increase which could mean unsold ad inventory could be sold at a premium - narrowing the losses. What NBC faces, however, is a lackluster lineup of programs once the Olympics are over.
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ABC's "Ugly Betty" might be cancelled but the cast members are reportedly among the most sought after by other production companies. The production team is trying to wrap up filming on the final episodes so that the cast members can shoot pilots which usually happens at the beginning of March.
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Saturday night, Jon Hamm returns to host "SNL" a second time. While the musical guest is promoted as Michael Bublé, supposedly he will be backed by the incredible Sharon Jones.

It's Grammys Weekend so that will be a focus for a lot of media this Sunday, what with Lady Gaga, etc. but before that we're going to check out The Weather Channel which will have some programming about the Winter Olympics, yes, weeks before NBC - and this is very selfishly interesting to us since we will be reporting to you for a week from the Olympics and we want to know what to expect there.
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The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Dollhouse", "Caprica", "The Soup", "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show", Ferguson. Saturday - "Miss America 2010", "The Dish", "SNL". Sunday -"Grammys Red Carpet", "Cantore Stories: Winter Games", "Nature", "Big Love".

Tonight

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8:00pm Ghost Whisperer CBS - Melinda discovers a secret that has killed before and may kill again.

8:00pm Dollhouse FOX - Echo and the surviving Dollhouse crew try to stop an apocalypse.

8:30pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Why is Hollywood is making fewer and fewer movies in California?

9:00pm What Not to Wear TLC - 250th Episode. Stacy and Clinton celebrate the 250th episode of the series by pulling out all the stops en route to one of their biggest transformations

9:00pm Kitchen Nightmares FOX - Season Premiere

9:00pm Caprica Syfy - Grief and pressure mount for the Adamas and Graystones; Joseph confronts Daniel; Amanda makes a shocking confession.

9:45pm The Happy Ending TCM - (1969) An affluent Denver woman (Jean Simmons) gets drunk, pops pills and walks out on her lawyer husband (John Forsythe) after 16 years.

10:00pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand Starz - Spartacus becomes enslaved in gladitorial school and his desire for vengeance must be suppressed after his new master promises to reunite him with his wife.

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - The team searches for a serial killer who targets men who solicit prostitutes

10:00pm Miss America: Behind the Curtain TLC - What Not to Wear's Clinton Kelly, takes you behind the scenes of Miss America and gives you, the viewer, a chance to vote your People's Choice candidate into the final round for the paegant tomorrow.

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10:00pm Friday Night With Jonathan Ross BBC Ameica - Billie Piper; Alan Carr; Alicia Keys

10:00pm The Soup E! - The week of TVm snarkified

11:00pm John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show Comedy Central - Featuring Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Amy Schumer and Marc Maron.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Josh Duhamel; TV personality Shorty Rossi; John Mayer performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Jon Heder; comic Dana Eagle; Corinne Bailey Rae performs.

Saturday

8:00pm Miss America 2010 TLC - Mario Lopez hosts as 53 women compete in the 88th annual pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

9:00pm Meteor Storm Syfy - Special Presentation. An astronomer must save San Francisco from a barrage of meteor strikes

9:00pm Seducing Cindy Fox Reality - Series Premiere

9:00pm Demons BBC America - Mina has a premonition of Luke's death; there may be more than meets the eye to Luke's new love interest.

9:45pm The Libertine IFC - (2005) In 17th-century England John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), the Earl of Rochester, indulges in a life of debauchery and grooms an actress (Samantha Morton) for stardom

10:00pm The Dish Style Network - Style, celebrity, dish

10:00pm Four Weddings TLC - Series Premiere

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Jon Hamm; Michael Bublé performs with Sharon Jones

Sunday

4:20pm NFL Pro Bowl ESPN - Special Presentation

6:00pm Live From the Red Carpet: The 2010 Grammy Awards E! - Giuliana Rancic covers celebrity arrivals for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

7:00pm Cantore Stories - Winter Games: Backstage Pass The Weather Channel - The awe-inspiring scenery of Vancouver is a dramatic backdrop for athletes participating in the Games. Cantore visits with colorful local residents, such as a snow groomer, stone balancer and sushi chef to the stars.

7:30pm Weather’s Winter Games The Weather Channel - Shot on location in Vancouver, the warmest weather of any city to ever host the Winter Games, Jim Cantore takes an up-close look at the role weather will play in this year’s Games.

8:00pm The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards CBS - Special Presentation. Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell, Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Pink and Zac Brown Band

8:00pm Nature: Wild Balkans PBS/KCET - Wild animals that live in the Balkans have virtually vanished from the rest of Europe.

8:00pm Planet Earth Extremes Discovery - Predator to Prey: The planet is a vast battleground where the fight for land, food and mates is never-ending.

9:00pm Big Love HBO - An audit uncovers insurance discrepancies at Home Plus; J.J. approaches Alby with a solution that confuses Nicki

9:00pm Masterpiece Classic: Emma PBS/KCET - Mr. Knightley, secretly, might be courting Jane Fairfax; Emma is attracted to Frank Churchill.

9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Hostility grows between Angie and Gaby; Susan makes friends with a stripper

9:00pm Cake Boss TLC - Buddy and his team are asked to make an actual size replica of a NASCAR race car out of cake