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TV Junkie: Two Incredible Premieres on Sunday - 'Life' on Discovery / 'Breaking Bad' on AMC
Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan (series creator), and Bryan Cranston of AMC's "Breaking Bad" - premiering Sunday at 10pm [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Weekend EditionThis weekend has two highly anticipated premieres on Sunday night. Discovery begins airing its miniseries "Life" - an incredible and lushly filmed nature series that took more than 4 years to complete. We've seen the first several episodes and they are jaw-dropping. If you have a friend with an HD TV, go to their house and force them to watch the series, take a bottle of wine, whatever it takes! We only question why they chose Oprah Winfrey to narrate the episodes - her voice lends no value to the presentation, they should have stuck with a more capable and faceless narrator. [Check out the crazy promo Discovery sent me at the end of this post]
Thankfully Discovery's back-to-back airings of "Life" end at 10pm so that we can watch the season 3 premiere of AMC's "Breaking Bad". Bryan Cranston has won back-to-back Emmys for his role as Walter White, the high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin and his co-star Aaron Paul was nominated last year for his role as drug-dealer lost boy Jessie Pinkman. The acting is superb, the writing is exceptional, and Cranston directs the season premiere, repeating what he did with season 2's premiere which was riveting. Please watch these shows - you will not be disappointed.
Stay tuned for our coverage of the "Breaking Bad" season 3 premiere event at Times Square in NYC from earlier today where we spoke with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and series creator Vince Gilligan (of "X-Files" fame).
Tonight at 11pm Comedy Central presents Donald Glover of "30 Rock" and "Community" fame - his stand up is great, check it out and check out our interview with him a couple weeks ago at PaleyFest2010.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher, "Caprica", "The Soup", "Comedy Central Presents Donald Glover", "Nightline" (Jamie Oliver), Fallon (Ted Danson, Air performs). Saturday - "The Dish", "Survivors". Sunday - "Life", "Breaking Bad".
6:30pm College Basketball - NCAA Tournament: Louisville vs. California First Round, Game 4 CBS - From Jacksonville
7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; economist Steve Moore; San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom; actor Emile Hirsch; Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
9:00pm Bill Moyers Journal PBS/KCET - Dr. Jane Goodall travels 300 days a year as a global advocate for life.
9:00pm Kitchen Nightmares FOX - Chef Ramsay tries to help a woman who owns a struggling Mexican restaurant facing foreclosure.
9:00pm Caprica Syfy - Ghosts in the Machine
9:00pm What Not to Wear TLC - Stacy and Clinton try to help a woman whose wardrobe does not reflect her professional lives as lawyer and matchmaker.
9:00pm Shameless Sundance - Season Finale
10:00pm The Soup E! - Snarcoleptic synaptisms from Joel & Co.
11:00pm Comedy Central Presents Comedy Central - Donald Glover from "30 Rock" and "Community" (see our interview with Donald Glover at PaleyFest2010)
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor John Cusack; reality show personality Heidi Montag; Barenaked Ladies perform.
11:35pm Nightline ABC - Chef Jamie Oliver
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Ted Danson; reality TV personality Kara DioGuardi; Air performs.
5:00pm NCAA Basketball Championship: Second Round Quadruple Header CBS - Special Presentation. NCAA Tournament, Second Round: Teams TBA
8:00pm Seducing Cindy Fox Reality - Season Finale
9:00pm The Dish Style - Snark, style, celeb, gossip, snark - weekly update
9:00pm Solitary Fox Reality - Season Finale
10:00pm Survivors BBC America - Season Finale
8:00pm Frank the Entertainer ... in a Basement Affair VH1 - Season Finale
8:00pm Life Discovery - Series Premiere. 2 Hours!
8:00pm The Amazing Race 16 NBC - Contestants accidentally race to the wrong city; a contestant tests the power of duct tape.
9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Angie's ex-boyfriend visits Wisteria Lane; Lynette becomes suspicious of Preston's fiance; Katherine comes out of the closet
9:00pm The Pacific HBO - Basilone and the 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal to reinforce the 1st Marine Division as they defend a crucial airstrip
9:00pm Gene Simmons Family Jewels A&E - Season Premiere
9:00pm Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane Style - Season Premiere
10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - Season Premiere
10:00pm How to Make It in America HBO - Ben and Cam find it hard to meet Hidemi's quota; Rene gets advice on handling a schoolyard showdown with Flaco; Darren takes Rachel to his childhood home
10:00pm Kirstie Alley's Big Life A&E - Series Premiere