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TV Junkie: Hannity All Alone; Hugh Laurie Hosts 'SNL'; 'Survivor'/'Dexter'/'Californication' Finales

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It's official, Sean Hannity is the only entity that ever existed on "Hannity and Colmes". Alan Colmes has left the show and will not be replaced but he was always treated as either invisible or a punching bag. When watching the show, it was amazing to note that Hannity would either shout Colmes down or Colmes' microphone would seem to get magically weaker. If we were naive we could hope that this is a harbinger of the death of this kind of programming but look at the political entities we are dealing with.

[Plus, you gotta love Hall & Oates paying "tribute" to Alan Colmes on last night's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"]

Just a few more days of new programming to go before we head into a two-week hiatus. The big highlights of the weekend, are Hugh Laurie hosting "SNL" and the "Dexter"/"Californication" finales - oh wait, there's that thing called "Survivor" which some people still watch.

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The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Crash", Letterman, Conan; Saturday - "A Miser Brothers' Christmas", "SNL" (Hugh Laurie!); Sunday - "Dexter", "Californication"

[weekend TV listings and picks of note after the jump...]


8:00pm Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown NBC - Featuring Bing Crosby Christmas classics and more. Advice: Drink heavily before watching this.

9:00pm The Flight Before Christmas CBS - A flying squirrel helps a young reindeer learn how to soar into the sky. Advice: Drink heavily before watching this.

10:00pm Crash Starz - Tom Sizemore guests

10:00pm The Starter Wife USA - Season Finale

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Meryl Streep; comic Jeff Altman.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Jet pack pilot Eric Scott; actress Amanda Peet; actor Freddy Rodriguez; Barry Manilow performs. Advice: Drink heavily before watching Barry Manilow.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Comic Don Rickles; trumpeter Erran Baron Cohen performs.

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12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Carrie Fisher; actress Julie Benz.


8:00pm A Miser Brothers' Christmas ABC Family - Heat Miser!! Snow Miser!!!! The battling Miser brothers must help save the holiday when Santa is unable to deliver gifts.

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Hugh Laurie; Kanye West performs.


8:00pm Survivor: Gabon CBS - Two-Hour Season Finale

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Season Finale

9:00pm House of Saddam HBO - Parts III & IV Iraq is crippled by U.N. sanctions; Hussein Kamel meets with U.N. and CIA officials; Saddam instructs his family to flee; Saddam learns of the high price on his head.

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Season Finale

Promo Pic of "Californication" via Showtime